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Asean integration does not bode well for PH agriculture, says exec

Hacienda Luisita workers. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Asean economic integration might have dire consequences for Philippine agriculture, which remains largely underdeveloped and “un-mechanized” and is, therefore, ill-equipped to compete in the free market, an undersecretary in the Department of Labor and Employment said here Tuesday.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino to Spain PM: China too aggressive

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III was welcomed by Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos Slinas and Juan Sunye Deputy Chief of Protocol of the ministry of foreign affairs and cooperation upon arrival at Torrejon Airbase in Madrid Spain. Photo By: Gil Nartea/ Malacanang Photo Bureau

President Benigno Aquino III brought to Spain’s attention Monday (Sept. 15) the “increasing pattern of aggressive Chinese behavior” in the South China Sea, calling on Europe to back a Philippine proposal to settle the dispute.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asean media urged to practice ‘peaceful, constructive journalism’

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A Communication University of China official has urged Asean journalists to promote “constructive and peaceful journalism” amid territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

6th Asean School Games to open in Marikina Nov. 29—DepEd


Marikina City and the Department of Education National Capital Region (DepEd-NCR) will play host to the 6th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Schools Games this year.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Lacson: ‘Yolanda’ like a superpower that bullied PH

In this aerial photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, and released by the Philippine Air Force, a ferry boat is seen washed inland from a massive storm surge caused by Typhoon Haiyan, in the city of Tacloban, central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and thousands of people dead. (AP Photo/Philippines Air Force)

Secretary Panfilo Lacson likened super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) to a “world superpower” that is “bullying” any country it wants to, knowing “with certainty that she would not be challenged.”

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »