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Sequim's nonprofit hot air balloon, Dream Catcher, returns to Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival March 23-25 in the Philippines. ... Stout said she was one of three women pilots last year and that in the Philippines people travel from as far away as three hours to experience the hot air balloons.
MANILA, Philippines -- A passenger bus careened off a winding, dirt road and fell into a ravine south of the Philippine capital, killing 19 people and injuring 17 others, police said Wednesday. The crash occurred Tuesday night in Sablayan town in Occidental Mindoro province as the bus was heading on ...

Tesla has deployed its Powerpack batteries to the Philippines, helping a local solar company construct a 2MW/2MWh micro-grid for the town of Paluan, which has been suffering from notorious power outages for years. The project went online back in December, giving the town round-the-clock ... Philippines
The mayor of the major financial hub in the Philippines says she is investigating after a pornographic video appeared briefly on a prominent billboard, ... That investigation will include whether the billboard's owner, Philippine company Globaltronics, or its employees were responsible, a statement from ...
A bus crash in the central Philippines left 19 people dead and another 21 injured Tuesday night, according to police. The passenger bus was headed to the Philippine capital Manila when it crashed through a guardrail and plunged off a cliff into a 5o-foot-deep ravine in Occidental Mindoro ...
According to Solar Philippines, local energy supply will no longer have to be subsidised by the state to the tune of over PHP30 million (US$577,000) annually. ... “As utilities sign more contracts with expensive coal and gas power plants, we will continue to energise the Philippine countryside with solar and ... Philippines
THE Filipino community of Pyramid Hill has grown from one family in 2008, to 35 families in 2017, but many have had to travel to Bendigo or Melbourne to find traditional groceries. It meant hours on ... The Census also found that 60 people in the town were born in the Philippines, compared with 18 in 2011. Philippines
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is ranked third among the four countries in the world most vulnerable to climate change, a recent survey by HSBC showed. ... In 2015, the Philippine government submitted to the United Nations the country's commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Philippines
The ad, launched in October 2017 and created in partnership with Ogilvy & Mather Philippines, gained Leaderboard recognition on the merits of its popularity (video as actual online content being watched and shared by people of their own accord) and promotion (the video as an online advertisement). Philippines
MANILA (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Philippines continues to get warnings from China whenever it flies around over the features claimed by Beijijng, Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Tuesday (March 20), but without referring to the Spratlys in the South China ... Philippines
The International Criminal Court says the Philippines decision to leave the organization will have no effect on an on-going preliminary probe into possible crimes ... the troops during the 121st anniversary celebration of the Philippine Army Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Taguig city, east of Manila, Philippines. Philippines
MANILA (THE PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER / ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Australia has reassured the Philippines of its support in combating terrorism and offered to help the Duterte administration improve its law enforcement efforts, according to Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano. In a statement on ... Philippines
Foreign hotel guests walk past the burnt Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino to retrieve their belongings Monday, March 19, 2018, in Manila, Philippines. Firefighters found two more bodies Monday in a hotel-casino gutted by fire that sent thick, heavy smoke into the sky over the Philippine capital, officials said ... Philippines
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has entered an agreement with the Philippine Government to provide an official development assistance (ODA) loan of up to JPY104.53bn ($985m) for the first phase of the Metro Manila Subway project. According to the deal, the loan will have an annual ... Philippines
MANILA - It's business as usual for Toys "R" Us in the Philippines even as the iconic brand moves closer to liquidation in the United States, the local operator of the retail chain said on Monday. Robinsons Retail Holdings, which operates Toys "R" Us Philippines, said their operations are unaffected by the ... Philippines

At the Miss World Philippines competition, it was clear that Catriona was the woman to beat. She won many of special awards, gave a splendid answer during the Q&A round, and had the backing of a huge fan base. She won Miss World Philippines that year, earning her the right to represent the country in ... Philippines
