Huffington Post: Aquino's Legacy in the Philippines
Many may not realize it, but Bloomberg predicts that the Philippines will be the second fastest growing economy in the world in 2015 -- a stunning achievement for a country that has for many years been considered an under performer.
CNN: How human trafficking victims can fight back
Cecilia Flores-Oebanda: We have built up a national youth movement against trafficking called iFight. Together with survivors turned advocates, we visit schools across the country to mobilize young people to play a greater role in the fight. With close to 2 million iFighters, we are in a stronger position to increase awareness of trafficking and demand more protection for vulnerable people.
CNBC: Taiwan courts tech startups to drive economic growth
Reuters: In a bid to stabilise trade and make the economy more "creativity intensive", the NDC a year ago set up HeadStart, a project dedicated to creating a local Silicon Valley by relaxing regulations for registering start-ups, matching funds invested into projects and creating tech hubs.
WSJ: Japan May Join U.S. in South China Sea Patrols
Troops from Japan?s navy have been conducting joint drills this week with the Philippine navy around Palawan Island, just a few hundred kilometers from the Spratly Islands, which are at the heart of a territorial dispute between Beijing and Manila.