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Farmers urge ASEAN members to adopt UN Declaration on peasant rights
'We owe it all to the food producers of Southeast Asia to protect their rights,' says Elvira Baladlad of Paragos-Pilipinas, a member of international movement La Via Campesina
PH can be ASEAN model for migration policies – World Bank
A new World Bank study says ASEAN countries should reform their migration policies to boost labor mobility and promote the welfare of migrant workers in the region
Rising migration demands 'roaming' health coverage
ASEAN can be act as a launching pad for roaming coverage as does the EU which allows roaming health coverage for any EU citizen in any EU country
Dennis Uy's Chelsea Logistics wants a bigger pie of 2GO
Chelsea Logistics which aspires to become the prime mover of goods and passengers in the Philippines plans to raise P8 billion via IPO in July
PH to institutionalize business lessons from ASEAN neighbors
Proposed new laws such as the Ease of Doing Business Act aim to put some of the practices learned from successful neighbors like Singapore into law
Why you should care about ASEAN integration
From working or studying abroad to traveling more overseas to having a better job these are ways the ASEAN integration can personally affect you
Chelsea Logistics plans to go public to make the most of ASEAN trade
CLC is the second company under the Udenna Group to go public following the listing of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines in 2007
ASEAN at 50: Golden year or mid-life crisis?
Amid hits and misses ASEAN is still necessary as the issues the region is facing are so huge that no single country could deal with them alone
3 reasons for Canada's renewed interest in Southeast Asia
There is geopolitical significance in what happens within the ASEAN The security profile in the region is significant to Canada says Ambassador Maria Louise Hannan first ever Canadian envoy dedicated to ASEAN
Businessmen hope for simplified processes under Duterte admin
Businessmen are counting on president elect Rodrigo Duterte to convince other cities to copy the Davao City model says business leader Donald Dee
How privilege, power in the economy drive extreme inequality in Asia
Many Asian countries have prospered and created new wealth However this wealth and the prosperity and opportunities that it promises are not being equally shared
Hadapi MEA, pemerintah latih 700 ribu lebih tenaga kerja
Pemerintah serius menyiapkan angkatan kerja agar mampu memimpin persaingan di MEA
5 keterampilan yang harus kamu miliki di era MEA tahun ini
Keterampilan dan kemampuan yang harus kami miliki agar sukses bersaing sesama tenaga kerja dari ASEAN di era MEA
8 profesi yang akan bersaing di Masyarakat Ekonomi ASEAN (MEA)
Delapan profesi yang akan terkena dampak kebijakan pasar bebas yang tertuang dalam ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement MRA
Business in PH: The winners and losers in 2015
With big ticket events like the visit of Pope Francis and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit there were business sectors that gained and lost in 2015
David SyCip: The visionary ideas behind ASEAN integration
UPDATED A look at the ideas that influenced the creation of the ASEAN single market through the thoughts and writings of local visionary David SyCip
ASEAN leaders launch single market community
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
2016 elections not a 'major' concern among PH CEOs
While confidence among APEC CEOs in general is at its lowest in 3 years a survey highlights how Filipino CEOs and business leaderss are more optimistic about the growth prospects in the year ahead
Confidence among APEC CEOs lowest in 3 years
Bottom line pressures free trade national growth – these keep CEOs in the Asia Pacific region on their toes PwC survey shows
How to make a better business community in ASEAN
The fruits of economic growth need to be shared as widely as possible to stem the tide of rising inequality in the region
ASEAN integration: PH energy sector OK, sugarcane industry in trouble
The energy sector stands to benefit from the integration while the sugarcane industry is seen to be adversely affected a former energy undersecretary and lawyer says
Neighbors catching up with PH as ASEAN integration looms
Countries like Vietnam are rapidly catching up with the Philippines which needs to strengthen its manufacturing and its banks as competition for investment intensifies
What will sustain PH momentum come ASEAN integration?
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
Policymakers urged to help SMEs enter global value chains
The entry of more SMEs into global production chains can help develop competitive sectors throughout ASEAN the Asian Development Bank says
Is the Philippine Competition Act really a game-changer?
