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Chinese companies have their eyes on what used to be the US Navy's biggest base in the Pacific

A struggling shipyard firm in the Philippines is looking for a new investor, and Chinese companies are interested. "This is a VERY SIGNIFICANT NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE!" Alexander Pama, a retired Philippine admiral warned.

BUSINESS INSIDER

Bretman Rock: Confessions of a YouTube Drama King

When it comes to the Internet, theatrics thrive, and few oscillate between drag makeup tutorials and setting one’s house on fire as seamlessly as Bretman Rock. Rock, 20, is a Filipino makeup artist-slash-personality who rose to Internet stardom by creating videos that merge his love for makeup with

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‘Example to the world': Sri Lanka president plans to copy Duterte's war on drugs

Sri Lanka’s president has praised his Philippines counterpart Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs, which has taken thousands of lives, calling it an “example to the world”.

THE GUARDIAN

Pacquiao vs. Broner: PPV main card preview

Saturday night, boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is back in action to take on the flamboyant Adrien Broner. It’s live on PPV for, yes, $75. We’ll have a preview of the main event later, but for now, here’s a look at what else you’ll be seeing on the PPV undercard.

BLOODY ELBOW

2019 PBA team preview: San Miguel is already loaded, but how will Romeo fit in?

ESPN5.com previews the 12 PBA teams ahead of their first games in the 2019 Philippine Cup, the kickoff conference of the new PBA season. Commissioner's Cup: 6-5 (6th) -- Lost 4-2 in the finals against Ginebra.

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Go-Jek invests in Philippines’s blockchain fintech company Coins.ph

As per the partnership, Go-Jek unit Go-Pay will work with Coins.ph to enhance cashless payments and banking services in the Philippines. Indonesia’s on-demand transportation, payments and logistics giant, Go-Jek, has announced that it “is making a substantial acquisition of shares” of Philippines-ba

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484 Filipino children born from illegal relationships or rapes flown to Philippines

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 16: Four hundred and eighty-four Filipino children born abroad as a result of illegal relationships or rapes have been deported to the Philippines, reports Al- Rai newspaper.

ARAB TIMES

Philippines morning news for January 18

The University of Malaya (UM) has garnered the top spot in the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019 (EEU2019) for Asean universities. The Philippine economy will likely grow below what both the government and the market are expecting in 2019 and 2020, a London-bas

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Kyrgyzstan vs Philippines live stream, kick-off time, venue and live scores

It’s the match between two teams of the group “C” who is at the bottom of the table, with the team yet to open their points account. This marks Kyrgyzstan’s debut appearance in the AFC Asian Cup. Kyrgyzstan lost both their matches against China and Korea, In their AFC Asian Cup 2019. Asia Cup 2019 h

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“We’ve found prayer rugs out here. It’s unreal” — Border rancher in new video

DC EXAMINER – Ranchers and farmers near the U.S.-Mexico border have been finding prayer rugs on their properties in recent months, according to one rancher who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation by cartels who move the individuals.

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China, Brexit, the Philippines: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) America’s expanded antimissile efforts, China’s shrinking population, and the economic costs of climate change. Here’s the latest:

NEW YORK TIMES

Former President of the Philippines Reveals She Uses Medical Marijuana

The Philippines has seen a rapid reversal in attitudes towards cannabis among its political elite. President Rodrigo Duarte joked that the stuff helps him stay alert last year. On Tuesday, former president and current House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo hyped marijuana’s power to vanquish her pers

HIGH TIMES

Madrid weak in Leganes loss, says Solari

Santiago Solari accepted Real Madrid were "weak" in their loss to Leganes, despite progressing to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey. Madrid's 3-0 first-leg win meant Wednesday's 1-0 defeat at Butarque was not enough to send them out of the tournament at the expense of Leganes for the second yea

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Why These Moms Want Marijuana Legalized in Duterte's Philippines

Julia is celebrating her seventh birthday with a unicorn-themed party. She makes a grand entrance with her mom and brother wearing a rainbow-colored princess tutu, while her dad serenades her with "You are the Sunshine of my Life.” Everyone is on their feet, emotional and overjoyed.

VICE

Long-Anticipated Filipino Restaurant Magna Will Open This Spring on SE Clinton

Contemporary Filipino restaurant Magna has a new future home. Chef Carlo Lamagna has confirmed that the restaurant will now open in the Noho’s Hawaiian Cafe space on SE Clinton. Originally slated to open on NE 42nd, Magna will open doors sometime this spring — April or May — on the corner of Clinton

EATER

Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner: Fight Odds, Time, Date, Live Stream, TV Info

Nearly a quarter-century after he first turned pro, Manny Pacquiao is still stepping between the ropes. The legendary boxer could have retired years ago with an ironclad reputation as an all-time great, but at 40 years old and with his best years and biggest fights well behind him, he soldiers on. H

BLEACHER REPORT

‘Build roads now, pay lot owners later’,Philippines facing project delay I #AsiaNewsNetwork

CREEPING PROGRESS A wide expanse of green remains untouched by creeping progress such as this P467-million bypass project in Sariaya town, Quezon province. —DELFIN T. MALLARI JR.

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Kyrgyzstan 3 Philippines 1: Lux hat-trick gives White Falcons third-place hope

Vitalij Lux scored a hat-trick as Kyrgyzstan beat Philippines to boost their hopes of third-place qualification in the 2019 Asian Cup,. Kyrgyzstan gave themselves a great opportunity of qualifying for the 2019 Asian Cup knockout phase as one of the best third-placed teams after Vitalij Lux's hat-tri

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With record-breaking 3x3 turnout in Cebu, Philippines hoping to qualify for Olympics

History now awaits Philippine basketball. To culminate the first-ever Chooks-to-Go/Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas 3x3 basketball, Sisters of Mary School Girlstown hosted the last six legs of the tourney. And they made sure that the Philippines would shatter the International Basketball Federation (

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How Asia's Transformation Could Shape the World's Urban Future

Asians have shown they can lead the global economy. Can they also show the world a sustainable urban future for billions of people?. OZY's City Futures brings you urban facelifts reshaping life, from crumbling commercial capitals to war-zone warrens.

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