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ECONOMIC FORUM President Benigno Aquino III is welcomed by Burmese President Thein Sein during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on East Asia on Friday in the Burmese capital. MALACAÑANG PHOTO

NAYPYITAW, Burma—In separate panel discussions at the 22nd World Economic Forum on East Asia, four heads of state and government expressed a desire to learn from the successes and missteps of one another and of developed nations, promote regional integration in achieving this goal, and prioritize connectivity, cooperation and inclusive growth for the region.

President Aquino said the Philippines had a lot of advantages to offer investors, citing its abundant natural resources, educated people, its commitment to democracy, serious reforms and a determined effort to stamp out corruption in the bureaucracy to show that it really means business.

He said the world had seen how his government removed a sitting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on corruption issues, the first in the country’s history, and the trial of his predecessor in the antigraft court for the nonbailable crime of plunder.

Based on free markets

Burma President Thein Sein expressed his commitment to reform his nation’s economy away from a centralized government model to one “based on free markets.”

“I promise that we will not waver in this task,” he said, stressing the need to cooperate with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), particularly because Burma is set to assume the Asean chairmanship in 2014.

Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung expressed his country’s commitment to regional cooperation and noted the “urgency for vigorous action” to achieve Asean integration goals.

In addition to regional cooperation goal, Dung noted the opportunities for special collaboration among inland Asean states.

Laos Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong said his country experienced rapid economic growth recently, due in part to trade facilitation and regional economic integration. This growth, he said, has led to marked declines in household poverty rates.

Future generations

Klaus Schwab, the WEF founder and executive chair, stressed the need for the WEF community to ensure that future generations benefit from the current growth. He said this would require the involvement of neighboring nations, the international community and the private sector, among other stakeholders.

More than 1,000 participants participated in the WEF East Asia, including more than 100 public figures representing 15 countries, including the heads of state or government of Laos, Burma, the Philippines and Vietnam.

More than 550 business leaders, over 60 global growth companies and nearly 300 young leaders from the Forum’s Young Global Shapers communities, together with members of civil society, academia and media convened here to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Burma and East Asia. Next year’s WEF will be hosted by the Philippines.


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Tags: ASEAN , Association of Southeast Asian Nations , Benigno Aquino III , Burma , Burma President Thein Sein , President Aquino , World Economic Forum , World Economic Forum on East Asia

  • arao_liwanag

    Wala naman masasabi sa Forum nakaupo lang yang bakag ang mga binti, photo-up, ngiti kaway, tapos na. Sal sal ka lang abe abnoy.

    • Karabukov

      Wow, your post certainly says more about you than about him.

      • arao_liwanag

        What it says about me, is Icall spade a spade.

      • Karabukov

        Ah, yes, your slip is showing, and your accent gives you away.

      • nakatutok

        accent?? can you hear his accent by looking at his written comment??

      • Karabukov

        If I took everything literally I’d stay away from you.

      • pangitbudhiko

        you think your perfect, wala kang binatbat, ang yabang mo. isa ka naman tungaw. Putangina mo at kaputaputahan ka ng ina mo

    • warillaman

      Kaya di ka umuunlad dahil utak biya ka, magtrabaho ka na lang kikita ka pa, o ito na trabaho mo, he,he,he,he, ingotz talaga itong mongoloid chink na ito!!!

  • titolim

    sana respeto natin ang Pangulo ng Pilipinas huwag naman mumurahin, si pnoy lang na pangulo natin ang may magandang ginawa, ano ba gusto nila ibalik ang MARCOS, ESTRADA & ARROYO style na pang gobyerno.

    • nakatutok

      may magandang ginawa?? ..pag PINAMIGAY NA NILA ANG HACIENDA LUISITA ( as ordered by the Supreme Court…)..hahalikan ko ang panot na bumbunan ni PNoy at ipagsisigawan ko sa buong mundo ang selfless act na iyun….

      • pangitbudhiko

        sabi ko sayo bobo ka rin,”"”"SELLESS ACT”"” SOBRANG PABILIB SA sarili , bobo din pala, putangina mo at kaputaputahan ka ng ina mo

        “”"”PNoy at ipagsisigawan ko sa buong mundo ang selless act na iyun”"”"….

      • nakatutok

        bulag ka UTAL na tubero…tumagas siguro sa mukha mo at mata yang gripong inaayos mo..punasan mo muna…

      • pangitbudhiko

        yes bulag ako sa kawalnhiyaan, putangina mo kaputaputahan ka ng ina mp

      • nakatutok

        KAWALNHIYAAN???akala ko pa naman improving ka na..UTAL KA PA DIN???

