DIPLOMATIC POUCH
70 years of friendship
by Han Dong-Man - October 8, 2019 - 12:00am
On 3 March 1949, the Philippines became the first country in Southeast Asia to establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Korea by recognizing the latter’s sovereignty.
Enhanced Korea-Philippine development cooperation after 70 years of friendship
by Han Dong-Man - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Back in February last year, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez sought the Korean government’s assistance in implementing the Tax Reform Program of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.
The tale of two fairs
by Giorgio Guglielmino - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am
There is a city in the world that for number of quality artists, galleries of the highest level – perhaps the best in the world - for the caliber of collectors and in general for the sheer number of critics,...
Recent milestones in Korea-Philippines defense cooperation
by Han Dong-Man - September 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Tuesday, August 20th, I was at the Manila South Harbor to attend the Joint Arrival Ceremony of the BRP Conrado Yap, a naval vessel donated by the Republic of Korea, the first decommissioned Corvette of its class...
Development partner to Asean: Chile’s incorporation
by Jose Miguel Capdevila - August 29, 2019 - 12:00am
During the 34th ASEAN Summit celebrated in Bangkok last June, Chile was appointed as a new Development Partner of this organization being the second country after Germany to attain this status.
Panama City turns 500 years
by Rolando A. Guevara Alvarado - August 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Today, I join my countrymen in celebrating the 500th founding anniversary of the capital of the Republic of Panama, Panama City, which was established on Aug. 15, 1519 by Pedro Arias Dávila – making...
Endo and the Danish solution
by Jan Top Christensen - August 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Since President Duterte on the 26th of July vetoed the Security of Tenure bill, there has been a variety of different opinions expressed in the media.
When evil-doing comes like falling rain: The long fight for International Justice
by Gordon Kricke - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am
"Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem”, this chilling statement is attributed to Josef Stalin, one of the most notorious tyrants in recent history.
The Korean War Memorial Peace Concert – still remembering the PEFTOK’s valuable sacrifice
by Han Dong-Man - June 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The year 2019 marks the 69th anniversary of the Korean War which broke out in 1950 and lasted until 1953 on the Korean peninsula.
Your fish is your future
by Sung Kim - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Lying within the global center of marine biodiversity, the Philippines is one of the world’s top fish producing countries, and millions of Filipinos derive their livelihood from fishing.
Multilateralism: Chile’s contribution
by Jose Miguel Capdevila - May 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Chile will be hosting two major summits by the end of this year: APEC 2019 and COP 25 on Climate Change, which highlights the importance my country attaches to multilateralism as a driver in enhancing commitments...
Philippines and Korea moving closer to FTA
by Han Dong-Man - April 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Undoubtedly, globalization has affected the way trade is conducted among and between nations.
A nation overcoming hate
by David Strachan - April 13, 2019 - 12:00am
New Zealanders are still coming to terms with the savage terrorist attack in Christchurch on 15 March that left 50 New Zealanders dead.
Oceans under threat
by Gordon Kricke - April 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The oceans are still full of life, but they are also sick and it is getting worse every year.
From the people of Japan to the people of Bangsamoro
by Koji Haneda - March 25, 2019 - 12:00am
The establishment of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) on February 22 as the most recent development in the Mindanao peace process is indeed a milestone for the people of Bangsamoro. I commend all the stakeholders...
70 years of friendship and beyond
by Han Dong-Man - March 3, 2019 - 12:00am
I am always delighted and grateful whenever I witness young Filipinos enjoying Korean drama and films, and K-Pop.
Toward stronger development partnership with the Philippines
by Han Dong-Man - February 28, 2019 - 12:00am
During President Duterte’s visit to Korea last June, he and Korean President Moon Jae-in declared 2019 – the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Philippines-Korea diplomatic relations – as...
China and ASEAN: Together for Vision 2030
by Huang Xilian - February 27, 2019 - 12:00am
As China’s Ambassador to ASEAN, it is my great pleasure to visit this lovely country in my tour of duty at the beginning of the year, a country known for its natural beauty and the warmth of its people. It...
On dictatorship, democracy and the level playing field
by Gordon Kricke - February 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Germany and the Philippines may have a quite different history, but they share the experience of a peaceful overthrow of a dictatorial regime.
ASEAN and Korea set to sail another 30 years ahead
by Kim Young-Chae - February 15, 2019 - 12:00am
This year, we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-Korea relations as well as the 70th anniversary of the Philippines-Korea relations.
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