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  • Pacquiao Watch: Manny mulls Senate bid

    By Oct 10, 2014

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    Pacquiao Watch: Manny mulls Senate bid

    So Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao is still weighing his political options for 2016. Vice President Jojo Binay an audience on Monday in General Santos that he is still trying to convince the boxing icon to join his Senatorial slate in the 2016 elections. Pacquiao himself has not made public his political plans when he quits

  • Filipino firm Alsons offers to buy Indophil stake in SMI for AUS$361m

    By Sep 23, 2014

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    Filipino firm Alsons offers to buy Indophil stake in SMI for AUS$361m

    Alsons Prime Investment Corporation (APIC) has offered to buy Indophil Resources NL stake in the Philippines at AUS$0.30 per share for AUS$361 million (Php 14.3 billion) in cash, according to a report submitted to the Australia Stock Exchange early Tuesday. The acquisition is subject to the approval of shareholders, the Australian Foreign Investment Review Board

  • Martial law in the Philippines: The horrors of the past

    By Sep 22, 2014

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    Martial law in the Philippines: The horrors of the past

    Forty two years on, people who tasted firsthand the horrors of martial law can still recall in detail the agony they went through. Their stories have been told and retold countless times. Yet, they still feel their accounts have not been told enough. For the 3,000 or so others, their stories are unfinished, like the brothers

  • GenSan named Philippines’ friendliest city for business

    By Sep 16, 2014

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    General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera. Pic: Edwin Espejo.

    General Santos City has been named the country’s easiest city to start a business by the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. The ranking was based on the number of procedures, processing days and costs of processing in starting a business. The list is the latest released by the World Bank

  • Philippines sets the standard for tuna display

    By Sep 12, 2014

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    For the record, 946 yellowfin and bigeye tunas weighing 33.61 kilograms were put on display to establish a Philippine record.Pic by Edwin Espejo

    Not too fast. Organizers of this year’s Tuna Festival in General Santos City billed Thursday’s festival event as a world record-breaking attempt. Well, they may have established a record but nothing in the Guinness Book of World Records suggests that one was broken when 33.61 metric tons of yellowfin tuna were weighed and displayed at

  • PH tuna fishing sustainable – expert

    By Sep 06, 2014

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    Yellowfin tuna and skipjacks stocks, although threatened by overfishing, are still healthy in the next 20 years if tuna producing countries maintian current level of operations, according to Dr. Sunk Kwon Soh.Pic by Edwin Espejo

    The science manager of the world’s foremost tuna fishing organization said the Philippines is one of the member- countries of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention (WCPFC) that is relatively compliant with the conservation measures imposed by the tuna governing body. Dr. Sung Kwon Soh, science manager of WCPFC, made this observation during his

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