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MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine government is borrowing more than it initially expected from countries like China, Japan, and South Korea, citing "good" interest rates for major infrastructure deals, said the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC). Budget Secretary Benjamin ...
Later this week, a Japanese ship will be docking in the Philippines for a port visit. ... when viewed from the broader perspective of advances in the Japan-Philippines defense relationship despite some remaining challenges for ties presented by the administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

The Smart Surface project was led by Dr. Nestor Michael Tiglao, and computer engineering alumnus Charles Kevin Verdad, while the University of the Philippines Diliman Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UPD EEEI) developed the interactivity system. The DOST's Philippine Council ...
The Philippines has a score of 42.53. The dynamism of the Philippine press has been challenged by President Rodrigo Duterte, who repeatedly hurled threats against journalists, RSF noted. "There have been countless examples of Philippine government harassment of media that voice any kind of ...
MANILA -- Philippine food and beverage producer Universal Robina has appointed an outsider as its chief executive in a rare organizational shake-up in the company controlled by the influential Gokongwei family. Irwin Lee will assume the CEO role starting May 14, becoming the first member outside ...
The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday that it had notified the Philippine Ambassador Renato Villa that he is persona non-grata in the ... The ministry, which also declared recalling of the Kuwait ambassador to the Philippines for consultation, said its action against the top Filipino envoy ...
Boracay received some 2 million visitors last year, according to the Philippine government, mostly Chinese and South Koreans. Tourism brought an estimated $1 billion to the local economy last year alone. But Boracay, with a population of 45,000, has fallen victim to its own popularity, its ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the expulsion of a 71-year-old Australian nun, giving her 30 days to leave the country after she reportedly joined protest rallies against his government. Sister Patricia Fox, who has lived in the Philippines for nearly three decades, has had her ... Australian Activist
A diplomatic row between Kuwait and the Philippines has intensified following the publication of a video apparently showing Filipino embassy staff removing one of its nationals from a domestic role in Kuwait. Kuwaiti deputy foreign Minister Khalid Al Jarallah accused the Filipino embassy of violating ... Philippines
Manila: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has given negotiators 60 days to work out an agreement to end the nearly 50-year Communist insurgency, officials say. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr, during a press briefing at the Presidential Palace, said the president said the 60 day time frame ... Philippines
Preventing other 'Marawis': Battle for hearts and minds of Philippine Muslims ... The battle raised important questions as to how much foreign terrorist fighters influenced their Filipino counterparts. ... Insecurity in Marawi is linked to the emergence of a built environment that is distinct in the Philippines. Philippines
Participation this year by Australia and Japan in annual U.S.-Philippine military exercises will raise pressure on China and could spark an escalation of military drills, experts say. The U.S. Embassy in Manila said Thursday its Balikatan exercises with the Southeast Asian archipelago May 7-18 would bring ... Philippines
Supporters to rally after Filipino peace advocate claims he was tortured ... Supporters of a Filipino peace advocate who was denied entry into the U.S. are holding a demonstration at SFO on Monday. ... Aba arrived at SFO Tuesday evening and was sent back home to the Philippines Thursday morning. Philippines
An Australian nun wants to stay in the Philippines to continue her human rights work despite making a powerful enemy in Filipino president Rodrigo ... Sister Patricia Fox, a co-ordinator of a Philippine congregation of Catholic nuns called Notre Dame de Sion, was taken from her house last week and ... Philippines
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island will try to improve fisheries management in the Philippines with a new $25 million federal grant. ... The center has partnered with the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines' U.S. Agency for International Development and a consortium of universities and ... Philippines

As part of the Philippines' commemoration of WIPD, the local creative industry honors the genius and courage of Filipino men and women who are shaping local cinema, TV, music, literature and other artistic fields – those who inspire the next generation of content creators, raise the bar for these industries, ... Philippines
