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Duterte personally welcomes arriving OFWs from Qatar

CLARK, Pampanga -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night welcomed 34 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who arrived home from Qatar for the holiday season.

Punish web giants who host child sex abuse --UK watchdog

Punishing web giants for failing to remove child sex abuse and other illegal content should spur firms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter to tackle online exploitation of children more aggressively, anti-trafficking experts said on Wednesday.
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Punish web giants who host child sex abuse --UK watchdog

Punishing web giants for failing to remove child sex abuse and other illegal content should spur firms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter to tackle online exploitation of children more aggressively, anti-trafficking experts said on Wednesday.

Wall Street mixed as financials drag after Fed rate hike

The S&P 500 ended slightly lower on Wednesday pressured by the financial sector after the Federal Reserve announced a widely expected interest rate hike but kept its rate outlook for coming years even as it projected faster U.S. economic growth.
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Wall Street mixed as financials drag after Fed rate hike

The S&P 500 ended slightly lower on Wednesday pressured by the financial sector after the Federal Reserve announced a widely expected interest rate hike but kept its rate outlook for coming years even as it projected faster U.S. economic growth.

Chinese, South Korean leaders meet hoping to smooth tensions

South Korean President Moon Jae-In will hold talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing on Thursday, seeking to repair a relationship strained over Seoul hosting a US missile system.
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Chinese, South Korean leaders meet hoping to smooth tensions

South Korean President Moon Jae-In will hold talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing on Thursday, seeking to repair a relationship strained over Seoul hosting a US missile system.

Peru prosecutor probing alleged abuse seeks to jail Catholic society founder

A public prosecutor in Peru is seeking the pre-trial detention of Luis Figari, founder of an elite Catholic society who is accused of sexually and physically abusing children and former members of the group, the attorney for the victims of the alleged abuse t
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Peru prosecutor probing alleged abuse seeks to jail Catholic society founder

A public prosecutor in Peru is seeking the pre-trial detention of Luis Figari, founder of an elite Catholic society who is accused of sexually and physically abusing children and former members of the group, the attorney for the victims of the alleged abuse told Reuters on Wednesday.

ADB raises PH growth forecasts

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has upgraded its Philippine growth forecasts for this year and the next on account of infrastructure investments as well as strong household consumption. “GDP (gross domestic product) growth forecasts are raised from 6.5 per
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ADB raises PH growth forecasts

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has upgraded its Philippine growth forecasts for this year and the next on account of infrastructure investments as well as strong household consumption. “GDP (gross domestic product) growth forecasts are raised from 6.5 percent to 6.7 percent for 2017 and from 6.7 percent to 6.8 percent for 2018,” the Manila-based [...] The post ADB raises PH growth forecasts appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

PH bitcoin transactions averaging $8M monthly

Virtual currency transactions in the Philippines now average over $8 million per month, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said. “For the first half of the year, the transactions are about $8.8 million on the average per month,” said Melchor Plabasan,
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PH bitcoin transactions averaging $8M monthly

Virtual currency transactions in the Philippines now average over $8 million per month, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said. “For the first half of the year, the transactions are about $8.8 million on the average per month,” said Melchor Plabasan, deputy director and head of the central bank’s Core Information Technology Specialist Group. Plabasan [...] The post PH bitcoin transactions averaging $8M monthly appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Auto sales up 16.8% ahead of higher taxes

Year to date automotive sales were up 16.8 percent as of the end of November and the month itself saw a 23.8 percent surge in vehicles leaving showrooms, industry data released on Wednesday showed. In a joint report, the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers o
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Auto sales up 16.8% ahead of higher taxes

Year to date automotive sales were up 16.8 percent as of the end of November and the month itself saw a 23.8 percent surge in vehicles leaving showrooms, industry data released on Wednesday showed. In a joint report, the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) said they [...] The post Auto sales up 16.8% ahead of higher taxes appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Our decision struggles when we innovate

First of a four-part series The focus of the Asean leadership in 2018 is going to be on innovation, given the volatility and speed of the world we live in. With digital revolution making our world turn faster every day, not only is the attention span of our m
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Our decision struggles when we innovate

First of a four-part series The focus of the Asean leadership in 2018 is going to be on innovation, given the volatility and speed of the world we live in. With digital revolution making our world turn faster every day, not only is the attention span of our millennials much shorter, but so are the [...] The post Our decision struggles when we innovate appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Dennis Uy eyes more IPOs in 2018

