2/06/2018

PHILIPPINES / VIETNAM VS CHINA ?

Phillipinnes-Vietnam strategic partnership is timely, helpful and a good start in the regional
struggle against Chinese expansionism. Given the divided ASEAN and the critical internal
strength that South China Sea neighborood must possess, we can expect the Philippines and Vietnam to
wisely, lead this alliance forward with consistent solidarity actions while making serious efforts
to include Malaysia and Indonesia to the rank.

Alliance with Vietnam is promising as initial stage of cooperation among Asean and hoping to have
a chain reaction with other Asean countries. Only with presence of Japan, SKorea, New Zealand and
Australia and of course with participation of US can make a deterrent force against Chinese
expansionism. As of now two brains planning strategy against China's claim could be productive.

The Philippines and Vietnam plan to sign an accord next week to elevate their relationship to a
strategic level, allowing them to deepen economic ties and maritime cooperation, a Philippine
official said Tuesday.

Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said the accord may be signed on the
sidelines of next week’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in Manila in the
presence of President Benigno Aquino III and his Vietnamese counterpart.
Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang is among 11 heads of state Aquino will meet with one-on-one
in Manila, Jose said.

Vietnam and the Philippines are among five governments at odds with China over contested territories
in the South China Sea. But both have not characterized the proposed alliance as targeting Beijing,
which they have strongly criticized for its increasingly aggressive steps to assert its claims in
the disputed waters.

Jose did not provide details when asked about the proposed accord at a news conference.
Last year, Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said such a partnership aimed to improve
trade, investment and maritime cooperation, including search and rescue work at sea.
Although a plan to sign the pact earlier did not push through due to a need to clarify some
wordings, the proposal for the Southeast Asian neighbors to bolster their ties progressed
rapidly. Both governments agreed to convene a joint committee to start talks on a strategic
 partnership only more than a year ago, Philippine officials said.

Aside from China, Vietnam and the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei have also been involved
in the disputes, which raged anew last year after China began transforming seven mostly submerged
disputed reefs into islands that rival governments feared Beijing would use as military forward
bases to reinforce its claims and presence far from the Chinese mainland.


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Prendre sa retraite aux Philippines,
Pourquoi ?
7107 îles, plus de 36.000 kilomètres de côtes,
   des  milliers de plages de sable blanc, le soleil toute l’année ;
des montagnes qui culminent à plus de 3.000 mètres,
la jungle, les forêts, des paysages grandioses.

Une population chaleureuse et accueillante, des tribus colorées.
Un excellent service de santé à un prix abordable. Le coût de la vie,
   un des plus bas au monde ; de nombreux avantages offerts aux retraités,
pas d’impôts ni de taxes.
   
      Rendez-vous sur la page livres pour en savoir plus.




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6/18/2016

GUERRE DES PRIX ... DANS LES AIRS !

Les grandes compagnies aériennes du Sud-est asiatique sont confrontées à une guerre des prix ainsi qu’à une forte concurrence en provenance des compagnies low costs sur les trajets de moins de trois heures.


De plus, sur les routes Asie / Europe, les grandes compagnies comme Singapour Airlines, Garuda et la Thai se font tailler des croupières par les compagnies du Moyen-Orient comme Etihad, Saudi, Qatar Airways, etc.

Imaginons un vol de Manille à Ho Chi Minh, un vol d’une durée de deux heures, avec un retour le lendemain. Un vol normal via Philippines Airlines 181 USD, un vol via Cebu Pacific Air… moins de 100 USD, mais avec une promo moins de 80 USD et si vous vous y prenez bien à l’avance, le vol est pratiquement donné. 

Donc il ne faut pas se faire d’illusions, sur des vols courts comme Manille, Hong Kong / Hanoï / Ho Chi Minh / Kuala Lumpur / Phnom Penh, etc. les grandes compagnies vont avoir des difficultés à rester compétitives.

Il va leur falloir s’adapter ou disparaître.
Le nombre de passagers à transporter est en constante augmentation, mais la guerre des prix fait rage.



Locked in a war of attrition as competition drives fares down, Southeast Asian airlines urgently need to craft more sustainable strategies for growth in an increasingly crowded market.

Aggregate January-March revenue dropped 6.5% on the year to $5.64 billion at five Southeast Asian carriers on the Nikkei Asian Review's Asia 300 list, marking a fourth straight quarter of decline. Cebu Air, which operates Philippine budget carrier Cebu Pacific Air, and Malaysian rival AirAsia managed year-on-year sales growth. But sales fell at Thai Airways International, Garuda Indonesia and Singapore Airlines with the emergence of Middle Eastern players on European routes.

