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... that the Philippines government is considering using Alibaba's financial technology solutions to lower remittance costs for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and offer them other online-based banking and financial management services. Upon the invitation of Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma, a Philippine ...
Philippine consulate looks into Medina's case ... She wanted her husband's body to be repatriated to Philippines. ... But Vallespin will meet with members of the Filipino community in his next visit to Saipan in March when a Philippine consular team from Guam conducts its mobile outreach for passport ...
Manila, Philippines - The Office of the Ombudsman charged former Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) general manager Juan Sta Ana and former assistant general manager Raul Santos with graft. In an 11-page resolution, the Ombudsman found probable cause against the two based on the complaint filed ...

Manila, Philippines - A spokesman of the Carl Vinson Strike Group of the United States Navy stressed the importance of the superpower's military ties with The Philippines as it commits to defend freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. The massive USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier that hosts 72 ...
The Philippines' autocratic president, Rodrigo Duterte, has a position on condoms. He's against them. The prophylactics, he said this week in an address to women, make sex less pleasurable, resorting to a sort of pantomine to make his point. Biting into a fully wrapped candy bar, he said: 'Here, try eating it ...
human rights groups, rebels and indigenous activists have accused Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of inciting the military to commit war crimes ... Jose Maria Sison, the exiled leader of the Communist Party of The Philippines, said Duterte is "acting like the chieftain of a criminal gang" with his order.
The Lumpia Company, a pop-up specializing in the fried Filipino delicacy, has found a temporary home at Oakland bar Mad Oak. Owner Alex Retodo has been riffing on the traditional snack for years, starting with his signature version with a bacon cheeseburger filling. Now, after popping up at breweries ...
The distribution of free implants is the latest contraceptive measure in The Philippines allowed by its Supreme Court. In November 2017, the court lifted a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the procurement and distribution of the implants Implanon and Implanon NXT, after the country's Food and ...
Current president Rodrigo Duterte, who took office in mid-2016, has since alarmed defence analysts and lawyers by down-playing the Philippine claim and largely setting aside the ruling so as to accomodate China - which is promising military and economic aid. But on Friday Cayetano said The Philippines ...
U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials said she handed officers inspecting the jet a currency report form that declared she was carrying $40,000 and 1,000 Philippine pesos. When the officers opened Salinas' carry-on bag, they found $335,000 and $9,000 in Australian dollars contained in socks, ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in a televised speech before Filipino women on February 13, 2018, urges them to not use condoms, comparing usage ... But it's irresponsible for the Philippine President to downplay the importance of condoms at a time when The Philippines is experiencing the fastest ...
He said The Philippines lodged a protest over the case and at least six other recent deaths mostly of Filipino housemaids in Kuwait and asked that the Philippine Embassy be given access to investigations by Kuwaiti authorities. Demafelis' family told The Associated Press on Friday that Joanna was ...