BUSINESS tycoon Dennis Uy is planning to conduct more initial public offerings (IPO) next year under his holding firm Udenna Corp. “This year, we’ve made one company public—our Chelsea Logistics Group—and by next year, we plan to do more listings̷
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Dennis Uy eyes more IPOs in 2018

BUSINESS tycoon Dennis Uy is planning to conduct more initial public offerings (IPO) next year under his holding firm Udenna Corp. “This year, we’ve made one company public—our Chelsea Logistics Group—and by next year, we plan to do more listings…with the support of everybody,” Udenna president and chief executive officer Dennis Uy said in a [...] The post Dennis Uy eyes more IPOs in 2018 appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

PH AirAsia expects 30% revenue growth

PHILIPPINES Air Asia expects revenue next year to be 1.3 times higher than its anticipated full-year revenue of P12 billion this year. “One point three billion times 12, for revenues. For next year, about that number,” Philippines AirAsia President and Ch
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PH AirAsia expects 30% revenue growth

PHILIPPINES Air Asia expects revenue next year to be 1.3 times higher than its anticipated full-year revenue of P12 billion this year. “One point three billion times 12, for revenues. For next year, about that number,” Philippines AirAsia President and Chief Executive Officer Dexter Comendador said in an interview on Tuesday evening. “This year is [...] The post PH AirAsia expects 30% revenue growth appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Nearly 200 nations promise to stop ocean plastic waste

Nearly 200 countries signed a U.N. resolution in Nairobi on Wednesday to eliminate plastic pollution in the sea, a move some delegates hoped would pave the way to a legally binding treaty.
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Nearly 200 nations promise to stop ocean plastic waste

Nearly 200 countries signed a U.N. resolution in Nairobi on Wednesday to eliminate plastic pollution in the sea, a move some delegates hoped would pave the way to a legally binding treaty.

Camarines Sur prepares for Urduja

Floods and water levels have risen in some areas of Camarines Sur on Wednesday as Tropical Depression Urduja was on its way to make landfall over Eastern Visayas, Bam Alegre reported on GMA News TV program «State of the Nation with Jessica Soho.»
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Camarines Sur prepares for Urduja

Floods and water levels have risen in some areas of Camarines Sur on Wednesday as Tropical Depression Urduja was on its way to make landfall over Eastern Visayas, Bam Alegre reported on GMA News TV program «State of the Nation with Jessica Soho.»

Full employment in the United States? Not for many women

WASHINGTON: With jobless rates at a two decade low, the United States is nearing full employment — but women are not reaping the full benefit, due to a lack of childcare options. Because of a lack of widely available and affordable childcare and preschool p
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Full employment in the United States? Not for many women

WASHINGTON: With jobless rates at a two decade low, the United States is nearing full employment — but women are not reaping the full benefit, due to a lack of childcare options. Because of a lack of widely available and affordable childcare and preschool programs — as well as the lack of paid parental leave [...] The post Full employment in the United States? Not for many women appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

In tax shift, Facebook to declare ad revenues

NEW YORK: Facebook, in a bow to transparency, has announced it plans to declare certain ad revenues in the country where they are made and not in Ireland, where it has a greater tax advantage. The social networking giant said the move was in response to press
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In tax shift, Facebook to declare ad revenues

NEW YORK: Facebook, in a bow to transparency, has announced it plans to declare certain ad revenues in the country where they are made and not in Ireland, where it has a greater tax advantage. The social networking giant said the move was in response to pressure from governments and policy makers for greater visibility [...] The post In tax shift, Facebook to declare ad revenues appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Microsoft boosts climate program

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it would invest $50 million in a program that provides cloud-computing services and other resources to organizations working on climate change and environmental technology. The Redmond company’s AI for Earth program launc
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Microsoft boosts climate program

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it would invest $50 million in a program that provides cloud-computing services and other resources to organizations working on climate change and environmental technology. The Redmond company’s AI for Earth program launched in July with $2 million, awarding grants to universities, companies and nongovernmental organizations that gave them free use [...] The post Microsoft boosts climate program appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Congress extends martial law

AN OVERWHELMING majority of the Senate and House of Representatives in joint session on Wednesday voted to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 31, 2018. The two houses of Congress voted separately on Resolution of Both Houses 13, which called for th
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Congress extends martial law

AN OVERWHELMING majority of the Senate and House of Representatives in joint session on Wednesday voted to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 31, 2018. The two houses of Congress voted separately on Resolution of Both Houses 13, which called for the further extension of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of [...] The post Congress extends martial law appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Duterte on martial law: ‘All options on the table’

“All options are on the table” to deal security threats, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday, as he raised the prospect of placing the entire Philippines under martial law. The President thanked Congress for extending martial rule and said his “
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Duterte on martial law: ‘All options on the table’