Manila: Earth Day strikes a painful chord for the Philippines as the country contends with lack of sustainable tourism regulations and highly polluting plastic waste. ... “The Philippine Sustainable Tourism Act will offer a paradigm shift from our old ways of doing business in the tourism industry,” Gomez said. Philippines
MANILA, Philippines —Human rights group Karapatan on Sunday criticized Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Presidential Spokesperson ... The parliament also called on the Philippine government to remove human rights defenders, including United Nations Special Rapporteur Victoria ... Philippines
MANILA, Philippines – Indonesia-based Go-Jek and two more local firms are interested to enter the Philippine ride-hailing market, a few weeks after California-based Uber left the country. Confirming a Reuters report, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Board Member Aileen ... Philippines
I think the students acting as financial consultants and advisers to the oil company chose to skip the Philippines despite its higher rankings in terms of transparency because the investment climate, particularly the stability of investment rules, was not as good. And think about it: one of the biggest fears of ... Philippines
Dubai: Actress Nadine Lustre did not miss a chance to dish out her beauty secrets during a recent Dubai trip; she even had a tip for Filipino expats: less is more. Most Filipinos, expats in the UAE not excluded, are particular about beauty and hygiene, making them one of the world's biggest consumers of ... Philippines
Manama: Kuwait has summoned the Philippines' ambassador for the second time in as many days to protest over “inflammatory comments” he made to a local newspaper. The Filipino envoy's remarks, along with the “inappropriate behaviour” of Manila's diplomatic staff in Kuwait have been deemed a ... Philippines
Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has signed an executive agreement with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to help the victims of Typhoon Vinta, which hit Mindanao, southern Philippines, in December 2017. Under the two-month agreement, the partners will work together to provide emergency ... Philippines
An Australian nun who spent 24 hours detained for “illegal political activities” in the Philippines has been released. Sister Patricia Cox's lawyer, Jobert Ilarde Pahilga, says an order was made for her release on Tuesday afternoon, a day after the nun was taken from her house to the immigration bureau in ... Philippines
The Philippine president ordered visitors to be kept away from 26 April to enable facilities to treat raw sewage to be set up and illegal structures to be torn down. On Tuesday, authorities unveiled a lockdown plan to keep out all foreign and Filipino tourists using more than 600 police officers, including a ... Philippines
A Philippines lawmaker is seeking to speed up the passage of legislation that would increase the penalties for crimes involving cryptocurrencies. ... According to a statement from the Philippine National Police on April 10, the scheme's suspected organizers - Arnel Ordonio and his wife Leonady Ordonio ... Philippines
DW: While the overall prevalence of HIV is still low in the Philippines, the high increase in infections means the country is facing a serious health problem. What needs to be .... We also need to make reproductive health services and HIV testing more accessible to the Philippine youth. But the overarching ... Philippines
The report is the latest incident of alleged mistreatment of Filipino workers in the Middle East. In February, allegations of abuse of domestic workers caused a diplomatic flap between the Philippines and Kuwait. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at Kuwait, where the body of a murdered ... Philippines
Disruptor gets disrupted: Uber's rough ride in the Philippines ... Was it a case of the disruptor being disrupted? As the Philippine operations of Uber end today, April 16, let's look back at Uber's bumpy journey in the Philippines. Share. Save. Facebook · Share on Twitter · GPlus · LinkedIn. Read More: uber ... Philippines
The Philippines on Monday detained an Australian nun for alleged "illegal political activities" after she took part in a human rights fact-finding mission in the south of the country. Sister Patricia Fox, regional coordinator for the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion, was taken to the immigration bureau in Manila and is ... Philippines
The report is the latest incident of alleged mistreatment of Filipino workers in the Middle East. In February, allegations of abuse of domestic workers caused a diplomatic flap between the Philippines and Kuwait. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at Kuwait, where the body of a murdered ... Philippines
MANILA: The Philippines on Monday detained a 71-year-old Australian nun for "illegal political activities" after she took part in a human rights fact-finding mission in the troubled south and she was expected to be deported, a leader of a leftwing group said. Her detention came a day after Giacomo Filibeck, ... Philippines
