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Foreigners in the Philippines

With the recent deportation of Giacomo Filibeck and Sr. Patricia Fox, what are the rules and laws that govern foreigners in the country? Find out in this video. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Nation

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Why the Philippines Remains a Poor Country—Part II

The “daily grind” for many poor Filipinos. Photo: fvdb.wordpress.com s we noted in our previous editorial (LINK), we believe political dynasties have been holding the Philippines back, preventing it from developing the way neighbors like Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea ...

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SM to build IKEA's first store in Philippines: report

MANILA – The Philippines’ largest shopping mall operator, SM Prime Holdings, will build the first store of Swedish furniture company IKEA in the Philippines, Bloomberg reported Friday. The IKEA store will be built in SM’s Mall of Asia (MOA) Complex, ...

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Bert Nievera, the ‘Johnny Mathis of the Philippines,’ sings his swan song

Bert (left) and Martin Nievera He has blessed us all with his voice and his ability to make people jump to their feet,” singer Martin Nievera said of his recently departed father, Roberto Jose “Bert” Nievera. Bert, the smooth-voiced 1960s ...

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Why the Philippines Remains a Poor Country

A typical slum area in the Philippines. Photo: correctphilippines.org he Philippines has about 200 political clans spanning Apari up North to Jolo down South. These clans control most of the local politics in their bailiwicks. They wield tremendous power and ...

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China vows to have 'prudent' oil exploration with Philippines

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, left, passes on a hand-written letter from President Rodrigo Duterte to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minster and State Counselor Wang Yi, right, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse ...

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Philippines primed for theme park development, designer says

MANILA – The Philippines is a “fantastic place” for theme parks, with its many scenic views, according to a designer who has worked with Universal Studios Hollywood. The next generation of theme parts should consider visitors’ inputs to encourage repeat ...

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The Philippines, Went From Numero Uno to Kulelat

Roxas Boulevard back when it was called Dewey Boulevard. Photo: pinterest.com he Philippines is being left behind by many of her neighbors. Once the leader in the region, we are now the laggard. How did this happen? Here’s my take. ...

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Toyota, suppliers to invest P3.26 billion more in Philippines

A Toyota Vios sedan is shown in this photo from Toyota Motor Philippines’ Facebook page MANILA – Toyota Motor Philippines Corp and its suppliers are investing an additional P3.26 billion in support of the government’s plan to revive the vehicle ...

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Mobile phones, 'tingi' economy help fintech thrive in Philippines

MANILA – Widespread use of mobile phones and a “tingi” or sachet culture in retail provides a fertile environment for financial technology companies, an industry stakeholder said. Financial technology or fintech aims to make services “quicker, more convenient, cheaper and ...

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