On this battlefield man has no better weapon than his intelligence, no other force but his heart
— José Rizal
 Filippine
  • 40 years after Elvis' death, impersonators talk about legacy

    Four decades since his death, Elvis Presley still reigns as The King — for impersonators.Few artists inspire people all over the world to dress up and perform passionately on stage like Presley. Impersonators from different generations and various countries paid tribute to their idol recently at a gathering in the ...

  • SAP: Digital adoption advised

    The business sector in Thailand needs to rapidly shift towards digital transformation to stay competitive and become a digital leader in Asean by 2020, says Germany-based enterprise software maker SAP Indochina.

  • ASEAN MPs call for stronger protections for migrants and refugees

    Source: ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights Country: WorldASEAN lawmakers urge regional governments to do more to protect migrant workers and refugees, arguing that all members of the ASEAN community are entitled to basic rights.KUALA LUMPUR, 7 August 2017 – ASEAN lawmakers urged regional governments today to do more to protect migrant ...

  • North Korea vows harsh retaliation against new UN sanctions

    North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and gain revenge of a "thousand-fold" against the United States in response to tough U.N. sanctions imposed following its recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests.The warning came two days after the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions to punish North Korea, ...

  • Asean must walk the climate talk

    Next month, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) is going to have the big party it deserves. The golden jubilee celebration will pay tribute to the remarkable journey of a small regional association founded by five foreign ministers from backward countries in a war-torn region.

  • The human dimensions of climate change in Asia and the Pacific

    Source: Asian Development Bank Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, Philippines, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tuvalu, Viet Nam, WorldUnder a business-as-usual scenario, a 6 degree Celsius temperature increase is projected over the Asian landmass by the end of the century. MANILA, PHILIPPINES (14 July 2017) — Unabated climate change would bring ...

  • Asean-India dialogue at 25

    The fourth Act East Business Show was held on June 1 in Shillong, the capital of the state of Meghalaya in northeastern India. It was my first time out of New Delhi as the new Thai ambassador to the country, having presented my credentials to President Pranab Mukherjee just two ...

  • Partnership paralysed

    The negotiations between Asean and its six partners in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) seem to be going nowhere. The outlook has become so dim that experts fear that unless national leaders call for an end to some forms of protectionism to salvage the agreement, the final document may ...

  • Mukdahan envisions border bonanza

    Thailand plans to promote the northeastern city of Mukdahan to be a trading and logistics centre of Asean, expecting to pour investment into infrastructure in the province to help increase annual border trade to 200 billion baht by 2019.