The Philippines' lower house of Congress has passed a divorce bill on the third reading, moving the country closer to legalisation. The bill passed despite opposition from President Rodrigo Duterte, who had his own marriage legally annulled. However, for divorce to become legal the Senate also has to ... Philippines
Thankfully, that doesn't put the court out of business in the Philippines, where the police and vigilantes have killed thousands of drug dealers. It takes a year for a country to withdraw from the I.C.C., so the preliminary investigation opened by the chief prosecutor into a complaint filed by a Filipino lawyer can ... Philippines
... University of the Philippines Film Institute. Here, it will likely draw the kind of crowd that will analyze it to death. I myself would recommend it to my colleagues in the sociology faculty as a vital learning material for our introductory courses on Philippine society, political sociology, and social systems theory. Philippines
"Rosalie needed items out of her safety deposit box to go with her to the Philippines. So, it was her request that we go to her safety deposit box and get those out," Angel said. "While we were there, Rosalie asked that she take all the items out and store them with her other belongings in the event she didn't ... Philippines
Philippine police say a small passenger plane carrying five people crashed into a house shortly after takeoff north of Manila and killed all those onboard and two people on the ground. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines spokesman Eric Apolonio and police say the Piper-23 Apache plane took off from ... Philippines
Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) from Kuwait gather upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay city, Metro Manila, Philippines February 21, 2018. ... There are more than 250,000 Filipinos in Kuwait, the Philippine foreign ministry estimates, with most working as domestic helpers. Philippines
That's the signal he sent last week by announcing that the Philippines will withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) “effective immediately.” Duterte sought to justify the withdrawal by suggesting that the ICC's move last month to launch a preliminary examination into killings linked to the Philippine ... Philippines
The Philippines is pressing on with plans to build small, modular reactors to fuel growth in the next two decades, rowing against anti-nuclear sentiments and safety concerns still prevailing across much of South-east Asia. "That is for energy security, not just for now but for the future, and making the ... Philippines
Manila, Philippines — Several Philippine Catholic leaders criticized President Rodrigo Duterte's decision that he was withdrawing the country from the International Criminal Court, which is investigating his international war on drugs. "The Philippines is not Duterte," said Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick ... Philippines
The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a warning over a cryptocurrency investment platform that it alleges is offering unregistered securities. According to an advisory issued Wednesday, the SEC takes aim at at firm dubbed Onecash Trading which, according to its website, ... Philippines
MANILA: For well-off people like politician Pantaleon Alvarez, getting out of a bad marriage in the Philippines is pricey but feasible - but for the nation's poorest and most vulnerable citizens it is nearly impossible. That's because heavily Catholic Philippines and the Vatican are the last two places on Earth ... Philippines
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte announced Wednesday that the Philippines is withdrawing its ratification of a treaty that created the ... Duterte said Wednesday that the court cannot have jurisdiction over him because the Philippine Senate's ratification in 2011 of the Rome Statute that ... Philippines
Philippine Senator Leila de Lima has filed a bill to impose stricter penalties for cryptocurrency-related crimes, due to the complexity of the investigation process, according to a press release from the Philippine Senate published Tuesday, March 13. According to Senate Bill (SB) No. 1694, all crimes described by the Revised ... Philippines
In a ceremony Tuesday at Villamor Air Base, Pasay City, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim and officials from the Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group formally handed over the UAS to Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana, according to a statement from the U.S. Embassy in ... Philippines
According to the Philippines government, around 3,900 people have been killed in the drug war. Duterte has long denied the accusations of human rights abuses and contends the drug issue is one for domestic law enforcement. He has hit out at United Nations efforts to investigate human rights violations ... Philippines
This past Monday I attended an event hosted by the Shareholders Association of the Philippines (SharePHIL), titled “Cryptocurrency: The Truth & the Myth”. The speakers included Nico Jose “Nix” Nolledo, chairman and CEO, Xurpas; Nichel Gaba, CEO, Philippine Digital Asset Exchange (PDAX); and ... Philippines
