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Foreign tourists hit 6 million at September’s end, up from Q3 2018

MANILA—The tourism department (DOT) said the number of international visitor arrivals from January to September reached 6.16 million, 14.37 percent higher compared to the same period last year.  By the end of the third quarter of 2018, foreign visitors totaled ...

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86% of Pinoys rated their life positively in Q4 2018 – SWS

MANILA, Philippines — Some 86% of Filipinos rated their lives positively in the last quarter of 2018, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) announced Tuesday. SWS said respondents were asked to place the past two weeks of their present lives on ...

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UN report: 12,000 children killed, wounded in 2018 conflicts

UNITED NATIONS – A new U.N. report says a record number of more than 12,000 children were killed and injured in armed conflicts last year, with Afghanistan, the Palestinians, Syria and Yemen topping the casualty list. The deaths and injuries ...

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Discovery hospitality hotels & resorts is recognized with the 2018 I Prefer Member’s choice award

Preferred Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest independent hotel brand representing more than 750 distinctive hotels, resorts, and residences across 85 countries – today unveiled the winners of its first-ever I Prefer Members’ Choice Awards with Discovery Shores Boracay, ...

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Iguodala: ‘Bone bruise’ in 2018 playoffs was a fractured leg

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala said he missed time during the 2018 playoffs with a fractured leg, despite the team claiming it was a bone bruise. Iguodala made the comments Tuesday on The Breakfast Club radio show while discussing ...

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Duterte Cabinet still club of billionaires, multimillionaires in 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the 38th cabinet meeting at the Malacañang Palace on June 10, 2019. Robinson Niñal, Presidential Photo MANILA – Two of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet members remained billionaires in 2018 while the rest are still multimillionaires, ...

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Development banks’ climate funding at all-time high in 2018

A commuter walks along Waterloo Bridge, which is being blocked by climate change activists, during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain April 17, 2019. Hannah McKay, Reuters/File BRUSSELS — Climate projects won record financing from the world’s big development ...

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PH economic agency says regional income inequality widened in 2018

[embedded content] The National Economic and Development Authority plans to double down on efforts to address the rising income inequality in the Philippines. The agency also sees improved connectivity boosting the country’s growth. – Business Nightly, ANC, May 30, 2019 ...

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Bitcoin tops $8,000 as it hits highest since July 2018

A collection of Bitcoin (virtual currency) tokens are displayed in this picture illustration. Benoit Tessier, Reuters/File NEW YORK — Bitcoin surged to more than $ 8,000 late on Monday, its highest level since July last year, as the cryptocurrency’s rally ...

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2018 tax year to reflect changes under TRAIN law

[embedded content] The Bureau of Internal Revenue will be very busy this Holy Week with the deadline of filing for 2018 income tax returns on Holy Monday. And as Warren de Guzman tells us, the pressure is on in more ...

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