Landmark law confab set this month

Foreign Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. described the 7th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society for International Law (AsianSIL), as the “most important international law event that will take place in the Philippines this year.” It will be the first time the Philippines will be hosting this event.

Tightened NAIA security gets US nod

US Ambassador to Manila Sung Kim tweeted “I want to congratulate our colleagues at Manila International Airport Authority and Transportation Security Administration for working together so effectively to improve security conditions at NAIA to achieve standards and practices established by the International Civil Aviation Organization.”

China wary of PAGCOR POGO plan

THE Chinese Embassy in Manila yesterday expressed “grave concern” over plans by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) to transfer Chinese online gambling workers to self-contained communities or hubs, a move that may infringe the basic legal rights of the concerned workers.

U.S. warships on brief visit

“This visit is a great representation of our strong friendship, partnership, and alliance with the Philippines, as well as a testament to our joint commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region,” said U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim.