ASEAN Integration

Pandemic setbacks could prompt PHL review of ASEAN integration goals

Published by rudy Date posted on January 30, 2022

January 30, 2022 | 10:32 pm THE PHILIPPINES could call for revisions in a region-wide economic integration plan after the pandemic affected its growth trajectory, the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said in a report. In a research paper, How Does the Philippines Fare in Meeting the ASEAN Economic Community Vision 2025?, PIDS said…

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TVET relevant with ASEAN integration

Published by rudy Date posted on June 30, 2016

By Ramon Efren Lazaro (The Philippine Star), June 30, 2016, http://www.philstar.com/campus/education/2016/06/30/1598049/tvet-relevant-asean-integration CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, Philippines – Job opportunities and prospects for graduates of technical-vocational education and training (TVET) were highlighted in a forum at Fontana Hotel in this Freeport recently.

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News Analysis: ASEAN economic integration: its impact on the Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on November 5, 2015

MANILA, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) — In any major undertaking, especially if it involves countries with different economic structures and stages of development, there is bound to be different views and expectations. While the Philippine government is enthusiastic about the benefits that the country can get from the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by…

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What will sustain PH momentum come ASEAN integration?

Published by rudy Date posted on September 10, 2015

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 MANILA, Philippines – Cutting bureaucreatic red tape, stepping up long-term urban planning, and adopting disruptive technology will help the Philippines overcome the risk posed by low productivity and…

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How ready is PH economy for ASEAN integration?

Published by rudy Date posted on September 7, 2015

Despite the Philippine’s resilience against global risks, time is still ticking for the country to align policies to help it compete with ASEAN peers as the region integrates by the end of the year. Hans Vriens, managing partner of Vriens and Partners based in Singapore, says one cannot generalize in this market and that there…

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PHL on track toward ASEAN economic integration – DTI

Published by rudy Date posted on July 22, 2015

The Philippines is now equipped for the economic integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year, according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

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Are we prepared for Asean integration?

Published by rudy Date posted on July 20, 2015

BY the end of this year, the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will proceed with regional integration by creating the single-market Asean Economic Community (AEC).

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Agriculture key to Asean integration, says group

Published by rudy Date posted on June 25, 2015

The country’s readiness for Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) integration hinges on how the next Philippine leaders would treat the agriculture sector, according to a group of vegetable farmers and traders.

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Fair Competition Act to boost PHL readiness for ASEAN integration

Published by rudy Date posted on June 12, 2015

Senate President Franklin Drilon expressed confidence Friday that the country’s preparedness for the ASEAN market integration has stepped up another notch with the Congress’ ratification of the Philippine Competition Act or the Anti-Trust Law.

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‘Many PH firms not ready for ASEAN integration’

Published by rudy Date posted on June 12, 2015

As regional economic integration nears, Philippine businesses need to go digital and interactively engage with their market, says ABS-CBN’s chief digital officer Donald Lim MANILA, Philippines – With about 6 months to go before the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) integration kicks in, many Philippine companies, especially in the manufacturing sector, are still unprepared…

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ASEAN integration seen to increase demand for high-skilled Pinoys

Published by rudy Date posted on April 27, 2015

BAGUIO CITY – The forthcoming integration of the 10-member ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) can increase the demand for high-skilled Filipino workers abroad. Ma. Victoria Españo, chairperson and chief executive officer of Punongbayan & Araullo, said there will be a free flow of professional services through mutual recognition agreements (MRA) due to AEC. “I think it…

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Asean Integration! Prospects for Peace and Global Education

Published by rudy Date posted on April 25, 2015

TO begin with, let me set my assumptions straight. “Strictly foreign policy” is non-existent, anti-thesis and non-sequitur in a highly interdependent world in the 21st century. In fact, foreign policy is simply a function and extension of domestic policy in the pursuit of national interest and mobilization of national potential. In this regard, national interest…

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Economic growth, Asean integration to fuel Philippine property boom

Published by rudy Date posted on April 13, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – The property market remains strong across all sectors as top developers continue to expand due to the sustained growth of the Philippines as well as the impending Asean economic integration. According to Pinnacle Real Estate Consulting Services Inc., the office space sector is robust due to demand from business process outsourcing (BPOs),…

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Demystifying ASEAN integration and the Philippine labor market

Published by rudy Date posted on April 10, 2015

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Is PH real estate ready for Asean integration?

