Tourism and the Vietnamese Challenge

Jobers R. Bersales 10/03/2018

For a country supposedly on the grip of authoritarian, one-party communist rule, Vietnam continues to defy the stereotype. Its openness to the world and its pursuit of the market economy (some would call this patent capitalist revisionism)…

DTI looking into safety of cement from Vietnam, other countries

09/30/2018

HANOI — The Philippines notified Vietnam that it has initiated a preliminary safeguard investigation on the importation of cement from various countries, including Vietnam. According to the notification issued by the MInistry of Industry and Trade on…

Vietnam to grow rice shipments; PH among main markets

Asia News Network, Inquirer.net 09/09/2018

HCM CITY — Vietnam’s rice exports are expected to rise in the remaining months of the year thanks to increasing demand in many markets, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Higher demand has been…

14 killed in Vietnam wedding party car crash

AFP 07/30/2018

Hanoi, Vietnam – Fourteen members of the same family were killed in a car crash in central Vietnam on Monday. The fatalities were en route to a wedding party when their van hit a container truck, police…

Vietnam and the relevance of Asean

Jobers R. Bersales 11/15/2017

During my recent trip to Vietnam, I could not help but notice how things had changed since my last time there some eight years back. Spanking new cars had started to crowd out the voluminous horde of…

27 dead as typhoon batters Vietnam

AFP 11/05/2017

At least 27 people have died and nearly two dozen are missing after Typhoon Damrey barreled into Vietnam, authorities said Sunday, damaging tens of thousands of homes and submerging highways days before the country welcomes world leaders…

Leylam FC leaves for Saigon on Thursday

Glendale G. Rosal 10/30/2017

CEBU’S pride Leylam FC will leave for Saigon, Vietnam on Thursday to compete in the prestigious Saigon 7’s International Football Tournament. The team is composed of Rene Sanchez Jr., Ranulfo Colina, Harris Segovia, Michael Pacite, Baris and…

A CAKEWALK

Inquirer 05/17/2017

Gilas Pilipinas a win away from SEABA title after a 55-pt thumping of Vietnam Games Today (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 3 p.m. – Malaysia vs Myanmar 5 p.m. – Vietnam vs Singapore 7 p.m. – Gilas Pilipinas vs…

Baclaran

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 05/01/2017

Mention Baclaran and the first thing that comes to your mind is the popular devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title Our Mother of Perpetual Help (OMPH) whose shrine in Baclaran, Paranaque City, is a…

Saigon is one beautiful canvas

04/17/2017

HANOI, Vietnam —Shrouded by fumes and surrounded by spray cans, Vietnamese graffiti artist Kong conjures his latest masterpiece, a monkey clutching an aerosol, a color-splashed act of rebellion in a communist country where the youth are expected…

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