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Cayetano calls Duterte drug war 'rule of law campaign'

Sep 24, 2017 - 8:20 AM

'We refuse to just watch and do nothing as the Philippines becomes a narco-state and as we lose a whole generation to narcotics,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano in a speech in New York

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter, in his speech during an event at the Asia Society on New York City on September 21, 2017, enumerates the various problems that have hounded the country during the past administration citing that development has been mostly centered in Metro Manila, while issuing authorities of government have the so-called 'incentive attitude' where they fulfill their functions when they receive incentives. He also pointed out that there have been lapses in planning which have led to poor decision-making. The Foreign Affairs Secretary then stated that the main objective of the Duterte administration. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ex-DFA spokesman named Ambassador of the Year in Korea

Dec 21, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The 60 year old Asia Society hails Ambassador Raul Hernandez for helping boost ties between the Philippines and Korea

HAILED IN KOREA. Philippine Ambassador to Korea Raul Hernandez receives the 2016 Ambassador of the Year Award from Asia Society on December 9, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Philippine embassy in Korea

Senator Bam Aquino calls on public to fight misinformation online

Dec 09, 2016 - 8:51 AM

Senator Aquino also cautioned against the spread of fake news on a large scale at a forum organized by the Asia Society and INCITEGov

KEYNOTE. Senator Bam Aquino says government needs to be more open in sharing information to the public. Photo by Patricia Coronel/Asia Society

Asia Society hosts forum on government, media, citizen action in an open society

Nov 29, 2016 - 3:11 PM

The December 5 forum features keynote speeches from Senator Bam Aquino analyst Karim Raslan and Facebook s Elizabeth Hernandez

Asia Society’s Transparency 5.0: From Theory to Action

Nov 17, 2016 - 1:31 PM

Asia Society and INCITEGov will host a multi sectoral forum on social media technology and governance on December 5

Chinese pouring billions into US real estate – study

May 16, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Their 5 year investment total is more than 110 billion according to the Asia Society and Rosen Consulting Group

epa04007542 A general view of 157 West 57th Street in New York, New York, USA, 03 January 2014. The building which stands 90 storys or 306 meters (1,004 feet tall) will be the tallest residential building in the New York City. EPA/JASON SZENES

Josette Sheeran on the 'APEC divide' from both extremes

Nov 21, 2015 - 10:25 AM

UPDATED The former head of the World Food Programme and vice chairman of the World Economic Forum provides an insight into the relevance of high level summits like APEC

APEC 2015: Micro enterprises, innovation take center stage

Nov 17, 2015 - 9:00 PM

The people behind AirAsia Asia Society Care com Uber and other innovative thinkers share their thoughts with budding entrepreneurs at the 2015 APEC SME summit

Manny Pacquiao is Asia Game Changer of the Year

Oct 13, 2015 - 12:38 PM

The award describes me as a world famous boxer and humanitarian force It makes me sound like a superhero But I am not In reality I am but a man blessed by God

The 'golden' age of the Philippines, rediscovered

Sep 05, 2015 - 5:07 PM

The Philippine Gold exhibition travels to New York but there s still plenty to see here in the Philippines

Photo courtesy of Ayala Museum

Filipino-French civic leader Henry Motte-Muñoz named Asia 21 Young Leader

Jul 15, 2015 - 5:16 PM

UPDATED He follows one of the first few Filipino awardees Paolo Benigno Bam Aquino IV currently the youngest member of the Philippine Senate

No right of reply in consolidated FOI bill

Dec 02, 2014 - 5:22 PM

Most politicians who push for the right of reply are afraid that the proposed bill will be used against them by the media according to the bill s authors

Transparency 3.0 FOI: Asian perspectives, PH impact

Nov 26, 2014 - 4:07 PM

The forum will tackle the current FOI legislation and prospective implementation in the Philippines Discussions will also be focused on the experiences of India and Indonesia

Impact Accelerator launched in the Philippines

Nov 03, 2014 - 4:37 PM

The launch is perfectly timed when social enterprises are rapidly growing and socially minded entrepreneurs are working to address challenges across various sectors

Understanding the future of ASEAN business

Oct 17, 2014 - 12:22 PM

Press release: On October 21 speakers at Part 2: Business of ASEAN will discuss the impact of the ASEAN Economic community on SMEs and provide a practical learning session on how businesses and individuals can prepare

HIGHLIGHTS: Disaster recovery and resilient cities

Mar 12, 2014 - 11:59 AM

Rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson Indonesian Senior Minister Kuntoro Mangkusubroto and former Christchurch New Zealand mayor Bob Parker discuss resilient cities

Iran's Rouhani promises 'good faith' in nuclear talks

Sep 27, 2013 - 6:43 AM

Iran President Hassan Rouhani says Iran is committed to negotiations on its nuclear program in good faith after recent high level talks

IN GOOD FAITH. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani arrives to give a speech at an Asia Society event on the sidelines of the 68th United Nations General Assembly, in New York, September 26, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand

Why the country needs universal health care

May 01, 2013 - 9:11 AM

The government plays an important role in the realization of UHC in the country Civil society could only do so much and lobby for it

Brilliant Asian Americans face 'bamboo ceiling'

Jun 12, 2012 - 2:04 PM

Asian Americans don t really see themselves as belonging to corporate America even though they are very successful

[Movies] Asian films converge in Manila

May 11, 2012 - 1:59 PM

Film lovers get another treat as multi awarded Asian films from 8 countries gather in Manila

ANOTHER DOG STORY. Yesterday, there was 'Hachiko.' Today, there's 'Wanko.' Catch him at the Asian Film Festival at Shang Mall Cineplex.