Singapore PM: Aquino’s passing is a great loss to the Philippines

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 06/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong joined the nation in grieving the death of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. “My heart goes out to his family, and to the Filipino people. His…

Asean mulls fund to help region recover

Julie M. Aurelio - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) is mulling the creation of a recovery fund to help the region respond and mitigate the new coronavirus pandemic. Philippine representative to the Asean Ambassador Noel Eugene…

Former SSEAYP ASEAN participants unite for inspiring song

Immae Lachica 04/28/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—  Former participants of the Ship for Southeast Asian and Japan Youth Program (SSEAYP) of the ASEAN came together as one community again to spread positivity and unity among nations during these trying times.…

Duterte: Asean should be ready for future pandemics

Julie M. Aurelio - @inquirerdotnet 04/15/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — Warning that the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) would not be the last pandemic, President Rodrigo Duterte pressed Southeast Asian nations to expand the region’s existing mechanisms to respond to public health emergencies. The…

Duterte to Asean: Prepare for future outbreaks, COVID-19 won’t be the last

Darryl John Esguerra 04/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday called on the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to prepare for future outbreaks as he noted that COVID-19 will not be the last pandemic the…

DFA chief sends expletive to PDI reporter for Asean tweet

Julie M. Aurelio - @inquirerdotnet 11/06/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — An Inquirer reporter who tweeted on Monday that President Duterte had skipped the last event of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Thailand drew the ire of Foreign Secretary…

Duterte to Asean: Don’t choose sides between China and US

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 11/03/2019

  NONTHABURI, Thailand — President Rodrigo Duterte has called on leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) not to choose between China and the United States (US) which would be a “strategic mistake.” In a…

Alab Pilipinas returns to Cebu for quarterfinal game

JONAS PANERIO 02/19/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – The San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas is calling on the support of the Cebuanos as they return once again to Cebu, this time for a quarterfinal game in the ASEAN Basketball League on March 29,…

Solons hit ‘sleeping’ Digong at Asean Summit; want his medical report

Inquirer.net 11/15/2018

An opposition lawmaker believed Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte skipped events in the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Singapore to merely evade criticisms from other claimants of the West Philippine Sea (WPS) amid…

Cebu City to get aid, tech

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/11/2018

Cebu City’s inclusion as a pilot area in the Smart Cities Network set up by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) can help attract foreign aid and collaboration to help resolve its urban problems. “We’re currently…

Filipina brings home Asean science prize

JOSE SANTINO BUNACHITA 10/20/2018

A Filipina scientist has bagged this year’s Asean-US Science Prize for Women, which focuses on precision agriculture. Dr. Gay Jane Perez, 37, bested seven other female scientists from other Southeast Asian countries and received $20,000 in cash…

UP Diliman scientist wins 2018 ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women

Jose Santino O. Bunachita 10/19/2018

  A Filipina scientist from the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology at the University of the Philippines (UP)- Diliman won this year’s ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women which focuses on precision agriculture. Dr. Gay Jane Perez,…

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