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Canada designates PH ‘country of focus’

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Department of Foreign Affairs building. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In an effort to boost bilateral relations, Canada has designated the Philippines as a “country of focus” or a priority beneficiary of its international development assistance program, the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Wide Asia support for US despite China rise–survey

In this May 16, 2014 file photo, Vietnamese expatriates and Filipinos display placards as they join together in a rally in front of the Chinese Consulate at the financial district of Makati city to protest the recent moves by China to construct an oil rig near the Vietnamese-claimed Paracels off the contested Spratlys group of islands and shoals in the South China Sea. Policymakers in most Asian countries support a robust US role in the region even though many expect China to become the most dominant power, a survey said Thursday, June 5.  AP

Policymakers in most Asian countries support a robust US role in the region even though many expect China to become the most dominant power, a survey said Thursday.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ recovery gets Canada boost

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Canadian Ambassador to Manila Neil Reeder: Helping attract investments and create jobs. FILE PHOTO

Tourist destinations damaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda will receive support in their efforts at recovery through a three-year Canadian government program that seeks to boost local economic activity.

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Canadian lawmaker cites PH’s ‘impressive’ growth

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Taking a fresh look at the host of the World Economic Forum on East Asia (WEF-EA), a Canadian parliamentarian sees things beyond the corruption scandals now hounding the country and notes how the Philippines has managed to post “impressive” growth over the last decade.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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

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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 »

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