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Philippines Leader to End Joint Military Exercises, Naval Patrols With U.S.
Mr. Duterte said holding war games with the U.S. might undermine his efforts to improve relations with Beijing, which have soured in recent years as Manila tried to strengthen its claims to part of the South China Sea. China has increasingly asserted ...
Posted: September 29, 2016, 1:14 am
Two Pakistani soldiers killed in exchange of fire with India in disputed Kashmir
MANILA The FBI is negotiating with a former branch manager of a Philippines bank for information relating to $81 million that she handled after it was stolen from the Bangladesh central bank's account at the New York Federal Reserve, her lawyer said.
Posted: September 29, 2016, 1:07 am
Philippines' Duterte vows to end joint US military drills
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he will soon end joint military exercises with the United States, a move that could further dampen relations with Manila's longtime ally after the controversial leader branded Barack Obama a "son of a ...
Posted: September 29, 2016, 1:04 am
NEW: Create Your First Poké Bowl at DIY Poké, Alabang
The poké trend has definitely landed in Manila. Poké /pou’kei/, which means “to slice or cut”, is a popular Hawaiian dish made with raw fish (usually salmon or ahi tuna), vegetables, and rice. Many have started offering their own versions of ...
Posted: September 29, 2016, 1:02 am
Philippines' Duterte announces plans to end joint military exercises with the US
His vow comes amid escalating tensions between Washington and Manila. The brash, controversial president made his comments on Thursday during his two-day trip to Vietnam, where he wants to strengthen bilateral ties as both countries seek to counter China.
Posted: September 29, 2016, 1:00 am
Alliance Global spending over P150B for two-year expansion
MANILA, Philippines – Andrew Tan-led Alliance Global Group Incorporated is spending more than P150 billion in capital expenditures from 2016 to 2017 primarily to accelerate expansion of its property, gaming, and quick service restaurant businesses.
Posted: September 29, 2016, 12:55 am
Travel: Beautiful Sunsets at Manila
Situated on the eastern shore of Manila Bay, Manila is the capital as well as the second most populous city in the Philippines. Non-stop flights into Ninoy Aquino International Airport take about four hours and are as low as RMB1,400 depending on the season.
Posted: September 29, 2016, 12:35 am
PSE suspends Manila Bulletin trading
THE PHILIPPINE Stock Exchange indefinitely suspended trading on Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. (MB) starting Thursday amid questions on whether the long-running broadsheet publisher had extended its corporate life. In a memorandum, the PSE noted that the ...
Posted: September 28, 2016, 11:33 pm
Opening of a manila envelope marked a turning point for former NeXt correspondent
The thick manila envelope barely fit into my parent’s mail slot; I spotted it as I was returning home from high school. “ONE NEWS PLAZA,” the envelope’s return address read. Holy smokes, I thought. I had made the big time! It’s been nearly 13 ...
Posted: September 28, 2016, 9:50 pm
Exclusive: U.S. seeks accused Manila banker's help to crack Bangladesh heist
Federal Bureau of Investigation officials have presented a "proffer", or proposal, to the branch manager, Maia Deguito, to tell them all she knows about who received the money, the attorney, Ferdinand Topacio, told Reuters. He showed Reuters a copy of an ...
Posted: September 28, 2016, 3:37 am