LOS BAñOS, Laguna—Asean SecretaryGeneral Dr. Kao Kim Hourn graced the 18th Founding Anniversary of the Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) together with the ambassadors of the Asean member states (AMS), Philippine government officials, Asean dialogue and development partners, University of the Philippines Los Baños officials and youth representatives at its headquarters in this town on September 10.
Woody Allen said, “eighty percent of success is showing up.” US President Joe Biden’s absence at the Asean Summit is a big demerit on his watch. Somebody should have reminded him that the bloc, with a gross domestic product of more than $2.9 trillion and a population of 647 million people, is collectively the fourth-largest trading partner of the US.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police backed by commandos staged a massive raid on Tuesday and said they rescued more than 2,700 workers from China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and more than a dozen other countries who were allegedly swindled into working for fraudulent online gaming sites and other cybercrime groups.
Qatar National Bank (QNB) SAQ is turning its focus to Southeast Asia for growth after hitting expansion goals for Africa and the Middle East three years earlier than planned.