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The Philippines News Agency (PNA) is a web-based newswire service of the Philippine government. The PNA Headquarters are housed at the 2nd floor of the PIA building along Visayas Avenue, Quezon City. PNA's website address is

It has been 35 years since PNA was launched in an era when newswire operations relied mainly on teletype machines and typewriters. PNA has steadily paced the highly competitive and changing arena of Philippine journalism; it is now slowly but surely coming to par with the challenges posed by the globalization of media communications. This has deeply shaped modern journalism and the news media organizations that have been instrumental in creating the very conditions that made globalization a reality.

PNA has evolved today as an Internet-based news service agency that caters to the global demand for news and information to its subscribers, readers and a host of other clients. PNA's mission is spelled out clearly: to provide the government, the Presidency, the public, as well as its media and non-media clients, both local and foreign based, sober, factual, impartial and objective news and information. PNA provides news 24/7, including photos of major events, feature stories, sports news and events, local and global opinions, general information, as well as global news and feature stories. PNA employs about a hundred journalists and stringers across the country, with several foreign-based correspondents.

PNA beat reporters and stringers are deployed practically in every government office and agency, including the main offices and camps of police and security forces, to provide news 24/7 for local, regional and global subscribers and readers. PNA likewise maintains active news exchanges with news agencies of ASEAN member-countries and the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA).

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President Aquino poses with APEC Business Advisory Council members during the ABAC Dialogue with APEC Economic Leaders. (PNA)

President Aquino poses with APEC Business Advisory Council members during the ABAC Dialogue with APEC Economic Leaders. (PNA)

President Aquino says policymakers must nurture innovation for inclusive growth

MANILA, (PNA) -- President Benigno Aquino cited on Wednesday the need to nurture innovation to determine problems and put the right solutions towards inclusive growth.

In his welcome address during the opening of the 2015 APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Dialogue with APEC Economic Leaders, the President said "the effectivity of government and business is measured by how they cope with disruption."

He explained that regardless of whatever sectors, whether in public or in private, "the work of innovation begins with the correct appreciation of the problem, which leads to the correct crafting of the solution."

"Policymakers must provide the environment that nurtures this," he said but also pointed out that this requires help from the business sector "to maximize the synergy between us."

The President said coordination between the public and private sectors is a must to be able to work more intelligently and efficiently, which is a win-win proposition.

"And swiftly we can evolve to meet the challenges of our increasingly globalized milieu," he said.

This kind of system of addressing the problem is what ABAC is doing, he said, "which gives birth to innovations and new pathways in business, economics, and governance."

"In other words, evolution borne of innovation takes place. And I must say that by evolving, we become more efficient; and being more efficient, we can better compete and take hold of the opportunities that emerge to grow our markets," he said.

President Aquino said ABAC members and the leaders of the private and public sectors share a similar mission, which is to "to increase prosperity — you for your corporations; and for all of us, for our peoples."

"Working hand-in-hand enables us to better understand the context that we operate in, formulate the right approaches based on the correct understanding of the problems, and thus lay the groundwork for a more resilient future, one that is sustainable, inclusive, and truly fair," he added. (PNA)