October 18, 2017: *** The newly-restored Holy Trinity Parish Church of Loay is formally turned-over on Sunday October 15, 2017 from the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) to the Diocese of Tagbilaran through Bishop Alberto Uy. ***For the very first time, Bohol landed among the 14 finalists in the search for thr Most Business-Friendly Province in the country. ***PDEA-Bohol Head Agent Nicholas Gomez admitted that the drug problem in Bohol persists despite the reduction of supply of shabu coming from Cebu. *** The administration of the Bohol District Jail is now planning to acquire an x-ray machine as part of its crackdown on the entry of contraband into the jail facility, said BDJ Warden Jail Chief Insp. Felipe Montejo. *** DILG-Bohol conducted People's Forum on Federalism on October 17, 2017 at JJ's Seafood Village with city/municipal information officers and CSO/Faith-Based Representatives as participants. ***Schools across the province are expected to conduct make-up classes in lieu of class suspensios due to the two-a nationwide raspot astrike, according toDepEdBohol SchoolVGovernace and Operations Division Chief Desiderio Delgero. ***The province is bent on making history by getting a UNESCO recognition as a global geological park, the first for Philippines. ***The symbolic unveiling of the Geomarker at the Chocolate Hills Complex on Sunday will boost Bohol's application for UNESCO declaration of the entire province as a global geological park.

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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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