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32's Anniversary Report

Views on Investments and Indus

January 26, 2015
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With a growth forecast of 6.4%, the highest among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-6 (Asean-6) member states, investments in key sectors will continue to flow into the country as the Philippine economy maintains its robust expansion this year.

The Advent of the Asean Econom

January 26, 2015
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Asean represents a total market of some 600 million people of which about 83 percent live outside of the Philippines. This translates to at least 500 million new potential buyers and consumers of Philippine products. The AEC could expand the country’s GDP by 7.5 percent by 2025 and lead to a net gain of 3.1 million jobs. With Filipinos on average about 23 years old, we are on the verge of a demographic “sweet spot” where majority of our population would be entering the workforce and experiencing higher incomes. The cumbersome registration process required to avail of major incentives is now a thing of the past as the DTI is now the agency to register BMBEs

‘Skills challenge’ seen with f

January 26, 2015
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BEGINNING 2016, professionals from ASEAN countries will have greater mobility to work within the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). 

AI impact on workers

January 26, 2015
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Asean‘s labor force is large and growing.  In 2005, it stood at about 275.8 million and it is expected to increase by around 55 million, or 19.8 per cent, between 2005 and 2015.

Ph telecom players tap Asean

by Myla Iglesias on January 26, 2015
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THE country’s two major telecom players, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. and Globe Telecom Inc., are ready to compete with regional telecom players through further expansion of the e-commerce and mobile payments services in Asean.


January 26, 2015
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We, the Ministers of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (hereinafter referred to as “ASEAN”), namely Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, and Japan (hereinafter referred to as “ASEAN-Japan”), gathered in Tokyo, Japan on 12 and 13 September 2013, the 40th year of the ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation for the ASEAN-Japan Ministerial Policy Meeting on Cybersecurity Cooperation.

Taxation in Asean

by ANGELA CELIS on January 26, 2015
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ECONOMIES in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations need not have uniform tax rates in order to benefit from  integration under the Asean Economic Community (AEC), the country’s chief economist said.

Challenges on energy in Asean

by Jed Macapagal on January 26, 2015
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THE PHILIPPINES must do solid efforts in order to cope with the challenges and reap the benefits of the Asean economic integration that will be implemented starting at the end of 2015.

Summary of the 2nd Energy Outl

January 26, 2015
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(Highlights of the Asean Centre for Energy (ACE) and the IEEJ  2nd Asean Energy Outlook, 2009 on energy and CO2 emission outlook in the next two and a half decades)

Stronger SMEs with integration

by Irma Isip on January 26, 2015
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Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) accounted for 99.6% of total establishments and 65% of total employment in the country. They also generated 35.7% of the country’s total value added. 
(Directory of Outstanding Asean SMEs 2015)


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Column of the Day

Facebook + Vera Files + Rappler = Truth?

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | April 25,2018
‘Vera Files and Rappler’s claim to glory--their membership in The Poynter, an alcohol industry-funded journalism institute. Some conflict of mores and ethos!’

Opinion of the Day

Is Filipino diet healthy?

By Philip Chua | April 26, 2018
‘Our children should be taught by our example that health and well-being, prevention of illnesses, and longevity are all achievable through living a healthy lifestyle.’