August 18, 2017: *** The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is now faced with the problem of looking for usable areas to hold transmission lines that would link the power barge in Tapal Wharf in Ubay town to a substation in Barangay Emelda of the same town. ***The City Government of Tagbilaran is set to sign a memorandum of agreement with BFAR for a multi-million peso livelihood project intended to uplift the living conditions of the fisherfolk. ***47th Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Joel Malig said units under him are currently undergoing intensified intelligence operations along with other allied units to confirm the reports on sightings of armed men in Bohol. *** LGU Pilar's program, "Productivity Improvement thru landcare and Agriculture Resource Development and Management"(Pilar Dam) landed in the top 20 in Taking Look 2017. *** LGU Panglao got third place (3rd-6th class municipalities) in Infrastructure during the 5th Regional Competitiveness Summit held at PICC recently. ***LGU Panglao's entry program "A Purok-Based Approach in Basic Education Reforms/Turo-Turismo: Strengthening Partnership and Industry Linkage for Effective K-12 Implementation is among the 20 finalist of the Galing Pook Awards 2017. ***The towns of Panglao and Pilar are among the 20 finalists in the yearly search for Galing Pook Awards 2017. *** The National Food Authority in Bohol said prices of rice in the province have been on an uptrend since last week reaching an increase of up to P5 per kilo. *** A man listed in the Bohol Provincial Police Office drug watch list was caught last night with drugs weighed 80 grams with estimated street value of P993,000.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Philippines and Vietnam agreed to enhance their trade cooperation in the coming years, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said on Wednesday.

In a joint press statement after holding a bilateral meeting with President Benigno S. Aquino III, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said they agreed to continue strengthening cooperation to achieve the target of $3 billion in two-way trade by 2016.

Also agreed were the facilitation of businesses for both sides and the exploration of business and investment opportunities, increase connectivity between the two economies, and ensure food security.
The Vietnamese leader said both countries wished to cooperate in finance banking and services, and at the same time, encourage cooperation in culture, education, healthcare, science and technology, and tourism.

The two countries also agreed to further advance and deepen relations, and elevate comprehensive growth, bilateral relations to a higher level.

Both countries agreed to establish a working commission headed by the two foreign ministries to establish a roadmap towards strategic partnership between Vietnam and the Philippines. This thrust is aimed at enhancing regional peace, stability, cooperation, and development, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said.

"The roadmap for bilateral strategic partnership will be submitted to the high-level leaders of the two countries for adoption," he said.

In addition to bilateral cooperation, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung also said he discussed with President Aquino regional and international issues. 

Both sides agreed to coordinate closely with each other, as well as with other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, to successively build a united and strong ASEAN community by 2015, he said.

The two countries will also continue collaboration and mutual support on regional and international forums, he said. (PND)

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