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Iceland announces men-only UN meeting on women

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Iceland is announcing a U.N. conference on women and gender equality — and only men and boys are invited.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

‘Invisible’ face seen, heard at WEF

Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum on East Asia 2014, World Wide Fund for Nature, Yolanda Kakabadse, (L), Chairman of the Board Toashiba Corporation, Atsutoshi Nishida (2nd L), Executive Director of Lippo Group,  John Riady, (2nd R) and Chairman of Lawson Incorporated Takeshi Niinami (R) join hands at a press conference during the World Economic Forum in Manila on May 22, 2014. The forum, focusing on the fastest-growing region of the world, needs to look at ways to make growth more equitable and sustainable to bring more people out of poverty while also finding ways to minimise environmental damage brought on by the group.   AFP

A Filipino has become the face and voice of what is said to be an “invisible sector.” Rex Adivoso Bernardo, a Young Global Leader fellow from Camarines Norte province, asserted before delegates at the recently concluded World Economic Forum on East Asia (WEF-EA) the rights of people with disabilities, laying bare the hardships that people like him have faced in finding decent and quality jobs, amid the many misconceptions and outright discrimination.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle to gov’t: Don’t forget the poor; where is growth going?

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Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle

Ensuring that both the rich and poor benefit from the growing wealth in the Asia Pacific will be the biggest challenge for the region’s leaders.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tagle, 2 bishops to ‘Monsi’ defense

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Quiapo Church. Photo by RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said Friday that former Quiapo Church rector Msgr. Josefino “Monsi” Ramirez did nothing wrong when he accepted donations from Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged brains behind the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace: WEF experience very fruitful for PH

(L-R) Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, WEF gestures while President Benigno Aquino III, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Myanmar Vice President U Nyan Tun look on during the World Economic Forum in Makati Shagri-la.  GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The 23rd World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia did not only serve as the “coming-out-party” of the Philippines but was also a “fruitful” educational experience for its officials and businessmen, a Malacanang official said Friday.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »