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Sarangani steps up efforts to sustain trade links with Indonesia
Glan, Sarangani (09 December) -- The Indonesian sea vessel servicing the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-The Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Southern Gateway is nearing the completion of its first six voyages on the Glan-Tahuna trade route this December.
The Indonesian cargo ship, the KM Sunlia, currently operates on a bi-monthly schedule through the support of the Sangihe Regency's Regent Winsulangi Salendeho and in close partnership with the local government units (LGUs) and private sector officials from Glan and Tahuna. (+)
Brunei sets goodwill visit to Mindanao
Koronadal City (27 August) -- Brunei's Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources headed by Minister Pehin Yahya and his delegation visited Dole Philippines in South Cotabato and other parts in Mindanao for a possible investment.
Agriculture Secretary Arthur C. Yap said that Brunei have signified serious interest for a business venture in Mindanao. (+)
Commentary: Asian food crisis has political and civil implications
by Bapa Bedu
Koronadal City (23 April) -- The food crisis being experienced in the Philippines is also being felt in other Asian countries…
Politicians are facing the wrath of angry voters, government budgets are being stretched to pay for increased food subsidies and the potential for civil unrest looms, especially if the cost of essential items like cooking oil and rice continues to climb. (+)
Palace official lauds SoCot's hosting of BIMP-EAGA Local Government Forum
Koronadal City (21 November) -- Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza commends the provincial government of South Cotabato for its successful hosting of the recent 2nd BIMP-EAGA Local Government Forum.
South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Fuentes conveyed this with delight among capitol employees, after a Thanksgiving celebration for the victory gained during the BIMP-EAGA held in the province. (+)
RP hosts 20th ASEAN meet on social security
Manila (17 October) -- The Philippines is hosting the 20th ASEAN Social Security Association (ASSA) Board Meeting from October 16 to 20, 2007 at the Heritage Hotel in Pasay City. The conference is jointly organized by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Social Security System (SSS) and the Philippine Social Security Association (PHILSSA).
The theme of the three-day meet is "Ensuring Social Security." It aims to promote Regional cooperation in all areas of social security activities, exchange experiences and information on social security, and cooperate in the defense, promotion and development of social security schemes through trainings, seminars, consultations and dialogues, among others. (+)