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Philippines business groups welcome new shipping law

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 8:15AM UTC 1 Comment

Mindanao businessmen today lauded the signing of the Foreign Ships Co-Loading Act, which will reduce logistics costs for producers and create a more efficient import and export system....

Philippines: Protesters, police clash ahead of Aquino speech

By Mon, Jul 27, 2015 4:03PM UTC 0 Comment

Left-wing protesters have clashed with riot policemen amid a downpour as they tried to breach a barricade of barbed wire and vehicles ahead of the Philippine president's final state of the nation address....

Philippines: Local politician rebuked over botched ‘rescue’ of displaced tribe

By Mon, Jul 27, 2015 10:18AM UTC 0 Comment

When someone rages at you without even glancing at your face, you know there is not only anger and hatred.  There is the feeling of being betrayed. Once given a beaded necklace by Ata Manobo tribal chieftain Bai Bibiyaon Ligkayan Bigkay, Cotabato Rep. Nancy Catamco is now despised by the tribe after she launched a botched...

Philippines to check alleged abductions in religious sect

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015 2:16PM UTC 0 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Department of Justice has ordered an investigation into allegations that some ministers critical of leaders of an influential religious sect have been abducted as part of an internal dispute....

Chris Brown asked to secure clearance before leaving Manila

By Wed, Jul 22, 2015 7:03PM UTC 0 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown's departure from Manila has been delayed because of fraud allegations against him and his promoter for a canceled concert last New Year's eve....