CHED Chairman De Vera receives prestigious AsiaEngage Award

BY ASA MADALE December 3, 2018 Chiang Mai, Thailand: CHED Chairman Dr. J. Prospero E. De Vera is this year’s AsiaEngage Recognition Awardee.  Presenting his award are top officials of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia – UKM, the permanent secretariat of the Asean University Network (AUN). (CHED Photo) ILIGAN CITY: Dr. Prospero E. de Vera III,… Read More CHED Chairman De Vera receives prestigious AsiaEngage Award

Malaysia’s Mahathir quizzed as political tensions rise

Kuala Lumpur | Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Malaysian police Wednesday questioned former leader Mahathir Mohamad, who is seeking to oust the government at looming polls, for allegedly insulting a seafaring ethnic group when he attacked the country’s scandal-plagued premier. Political tensions are rising, with Mahathir — who was premier for 22 years — gearing up… Read More Malaysia’s Mahathir quizzed as political tensions rise

Thailand’s former foreign minister Surin Pitsuwan dies at 68

The Nation/ANNBangkok | Thursday, November 30, 2017 Surin Pitsuwan served as deputy foreign minister from 1992-1995 and as foreign minister from 1997 to 2001. He was named Secretary General of ASEAN Secretariat on January 1, 2008. Thailand’s former foreign minister and ex- ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan died from heart failure on Thursday in hospital.… Read More Thailand’s former foreign minister Surin Pitsuwan dies at 68

Brunei diplomat named as new ASEAN Secretary-General

Tama SalimThe Jakarta PostManila | November 15, 2017 Lim Jock Hoi, a seasoned diplomat of Brunei Darussalam, will be helming the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, following last night’s announcement by Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Lee confirmed Lim’s appointment as the next ASEAN secretary-general on Tuesday evening during a speech to mark the start… Read More Brunei diplomat named as new ASEAN Secretary-General

RBLF shooting team in Singapore for 27th Asean Armies Rifle Meet

THIRTY-ONE Royal Brunei Land Force (RBLF) personnel are representing the RBLF shooting team in the 27th Asean Armies Rifle Meet (27th AARM) from November 6-22.The event hosted by the Singapore Army in the Republic of Singapore saw the opening ceremony on Monday officiated by the Chief of Staff – General Staff of the Singapore Armed… Read More RBLF shooting team in Singapore for 27th Asean Armies Rifle Meet

Misspelled ‘Philippines’ banners welcome ASEAN Summit delegates

Here’s another post of the same banner over a pedestrian walkway in Alabang. (Coconuts) Cagayan de Oro City, November 10 — Misspelled ‘Philippines’ banners will welcome ASEAN Summit delegates arriving Manila on Sunday. Signs that say “Welcome to the Philppines — missing the “i” which should have been placed after the “l” are seen in some… Read More Misspelled ‘Philippines’ banners welcome ASEAN Summit delegates

New RoRo route in Mindanao seen to decongest other ports in PHL

Digna D. Banzon Philippine News Agency Davo City, Philippines May 1, 2017 The Davao-GenSan-Bitung route will help decongest other busy ports in the country because more traders and shipping companies are expected to use the new sea link to trade with ASEAN member countries due to lower cost and shorter travel time, an official said… Read More New RoRo route in Mindanao seen to decongest other ports in PHL

ASEAN poised for accelerated economic growth despite challenges

By LESLIE D. VENZON Davao City | January 15, 2017 The Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is poised to become one of the world’s largest economies in three decades despite challenges.“ASEAN success has been unprecedented… The once fragmented economies now form part of a thriving robust community projected to become the world’s fourth… Read More ASEAN poised for accelerated economic growth despite challenges

Indonesia keen to forge closer ties with India

Presidents Duterte and Widodo BOGOR, Dec. 11 (PNA/PTI) — India and Indonesia must cooperate closely in areas like defense, security and counter-terrorism, President Joko Widodo has said ahead of his state visit as the key Southeast Asian nation sought to enhance bilateral strategic partnership and trade ties.Widodo said Indonesia is also willing to consider a… Read More Indonesia keen to forge closer ties with India