GIL H. A SANTOS

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IN my last column I suggested the priorities for the Asean 10 to consider for 2018 to realize the predicted forecast that these developing nations will be the fastest growing in the next decade. But in reality, that is easier said than done. Like strategic planners and public policy formulators…

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TODAY’S column is not for the national leaders of the Asean member nations because it is presumed that they have their national and external affairs priorities (for fast regional economic integration) in the face of the current Asia-Pacific and world challenges this year. I am suggesting priorities for the students…

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Last of 2 parts THE first step the Asean 10 citizens must understand and internalize, even in the remotest possibility of a third world war (on the presumption that the word war between North Korean dictator Kim Jung-un and US President Donald Trump will not end in pushing their nuclear…

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First of 2 parts LET me greet our readers and online followers a Happy New Year. May our Lord bless mankind with the peace and prosperity we seek. Realistically, in the Asia-Pacific region, geopolitical and military tension may probably be more stressful to national leaders and informed citizens this year…

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RELIABLE reports since the start of this year indicate the economic competition between China and the US (and its allies) for global supremacy has intensified and will, of course, be expected to escalate in the next five years. Certainly, this rivalry will affect in so many ways the developing Asean…

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This column is not for government leaders of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean), nor their policy makers and development planners, because I am sure most of them have thought of this or are actually doing it. This is a primer for the young adults of the region…

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IT is very encouraging that our Filipino youth has taken the initiative—the lead—in getting their contemporaries in the whole Asean 10 to prepare for their national and collective leadership in the next decades and work for the regional integration. Today (November 27), eight major Philippine youth and young professionals organizations—and…

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THE 31st Asean Summit meetings ended last week and so did the respective bilateral meetings that the 10 heads of state and government had with Asean’s dialogue partners—the European Union, India, Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Russia and China. All the official statements from the meetings…

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THE 50th Asean Summit starting today here in Manila actually ushers in the new economic development age for the region triggered by the three-cornered global race for geopolitical influence among the US and its Asia-Pacific allies on one corner, and China and Russia on the other two. All three groups…

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WHEN my graduating journalism and international relations students asked “is globalization good or bad for us and the Philippines?”, they were—without realizing or even thinking it— asking who will be the winner of the economic, military, ideological and technical dominance of the world in the next 100 years? My reply…

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