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Slovenia needs up to 5,000 OFWs; Philippines seeks protection pact: Labor chief

MANILA — Slovenia needs up to 5,000 overseas Filipino workers including factory workers, truck drivers, engineers and other skilled workers, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Wednesday.  Bello said employers from Slovenia told him in a meeting last week that ...

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Is America an Ally the Philippines Can Still Relay On?

November 15, 1935, Thousands of jubilant Filipinos flock to the Legislative Building (now the National Museum) to witness the birth of the Philippine Commonwealth as President Quezon and Vice President Osmea take their respective oaths of office. Photo: Phil Gov’t ...

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Galaxy Fold available in the Philippines ‘soon,’ Samsung says

The Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G phone is presented at the hall of Samsung at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin, Germany, Sept. 6, 2019. Hannibal Hanschke, Reuters MANILA — Samsung’s foldable smartphone will be available in the Philippines “soon,” ...

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2 Indian warships to visit Philippines

Indian Navy stealth multi-role frigate INS Sahyadri (F49) during Rim of the Pacific 2018. US NAVY MANILA, Philippines — Two Indian warships will drop anchor in Manila on Wednesday for a goodwill visit. INS Sayhadri (F-49), a Shivalik-class stealth multi-role ...

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J&J says Philippines not included in recall of baby powder linked with asbestos

MANILA—Johnson & Johnson said Monday only baby powder products distributed in the United States were recalled over alleged asbestos contamination. “The safety of those who use our products is our top priority, and we determined to initiate the voluntary recall ...

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Philippines can weather trade war, global recession headwinds: NEDA

[embedded content] The Philippine economy is strong enough to weather the US-China trade war and a looming global recession, on course to meet its 25-year growth goal, an official of the country’s economic planning agency says. National Economic Development Authority ...

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Philippines studies deploying small nuclear plants to island-provinces

Floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov is towed from the Arctic port of Murmansk, northwestern Russia. Could a similar device be used in the Philippines? AFP file photo from Rosatom MANILA—The government is studying if small modular nuclear reactors can ...

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Philippines – Australia joint maritime exercises kick off in Zamboanga City

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Navy and Royal Australian Navy on Monday kicked off joint naval exercises in Zamboanga City to address the threat of terrorism and kidnapping in the region. PHOTO FROM WESTERN MINDANAO COMMAND Her Majesty’s Australian Ship ...

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In Philippines’ rice granary, farmers endure falling grain prices

Workers take advantage of the good weather to harvest and transport palay crops along a highway in Guimba, Nueva Ecija. Some farmers claimed prices of palay dropped to as low as P7 per kilo after the rice tariffication law took ...

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Salvador Panelo Punts on the Philippines’ Traffic Crisis

Press Secretary Salvador Panelo riding a jeepney to work. Photo: CNN Phil recent CNN Philippines article noted that presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo “took on the commute challenge sans bodyguards and media coverage after he was dared by several militant groups” ...

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