The yield, or revenue per passenger per kilometer, also points to a tougher environment. Even Cebu Air, which achieved sales growth by expanding service, suffered a 5% drop in yield.

All the carriers achieved significant growth in net profit except Garuda Indonesia, which was hit hard by exchange rate fluctuations. The quintet's combined net profit more than doubled on the year to $624 million -- the highest since comparable data first became available with the October-December quarter of 2010.


But this owed much to the windfall from cheap crude oil. Crude averaged about $45 a barrel over the first three months of 2016, about 40% less than a year earlier. Had fuel prices held steady, Thai Airways' net profit would have plunged 48% for January to March instead of jumping 32%.

Lower fuel costs could accelerate the downturn in fares, Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong told reporters in May while announcing financial results for last fiscal year. There are concerns in the industry that carriers could take advantage of cheap crude oil in a race to the bottom on prices.

Southeast Asia still has room for growth. Air passenger traffic jumped 53% from 2010 and 2015 to 567 million and is expected to reach 608 million this year, according to Nomura Securities Malaysia. The four carriers besides Garuda Indonesia all logged year-on-year growth in passenger volumes in the January-March quarter.


Airlines are looking into new, less-established routes in a bid to get ahead without cutting fares. AirAsia launched in June direct flights from Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur to Tehran. It is also improving access between Malaysia and Chinese regional cities. Cebu Air is building up service between Davao and other Philippine cities to such international destinations as Bangkok and Hong Kong. Garuda Indonesia is expanding its fleet by 10 planes this year, with nine going to subsidiary Citilink for short-range flights between Indonesia's various islands.

Singapore Airlines began flying between its home country and the Indian cities of Chennai and Amritsar in May through its Scoot budget carrier, with plans to begin service to Jaipur in October. The company plans to increase Scoot's carrying capacity by 51% and to better integrate it with fellow budget carrier Tigerair, creating a model for medium-haul low-cost carriers.


Crude prices are headed back up, and airlines must devise new growth strategies fast, said Paul Yong of DBS. It is imperative for them to turn to a more efficient business model based on their strengths rather than continue their airfare price war.



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Prendre sa retraite aux Philippines,
Pourquoi ?
7107 îles, plus de 36.000 kilomètres de côtes,
   des  milliers de plages de sable blanc, le soleil toute l’année ;
des montagnes qui culminent à plus de 3.000 mètres,
la jungle, les forêts, des paysages grandioses.

Une population chaleureuse et accueillante, des tribus colorées.
Un excellent service de santé à un prix abordable. Le coût de la vie,
   un des plus bas au monde ; de nombreux avantages offerts aux retraités,
pas d’impôts ni de taxes.
   
      Rendez-vous sur la page livres pour en savoir plus.




Épouser une Femme Philippine”,

sous titré, 

Chercher Trouver et Marier une Pinay,





S’adresse à tous les hommes occidentaux  qui souhaitent trouver aux pays des 7.107 îles celle qui deviendra la compagne de leur vie.


Un livre complet qui aborde tous les sujets sans tabous.

Plus d’information sur la page ‘’livres’’



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3/30/2016

AUX PHILIPPINES ... AUSSI !

Un seul hélicoptère, un seul malheureux hélicoptère pour lutter contre un feu de forêt dans un endroit particulièrement inaccessible ! Trois cents cinquante hectares, situés sur les flancs du Mont Apo le plus haut sommet de l’archipel, sont déjà partis en fumée.


S’il se confirme que l’activité humaine, à savoir les randonneurs et campeurs qui escaladent le Mont Apo, s’avère être la cause de l’incendie, faut-il comme à Banahaw, adopter une politique d’interdiction de l’activité humaine dans certains endroits ?

La majorité des randonneurs et campeurs sont des citadins ; contrairement aux locaux leur connaissance du feu et de sa propagation est limitée.

Firefighters coming from different fire stations in the province have been dispatched to help contain the forest fire that hit Mt. Apo since Saturday noon

According to Harry Camoro, provincial disaster risk-reduction management officer, the forest fire already damaged more than 200 hectares and could continue to destroy more if no immediate solution will be undertaken.

Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday ordered Central 911 to respond to the Mt. Apo fire.
Duterte called for urgent action to help quell the forest fire that broke out at around 1 p.m. of March 26.

