ASEAN 2015 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on ASEAN 2015


ASEAN leaders launch single market community

Nov 22, 2015 - 1:45 PM

ASEAN chairman Malaysian PM Najib Razak says: We now have to ensure that we create a truly single market and production base with freer movement of goods and services

'HISTORIC MILESTONE.' Leaders of the 10-member ASEAN sign the declaration establishing the ASEAN Community on December 31, 2015.

What will sustain PH momentum come ASEAN integration?

Sep 10, 2015 - 6:00 PM

To sustain its economic momentum the Philippines will have to address low productivity a problem that plagues most Southeast Asian countries says McKinsey Company s Oliver Tonby

TIME FOR SHARED PROSPERITY. Despite the Philippines’ status as one of the fastest-growing economies Asia, McKinsey & Company's Oliver Tonby says about a quarter of Filipinos still live in poverty. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

How the millennial consumer is reshaping the PH economy

Aug 26, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Maybank says the Philippines young population and declining fertility rate will lead to an increase in the number of working adults who will drive domestic demand and spur economic growth

THE LATTE GENERATION. The ubiquitous coffee place is the start of the Millennial workforce's expanding consumption trends, which in turn is reshaping the Philippine economy. Shutterstock photo

Rappler, AIM team up to raise awareness on ASEAN integration

Jun 19, 2015 - 10:15 AM

Rappler and AIM will work on a series of stories to explain to readers how ASEAN integration will affect them

TEAMING UP. From left to write, AIM's Dr Federico Macaranas and Dr Jikyeong Kang, and Rappler's Maria Ressa and Glenda Gloria sign a Memorandum of Understanding to publish content on ASEAN integration. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

ADB, DBP to advise gov't on PPP deal

May 15, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The Philippine government gets help from Asian Development Bank for the biggest public private partnership deal thus far: the 3 8 billion South Line of North South Railway Project

Links between the southern provinces and the Capital will mean more people can reap the rewards of the country’s strong economic growth, Ryuichi Kaga, head of ADB’s PPP Office, says. File photo by PPP Center

10th ASEAN Leaderspeak: ASEAN's cultural heritage through design and innovation

May 11, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Experts spell out issues and outline ways to prime up the textile and apparel sector’s readiness in response to the ASEAN Economic Community

Photo courtesy Asian Institute of Management ASEAN 2015 Project

9th ASEAN Leaderspeak: Educating ASEAN on marine and coastal management

Apr 23, 2015 - 12:15 PM

Distinguished scientists from the California Academy of Sciences CAS share their insights on citizen science as a new initiative for protecting and conserving essential marine and coastal areas

Dr. Terry Gosliner, Dr. Meg Burke, and Dr. Richard Mooi at the 9th ASEAN Leaderspeak at the Asian Institute of Management. Image courtesy AIM

5 hal yang perlu diketahui soal Masyarakat Ekonomi ASEAN 2015

Apr 08, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Masyarakat Ekonomi ASEAN 2015 dimulai akhir tahun ini Banyak yang belum paham apa peluang dan ancaman pasar yang terintegrasi Siapa pemenang siapa yang kalah?

Pemimpin negara-negara ASEAN bergandengan tangan di Myanmar bulan Mei 2014. Foto oleh Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

8th ASEAN Leaderspeak Series: The ASEAN Woman Leader

Mar 03, 2015 - 7:21 PM

Sandy Sanchez Montano the First ASEAN Woman Leader Awardee is featured at the 8th ASEAN Leaderspeak Series entitled The ASEAN Woman Leader

Ms Sandy Sanchez-Montano delivering her Keynote Message at the 8th ASEAN Leaderspeak event. Image courtesy Asian Institute of Management

PH to host 2014 ASEAN Schools Games

Nov 05, 2014 - 2:39 PM

The emphasis for the ASEAN Schools Games is on discipline solidarity and all the values we get [which are] inherent in all these sports

PHILIPPINE EAGLE. The national bird of the Philippines, the eagle, is the inspiration for the 2014 ASEAN Schools Games' mascot. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

ASEAN economic integration should be climate-resilient

Sep 22, 2014 - 8:25 PM

ASEAN countries integrate economic policies but not policies that affected society such as how to stop global warming or protect the environment advocates say

World Bank: Broaden base, simplify taxes to boost revenues

Aug 08, 2014 - 1:28 PM

The multilateral agency also urges the government to rationalize fiscal incentives ahead of the 2015 ASEAN integration

Basic sectors need help in ASEAN integration - exec

Aug 07, 2014 - 11:30 AM

A top executive of Jollibee Foods says Philippine businesses are ready for an integrated economy by 2015 but warns of backlash from vulnerable sectors like agriculture and labor

'ASEAN integration to prepare PH for Trans-Pacific Partnership'

Jul 15, 2014 - 9:28 PM

The US government reaffirms its support as the country gears up for the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015 the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry says

Q&A: JAZA on PH economy, ASEAN 2015

May 30, 2014 - 3:18 PM

For Ayala Corporation chairman and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala the outlook is bright for the nation as well as for the region