Published by rudy Date posted on March 23, 2015

Can the Philippines compete with its next-door neighbors in the Asean? Property analysts are one in saying yes, but they also admitted of the presence of some major hurdles on the way. Property analyst Enrique M. Soriano III, Ateneo program director for real estate and senior adviser for Wong+Bernstein Business Advisory, said: “No doubt, the…

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ASEAN integration and better opportunities in PH

Published by rudy Date posted on March 18, 2015

Will the ASEAN integration and its promise of better opportunities keep highly-skilled Filipinos from leaving the Philippines? MANILA, Philippines – When it comes to the ASEAN economic integration, it is said the Philippines has competitive advantage in its highly-skilled workers “capable of working in every corner of the world.”

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Pangilinan says ASEAN integration will take time amid need to address ‘land mines’

Published by rudy Date posted on March 2, 2015

“We all know great concepts are attractively elegant. Yet the underlying realities do not necessarily agree with the beauty of the theory,” Mr. Pangilinan told the members of the ASEAN Law Association during its 12th General Assembly.

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LGUs to play big role in ASEAN integration

Published by rudy Date posted on February 15, 2015

But local officials claim they would be needing more beyond simply being briefed about the economic integration MANILA, Philippines – The national government highlights the important role that the local government units (LGUs) will play as the Philippines join neighboring countries in the ASEAN Economic Community later this year.

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Communities clueless on ASEAN economic integration, says educator

Published by rudy Date posted on January 5, 2015

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/05 January) – Communities need to be enlightened on the impact of the impending participation of the Philippines in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community on people’s livelihood, an educator said over the weekend.

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Agripreneurs challenged to prepare for ASEAN integration in 2015

Published by rudy Date posted on October 16, 2014

The Philippine agriculture sector is expected to benefit from the upcoming ASEAN economic community integration provided that the government and the agriculture sector players have sufficient preparations.

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ASEAN integration to increase demand for workers – ILO-ADB study

Published by rudy Date posted on October 11, 2014

Demand for high and low-skilled workers could increase by about 60 percent when ASEAN integration takes effect next year, a joint study by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) concluded.

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ASEAN integration to create 3.1-M jobs in PH – study

Published by rudy Date posted on October 8, 2014

MANILA – An estimated 3.1 million jobs may be added to the Philippine labor market from ASEAN integration, a study shows. The study, titled “ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity,” revealed that demand for high-skilled employment such as managers, professionals, technicians and associate professionals could increase by nearly 60 percent…

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‘Asean integration is happening now’

Published by rudy Date posted on October 6, 2014

The idea of a regional economic integration taking place in the latter part of 2015 evokes fears of imported products flooding the local market and killing local industries. Such apprehension, though, is unfounded.

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PH companies seen to bear brunt of power crisis once Asean integration enters into force

Published by rudy Date posted on October 3, 2014

MANILA – The Philippine office of the International Finance Corp (IFC) called on the government to expedite projects that would boost the country’s power supply in preparation for the start of the Asean Economic Community.

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Neda: PH ready for Asean integration in 2015

Published by rudy Date posted on September 22, 2014

THE Philippines, especially Mindanao, is ready for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) integration next year, a government policy-making body said.

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Asean integration does not bode well for PH agriculture, says exec

Published by rudy Date posted on September 17, 2014

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Asean economic integration might have dire consequences for Philippine agriculture, which remains largely underdeveloped and “un-mechanized” and is, therefore, ill-equipped to compete in the free market, an undersecretary in the Department of Labor and Employment said here Tuesday.

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PH tourism sector bullish on 2015 Asean integration

Published by rudy Date posted on September 6, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines’ tourism sector is catching up with its neighbors and is more optimistic on its prospects with the Asean integration moving into full swing by 2015, tourism officials on Friday.

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Tweaks to labor laws eyed ahead of ASEAN integration

Published by rudy Date posted on August 28, 2014

THE GOVERNMENT and a representative from a professional group have appealed to Congress to amend labor laws in order to better equip Filipino workers for the upcoming Southeast Asian regional integration.

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PH not ready for ASEAN integration, but Filipinos are – PMAP

Published by rudy Date posted on August 27, 2014

MANILA – The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) on Wednesday said the Philippines may not yet be ready for ASEAN integration in 2015, but Filipino workers are.

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ILO says 600 M to benefit from Asean market integration

Published by rudy Date posted on August 25, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Some 600 million people stand to gain from the ASEAN Economic integration in 2015, a joint study of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Asian Development Bank showed.The study stated that the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) offers “major employment, wage and productivity benefits if decisively managed.”

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