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Philippines signs $233-M helicopter deal with Canada

Exciting news from @SGAirshow! Philippine Air Force to receive 16 Bell 412EPI helicopters. pic.twitter.com/NhHK0PUNMF — Bell Helicopter (@BellHelicopter) February 6, 2018 MANILA – The Philippines signed a deal with Canada on Tuesday to buy 16 combat utility helicopters worth $ ...

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Philippines to develop rules on cryptocurrency trading

MANILA – The Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission said on Monday it is crafting rules to regulate cryptocurrency transactions to protect investors and reduce the risk of fraud. The regulation, which will cover issuance and registration of cryptocurrencies, is expected ...

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Chinese to come in droves with new air routes to the Philippines

The Philippines stands to gain in the influx of more Chinese visitors with the first-ever direct charter flight from Xiamen (XMN), a coastal city in Fujian Province of China to Puerto Princesa City (PPS), Palawan starting next month. The Department ...

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U.N. experts urge Philippines to preserve free media

Journalist Maria Ressa and Rappler colleagues join the Black Friday protest for press freedom in Quezon City on January 19, 2018. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News/file photo GENEVA – U.N. human rights experts called on the Philippines government on Thursday to ...

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Looted cash, gold helps Islamic State recruit in Philippines

* Marawi banks, businesses and homes looted of cash and jewellery * Nearly $ 40 million taken away – military officer * Militants offering joining fee, salaries to new recruits * Government says regrouping of militants is dangerous MARAWI CITY, ...

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‘Weaving Cultures’ cites Spanish influences and surveys arts and culture achievements in early modern Philippines

The book “Weaving Cultures: The Invention of Colonial Art and Culture in the Philippines, 1565-1850,” by Fr. Rene Javellana, SJ, chronicles the growth and advancement of the nation based on the sender-receiver model of communication in which direct or indirect ...

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Philippines won't beg EU for trade perks: trade chief

MANILA – The government will not beg the European Union to retain its zero tariff privilege on exports to the international bloc, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said Wednesday. The Philippines is among 9 countries that qualify for the EU’s GSP+ ...

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Philippines boosts cybersecurity ahead of China Telecom entry

MANILA – The Philippines is beefing up cybersecurity measures prior to the expected entry of Chinese firms in its telecoms industry, the president’s spokesman said on Thursday, amid concerns that national security could be at risk. Several senators have spoken ...

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Sanofi urges Philippines to lift dengue vaccine suspension

MANILA – French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi on Monday urged the Philippines to lift the suspension of its anti-dengue vaccine, insisting it was safe, but the government accused the firm of “dishonesty”. Sales of Dengvaxia and a landmark public immunization program ...

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China unhappy as Philippines signs investment deal with Taiwan

Taiwan’s representative to the Philippines Gary Song-huann Lin and Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) chairman Angelito Banayo sign a new bilateral investment agreement on December 8. Screengrab from the MECO Facebook page BEIJING—China said on Friday it was seriously ...

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