Travel and Tourism Update | March 30, 2020
Authors: Shay Wester, Lilibeth Almonte-Arbez, Steven Gunawan, Julianne Alberto LOOKING AHEAD
ICT Update | March 31, 2020
Authors: Shay Wester, Jamie Lim, Natalie Tantisirirat, Julianne Alberto LOOKING AHEAD
Infrastructure Update | March 27, 2020
Authors: Jack Myint and Minh Vu THE COUNCIL'S TAKE
Asian Development Bank (ADB) to Provide Indonesia with US$2.7 Billion in Loans to Support Human Capital, Infrastructure Development
Vietnam Update | March 26, 2020
Authors: Hai Pham and Minh Vu LOOKING AHEAD
Philippines Analytical Update | March 25, 2020
Authors: Marc Mealy, Kim Yaeger, Lilibeth Almonte-Arbez, Elizabeth Magsaysay-Crebassa, Norika Pineda, Julianne Alberto
Philippines emergency powers to respond to COVID-19
Singapore Update | March 26, 2020
Authors: Julianne Alberto, Lilibeth Almonte-Arbez, Marc Mealy, J-ren Ong, Shay Wester, Kim Yaeger THE COUNCIL'S TAKE
NDO/VNA - Vietnam hopes to push up its comprehensive partnership with the US for the long-term benefits of the two peoples, National Assembly Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien said on March 3.
Receiving Alexander Feldman, President and CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council, in Hanoi, Hien also said the two sides should further accelerate the implementation of measures aimed at intensifying the bilateral relations, especially in economy – trade, defence – security, science and technology, education and training, health care, environment, and humanitarian activities.
Hien expressed his hope that the council will continue closely cooperating with and serve as an important bridge in bringing US businesses to Vietnam, thus helping strengthen the bilateral relations.
It was that time of the year again, as I have written previously, when the US-Philippines Society (USPS) held its Board of Directors Meeting and Business Mission here in Manila.
The society was launched in 2012 and I remember flying to Washington DC with our chairman, Manuel V. Pangilinan, to attend its inaugural ceremonies.
With headquarters in the US capital, USPS was launched with a mission of enhancing and strengthening relations, and, simultaneously, raising awareness of today’s Philippines through programs on business, governance, culture, shared history, education, strategic issues, and conflict resolution.
Its programs reach policy makers and influencers in DC and beyond, likewise attracting interest from the growing Fil-Am community in the US.
Now on its eighth year, USPS is recognized as the premier organization in both countries that promote Philippines-US relations.