After APEC, Philippines to host ASEAN

The Philippines will be hosting the Association of Southeast Asian Nation’s summit in 2017.
The information came from the Department of Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima in the middle of the press briefing of the recently concluded Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) finance ministers’ meeting on Friday and launching of the Cebu Action Plan (CAP) at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu City.

Purisima, however, did not cite further details of the hosting.

Cebu organizing committee overall Chair Lito Maderazo believes Cebu is ready to accommodate ASEAN meetings, following the success of the ASEAN Summit in 2007 and this year’s APEC ministers’ meeting in the cities of Cebu and Lapu-lapu.

By next month, there will be transportation and energy APEC meetings in Lapu-lapu City.
In November, leaders of the 21 economies of APEC will meet in manila.

By next year, Peru will host APEC, followed by Vietnam in 2017, according to Purisima.

Drought in Tuguegarao City

Hottest City in the Philippines tackles drought with readiness and preparation to combat its outcomes.

Eagle Broadcasting Corporation Continues Fight Against Climate Change

QUEZON City, Philippines – In acknowledging the vital part that the mass media plays in the fight against climate change and its detrimental effects, Eagle Broadcasting Corporation renews its agreement with the Climate Change Commission.
In a signing of a memorandum of understanding, EBC, represented by its President, Mr. Jorge A. Cabacungan and its Corporate Secretary, Atty. Citedina U. Magno-Zarate agrees to co-produce and air “Klima ng Pagbabago” with the Climate Change Commission, represented by Sec. Mary Ann Lucille L. Sering.
“Klima ng Pagbabago” is the premiere program dedicated to the issue of climate change and aims to impart needed awareness and knowledge to the Filipino citizens as well as empowering them so that they can do their part in the fight against the all-encompassing effect of said worldwide phenomenon.
The new season of “Klima ng Pagbabago” will feature more exciting and doable ways to cope with climate change as well as show us how our brethren from all over the archipelago handle the effects brought about by climate change.
With this MOU also comes the renewal of EBC’s commitment to be the instrument and medium of positive change for the Filipino people towards a sustainable future.
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The resiliency of Batanes

The resiliency of Batanes, their efforts in preserving the pristine nature vis a vis the development of the province.

DOH monitors dengue outbreak in Cavite

Officials of the Department of Health (DOH) will visit the province of Cavite to monitor the status of the dengue outbreak in the said province. Currently, there are 4, 000 cases of dengue in the said province.

(Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos)

PNP releases artist sketch of kidnapping suspect

The Philippine National Police (PNP) released the artist sketch of one of the suspected kidnappers in the Samal Island incident wherein three foreigners and a Filipina were kidnapped.

Said sketch was made through the descriptions made by the two Japanese tourists who were able to escape the kidnapping incident.

(Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos)