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Philippine Slides Most in Asia in Competitiveness Ranking: Chart

The Philippines slumped the most in Asia in a competitiveness ranking, dropping nine places to 50th of 63 economies, according to annual rankings by the Switzerland-based IMD World Competitiveness Center. Weaker tourism and employment, worsening public finances and rising concerns on education syste

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Philippines moves towards allowing divorce - France 24

The Philippines is one of only two places in the world where divorce is still illegal, the other being Vatican City. But the country is taking steps towards changing that. Despite strong opposition from the Catholic Church, the lower house of parliament recently passed a divorce bill. The legislatio

FRANCE 24

US criticizes China’s militarization of disputed waters

BEIJING — The Pentagon criticized what it called China’s “continued militarization” of island outposts in the disputed South China Sea, where the Chinese air force landed long-range bombers for the first time, putting entire Southeast Asia within their range.

WASHINGTON POST

Closing Gender Gap Could Bring $40 Billion to Philippine Economy

The Philippines can expand its economy by as much as $40 billion by 2025 if it can bring more poor, less-educated women into the workforce, according to the McKinsey Global Institute.

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Retired cop on a mission killed in tricycle accident in the Philippines

Larry Mally, a retired Miami-Dade cop who fulfilled his dream by moving to the Philippines and running a mission that improved the lives of thousands of people, was killed earlier this month when a tricycle carrying a pregnant woman ran into him and knocked him down.Mally was killed on May 12 in the

MIAMI HERALD

Philippines' iconic Jeepney vehicles are going electric

The Philippine government, eager to cut traffic congestion and pollution, has ordered the gas-guzzling Jeepneys to be phased out. The vehicles, which evolved from Jeeps left behind by U.S. forces at the end of World War II, are ubiquitous in the islands with their brightly painted bodywork and disti

STARS AND STRIPES

Philippines' Duterte orders lifting of labor deployment ban to Kuwait

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered on Wednesday the "total" lifting of a ban on Filipinos working in Kuwait after the two countries agreed on measures to regulate employment following a diplomatic row over alleged abuse of workers. FILE PHOTO: Philippine President Rodri

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Opinion | Democracy in the Philippines has been gravely wounded

The recent decision by our Supreme Courtto remove a sitting chief justice— whom President Rodrigo Duterte had declared his “enemy” — is nothing short of chilling. With one swift move, the high tribunal has succumbed to executive overreach, surrendered its judicial independence and reneged on its ver

WASHINGTON POST

Philippine senators ask Supreme Court to invalidate Duterte's ICC withdrawal

MANILA (Reuters) - A minority bloc in the Philippine Senate on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to invalidate President Rodrigo Duterte's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, saying his action without the chamber's consent was unconstitutional. FILE PHOTO: Philippines President Rodrig

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A 20-foot hairy blob has washed up on a beach in the Philippines

The carcass of a mysterious 20-foot sea creature has washed up on the shores of San Antonio in Oriental Mindoro in the Philippines. Coated in what appears to be white shaggy hair, the enormous decomposing blob looks like it’s melting.Locals rushed to see the strange "globster", excited to take a pic

NEWSWEEK

Russia, Philippines agree to strengthen military-technical cooperation

MOSCOW, May 15. /TASS/. Russia and the Philippines have agreed to strengthen military and technical cooperation, acting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after talks with his Philippine counterpart Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday.

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Indonesia Beats Out Philippines as Asia’s Worst Stock Market

Jakarta Composite drops 8.1 percent this year, worst in AsiaTerror, earnings concerns overshadow investors’ confidence

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Philippines Plans Manhattan-Sized Green City

TheNew Clark Citywebsite describes it as "A destination where nature, lifestyle and business, education, and industry converge into a global city based on principles of sustainability."

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Philippines: Election-related violence leaves 33 dead

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Mysterious 20-foot sea creature covered in shaggy hair washes up on Philippines beach

The carcass of the animal, which measured about 20 feet long,according to The Sun, was spotted on Friday. A video of the massive greyish white creature wasposted to YouTubethe next day, showing two men with ropes working together to pull the monster out of the water.

FOXNEWS

A huge mysterious sea creature washed up on a beach, and no one is sure what it is

Seemingly covered in hair, the six-metre-long object has baffled local residents, with some speculating it is a sign of “something bad coming”.

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Ousting of judge sparks fears of Duterte dictatorship in the Philippines

Judges voted by a slim majority to remove Maria Lourdes Sereno after President Rodrigo Duterte publicly called for her to go in the wake of her criticism of his brutal war on drugs, which has left thousands dead.This put her at loggerheads with him, and she urged Filipinos to stand up to his authori

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Kuwait, Philippines sign worker rights deal amid dispute

KUWAIT CITY –The Philippines and Kuwait have signed a new agreement regarding Filipino laborer rights after the Philippines earlier banned its citizens from working there amid a diplomatic dispute.The Philippines issued a statement Friday saying the agreement offered "additional guarantees that we a

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She was the enemy of Philippine President Duterte, and her fellow judges just sacked her

Maria Lourdes Sereno, chief justice of the Philippines, waves to supporters after being removed from office on May 11, 2018. (FRANCIS R. MALASIG/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

WASHINGTON POST

Kuwait signs deal on Filipino workers rights

Image copyrightAFPA bitter dispute between Kuwait and the Philippines over the treatment of domestic workers is set to end with the signing of a new agreement.Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had banned workers travelling to Kuwait amid allegations of abuse.Public outrage followed the murder of

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