Conclusion: Lawmakers say the competition law is essential for the economy to reach its next level of growth
ASEAN opens up half the world to PH trade
ASEAN through its Free Trade Agreements with regional powers gives the country the chance to trade to half the world at little to no tariffs
Rappler, AIM team up to raise awareness on ASEAN integration
Rappler and AIM will work on a series of stories to explain to readers how ASEAN integration will affect them
Is Nanay Tess' bagoong ready for ASEAN integration?
Will a borderless economic community by yearend hurt or benefit microenterprises in the Philippines like Nanay Tess bagoong business?
Investing in Mindanao 'key to unlocking' PH growth
Trade Assistant Secretary Ceferino Rodolfo s renews his call for greater investments in Mindanao citing the island s vast and untapped portions of land
Aquino: PH still mulling AIIB invitation
President Benigno Aquino III says the country s bad experience with the Northrail project and its territorial dispute with China have made him think twice about joining the China led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
AEC 2015: Will PH firms be market disruptors?
Businessmen analysts and senior government officials weigh in on how the Philippines will fare once the ASEAN Economic Community comes into force in December and the challenges it has to address now
Is ASEAN meeting targets in services trade liberalization?
[CIRSS Commentaries] Given the robust performance of the services sector and its importance to global and regional economies ASEAN needs to continue to facilitate its services trade
Inclusive growth: Vital for Asia-Pacific sustainable development
‘The Asia Pacific region with its strong growth performance and economic dynamism has achieved a remarkable reduction in extreme poverty along with broader development However much work remains ’
Forbes launches Forbes Philippines
The local edition aims to use its long working cycles to dig deeper into the entrepreneurial aspect of Philippine business
China's island-building to loom large at SE Asia summit
ASEAN states Vietnam the Philippines Malaysia and Brunei claim parts of the strategic South China Sea but Beijing claims nearly all of it and has moved aggressively to back that up
'PH to become a $1 trillion economy by 2029'
UPDATED The IT BPO industry and remittances remain the drivers of growth for the country IHS Asia Pacific chief economist Rajiv Biswas says
HIGHLIGHTS: World Economic Forum on East Asia 2015
Jakarta is hosting the 24th World Economic Forum on East Asia with the theme Anchoring Trust in East Asia’s New Regionalism
Indonesian minister: No language test for expats
It s just discourse that kind of policy will never be implemented
How should Indonesia face the ASEAN Economic Community?
It s important for Indonesia to open its economy but it has to develop local talent and supporting infrastructure
Challenges to Malaysia's 2015 ASEAN chairmanship
[CIRSS Commentaries] Its ability to lead will be tested as it balances to secure the interests of the region along with its national interests
As China slows, try the Philippines?
Some major businesses are finding it slow going and growing in China today
PH prospects ‘positive’ come ASEAN integration
Most investors have higher than ‘excellent’ expectations about the country’s economic performance – which overall is still positive
Aquino to businessmen: 'You ain’t seen nothing yet'
President Benigno Aquino III encourages investors to put their money in the Philippines as he vows to sustain the country s economic growth momentum
ASEAN 2015 'losers': Vulnerable sectors
Experts say even the ASEAN integration should take the route of inclusive growth or else it will do more damage than good
ASEAN integration and better opportunities in PH
Will the ASEAN integration and its promise of better opportunities keep highly skilled Filipinos from leaving the Philippines?
N. Mindanao ready to break into int’l trade?
Opportunities abound in agriculture food processing service related industries and trade infrastructure services
Carmen's Best ice cream ready to go ASEAN
Founder Paco Magsaysay explains why his ice cream is so good and why he s got big dreams for ASEAN economic integration
Why Indonesia wants expats to speak Indonesian or stay away
The chief villains being cited by officials are illegal Chinese workers And the onset of the ASEAN Economic Community
Aquino to ASEAN: SMEs key to economic integration
President Aquino urges the ASEAN Business Advisory Council to guide ASEAN governments in supporting regional small and medium enterprises ahead of 2015
Myanmar welcomes world leaders amid reform worries
Wrangles over the constitution the cramping of media freedom burgeoning Buddhist extremism and anti Muslim violence have taken the sheen off its emergence from isolation