Philippines reduces tariffs on imported EVs ASEAN

Philippines reduces tariffs on imported EVs

The President office of the Philippines recently announced that the country will reduce tariff rates on imported electric vehicles (EV), parts and components, to boost the EV market in the country.
Philippines intensifies anti-smuggling fight ASEAN

Philippines intensifies anti-smuggling fight

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has ordered the country’s government agencies to step up the fight against “rampant smuggling” in the country, the presidential communications office (PCO) announced on January 15.
Maritime cooperation must be in line with international law: Spokesperson Politics

Maritime cooperation must be in line with international law: Spokesperson

As a coastal country and a member of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982, Vietnam believes that all activities of international cooperation, including maritime cooperation, need to be in line with international law, especially the UNCLOS, stated Foreign Ministry's Deputy Spokesperson Pham Thu Hang.
Philippines appoints new defence minister World

Philippines appoints new defence minister

The Presidential Office of the Philippines on January 9 announced that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr has chosen a former military chief who led the country’s fight against the coronavirus as his new defense minister.
Floods in Philippines leave 51 dead World

Floods in Philippines leave 51 dead

The death toll from floods in the Philippines last week has risen to 51, the Philippine government said on December 3, adding that over 33,000 people still remained in temporary shelters.
Philippines: Floods kill at least 25 World

Philippines: Floods kill at least 25

At least 25 people have been killed by recent floods that inundated the southern and eastern regions of the Philippines, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Managing Council (NDRRMC).
Philippines: Giant Lantern Festival in full swing ASEAN

Philippines: Giant Lantern Festival in full swing

The Philippines’ century-old giant lantern festival has returned after a two-year hiatus from in-person celebrations due to COVID-19, with spectators flocking to San Fernando city in Pampanga province to enjoy the festivity from December 17 to January 1, 2023.
Philippines strives to curb inflation ASEAN

Philippines strives to curb inflation

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has approved the recommendation of the economic ministry to extend tariff reductions on rice and other food items until the end of next year to curb inflation.