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

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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 »

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

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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 »

Kerry tries to ease Asian territorial disputes

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tried Sunday to calm the brewing storm over territorial disputes in Asian waters, appealing to China and its neighbors to settle their differences and ease tensions.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US plan on sea dispute not tackled at Asean meet

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

Southeast Asian foreign ministers did not discuss a United States proposal for a freeze on provocative acts in the disputed South China Sea, a senior diplomat said, an apparent setback to US efforts to rein in China’s assertive actions.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Row over ‘provocative’ acts looms ahead of Asean talks

In this May 7, 2014 file photo released by Vietnam Coast Guard, a Chinese ship, left, shoots water cannon at a Vietnamese vessel, right, while a Chinese Coast Guard ship, center, sails alongside in the South China Sea, off Vietnam's coast as Chinese ships are ramming at Vietnamese vessels trying to stop Beijing from setting up an oil rig in the sea. AP FILE PHOTO

A US and Southeast Asian push for a freeze in “provocative” acts in disputed waters has set the stage for a showdown with China at a regional security summit, analysts said.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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