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PH and Chile signed trade and natural disaster deal
The Philippines and Chile signed two agreements during Chilean President Michelle Bachelet’s state visit at the Malacañang Palace on Monday (November 16). The highlight of Bachelet’s state visit is the signing of two agreements between the Philippines and Chile. The first agreement is the letter of intent on a joint study for free trade agreement between the two countries, signed by Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo and Chile Foreign Affairs Minister Heraldo Muñoz….
Affections Run Deep for City of Light
When I heard about the attacks in Paris—it was on NPR around 5 p.m. on Friday and the killing was still unfolding—I was reluctant to break the news to my wife. I was less concerned about her reaction than my own. I was afraid I might have trouble maintaining my composure. We spent a lovely week in Paris exactly this time last year, the weather unseasonably pleasant, as I understand it also was Friday night. But my relationship with Paris well predates that. With only…
Island nation leads way in strengthening natural disaster resilience
Liao Zheng-yee was getting ready for bed when the earth moved underneath his feet. “The walls were shaking and everything was falling and breaking,” said Liao, the headman in the Township of Jhongliao, Taiwan. “I got everyone outside and we could not believe what was going on,” the 67-year-old said as he recounted events of Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999 — a day entrenched in Taiwan’s…