Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in the press conference on Thursday that the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has prepared counter measures to help the public in case of a trasnport strike. He said the government’s major concern is the interest of the riding public.
Newly-appointed Tourism Secretary Ramon Reyes Jimenez, Jr. called on the Filipino people to participate in government efforts to promote the country as one of the top tourist destinations in the world as he shared the idea that “tourism is the business of the people”.
While he noted a need for a national broadband network, President Benigno S. Aquino III made it clear that he is not in favor of reviving the controversial NBN-ZTE broadband project for the government.
President Benigno S. Aquino III and Chinese President Hu Jintao witnessed the signing of the Philippine-China Five-Year Development Program for Trade and Economic Cooperation in ceremonies held Wednesday at the China World Hotel here.
Aside from forging better relations with China, President Benigno Aquino III said his state visit to China will showcase the Philippines as an investment haven to businessmen there following major reform measures he initiated in the government.
President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived Thursday night here for the second leg of his five-day three-city tour of the People’s Republic of China which began last August 30 until September 3, 2011.
MANILA, Philippines — An attached agency of the Department of Tourism (DoT) has made it to the finals of the “Oscars” of the world duty free industry organized by a United Kingdom-based business magazine.