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Regional integration is key to Asia’s success

Disparities still exists between rich and poor
By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 17:01:00 07/30/2009

Filed Under: Economy and Business and Finance

MANILA, Philippines— Asian countries need to integrate their economies in order to compete better with the rest of the world, a top executive of the Asian Development Bank said.

“For more sustainable, inclusive and rapid growth, Asia needs to become more integrated as a region while integrating into the global economy. Integration is a win-win situation,” said Rajat Nag, managing director general, Asian Development Bank. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ask Obama to fund climate change fight

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net First Posted 18:11:00 07/30/2009 Filed Under: Climate Change, Global Warming, Foreign affairs & international relations, Environmental pollution

MANILA, Philippines—President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo should urge US President Barrack Obama and other world leaders to provide $140 billion in funding to help developing nations contend with climate change, the environmental activist group Greenpeace said Thursday.

“We are urging Arroyo to urge Obama to start making available this funding so other first world countries can follow suit and we could be able to come up with the $140 billion funding before the Copenhagen convention in December,” said Greenpeace Climate and Energy Campaigner Amalie Obusan. Read the rest of this entry »

Full blast for automation

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Preparations for poll automation are underway despite a case filed against the Commission on Elections before the Supreme Court. Video report by INQUIRER.net’s Anna Valmero.

More consumers seen eyeing ‘rugged’ laptops

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 16:47:00 07/29/2009

Filed Under: Technology (general), Hardware

MANILA, Philippines — Aside from mobility, durability and environment-friendly features are key selling points in today’s overcrowded laptop market, according to the top local official of Chinese PC maker Lenovo.

“Ruggedness targets a specific segment in the market while green technology is a growing trend worldwide,” said Lenovo country manager Vicky Agorilla. Read the rest of this entry »

Youth power

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Commission on Elections Commissioner Rene Sarmiento has urged nine million youth eligible to vote to register and participate in the 2010 elections. Sarmiento issued the statement at the launch of �Boto Lasalyano Sulong Pilipino.� Video report by INQUIRER.net�s Anna Valmero and clips by the De La Salle University Student Council.

SC sets parameters in poll automation case

By Norman Bordadora
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 17:30:00 07/28/2009

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Elections

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court has directed the parties in the nullification case against the P7.2-billion election automation contract to focus their discussions on whether the deal did not violate laws on computerized elections.

The tribunal came up with the advisory in connection with the oral arguments scheduled for Wednesday afternoon on the petition of the Concerned Citizens’ Movement against the Commission on Elections’ contract with partners Smartmatic International and Total Information Management (TIM) Read the rest of this entry »

Youth vote can tip poll results – poll exec

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 14:34:00 07/28/2009

Filed Under: Youth, Eleksyon 2010, Elections

MANILA, Philippines – An election official reminded the youth that their nine million voted had the power to influence the results of the 2010 elections.

“Nine million votes from the youth can spell the future of our country so the youth must recognize the importance of their role in the 2010 elections,” Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rene Sarmiento said in a forum at the De La Salle University in Manila. Read the rest of this entry »


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