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Honestbee pushes virtual grocery carts in smartphone country Philippines

Honestbee Philippines managing director Cyrstal Gonzalez gestures during an interview with ABS-CBN News on Feb. 11, 2019. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News MANILA — Tech executive Crystal Gonzalez plays late 90s jams on her Macbook as office workers in surrounding towers ...

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Is the Philippines Being Left behind By Its Neighbors?

Life Expectancies in Southeast Asia in 2040, based on a study published in the journal of The Lancet. Life expectancy is a good gauge of a country’s development and its ability to provide for the overall wellbeing of its citizens ...

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Mobius eyes investments in 'excellent' Philippines

MANILA — The Philippines is an "excellent" bet, veteran emerging markets investor Mark Mobius said Friday, adding he could announce an investment in a listed Filipino firm in the next 6 months. The country has "tremendous growth prospects" with a ...

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Human rights an issue in new US funding support to the Philippines

The Philippines will receive US funding assistance under the newly-signed Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) that aims to promote Washington’s security and other interests in the Indo-Pacific region, but no funds will be given in support of the government’s anti-narcotics ...

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eSports: Philippines places 5th in Legion of Champions III tournament

Team ArkAngel of the Philippines settled for fifth place in the recently concluded Legion of Champions III 2019 in Indonesia. Handout Team ArkAngel of the Philippines settled for fifth place after battling some of the best eSports teams in the ...

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NBA champ Lamar Odom says he’s aware of basketball craze in Philippines

Upon his arrival in Manila on Wednesday, NBA champion Lamar Odom said he is aware of the basketball craze in the country. The former Los Angeles Lakers player is set to reinforce the Mighty Sports club when it competes in ...

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Philippines set to import 1.2-M tons of rice as caps removed

MANILA – Rice traders in the Philippines are set to import about 1.2 million tonnes of the staple food, a state grains agency spokeswoman told Reuters on Tuesday, as the Southeast Asian country lifts a two-decade-old cap on purchases. Bigger ...

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Netflix says subscription rate hike 'not applicable' to Philippines

MANILA – Netflix Philippines said Thursday the reported increase in subscription rates only applies to US and select markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Current subscription plans in the Philippines range from P370 to P550 a month.  "It is ...

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‘Now is the time’ to make football more popular in Philippines, says coach Sven

The local game is light years away from attracting support compared with basketball, but Sven-Goran Eriksson knows these past few months is a perfect jump-off point to kick football’s national profile up a notch. Suhaib Salem, Reuters Riding the momentum ...

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Norwegian jailed for ordering online child sex abuse in Philippines

INQUIRER.net stock image OSLO, Norway – A 71-year-old Norwegian man was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison on Monday for ordering sexual assaults to be carried out online against dozens of young Filipinas. “With his actions, the accused contributed to ...

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