20, 2017, file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses the troops during the 82nd anniversary celebration of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Duterte said Wednesday that his country is withdrawing its ratification of a world treaty ... Philippines
De Lima also proposed that the severity of the sentence should also take into account the value of the cryptocurrencies' worth in Philippine pesos at the time the crime was committed. The crimes targeted, as the senator elaborated, may include payment for child pornography and bribery of public officials. Philippines
It's Jollibee, the Philippines' undisputed fast food king. I learned about Jollibee years ago. See, my father is from the Philippines. When I was in my early 20s, I got the idea to visit his native country, so I could better learn his language, Tagalog, and get to know my roots. So, in 2008, I traveled to the country ... Philippines
... examination of a complaint filed by a Philippine lawyer accusing Duterte and top officials of crimes against humanity committed during a war on drugs that has killed thousands of people. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque confirmed in a text message to reporters that the Philippines was withdrawing, ... Philippines
Duterte, however, argued that there was "fraud" committed in the process of making the Philippines sign the agreement. Thus Manila has the right to withdraw "effective immediately". In response to Duterte's decision, a majority of the Philippine senators signed a resolution declaring that termination or ... Philippines
QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - "I killed her to save all of us because she was Satan." This was the reason given by a 43-year-old man who killed his wife of 16 years by hacking off her limbs and mutilating the rest of her body. Neighbours of Orlando ... Philippines
Scully has been accused of repeatedly raping two teenage girls who were found naked and chained in his apartment bedroom in the port town of Cagayan de Oro in 2014. He has pleaded not guilty to five counts of rape and one of human trafficking. He fled to the Philippines from Melbourne in 2011 after ... Philippines
Annalisa Enrile leads the Philippines immersion program at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, which encourages students to understand the phenomena of trafficking and develop tangible solutions to address sex trafficking and exploitative migrant labor. A Filipina with a PhD in the ... Philippines
The D.C. area has long had a significant community of Filipino immigrants. Rita Cacas, an archivist dedicated to preserving the history of Filipino-Americans in the area, credits the modern Filipino food boom in part to changing generational attitudes. A native Washingtonian whose father left the Philippines ... Philippines
MANILA: Authorities seized on Tuesday (Mar 13) hundreds of exotic pets smuggled into the Philippines, which is a regional hub in the illicit animal trade. ... Philippine officials put the market value of the confiscated creatures at US$192,000, which is more than all the live wildlife seized by Manila last year. Philippines
Manila - Authorities seized on Tuesday hundreds of exotic pets smuggled into the Philippines, which is a regional hub in the illicit animal trade. The cache of ... Philippine officials put the market value of the confiscated creatures at $192,000, which is more than all the live wildlife seized by Manila last year. Philippines
Philippines Muslim leaders 'tired of waiting' for Bangsamoro law ... Leaders of the Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group have warned of a growing frustration in the southern island of Mindanao over the delay in the implementation of a 2014 peace agreement it signed with the government. Ghazali Jaafar ... Philippines
The Philippines' chief justice has vowed to fight "until the end" the impeachment complaint against her, despite calls from allies of President Rodrigo Duterte for her to resign. In a speech on Monday, Lourdes Sereno said giving up her position will erode the independence of the country's highest court, and ... Philippines
MANILA: Philippine police have arrested a suspected Islamist militant who allegedly helped guard a group of tourists kidnapped in 2001 including an American missionary who was later killed, the justice department said Monday (Mar 12). Hood Abdullah is accused of guarding hostages including US ... Philippines
"Investors continue to view the country as a favorable investment destination on the back of the country's sound macroeconomic fundamentals and growth prospects," the BSP said in a statement. The Philippines has been reporting record-breaking levels of inward foreign investments since 2013. But it was ... Philippines
... of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co (PLDT) — to leverage on the companies' extensive network and broad range of services, thus helping CIMB to scale up its reach to customers across the Philippines. CIMB, through its branch that is being set up in the Philippines, CIMB Bank Philippines Inc, ... Philippines


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