Oxfam aid workers sent to help typhoon victims in The Philippines spent weeks lounging around an upmarket hotel with underage girls, it has been claimed. British pilot Chris Jacobs said guests at the five-star Marco polo hotel were disgusted by the sight of "older male staff" cavorting with girls who ...
A cultural festival focused on The Philippines is set for Feb. 17 at the San Diego children's Discovery Museum in Escondido. The free event, "'Roots Philippines," features traditional dance and musical performances by local Filipino performers along with Filipino food by award-winning Chef Anthony Sinsay.
The Filipino veterans Fairness Act of 2018 would eliminate the distinction between the Regular or "Old" Philippine Scouts and the other three groups of veterans--Commonwealth army of The Philippines, Recognized Guerrilla Forces and New Philippine Scouts. It would also allow Filipino veterans' spouses ...
As part of a new arrangement, the Union Bank of The Philippines (UnionBank) will assist four unnamed rural banks that are seeking to boost the efficiency of their payments processes by building a local platform base on top of Visa's B2B Connect system, according to Philippine news agency. UnionBank is ...
16, 2018 in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines. The death of Joanna, allegedly in the hands of a couple in Kuwait, prompted the populist President Rodrigo Duterte to order the repatriation of overseas Filipino workers from the oil-rich nation in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) ...
Staff of online news portal Rappler, along with fellow journalists and supporters, protesting last month in Manila against the state-enforced closure of the popular and pioneering news website. President Rodrigo Duterte is said to be a leader who chafes at being challenged by the media.PHOTO: AGENCE ...
WASHINGTON ― The Philippines has formally canceled its contract with Canada for the purchase of 16 Bell 412 helicopters, according to Jane's 360. ... Philippine Defence Secretary Voltaire Gazmin poses in the cockpit of a newly delivered Bell 412 helicopter during a christening ceremony in Manila on ...
Kuwait has become a popular destination for Philippines overseas foreign workers in recent years. The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry said 276,000 Filipino workers were in the country in January. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, more than 2.2 million Philippines nationals worked overseas in 2016, ...
Manila, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Officials from China and The Philippines formally broke ground on Monday on the second Chinese-financed drug rehabilitation center in Agusan Del Sur Province in the southern Philippines. Philippine Undersecretary of the Department of Health Roger Tong An and Chinese ...
"We would see children, really small kids pulling their dads, pulling their mothers," said Chevrolet Philippines president and managing director Alberto Arcilla. "It made the brand have a younger feel, something you fall in love with because there's a very strong connection," Arcilla said in an interview with ...
Manila, Philippines - The amount of foreign direct investments (FDIs) coming into The Philippines surged to $8.7 billion during the 1st 11 months of 2017, ... The BSP said the sustained FDI inflows reflected investor confidence given the Philippine economy's solid macroeconomic fundamentals and growth ...
Manila -- President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine strongman who has earned a reputation for dirty tactics and language, was criticized on Monday for having boasted that he had ordered soldiers to shoot female communist guerrillas in the genitals. "Tell the soldiers, 'There's a new order coming from the ...
On Friday, Mr. Duterte showed graphic photographs on live television of a Filipino domestic worker whose body he said had been found in a freezer in Kuwait. The body had been there for about a year and showed signs of torture and strangulation, Mr. Duterte said, citing information from the Philippine ...
If the government's focus remains on inclusive economic development, The Philippines could become a bright spot in the global landscape. These key points are based on Dr Steinbock's highly anticipated economic briefing at the Nordic Chamber. TODAY, there is a huge gap between The Philippines as it is ...
Manila: The Philippines is set to ban the deployment of new Filipino workers to Kuwait from Monday, it was announced on Saturday. ... III is set to issue on Monday, February 12, a total deployment ban order of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait, according to the Philippine news agency (PNA).
Federate States of Micronesia, Palau, Philippines - Tropical cyclone TWO (GDACS, JTWC, NOAA)(ECHO Daily Flash 9 February 2018) ... Over the next 48 hours, it is forecast to keep moving west toward The Philippines strengthening and it may pass close or over Yap Island (Federate States of Micronesia) ...
Manila: The Philippine human rights chief said on Saturday that his agency was ready to work with the International Criminal Court as it investigates the thousands of alleged killings carried out in President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug war. Jose Luis Gascon, chief of the Commission on Human rights, also ...
Manila: The Philippines' famous white-sand island destination Boracay is drowning in faeces and may need to be shut down to protect the health of millions of visitors, President Rodrigo Duterte has warned. The fiery leader gave his brutal assessment of the country's top tourist draw as he told hotels, ...
Monsanto Philippines launched this February a nationwide farmer training program, dubbed Smart farm, meant to teach smallholder corn growers across the country best farm management practices and the latest corn planting technologies. In its first year, the program targets to reach out to over 20,000 ...
Under Philippine law, PLHIV cannot be denied employment on account of their HIV status. Mandatory testing as part of pre-employment requirements and disclosure of HIV status without consent are also prohibited. Despite these provisions, the workers usually did not file formal complaints because they ...
"Given the favorable conditions, there is a high probability that this system will strengthen into a tropical storm, perhaps even into a minimal typhoon, before arriving in the central or southern Philippines early next week," added Sojda. Should the system develop and reach the strength of a tropical storm, ...
A Filipino lawyer last year presented documents to the court which he said contained evidence of the alleged involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte in the ... In The Philippines, Duterte's spokesman, Harry Roque Jr., told reporters Thursday that the government had been notified that the ICC was to start a ...
The Philippine airlines has been certified as a 4-star airline by Skytrax, a London-based international air transport rating organization. Manila - Philippine Airlines has been certified as the country's first 4-star airline, the flag carrier said Thursday. PAL joined 42 other 4-star airlines on the list of Skytrax, ...
Endangering Philippine security ... The story behind navy chief's sudden fall" (12/28/18) by Nikko Dizon regarding the alleged anomalies of the frigate acquisition project of the Philippine Navy. ... They are endangering the security of the Filipino people by blocking a very important modernization project.
(Manila) - workers and employees in The Philippines living with HIV who suffer workplace discrimination often do not seek redress, Human Rights Watch said ... Most new infections, up to 83 percent according to the Philippine government, occur among men or transgender women who have sex with men.
The buzzwords "bloodless," "transparent," and "accountability" are being deployed by Philippine National police Director General Ronald dela Rosa and his colleagues in a bid to rebrand President Rodrigo Duterte's murderous "war on drugs" with a veneer of lawfulness. The government officially ...
The body of a woman has been found in an empty Kuwait apartment's deep-freezer, with reports suggesting the victim was a Filipino domestic worker. ... The Philippines embassy in Kuwait said it is looking into claims the victim was a Filipino citizen, but said her nationality has not yet been confirmed.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is to open a preliminary inquiry into alleged crimes committed during the Philippines government's war on drugs, its chief prosecutor says. Fatou Bensouda said it would look at reports of extrajudicial killings. President Rodridgo Duterte's policy of endorsing such killings in the drugs war ...
The Philippines is seeking to allay concerns over its planned purchase of 16 Bell 412 helicopters from Canada. Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has said the helicopters will only be used for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts. The Filipino politician made the statement after ...
The deaths were investigated by members of a Dengue Investigative Task Force (DITF) that was created by the Philippine General hospital (PHG) in response to concerns over the safety of Dengvaxia (Sanofi Pasteur) -- the only licensed dengue vaccine approved for use by 19 regulatory authorities in ...
Also at the discussion was Ruthie Arroyo, chairperson for Anakbayan New Jersey (ABNJ), a youth and student organization working to educate the Filipino community and to address important issues that affect Filipinos both in the U.S. and The Philippines. "I'm surprised that something like this is happening ...
Philippines' Ayala buys National teachers College ... Manila -- Major Philippine conglomerate Ayala Corp. on Thursday said it won a bid to acquire 96% of the National Teachers College, a move which comes amid merger talks with the owners of iPeople, the listed owner of an engineering school.
The conflict between fighters linked with Islamic State (IS) and the Philippine armed forces ended in October, after five months of destruction. More than 800 jihadists died alongside 163 soldiers and at least 47 civilians. The rebuilding, especially of the heavily damaged eastern half of the city, has barely ...


 

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