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Tag Archives: Philippines

Filipino envoy summoned in protest – Security forces identify accomplices in maid extraction

MPs VENT ANGER OVER PHILIPPINE ‘VIOLATION OF SOVEREIGNTY’ KUWAIT CITY, April 21: Kuwait on Saturday summoned the Philippines’ ambassador for the second time this week in protest over “inflammatory comments” he made to a local newspaper, said a foreign ministry source. The Filipino envoy’s remarks, along with the “inappropriate behavior” …

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Philippine govt to ask court for extra time to produce drug war records

MANILA, April 20 (Reuters) – The Philippine government will ask the Supreme Court for more time to answer its order to hand over records of thousands of deadly encounters in its war on drugs, and will not comply until the president agrees, the national police chief said on Friday. The …

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Philippines bars EU party official critical of Duterte

Manila, Philippines, April 16, 2018 (AFP) -The Philippines has barred entry to an EU party official critical of President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drugs crackdown, in a move denounced by critics Monday as a gag on dissent. Italian Giacomo Filibeck was detained by border police upon his arrival at Cebu airport …

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Japanese man lured to Philippines for kidnapping

Manila, April 10, 2018 (AFP) -aA Japanese man has been freed after being lured to Manila and kidnapped as part of a complex plot organised by a business partner he had fallen out with, the Philippines’ police chief said Tuesday. Philippine police rescued the 32-year-old victim on April 5 and …

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Philippines’ top resort island Boracay may reopen in four months

MANILA, April 11 (Reuters) – The Philippines is looking to shorten the closure period for its most popular holiday hotspot Boracay to four months from six, but the number of visitors allowed when it reopens will be slashed, the tourism minister said on Wednesday. A masterplan to redevelop Boracay, which …

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Hundreds strip off for Philippine ‘underpants run’

Manila, April 8, 2018 (AFP) -Clad in underwear, loincloths, tutus or body paint, hundreds of semi-naked young people pounded the streets of Manila on Sunday in an unusual race that brought a sweaty spectacle to the capital of the conservative, mainly Catholic Philippines. The city’s first-ever “Underpants Run” drew crowds …

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Philippines eyes greener Boracay, but cleanup plan unclear

MANILA, April 6 (Reuters) – The Philippines will tear down illegal structures, build a bypass to unclog traffic, convert tricycle taxis into electric vehicles and build a modern waste-to-energy plant to rescue its premier tourist island, the government said on Friday. Authorities have yet to provide much detail beyond that …

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Manila mulls Duterte visit – Push for standard employment contract

MANILA, April 5, (Agencies): Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte might still accept Kuwait’s invitation to visit the country to check if the conditions he had earlier set to protect the welfare of his overseas workers (OFWs) are being implemented, Malacañang said on Wednesday, according to globalnation. inquirer. The possible visit of …

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Airlines cut back flights as Philippine holiday hotspot prepares for closure

MANILA, April 5 (Reuters) – A decision by the Philippines to close the holiday hotspot of Boracay, which President Rodrigo Duterte has called a “cesspool”, prompted airlines Thursday to cut back flights to the island, while business groups called for the decision to be reconsidered. The abrupt presidential order to …

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Philippines orders Jollibee to make more than 6,000 workers permanent

MANILA, April 4 (Reuters) – The Philippine government on Wednesday ordered Jollibee Foods Corp to regularize more than 6,000 workers by making them permanent, sending shares of the country’s largest fast-food group down nearly 4 percent. Ending the employ-on-contract practice was one of the many campaign promises of Philippine President …

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