Mr. Xu Ningning, Executive Secretary-General of the China-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) Chinese Secretariat, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Ambassador Erlinda F. Basilio on 15 April 2013.
Ambassador Basilio welcomed Mr. Xu at the Embassy and expressed appreciation for CABC’s efforts and initiatives to enhance trade and economic relations between the Philippines and China. The two officials exchanged views on ways to further enhance bilateral cooperation between our two countries, particularly in the areas of trade, investments, two-way product marketing, and China-ASEAN cooperation.
AMBASSADOR BASILIO AND GUANGXI ZHUANG AUTONOMOUS REGION VICE GOVERNOR ZHANG XIAOQIN DISCUSS COOPERATION
Ambassador Erlinda Basilio met with Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Vice Governor Zhang Xiaoqin on 3 April to discuss how the Philippines and Guangxi can deepen their economic cooperation. Ambassador Basilio conveyed the message of friendship of President Aquino, and stressed the importance of reaching out to local governments in order to communicate the President’s message of peace and friendship to all of China.
PHILIPPINE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM BEIJING OFFICE SHINES AS “2012 MOST INNOVATIVE FOREIGN TOURISM DEPARTMENT”
The Beijing News awarded the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) for being one of the “2012 Most Innovative Foreign Tourism Departments”, other awardees were the Tourism Departments of New Zealand, Macao, France and Italy.
The Lifestyle Publication awarded the Philippines for being one of the “2012 Best Leisure Destinations”. Other awardees in the same category were Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Maldives.
Palace: Good governance means good economics
By Riza T. Olchondra, TJ Burgonio Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:12 am | Friday, February 1st, 2013 41 469 364
ECONOMIC TEAM President Aquino (right) predicts an impressive Philippine economic growth of more than 6 percent in a speech during the 40th anniversary of Neda on Tuesday. He is shown with (from left) former Neda Director General CayetanoPaderanga, Neda Deputy Director General Rolando Tungpalan and current Neda chief Arsenio Balisacan. Lyn Rillon
Living up to President Aquino’s advance information that the numbers would impress, the Philippine economy expanded 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, lifting full-year growth to 6.6 percent.