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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 »

Indonesia president here for state visit

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, right, walks beside Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the Philippine International Convention Center as part of the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Manila, Philippines on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Yudhoyono is in the country for a state visit, during which he is expected to sign an agreement settling a 20-year-old maritime boundary dispute with the Philippines.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono arrived in the country Thursday for a state visit, during which he is expected to sign an agreement settling a 20-year-old maritime boundary dispute with the Philippines.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in 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 »

Vietnam’s PM: China conflict threatens flow of goods, growth in region

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Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung gave strong words on Thursday against the conflict brewing between China and other claimant nations in East and South China Sea.

Posted: May 22nd, 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 »

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