economic integration - updates

Rappler's latest stories on economic integration


Bill on job-skills mismatch hurdles final reading in Senate

Dec 12, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Senate Bill 1456 or the proposed Philippine Qualifications Framework Act aims to bring together labor market and education stakeholders to craft an integrated system that prevents job-skills mismatch

JOB FAIR. Thousands of job seekers troop the Quezon City Hall on Labor Day, May 1, to seek for job opportunities at the DOLE's Job Fair. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Civic groups offer 10 recommendations to make ASEAN inclusive

Nov 14, 2017 - 3:56 PM

ASEAN civil society groups say that the protection of human rights in the region is 'inadequate'

#AdCampXVI: Bringing local brands to the global stage

Apr 06, 2016 - 1:32 PM

Localize to globalize? Get insights at this year s Advertising Camp in Iloilo

N. Mindanao MSMEs should get halal certification – DTI

Dec 12, 2015 - 12:41 PM

Region 10 or Northern Mindanao has the third highest production volume for poultry in the country and is the only one outside Luzon

ASEAN MARKET. DTI says for Northern Mindanao food products to be competitive in the growing market, MSMEs must aim for the Halal certification. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

PH's economic zones yet to benefit from spillover – ADB

Dec 08, 2015 - 8:30 PM

The success in ASEAN is also limited largely due to lack of linkages to the wider economy

SPILLOVERS. While the Philippines has been able to attract foreign direct investments in its zones, it "still needs to enhance benefits of technological spillovers and agglomeration – especially since enacting its more comprehensive 1995 Special Economic Zone policy," the Asian Development Bank (ADB) says. Image from ADB's website

PH tax system turns off foreign investors – Binay

Oct 07, 2015 - 5:52 PM

The Vice President says lower income tax rates will draw more foreign investments resulting in more jobs for the people and more revenues for the government

Binay on ASEAN integration: Growth meaningless if it benefits only the rich

Sep 29, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The poor stand to become poorer if they have no access to basic opportunities that middle and high income earners take for granted the Vice President says at the 2nd ASEAN Fixed Income Summit

MEANINGLESS. In his speech at the 2nd ASEAN Fixed Income Summit on Monday, September 28, 2015, Vice President Jejomar Binay says, “I believe growth is meaningless if it does not redound to the good of everyone, or at least, to the greater number."

Is Nanay Tess' bagoong ready for ASEAN integration?

Jun 14, 2015 - 8:33 PM

Will a borderless economic community by yearend hurt or benefit microenterprises in the Philippines like Nanay Tess bagoong business?

SMELL OF SUCCESS. Teresita Valdez aims to be the country's no.1 bagoong exporter. The photo from Citi Philippines shows Valdez and her husband overlooking the operations of their bagoong factory

AEC 2015: Will PH firms be market disruptors?

May 21, 2015 - 10:28 AM

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

READY OR NOT. Is the Philippines ready for the upcoming ASEAN economic community? File photo by Rappler

ASEAN 2015 'losers': Vulnerable sectors

Mar 18, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Experts say even the ASEAN integration should take the route of inclusive growth or else it will do more damage than good

INCLUSIVE INTEGRATION. Big pharmaceuticals will 'swallow' smaller players in the health sector if the ASEAN economic integration does not take the route of inclusive growth. Sari-sari store file photo by Rappler, factory file photo by Jay Directo/AFP

ASEAN integration and better opportunities in PH

Mar 18, 2015 - 8:55 AM

Will the ASEAN integration and its promise of better opportunities keep highly skilled Filipinos from leaving the Philippines?

BETTER OPPORTUNITIES. Filipinos view job opening advertisements during a job fair, coinciding with the Independence Day celebration at the Rizal park in Manila, Philippines, June 12, 2014. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Carmen's Best ice cream ready to go ASEAN

Feb 03, 2015 - 6:42 PM

Founder Paco Magsaysay explains why his ice cream is so good and why he s got big dreams for ASEAN economic integration

Youth turn to blogging to discuss ASEAN issues

Nov 26, 2014 - 5:13 PM

In a social media led event called Blogged In: ASEAN youth from across Southeast Asia spread awareness about ASEAN integration

YOUTH BLOGGERS. About 100 youth bloggers flock at the A_Space Manila for Blogged In ASEAN, discussing pertinent issues in the region using social media. All photos by Anthony Esguerra/ Rappler

DOH shakeup, Binay 'unli-greed,' Ozone disco fire | The wRap

Nov 20, 2014 - 9:00 PM

Acting health secretary Janet Garin is under fire for the agency’s revamp Senator Trillanes says Vice President Binay is in panic mode 18 years after the Ozone Disco fire owners and officials are sentenced to jail

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

Better 'branding' needed for ASEAN, says AirAsia CEO

May 22, 2014 - 8:14 PM

What does ASEAN mean to any person out on the street in Makati right now? Probably zero AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes says

PH 'well situated' to take advantage of ASEAN integration

May 20, 2014 - 5:50 AM

But it must address the weaknesses of some sectors such as manufacturing and agriculture and challenges in energy transport and infrastructure

'ASEAN integration an opportunity, not a threat to PH SMEs'

May 12, 2014 - 2:17 PM

But access to finance remains a daunting challenge

Australian investors on AEC 2015

Apr 08, 2014 - 11:12 AM

What seems clear is that there is significant interest in the potential of the ASEAN Economic Community and that if issues are addressed investors from Australia and other parts of the world will come

Australian business round table. Peter Kerr, NSW director for Asialink is at left.

Is PH ready for Asean 2015?

Apr 30, 2013 - 2:10 AM

Filipino businessmen believe that while there s much to be done the Philippines can still play catch up and be ready for the AEC in 2015

HOPE FOR MANUFACTURING. The country's businessmen are still confident that the Philippines has a fighting chance in successfully integrating into the Asean Economic Community in 2015. Photo by AFP

'Sabah clash has no impact on trade pacts'

Mar 05, 2013 - 6:04 PM

The Asian Development Bank says economic ties in the region have remained resilient despite tensions

MANILA BASED. The Asian Development Bank (ADB), established in 1966, is the only multilateral based in Manila. Photo by Roopak Ramachandran Nair.

Robust growth keeps PH on track to AEC 2015

Oct 23, 2012 - 11:37 AM

The Philippines strong economic growth is paving the way to the country s successful integration into the ASEAN by 2015

PH may not be ready for ASEAN integration - expert

Sep 11, 2012 - 3:52 PM

Former NSCB Secretary General Romulo Virola says there are more bad than good news in the Philippine economy