The Davao City Mayor’s order came after dozens of trekkers, who climbed Mt. Apo during the Holy Week, were evacuated as Makilala and Magpet Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) personnel in North Cotabato have been trying to fight the forest fire.


According to North Cotabato tourism officer Joey Recimilla, as of Sunday morning the forest fire, which is only about 2 kilometers from Lake Venado, has continued to spread.
Lake Venado is said to be adjacent to the reforestation sites in Makilala town.
If not contained, Recimilla expressed fear that the fire could penetrate the Kidapawan-Magpet-Makilala eco-triangle.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is hoping to put out the fire that has already engulfed about 350 hectares of forests and grasslands at Mt. Apo by today, Thursday.

“If weather permits, fire could be out today (March 30) or tomorrow (March 31),” DENR Secretary Ramon Paje said in an interview, citing a report from the Philippine Air Force (PAF).

A Super Huey chopper from the PAF was deployed in the area Tuesday morning to conduct water bucket operations to put out the fire.


“We are hoping that we can stop the fire immediately because we do not want the fire to reach the forested area where the century-old trees are located. If fire reaches this area, it will be more difficult to stop the fire,” he added.

“Each of the seven composite teams now up in Mt. Apo has DENR personnel providing technical assistance, particularly in the use of geographical position system or GPS and control maps, including the establishment of fire lines to prevent the fire from further spreading,” he explained.

A fire line is a gap in vegetation or other combustible materials that will act as barrier to slow down the fire from spreading.

While the fire is expected to be put out today, its impact on the Mt. Apo Natural Park (MANP) might have already taken its toll on the flora and fauna in the area, Edward Ragasa, DENR-11 Parks Operations Superintendent, said in an interview with the Manila Bulletin Tuesday evening.

Most of the affected areas are grasslands while the forested areas particularly those classified as open and close canopy areas were not severely affected by fire.

Forested areas, around 20 hectares near Lake Venado were only affected, Ragasa said, adding that the firefighting operations will continue until the fire is completely contained and quelled.
“Our focus now will be on prevention and to establish more fire lines,” he pointed out.


HOME TO ENDEMIC SPECIES

MANP is the home to around 800 vascular and non-vascular plant species and considered endemic in the area; an estimated 272 species of birds of which 40 percent or 111 are considered endemic to Mt. Apo. Two of these species are now listed as critical, including the Philippine Eagle (Pthecophaga jefferyi) and Abukay (Cacatua heamatopygia) while another 10 are already considered endangered species, among them are the Mindanao scoops owl (Otus mirus); the lesser eagle owl (Bobu philippensis); Mindanao lorikeet (Tricoglosus johnstoniae); the whritted hornbill (Aceros leucocephalus).

Situated at 2,143.6 meters above sea level MANP is a declared protected area and is being managed by the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) composed of the cities of Davao, Digos, and municipalities of Sta. Cruz and Bansalan all in Davao del Sur and the City of Kidapawan and the towns of Makilala and Magpet in North Cotabato.


Paje said initial reports point to human factor as the cause of the forest fire, which started at the Campsite 3. Mt. Apo is famous to campers and trekkers, especially during summer.  “After the assessment and we have determined the cause of the fire, we will be issuing a directive similar to the policy adopted at Mt. Banahaw where a moratorium on human activities in certain areas has been extended until February 2019,” he pointed out.


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Prendre sa retraite aux Philippines,
Pourquoi ?
7107 îles, plus de 36.000 kilomètres de côtes,
   des  milliers de plages de sable blanc, le soleil toute l’année ;
des montagnes qui culminent à plus de 3.000 mètres,
la jungle, les forêts, des paysages grandioses.

Une population chaleureuse et accueillante, des tribus colorées.
Un excellent service de santé à un prix abordable. Le coût de la vie,
   un des plus bas au monde ; de nombreux avantages offerts aux retraités,
pas d’impôts ni de taxes.
   
      Rendez-vous sur la page livres pour en savoir plus.




Épouser une Femme Philippine”,

sous titré, 

Chercher Trouver et Marier une Pinay,





S’adresse à tous les hommes occidentaux  qui souhaitent trouver aux pays des 7.107 îles celle qui deviendra la compagne de leur vie.


Un livre complet qui aborde tous les sujets sans tabous.

Plus d’information sur la page ‘’livres’’



Mon petit livre 

101 façons de Générer des Revenus aux Philippines, pour y vivre’’ est maintenant disponible. 




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