Category Archives: Government

Philippines and Jordan | Facts You Need To Know

Philippines and Jordan Bilateral Relation   President Rodrigo Duterte just concluded his historic visit to Jordan. He met King Abdullah II Al-Hussein, the head of state of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.   The Philippines and Jordan established relations on March 1, 1976.   King Hussein Bin Talal and Queen Alia of Jordan visited the Philippines in March… Read More »

SEATO

On September 8, 1954, the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization or SEATO was established in Manila, with the signing of the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty or the “Manila Pact.”   The purpose of the organization was to prevent communism from gaining ground in the region.   The Photo below shows the SEATO Manila Conference of 1966.   Among… Read More »

What is Amnesty?

What is Amnesty? The word amnesty is very much in the news today because of President Duterte’s revoking of the amnesty granted to Senator Trillanes.   What is Amnesty exactly? The Philippine Constitution provides that “except in cases of impeachment, or as otherwise provided in the constitution, the President may grant a reprieve, communications, and pardons, and remit… Read More »

8 Facts You Need To Know About The Philippines and Israel

President Rodrigo Duterte is currently undertaking an official visit to Israel, from September 2 to September 5, 2018.   Here are 8 Facts You Need To Know About The Philippines and Israel: The Distance from the Philippines to Israel is 8,979 kilometers. The Flight time from Manila to Tel Aviv is 13 hours. The Philippines and Israel established… Read More »

National Clean-Up Month This September

It’s a triple celebration within the month of September as the country observes National Clean-up Month – (Entire Month of September) International Coastal Cleanup Day – (Sept 15) Global Clean and Green Week – (Sept 17-23)   Proclamation No. 244 s. 1993 declares the month of September of every year as the National Clean-up Month and the 17th… Read More »