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Angara makes pitch for Apeco

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Former Senator Edgardo Angara. FILE PHOTO

Sen. Edgardo Angara believes the proposed Aurora Pacific Ecozone and Freeport Authority (Apeco) has taken on a regional strategic value following China’s recent announcement of new rules banning foreign vessels from waters it considers its territory in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino extends review of Angara’s pet project

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President Benigno Aquino III has extended for another two or three months a weeklong review of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (Apeco), an official of the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said on Friday.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Apeco backers in rally: Don’t stop progress

Don’t stop progress and the creation of jobs by the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco).

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rally set for bid to support Apeco amid review by Neda

At least 700 farmers, fishermen, Dumagat and Agta supporting the establishment of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco) in Casiguran, Aurora, are marching today (Friday) to the capital town of Baler to call for the continuation of the project.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino won’t scrap Apeco, orders review

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LET’S OPEN OUR MIND  In a meeting with protesters, President Aquino talks with a Casiguran farmer who says he does not agree the concept of development behind the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority will lift him from poverty. At center is Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Meeting the protesters’ demands halfway, President Aquino on Monday ordered a review of the country’s first economic hub rising at the edge of the Pacific but rejected calls that he cut off funding and scrap the project altogether.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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