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Tag Archives: Philippines

Philippines handy black hole for ‘heist’ hackers

MANILA, March 21, (RTRS): In February 2013, the Philippines was up against a deadline to amend its Anti-Money Laundering Act and get itself off the ‘grey list’ of a global watchdog, and lawmakers were bickering over whether to include casinos under the legislation. With one day to go, a Congressional …

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Heist exposes Philippine dirty money secrets – FBI to assist Bangladesh with probe

DHAKA, March 20, (Agencies): The FBI has agreed to help Bangladesh investigate an audacious $81 million theft from the nation’s foreign reserves, authorities said Sunday, days after the finance minister accused central bank officials of complicity in the heist. A FBI official in Dhaka met with representatives from Bangladesh’s Criminal …

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No domestic worker hire ‘ban’ for expats: Philippine Embassy

KUWAIT CITY, March 14: The Philippine Embassy denied reports that came out on local Arabic dailies on Sunday that the embassy has banned expatriates from hiring Filipino household service workers (HSWs) which was viewed by many as a form of discrimination. “We did not issue such policy or announcement banning …

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IS-inspired militants on offensive – Philippine frontrunner vow to claim Sabah angers Malaysia

MANILA, March 3, (AFP): Militants fighting in the name of the Islamic State group are escalating attacks in the southern Philippines, analysts said, deepening fears for the volatile region after its main Muslim rebel group failed to seal a peace pact. Gunmen who have pledged allegiance to the jihadists controlling …

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Philippines probes Pacquiao for poll violations

MANILA, Feb 22, (Agencies): The Philippines’ election commission said Monday it would consider a complaint accusing boxing champion Manny Pacquiao of violating election regulations by promoting his upcoming fight in the thick of the campaign. It was the latest blow to Pacquiao’s bid for the Philippine Senate after he drew …

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Philippines, Muslim rebels ‘fortify’ truce

MANILA, Philippines, Feb 12, (AP): Philippine government and Muslim rebels have extended the stay of international cease-fire monitors at their first meeting since their peace pact stalled amid fears of fresh fighting. Government negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer and her rebel counterpart, Mohagher Iqbal, expressed disappointment in a joint statement Friday over …

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Muslim ‘autonomy’ stalls raising fears

MANILA, Philippines, Feb 3, (AP): The Philippine Congress has run out of time to pass under the current president’s term a Muslim autonomy bill that aims to peacefully settle a decades-long Muslim rebellion in the south, sparking concerns the setback may ignite new fighting, officials said. Senators and members of …

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Filipinos set protest trip to disputed isles

MANILA, Jan 21, (RTRS): Filipino protesters plan a second trip to disputed islands in the South China Sea, this time staying a month, a spokeswoman said on Thursday, after China flew a planeload of tourists to an artificial island it has built in the area. China claims almost the entire …

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Philippine Airlines in first Kuwait airport touch down

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) maiden flight to Kuwait PR 668 landed on the Kuwait International Airport at 6:55 am on Monday (11:55 am Manila time) and was welcomed by a traditional water gun salute by the Kuwait Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) followed by a …

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Manila ‘hails more’ US forces to counter China

MANILA, Jan 13, (AFP): The Philippine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a security accord with the United States was legal, allowing more US forces into the former American colony as it seeks to counter Chinese expansion in the South China Sea. The 10-year agreement, signed in 2014 but not implemented due …

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