In spite of what was earlier promised, a mega trade deal that would have linked around 30 percent of the global economy failed to find a substantial conclusion this year. Some countries behind the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) still haven’t seen eye to eye on some contentious issues even after 20 rounds of negotatiations.. read more →

ASEAN leaders are set to sign the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of Rights of Migrant Workers on November 14 PROTECTION. Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are set to sign an agreement that will ensure the protection of migrant workers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Promoting the.. read more →

2017 Nov 10
November 10, 2017

Minimum wage in ASEAN countries

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The Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia have the highest minimum wage rates in the region MINIMUM WAGE. The Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia have the highest minimum wage rates in the Southeast Asia region. MANILA, Philippines – Member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are at the center of the world’s attention today when it.. read more →

2017 Nov 07
November 7, 2017

How is Asean Integration coming along?

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded on Aug. 8, 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Since then, its membership has expanded to ten (10) countries to include Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. ASEAN covers a land area of 4.4 million square kms., 3% of the total land area.. read more →

Philippines praised as ASEAN’s lone labour protector Manila: The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has called on nine member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to ratify a convention that protects domestic workers, adding the Philippines should be a model because it has been ASEAN’s only member country that has ratified the 2011.. read more →