      • titolim

        nasabi mo lang yan dahil hindi sa iyo ang lupa na ipamimigay.

      • nakatutok

        that is not the issue….CARP is supposedly the CENTERPIECE of Cory’s Administration..and yet EXEMPTED ang Hacienda Luisita??? if that is not HYPOCRISY at its highest form, i dont know what it is!! Ngayon nung ang Corona SC nagdecide na dapat na ipamigay, ano ginawa?BINALATAN SI CORONA (in the words of PORKY DRILON)..
        ano ang sagot mo Mr LAndlord??? wag kang magmumura tulad ni pangitbudhiko..kasi ibig sabihin nun MALIIT din kukote mo..

      • pangitbudhiko

        the center of the issue is still you’re a mother f u c k e r ha ha ha

      • nakatutok

        uy..may pa center center of the issue ka pa ngayon ha?? improving ka na tatang TUBERO..keep on copying and following my comments para may matutuhan ka…

      • nakatutok

        yang lang sagot mo tatang TUBERO?? please give an intellectual reply about the issue??…ipakita mo namang may laman (???) yang utak mo..MERON BA???

      • nakatutok

        the center of the issue is your ADMISSION that..”YOU ARE NOT GOOD IN WRITTEN ENGLISH”"..

      • titolim

        hindi ako namumura kayo kasing magagaling kayo na palagi ang tama eh, ena award naman sa nakaradapat
        dapat na bigyan ng lupa dahil may iba dyan na binigyan tapos ibinenta kaya mabagal dahil bunobusisi ng maigi ng gobyerno ang dapat bigyan.

  • klepto

    Sana galingan pa ni Panot ang pag tsupa sa uten ng lider ng ibang mga bansa. Yong panot sa ulo ni Abnoy ay simbolo ng kanyang galing sa pag tsupa. Resulta yon ng malakas na sambunot at himas sa kanyang ulo ng taong kanyang tsinutsupa dahil sa sarap niyang sumupsup ng uten. At kung bakit nasa harap ang kanyang panot ay dahil naman sa haba ng kanyang dila, tinutulak ang kanyang noo palayo sa kanyang dinidilaan. Di kagaya ng ibang mga pulitiko natin, nasa likurang bahagi ang panot dahil maiiksi ang kanilang mga dila kaya hinahatak ang kanilang ulo palapit sa burat at doon sila nagkakalbo. Siyempre meron rin tayong mga pulitiko na katamtaman lang ang haba ng dila kaya hindi sila tinutulak sa noo at hindi naman hinahatak sa likuran kung kaya nasa tuktok ng kanilang mga ulo ang panot dahil doon sila hinihimas kapag nasa tsupaan session.

    • Luthmar

      Comments like yours should not be allowed in this forum. You are a disgrace to the human kind.

      • klepto

        Ha ha ha ha ha ha. He he he he he he he he.
        You are just another dumb donkey. You know why I like to fu ck our politicians? Because they are useless cu nts. Cu nts are used for fu cking.

  • UrHONOR

    “OY, Kuyang…..tagal na nating di nagkita, ah!”

    “OO, nga Manong…..ganda ng suot mong kana, ah….siguro Armani yan, ano.”

    “Regalo sa akin yan ng Presidente ng Taiwan!”

    • Karabukov

      Separated at birth.

  • disqusted0fu

    What other leaders could learn from Pnoy is that all it takes to be a “good leader” in the public eyes is you have to be popular. And you do that by mind conditioning. Controlling media is one of the most important keys. Once it is established, you can be erring in your job all you want and you will still have your people’s support.

  • Ako_Hiking

    Aquino is back at these international forums begging for investors to invest in the country. But it seems regardless of the figures and upgrades being revealed, no major foreign investor has decided to drop their investments in the Philippines. It’s great that the economy is growing but Aquino’s only contribution to the economic growth is that he jailed the person who initiated the growth.

  • w33k3nd3r

    Make electricity cheaper and stop fooling around with the Lopezes!

  • jpastor

    “President Aquino said the Philippines had a lot of advantages to offer investors, citing its abundant natural resources,…”

    I thought the Chinese is now sucking our minerals out of PH? They also creates havoc on our environment…I suggest the President look closer into the Chinese companies (with Pinoys as fronts..) doing mining here and disregards environmental laws.

    http //newsinfo inquirer net/413839/fishers-wage-war-for-hidden-paradise

  • $2931613

    While the chinese president meets with obama.. Our very own visits an unknown president of an unkown country.. Lol



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