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World Economic Forum ends; delegates find ‘it’s more fun’ in PH, hard work pays off

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The Co-Chairs of the WEF on East Asia pose during the opening plenary press briefing Thursday. MATIKAS SANTOS/Inquirer.net

After two days of discussions on economic issues, the more than 600 delegates of the World Economic Forum (WEF) will go home having learned that it’s more fun in the Philippines and that anything can be achieved through hard work.

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

Aquino says anti-corruption drive freed up resources for Filipinos

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President Benigno S. Aquino III . GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III said on Wednesday that anti-corruption efforts by his government freed up resources that were now being used to “invest” on the Filipinos.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

The new slave masters

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FILE PHOTO

Hired household help is a common practice across the world. Depending on one’s location and disposable income, the options may include a teenage babysitter, “aunty” from the village, the au-pair exchange student or a foreign domestic worker (FDW).

Posted: May 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Vietnam leader in PH for World Economic Forum

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Nguyen Tan Dung

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung arrived at the Villamor Airbase on Wednesday noon to attend the World Economic Forum being held here for the first time.

Posted: May 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino, Vietnam premier likely to touch on China in WEF talks—Palace

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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 Friday, May 16, 2014. The protesters, led by Philippine Congressman Walden Bello, claimed that Vietnam and the Philippines are "natural allies as both countries suffered the same territorial struggles against China."  JOAN BONDOC

China’s growing aggressiveness in the South China Sea is expected to top discussions between President Benigno Aquino III and visiting Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung this week.

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

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