Philippines

Philippines economy grows 6.4 percent in Q2

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 1:24PM UTC Philippines economy grows 6.4 percent in Q2

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say that the country’s economy expanded by 6.4 percent in the second quarter and tied with Malaysia as the second fastest growing in Asia during the period. The government statistics agency reports Thursday that growth was higher than 5.6 percent posted in the first

Pacquiao to help set up boxing academy in China

By Wed, Aug 27, 2014 1:34PM UTC Manny Pacquiao training with coach Freddie Roach. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao says he will help train boxers in China and expressed confidence that the country’s 1.4 billion people can produce world champions.

Taiwan’s Luis Liu grabs 1st Philippine IPAC title

By Mon, Aug 25, 2014 4:19AM UTC Luis Liu of Taiwan congratulate each other after they emerged 1st and second respectively in the 1st IPAC individual event.Pic by Edwin Espejo

SARANGANI, Philippines – Luis Liu of Taiwan came from behind to narrowly edge Yoshiki Oka of Japan and capture the individual title in the 1st International Paragliding Accuracy Competition held in Maasami, Sarangani. Liu grabbed the lowest score honors with 38 points over four rounds and was also one of

Philippines targets online extortion ring; arrests 8

By Sat, Aug 23, 2014 10:35AM UTC Philippines targets online extortion ring; arrests 8

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online extortion ring accused of blackmailing over 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcams.

Philippines: SMI renews bid for $5.9bn mining project

By Wed, Aug 20, 2014 1:14PM UTC Philippines: SMI renews bid for $5.9bn mining project

Despite government failure to address policy issues in the mining industry, Sagittarius Mines Inc (SMI) is still hopeful it will get the necessary permits and clearances needed to pursue its stalled Tampakan Copper and Gold Project. It is poised to conduct more rounds of consultations with stakeholders, including obtaining the

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