MANILA -- Uber Technologies ended its ride-hailing service in the Philippines on Monday despite the order by antitrust regulators to continue operations ... But the directive was inconsistent with the interim measures set by the Philippine Competition Commission, which on April 7 ordered both companies to ... Philippines
A Filipino bilingual elementary school program is close to becoming a reality in Winnipeg. Seven Oaks School Division is currently accepting registration for children entering kindergarten to Grade 3 next fall for the program, which they believe would be the first of its kind in Canada. Ivy Lopez Sarmiento ... Philippines
A Filipino bilingual elementary school program, which may be a first in Canada, is close to becoming a reality in Winnipeg. Seven Oaks School Division is ... She hopes when her girls travel to the Philippines one day, they will be able to connect with their roots. "[I hope] that they'll be able to relate to the ... Philippines
MANILA: President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a foul-mouthed attack on the UN human rights chief, calling him "empty-headed" in a row over international criticism of the Philippine leader's deadly drug war. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, had last month said ... Philippines
MANILA • The Philippine Supreme Court yesterday ordered police to hand over full records of thousands of deadly encounters in the country's war on drugs, thwarting a government bid to keep operational details of the bloody crackdown secret. The high court gave the solicitor-general, Mr Jose Calida, ... Philippines
MANILA, Philippines — As the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) opens a review of Uber's sale of its Southeast Asia operations, Grab Philippines vowed to share documents in aid of the investigation. Earlier this week, the anti-monopoly agency announced that it will look into the "far-reaching ... Philippines
For one Filipino grandmother and former expatriate, it's never too late to go back to school and take home a diploma. Rosita Majait, 67, graduated high school on Tuesday in the Philippines after a more than 50-year delay. And she didn't just graduate – she marched to the stage at Negros Occidental High ... Philippines
A former US Army sniper and two other ex-American soldiers agreed to become contract killers for an international crime boss who wanted to settle a score with a real property agent in the Philippines he thought had cheated him on a land deal, a prosecutor said in opening statements at the trial of the three ... Philippines
A former US army sniper and two other ex-American soldiers agreed to become contract killers for an international crime boss who wanted to settle a score with a real estate agent in the Philippines he thought had cheated him on a land deal, a prosecutor has told a US federal court. Joseph Hunter, a former ... Philippines
The possible closure of a major coastal tourism magnet in the Philippines for environmental cleanup will hurt business, but for a cause that helps everyone longer term, experts say. President Rodrigo Duterte said via the presidential website in March he would place Boracay Island under a “state of calamity. Philippines
Krystal de Ramos (back right, #3) pictured in the Starting XI for the Philippine National Team at the 2016 AFF Women's Championship. She'll compete for the Philippines again at the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup later this month, with a spot in next year's World Cup on the line. Photo courtesy of Myanmar ... Philippines
BAN. Because the Philippine government still refuses to send OFWs to Kuwait, the Gulf state decided to hire Ehtiopians instead. AFP ... The Philippines banned its citizens from working in Kuwait after the body of 29-year-old Joanna Demafelis was found in a freezer earlier this year, bearing signs of torture. Philippines
The Government of the Philippines and international humanitarian organizations exercise their response plans for a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Metro ... Development Authority (MMDA), Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS). Philippines
The move comes just a few months after the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced it had started a preliminary examination of a complaint filed by a Philippine lawyer accusing Duterte and top officials of crimes against humanity. Duterte has since withdrawn the Philippines' membership of the court ... Philippines
Billions of animals live far away from the sun's rays in the dark depths of the oceans. But at night, they ascend toward the surface for food, an awesome dance that makes up the largest migration on the planet. Related Stories. Michael Hardy. You've Never Seen the Alps Like This Before · Laura Mallonee. Philippines
The Philippine consulate has come under fire for its arrangements for the president's visit from vocal Filipino community leaders over its possible location – the 1,500-capacity cruise terminal – and for the screening measures. Those wishing to attend must submit their passport and Hong Kong ID card ... Philippines


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