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Philippines, IFC work on 'green building code'

MANILA – The Philippines and the International Finance Corp have teamed up to create the country’s first ever “green building code” to help private firms reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preserve the environment. Once in place, the code will help ...

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WorldRemit eyes 'major' hub in Philippines

MANILA – Money transfer WorldRemit said Monday it would establish a major hub in the Philippines, which accounts for a fifth of monthly transactions worldwide. WorldRemit is also looking to build its Philippine workforce to “in excess of 100” as ...

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Sanofi urges Philippines to lift dengue vaccine suspension

MANILA – French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi on Monday urged the Philippines to lift the suspension of its anti-dengue vaccine, insisting it was safe, but the government accused the firm of “dishonesty”. Sales of Dengvaxia and a landmark public immunization program ...

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Philippines eyes 'heightened surveillance' of children who got dengue vaccine

MANILA – The Department of Health will be implementing heightened surveillance of all the children who were administered the controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said they are putting up a master list of all the affected ...

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China unhappy as Philippines signs investment deal with Taiwan

Taiwan’s representative to the Philippines Gary Song-huann Lin and Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) chairman Angelito Banayo sign a new bilateral investment agreement on December 8. Screengrab from the MECO Facebook page BEIJING—China said on Friday it was seriously ...

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Best Foods to Franchise in the Philippines

MANILA – At one point in your life, you’ve probably considered starting your own business or getting a franchise. Either way is good because it’s a step towards building your own empire. Compared to working a 9-to-5 job, running a ...

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Philippines urged to build biogas capacity

MANILA – The Philippines should consider biogas from garbage as alternative fuel, a clean energy advocate said Thursday. Methane, which is used in biogas, can be sourced from the country’s landfills, said Scania Southeast Asia sustainability manager David Lantz. “We ...

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Philippines mandates Bank of China for Panda bonds

HONG KONG – The Philippines signed an agreement with Bank of China last week for a planned 1.4 billion yuan (P10.7 billion) Panda bond issue in China’s interbank bond market. Bank of China has been appointed lead underwriter and sole ...

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The Philippines Is More Important Than Many Filipinos Realize

Heads of state give each other the traditional “ASEAN handshake” during the ASEAN Summit opening ceremony held in Manila, on November 13, 2017. Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP e hope that the recently concluded Asean Summit in Manila and President Rodrigo Duterte’s ...

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Diokno confident Philippines will hit full-year GDP target

MANILA – Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno is optimistic in achieving growth goals after the third quarter GDP expansion exceeded expectations at 6.9 percent. Diokno said public construction grew by 12.6 percent, a contrast to the usual decline after an election ...

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