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Cash remittances from overseas Filipinos down 0.9 pct in August: BSP

MANILA – Cash remittances from overseas Filipinos reached $ 2.5 billion in August, lower by 0.9 percent compared to the same month last year, the central bank said Monday.  The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the countries that contributed ...

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Chinese companies flee overseas to avoid US tariffs

The label of a Washington DC sweatshirt bears a US flag but says 'Made in China' at a souvenir stand in Washington. Kevin Lamarque, Reuters/File BEIJING — A growing number of Chinese companies are adopting a crafty way to evade ...

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Remittances from Filipinos overseas down 10 pct in March

MANILA – Personal remittances from overseas Filipinos (OFs) reached $ 7.8 billion in the first quarter of 2018, registering a 1.3 percent year-on-year growth, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Diwa Guinigundo said Tuesday. But personal remittances in March 2018, ...

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Mesa to open first overseas branch in California

MANILA – Restaurant operator Foodee Global Concepts said it would bring its Mesa brand to the US next year, hoping to capitalize on growing demand for Filipino food. The company is looking for a partner for the Mesa outlet in ...

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PBA stars hope next All-Star will be held in provinces or overseas

Marc Pingris goes for a shot against Asi Taulava in the 2016 PBA All-Star Game. Photo courtesy of the PBA Media Bureau MANILA, Philippines – PBA stars relished their 2016 All-Star experience in Manila, but some can’t help but wish ...

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2016 overseas voting hits milestones: DFA-OVS

ABS-CBN News Posted at 17 May 2016 07:17 PM MANILA – The conduct of the 2016 Elections was an ‘unmitigated success for overseas voting’, the Department of Foreign Affairs-Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS) said on Tuesday. The DFA-OVS said that one ...

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Duterte, Marcos win overseas voting

Results of the Overseas Absentee Voting shows presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte (left) and Sen. Bongbong Marcos having won the polling of Filipinos abroad. INQUIRER FILES Presumptive President-elect Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. won the ...

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Overseas voter turnout low; Comelec blames snail mail

Blame it on the postal services. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday announced that of the more than 1.3 million registered overseas Filipino workers, only 432,706 participated in the month-long overseas absentee voting (OAV). Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim, the ...

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How social media helped Duterte win over NorCal overseas votes

ABS-CBN News Posted at 11 May 2016 11:05 PM [embedded content] It took more than 12 hours to count 14,398 votes from 46 precincts under the jurisdiction of the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco. Unofficial results show overwhelming support for ...

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Duterte, Robredo win northeast overseas votes

Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America Bureau Posted at 11 May 2016 10:04 PM [embedded content] NEW YORK – Big wins for presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte and vice presidential hopeful Leni Robredo have been recorded in the Northeast Coast.  After 12 ...

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