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PH gets Singapore backing in sea dispute


The Philippines welcomed on Wednesday Singapore’s statement emphasizing the rule of law towards resolving territorial disputes in the South China Sea, reflecting the neighboring city-state’s support for the country’s call to peacefully settle the issue amid escalating tensions with China.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Control dengue-causing mosquitoes, WHO tells SEA countries

Aedes aegypti mosquito

A key to reducing dengue fever cases is controlling the reproduction of mosquitoes that cause the disease, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) official who participated in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) conference on dengue here last week.

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

PH risks losing more professionals to higher-paying jobs in Asean by 2015

A typical scene at a job fair in the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines may lose an even bigger chunk of its skilled labor force to neighbors in Association of Southeast Asian Nations, where workers get paid better when the region’s economic integration goes on full swing at end-2015, according to the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (Ecop).

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

PH, Vietnam urge strong Asean action vs China

ASEAN TIES  President Aquino (right) links arms with his counterparts during the opening of the 24th Asean Summit in Burma (Myanmar). With him are (from left) Laos Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Cambodia Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen, Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak, Burma President U Thein Sein, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Phongthepth Epkanjana and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.  MALACAÑANG PHOTO

Disturbed by China’s “gunboat diplomacy,’’ some leaders from Southeast Asia pressed the regional bloc to form a more united stand if only to maintain its relevance.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

China tops Asean agenda

Graphic on contested claims in the South China Sea, President Benigno Aquino III (inset). AFP FILE PHOTOS

President Benigno Aquino III on Saturday vowed to press anew for the rule of law in resolving territorial conflicts at the annual gathering of Southeast Asian leaders, which opens here Sunday amid a surge of tensions in the South China Sea.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »