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Philippine Congress starts counting presidential, VP votes
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Congress on Wednesday started the official count of votes cast in the May 9 presidential election, though confirmation of Rodrigo Duterte's apparent victory may be slowed by disputes in the more closely fought ...
Posted: May 25, 2016, 3:49 am
LOOK: Duterte Cabinet members meet in Manila
While incoming President Rodrigo Roa Duterte continues to meet well-wishers in Davao City, his appointed official family has started laying the groundwork for his transition to his new office. Appointed National Security Adviser Hermogenes C. Esperon Jr ...
Posted: May 25, 2016, 2:50 am
Philippine population growth slows as contraceptives spread
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines' annual population growth rate has slowed as more people in the predominantly Roman Catholic country use contraception. Results of the 2015 census show the population grew 1.72 percent last year, down from 1.9 ...
Posted: May 25, 2016, 2:24 am
NGCP upgrades power substation in Northern Luzon
MANILA, Philippines – The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) has upgraded a power substation in northern Luzon, increasing the power capacity it can transmit to several provinces in the area. The grid operator said it energized and ...
Posted: May 25, 2016, 1:59 am
WWE returns to Manila for live show in September
MANILA, Philippines - World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will return to Manila for a live show on Friday, September 9 at Mall of Asia Arena, the first time the sports entertainment company has held an event in the Philippines since 2009. WWE Live Manila ...
Posted: May 25, 2016, 12:49 am
UNA joins calls for forensic examination of poll management system
MANILA, Philippines -- The United Nationalist Alliance joined calls for the Commission on Elections to undertake a forensic examination of the election management system used in the May 9 elections. “We request that a forensic examination of the Election ...
Posted: May 25, 2016, 12:24 am
BB heist trail goes cold in Manila as probes falter
More than three months have passed since $81m was stolen in a brazen cyber-heist from Bangladesh’s central bank and sent to Manila – yet authorities in the Philippines appear no closer to nabbing those who laundered most of the money through a bank and ...
Posted: May 24, 2016, 1:41 pm
Thrilla in Manila, Paradise in Palawan
Born in the Philippines, but raised in New York, Robert Cordero has been reacquainting himself with his tropical roots by travelling back to his motherland the past few years. The founder of modular bag company BAMIN advises that before you head to the ...
Posted: May 24, 2016, 8:44 am
Bangladesh Bank heist trail goes cold in Manila as probes falter
MANILA: More than three months have passed since $81 million was stolen in a brazen cyber-heist from Bangladesh's central bank and sent to Manila - yet authorities in the Philippines appear no closer to nabbing those who laundered most of the money through ...
Posted: May 24, 2016, 2:02 am
Return voyage: Piece of Manila in Mexico
PUEBLA CITY, Mexico—In this historic city that draws throngs of tourists and pilgrims alike, a piece of the Philippines has taken center stage. Philippine colonial history and its role in the spread of the baroque architecture and style are on prominent ...
Posted: May 22, 2016, 1:00 am