Latest Stories
Home » ASEAN You are browsing entries tagged with “ASEAN”

Asian leaders see need for unity amid disputes

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. AP FILE PHOTO

Southeast Asian defense leaders pointed to Russia’s recent annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula as one example of why the Pacific nations must be more unified in the face of territorial disputes, US officials said on Thursday at the close of a three-day meeting.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US urges Asean armies to prepare for more natural disasters

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. AP FILE PHOTO

US officials on Wednesday offered to help Asean countries prepare for the devastating effects of climate change, urging stronger cooperation among armies and emergency agencies.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino, Tan strengthen ties between PH and Singapore

President Benigno Aquino III. AP

The Philippines has strengthened its defense and cooperation ties with Singapore amid the maritime dispute between the Philippines and other Asian countries with China.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asean, US defense ministers look for lessons from MH370 search

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) listens to Malaysian Defence Minister and acting transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein (R) during a welcoming reception for Southeast Asian defense ministers April 1, 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Secretary Hagel is in Hawaii to host a meeting of defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on April 1 to 3. AP

The specter of missing Flight MH370 will loom over a meeting of US and Asean defense ministers Wednesday, as they discuss how to improve their response to natural disasters and emergencies.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH planes, ships still have no sighting of missing Malaysian jet

In this photo released by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, a patrol vessel of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency searches for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane off Tok Bali Beach in Kelantan, Malaysia, Sunday, March 9, 2014. AP

Two military planes and three ships have scoured a vast portion of the West Philippine Sea over the weekend, but have failed to detect any sign of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Sunday.

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

PH has backing of Vietnam, Malaysia vs China’s sea claims

Vietnamese Ambassador Truong Trieu Duong (right) expresses support for the Philippines in its maritime dispute with China in the West Philippines Sea in a courtesy call to Vice President Jejomar Binay on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

Vietnam and Malaysia are supporting the Philippines in its maritime dispute against China in the West Philippine Sea, Vice President Jejomar Binay said in a statement Thursday.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US ambassador Goldberg pushes code of conduct between Asean, China

US Ambassador-Designate to the Philippines, Philip Goldberg.  PHOTO FROM STATE.GOV

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and China should come up with a code of conduct that would provide a peaceful, rules-based resolution to the conflicting claims over the South China Sea, US Ambassador Philip Goldberg said Saturday.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asean, Australia to mark 40 years of partnership

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. INQUIRER / AFP PHOTOS

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and Australia will mark 40 years of their successful dialogue partnership through an official launch of the Asean-Australia 40th Anniversary Commemoration on Feb. 20 at The Peninsula Manila Hotel in Makati City.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Tobacco’s influence on PH gov’t noted

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (Seatca), a coalition of regional advocates for tobacco control, released on Monday the findings of its first-ever Tobacco Industry Interference Index which was aimed at understanding how tobacco companies influence government policies affecting their industry.

How far can the tobacco industry interfere in the government’s tobacco control measures?

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asean-China groups keep friendship hopes alive

ASEAN leaders hold hands for a photo session of Japan-ASEAN Commemorative Summit at Akasaka State Guesthouse in Tokyo on December 13, 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

Despite the constant bickering of Southeast Asian and Chinese leaders over territorial issues, China-Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) friendship organizations have reaffirmed their commitment to promote, deepen and strengthen “mutual exchanges and cooperation.”

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



  • 22 houses destroyed, 3 hurt as violent wind storm hits village
  • 242 out of 438 pass board tests for chemical engineers
  • Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  • 5 OFWs from Negros quarantined for MERS-CoV tests
  • Release of village chief’s truck caught carrying illegal logs slammed
  • Sports

  • Jackson finds second wind to push Meralco past Rain or Shine
  • NLEX fights off Derulo Accelero to remain unbeaten
  • Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  • Power Pinays rip Singapore to enter quarters in Asian volley tilt
  • PBA D-League: Waves edge skidding Superchargers
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Arrest warrants out vs. Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, et al over serious illegal detention
  • Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Business

  • Oil prices to go up on supply concerns, optimism on US rebound
  • Century Pacific Food sets IPO price at P13.75 per share
  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • QC woman who flew in from Middle East tests negative for MERS-CoV
  • DFA, DOH urge OFWs not to panic over MERS-Cov
  • Balikatan could spoil peace talks, says militant group
  • DFA officers hold workshop on aiding human traffic victims
  • Canada in communication with PH on toxic wastes
  • Marketplace