BULLISH. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala talks to Rappler during the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Makati. Photo by Rappler

Indonesia's Chairul Tanjung: Key is a 'sharing and caring' ASEAN

May 23, 2014 - 7:51 PM

Indonesian Coordinating Economic Minister Chairul Tanjung assesses how prepared Indonesia is for the ASEAN economic community

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May 22, 2014 - 11:58 PM

PH takes spotlight at WEF 2014 Experts officials gear up for ASEAN economic integration Thai military declares coup

Winners and losers in ASEAN 2015

Apr 06, 2014 - 10:37 AM

A number of ASEAN firms are taking steps towards grabbing opportunities that ASEAN 2015 could bring but some sectors also stand to lose out

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Apr 01, 2014 - 4:46 PM

The one party Communist state of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is currently among the rising economies in Southeast Asia


Apr 01, 2014 - 8:36 AM

Thailand is a dream for any traveller but it s again mired in political unrest


Apr 01, 2014 - 8:35 AM

Know more about the Philippines Asia s hidden gem and rising tiger


Apr 01, 2014 - 8:35 AM

After historic reforms Myanmar – the former pariah state – is now at the center of political and economic interest in the region


Apr 01, 2014 - 8:34 AM

Get to know Malaysia a multicultural nation that touts itself as truly Asia


Apr 01, 2014 - 8:33 AM

Learn more about landlocked Laos a resource rich Southeast Asian nation still finding its way towards economic progress


Apr 01, 2014 - 8:32 AM

Indonesia is a country with a rich history and an emerging market economy that is leading among Southeast Asian nations


Apr 01, 2014 - 8:31 AM

Cambodia is a country of centuries old temples and a growing economy

Brunei Darussalam

Apr 01, 2014 - 8:31 AM

Get to know Brunei Darussalam Southeast Asia s abode of peace and the region s only remaining absolute monarchy

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Apr 01, 2014 - 8:30 AM

From a sleepy colonial backwater to one of the world s richest and most cosmopolitan cities tiny Singapore has come a long way

FIRST WORLD SKYLINE. The skyline of Singapore at night, 5 April 2013. KD Suarez/Rappler

UP school calendar shift: Who benefits?

Feb 28, 2014 - 10:45 AM

Two UP Diliman professors believe the calendar shift only benefits a minority of the academic community

PUP holds 4th Annual HR Students Convention

Feb 27, 2014 - 12:12 PM

PUP s College of Business Administration hosts its 4th Annual HR Convention on March 3 5

UP Diliman faculty to vote on calendar shift

Feb 24, 2014 - 4:56 PM

UP Diliman will issue a decision on the academic calendar shift after a 3 day faculty referendum and survey

PROTEST. Faculty members of UP Diliman who are against the calendar shift writes their protest on an Oblation model. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

UST school opening in July

Feb 11, 2014 - 1:46 PM

The shift staring school year 2014 2015 will be a gradual transition to a much later date says UST

Poe: Is PH business ready for ASEAN integration?

Jan 14, 2014 - 5:10 PM

The senator says legislation may be needed to protect local industries as the Philippines prepares for ASEAN economic integration in 2015

Luistro: 'No compelling reason' for school calendar shift

Jan 07, 2014 - 6:02 PM

The education chief gives 4 reasons Philippine primary and secondary schools are fine with a June March academic year

SEPTEMBER OPENING? Education Secretary Armin Luistro says the department is still open to the idea even if there is no compelling reason to push for a shift in academic calendar. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

CHED: School calendar shift not for all

Jan 04, 2014 - 6:21 PM

At least 3 universities aim to implement the shift this school year but CHED doubts this will push through

FURTHER STUDY. CHED Chairperson Dr Patricia Licuanan creates a technical working group that will study academic calendar shifts further. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

5 leaps in 2013 that make PH education promising

Dec 31, 2013 - 8:30 AM

From K to 12 to the collective awareness of the prospects of ASEAN 2015 here are 5 leaps the country has made in education this 2013

ASEAN youth: aspirations and opportunities

Dec 08, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Members of the ASEAN youth must always be hopeful yet critical and watchful yet engaged

PH basic education: 'Cramming' toward ASEAN 2015

Dec 03, 2013 - 3:43 PM

The PH schools should be ready both ways – so it can send students to other ASEAN schools and be absorbed easily and to be ready to accept int l students

Aquino appoints new CHED commissioners

Sep 26, 2013 - 8:09 PM

The appointment of Dr Minella Alarcon and Dr Alex Brillantes Jr comes as the commission prepares for the ASEAN 2015 and tries to restructure higher education in the country

PH sugar exports to US to run short

May 09, 2013 - 8:15 AM

Changes are coming for the sugar industry when a Southeast Asian regional free trade area is implemented from 2015

ASEAN IMPACT. Changes in the trade with the US are expected involving sugar farms, like this shown in Visayas region in the Philippines. Photo by AFP

Higher education: Matching skills with jobs

Feb 09, 2013 - 11:24 PM

Improving the quality of education so graduates are able to successfully contribute to the workforce is the ultimate goal of the Higher Education Productivity Project