Cooperation among ASEAN members key in global fight vs illegal maritime acts – PCG chief – Manila Bulletin

Maritime law enforcment agencies from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should enhance their collaboration to win the fight against transnational crimes at sea and preserve the stability in the region. Adm. Artemio Abu (third from left), Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard, links arms with his counterparts from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam during the ASEAN Coast Guard and Maritime Law Enforcement Agencies Meeting 2022. The meeting was held from Nov. 22 to 23, 2022 in Bali, Indonesia. (Photo by PCG) Adm. Artemio Abu, Commandant…

Some ASEAN nations displeased with Myanmar — PBBM – Manila Bulletin

Some Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries are displeased and want to kick out Myanmar, which is currently under internal political conflict, from the regional bloc. That was what President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. bared after meeting with fellow leaders from ASEAN during its summits in Cambodia. The reason for which, he said, was that Myanmar was not implementing the Five-Point consensus, which was agreed upon by ASEAN members to stop violence in the junta-ruled nation and call for dialogue among concerned parties. “That was a little contentious. Kasi may…

Salo discusses what Marcos achieved as ASEAN first-timer – Manila Bulletin

If there’s anything that President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. achieved from his maiden participation at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), it’s setting a positive tone for regional engagements under his administration. Kabayan Party-list Rep. Ron Salo (left) and President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. Kabayan Party-list Rep. Ron Salo had this to say Monday morning, Nov. 14, just a few hours after Marcos came back home from Phnom Penh, Cambodia for the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summit and related summits. “Certainly, his first ASEAN Summit stint has set a…

Marcos back from ‘successful, interesting’ ASEAN Summit debut – Manila Bulletin

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. returned from his “interesting” participation at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit which he said was a success. (RTVM Screenshot) Marcos arrived at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City at past midnight Monday, Nov. 14, from his four-day stay in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits and other related summits. “My visit to Cambodia for the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits was successful,” he said as he shared the multiple meetings he had with various counterparts and business…

PBBM cited by UN for youth, peace, security advocacy in ASEAN Summit – Manila Bulletin

The United Nations (UN) lauded President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for his commitment to achieve youth empowerment, peace building, and security in the region, Malacañang said on Saturday, Nov. 12. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. during the ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (OPS/Facebook) A statement from the Office of the Press Secretary (OPS) said the President was cited by UN Secretary-General António Guterres during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-UN Summit for taking the lead in advocating for youth involvement in the ASEAN region. During the event, Marcos expressed…

Marcos to promote PH as ASEAN countries’ global partner – Manila Bulletin

A global partner. That is the picture President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. wants to paint for the Philippines during the 40th and 41st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summits and Relation Summits in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, this week. President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. (RTVM Screenshot) In his departure speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 on Wednesday, November 9, the President bared his objectives as he joined his first ASEAN Summit as the country’s leader. “This is the purpose of the trip: Once again, we will…

Airasia Super App aims to become leading travel and lifestyle booking platform in ASEAN – Manila Bulletin

Mass signing ceremony held with over 50 key hotel groups on board Tony Fernandes, CEO of Capital A with officials from key hotel partners. Since Airasia Super App’s launch in 2020, the platform has become a favorite travel buddy for jetsetters out there. From booking flights, hotels, rides, ordering food, and more, the app has shown how effective and efficient it can be all while adding more perks for users to enjoy. To further the brand’s solid ranking as the fastest growing travel and lifestyle platform, Airasia Super App held…

Asean China SCS Code of conduct will take time to resolve, says Singapore diplomat

Top Singapore diplomat Ong Keng Yong has said when it comes to negotiations for Asean China Code of Conduct, it “will take time to resolve”. The code of conduct is for South China sea (SCS) and aims to reduce risk of any crisis in the region whose large swathes are claimed by Beijing. Speaking to our diplomatic correspondent Sidhant Sibal in Singapore, Yong said, “The difference is now being resolved, it’s not easy. Simply put, The Chinese side wants to create a new legal and international regime for a region…

ASEAN welcomes cooperation with US but tells Washington to respect regional architecture — BenarNews

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations says it welcomes the U.S.’s role as an important partner but Washington should respect the existing regional architecture. Lim Jock Hoi, a Bruneian who serves as the bloc’s current secretary-general, conveyed the message during an appearance at a think-tank in Washington this week, as ASEAN and the United States marked the 45th anniversary of their relationship while looking to elevate it. While America’s presence Southeast Asia is important, it “should complement existing regional architecture that is open and inclusive,” Lim said during an event…

ASEAN tells the US it welcomes opportunities not interference — Radio Free Asia

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) says it welcomes the U.S.’s role as an important partner but Washington should respect the existing regional architecture. Bruneian Lim Jock Hoi, the bloc’s current secretary-general, said at a recent event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C., that while the U.S.’s presence in the ASEAN region is important, it “should complement existing regional architecture that is open and inclusive.” Its most senior official took part in a special discussion about the U.S-ASEAN partnership, hosted by the CSIS…