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Invest in youth to strengthen governance and democracy

Manila | Thu, December 28, 2017 | 11:20 am
Invest in youth to strengthen governance and democracy Pledge to the nation: Students of junior and senior high schools in Bogor, West Java, attend the celebration of the Youth Pledge Day on Oct.28. (Antara/Arif Firmansyah)

PREMIUM One could well lose heart in parts of Southeast Asia if all you did is read the headlines or the social media feeds. The Philippines is a case in point. Even during this nation’s holiday season, today’s banner news and trending tweets and Facebook posts from this country of more than 100 million people on more than 7,000 islands tend to magnify the many not insignificant challenges fac...

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