Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Manuel Wong with partners from DOLE, DTI and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, promotes the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

PMA Host Parent Assn at 40. PMA Host Parent Association officials headed by chairperson and former Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan with Guest of Honor and Speaker Mayor Benjamin Magalong and PMA officials give recognition to their Pioneer members who started the foster a cadet program in 1979, during the t 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association, Saturday. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA at 25. TESDA - CAR Regional Director Manuel Wong and DTI Baguio - Benguet Director Freda Gawisan leads other partners from DOLE and Baguio PESO, in a Kapihan media forum, to promote the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

Parade and Review. Philippine Military Cadets on a Parade and Review at the Borromeo field, Saturday (Aug. 10) despite the gloomy weather to give honour to the 40th Anniversary of the PMA Host Parent Association. (Lito Dar/PIA CAR)

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

TESDA@25. Bartending students from the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade gives a demonstration on wine mixing during the TESDA - CAR led Kapihan media forum for the promotion of the scheduled activities for TESDA's 25th Anniversary that will be highlighted by the

China Consul affirms stronger Filipino – Chinese bilateral relations

BAGUIO CITY, June 11 (PIA) - - Bilateral ties between China and the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte   is good, a Chinese official said.  
ISEM Cultural Dance Troupe puts a touch of Cordillera at the Filipino - Chinese Friendship Day celebration at Botanical Garden in Baguio City on  June 10. (CCD-PIA CAR)

 Honorable Zhou Youbin, Consul and Head of Post, Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in Laoag City, affirmed this in his keynote message during Filipino – Chinese Friendship Day celebration at the Botanical Garden here, Thursday (June 10).  

Youbin shared that in 2018, China was the second biggest tourist origin of the Philippines with around 1.2 million Chinese visiting the country.  Bilateral trade volume also reached $55.7 billion making China the largest trading partner of the country.

At the same time, China remains the largest source of import and the fourth largest export market of the Philippines.

 Stronger ties were also showcased during Pres. Duterte’s visit to China last month. His meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping resulted to P7.7 billion approved grant for the Philippines and 19 agreements amounting to $12.16 billion worth of wide range areas of investments, he added.

The Chinese official also congratulated the City Government and the Baguio Filipino – Chinese Community for always showcasing stronger ties and continuing partnership for socio – economic development.

 “Baguio is one of the best cities that illustrates the two countries' friendship,” he stressed.

Baguio Filipino - Chinese Organization officials award  a plaque of recognition to Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan (4th from left) for his valuable support to the Baguio Filipino - Chinese Community during the Filipino - Chinese Friendship Day celebration at the Botanical Garden. Guest of Honor during the program  is Honorable Zhou Youbin (right), Consul and Head of Post, Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in Laoag City. (CCD-PIA CAR)

The Filipino – Chinese Friendship Day celebration opened with the playing of the national anthems of the Philippines and the PROC.

Youbin, joined by Baguio City officials headed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and heads of the Baguio Filipino – Chinese organizations also spearheaded the ceremonial unveiling of the garden’s marker and a symbolic tree planting in the area.

 The Baguio Filipino – Chinese Community also turned over 25 pine tree saplings to the City Environment and Parks Management Office and a brand new Kawasaki Bajaj Dominador 400 police motorcycle to the Baguio Police Traffic Management Unit.

 In coordination with the City Social Welfare and Development Office, a gift – sharing activity was also conducted with children in conflict with the law and children at risk as beneficiaries.

The Filipino – Chinese Friendship Day is being celebrated in the Philippines every June 9 by virtue of Republic Act 8491 signed in 2002 by then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

For Baguio City, it has been an institutionalized event by the city government and the Baguio Filipino Chinese Community. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR with Danielle Garin-UC Intern)

By Carlito C. Dar

Baguio

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  • DENR to help LGUs craft, approve implementable solid waste plans

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  • DepEd orients key school officials on ALS new curriculum

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Mt. Province

  • Healthy mom and baby, cooking contests mark Nutri Month

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  • Provincial livelihood program benefits more individuals

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The Provincial Livelihood Program (PLP) of the Provincial Government here continues to provide livelihood assistance to qualified individuals in the province.

  • PCSO, PLGU provide free assistive devices to PWDs in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 22 (PIA) -- The provincial government through the Provincial Persons with Disability Affair Office (PDAO) has partnered with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and MVRN Prosthesis Center in helping orthopedic persons with disabilities acquire the appropriate assistive devices.

  • Mt. Province officials vow to work together for a common goal

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 8 (PIA) --Inspired by the fresh mandate given by the electorate in the province, the newly elected provincial officials publicly announced during their oathtaking to put aside politics and vowed to work hand in hand with one common goal- to move this province forward. 

  • MP sectors one skedy resolution of murder of 3 Besao youths

    Bontoc, Mountain Province – Members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council put their full weight for the speedy resolution of the killing of three natives of Agawa, Besao who reportedly went to hunt and fish but were found dead days later along the Lakanga creek within the vicinity of Baclingayan, a sitio of Tabacda, Tubo, Abra.

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