“All options are on the table” to deal security threats, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday, as he raised the prospect of placing the entire Philippines under martial law. The President thanked Congress for extending martial rule and said his “only consideration” was the welfare of the Philippines. “At this time, all options are on [...] The post Duterte on martial law: ‘All options on the table’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

CARD of hope: Financial inclusion at its best

I WAS 12 years old when CARD started as a foundation, providing loans to landless coconut workers. I witnessed its growth from its humble office—a classroom lent by my grandfather to my father at the back of the San Pablo City public market—to its more th
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CARD of hope: Financial inclusion at its best

I WAS 12 years old when CARD started as a foundation, providing loans to landless coconut workers. I witnessed its growth from its humble office—a classroom lent by my grandfather to my father at the back of the San Pablo City public market—to its more than 2,000 offices spread across the Philippines and other Southeast [...] The post CARD of hope: Financial inclusion at its best appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Erdogan risks diplomatic spat with Israel over Jerusalem

ISTANBUL: By repeatedly hitting out at the US move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may be catering to his voter base, but he risks sabotaging Turkey’s already fragile relations with the Jewish state. While Presid
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Erdogan risks diplomatic spat with Israel over Jerusalem

ISTANBUL: By repeatedly hitting out at the US move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may be catering to his voter base, but he risks sabotaging Turkey’s already fragile relations with the Jewish state. While President Donald Trump’s decision last week was met with near-universal condemnation, particularly from the Muslim world, [...] The post Erdogan risks diplomatic spat with Israel over Jerusalem appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

PBA impasse solution in sight

Members of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Board are upbeat on ending the impasse regarding the status of Chito Narvasa. The league held its annual news conference on Wednesday at the Golden Ballroom of Okada Manila to kick off the 43rd season of
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PBA impasse solution in sight

Members of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Board are upbeat on ending the impasse regarding the status of Chito Narvasa. The league held its annual news conference on Wednesday at the Golden Ballroom of Okada Manila to kick off the 43rd season of the PBA, which starts on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. Narvasa attended [...] The post PBA impasse solution in sight appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

US urges talks as NKorea brags of nuclear arsenal

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States is ready to talk to North Korea “without preconditions” but remains determined to force it to abandon its nuclear arsenal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). But even as Washington s
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US urges talks as NKorea brags of nuclear arsenal

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States is ready to talk to North Korea “without preconditions” but remains determined to force it to abandon its nuclear arsenal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). But even as Washington stressed the importance of a negotiated end to the standoff, Kim Jong-un vowed to make [...] The post US urges talks as NKorea brags of nuclear arsenal appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

US files terror raps vs New York ‘subway bomber’

NEW YORK: The United States on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) unveiled federal terrorism charges against the Bangladeshi driver who detonated a bomb in a New York subway passageway, after allegedly being inspired by the Islamic State group and self-radicalizin
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US files terror raps vs New York ‘subway bomber’

NEW YORK: The United States on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) unveiled federal terrorism charges against the Bangladeshi driver who detonated a bomb in a New York subway passageway, after allegedly being inspired by the Islamic State group and self-radicalizing as early as 2014. Akayed Ullah, 27, who migrated to the United States in 2011 and [...] The post US files terror raps vs New York ‘subway bomber’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

SKorean leader in China for first state visit

BEIJING: South Korean President Moon Jae-In began his first state visit to China on Wednesday to soothe relations strained by the US deployment of an anti-missile system that has angered Beijing. Moon is also expected to discuss the North Korean nuclear crisi
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SKorean leader in China for first state visit

BEIJING: South Korean President Moon Jae-In began his first state visit to China on Wednesday to soothe relations strained by the US deployment of an anti-missile system that has angered Beijing. Moon is also expected to discuss the North Korean nuclear crisis during his four-day trip, which includes talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on [...] The post SKorean leader in China for first state visit appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Sundalo at anak niyang nambugbog ng batang nangangaroling, arestado

Piitan ang bagsak ngayon ng isang sundalo at kaniyang anak na lalaki matapos silang magwala sa gitna ng kalsada sa Davao City, kung saan nanutok pa sila ng guwardiya.
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Sundalo at anak niyang nambugbog ng batang nangangaroling, arestado

Piitan ang bagsak ngayon ng isang sundalo at kaniyang anak na lalaki matapos silang magwala sa gitna ng kalsada sa Davao City, kung saan nanutok pa sila ng guwardiya.

Private domains ‘endanger’ OFWs’ data

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and an attached agency, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), are using privately-owned Internet domains to provide services to millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), putting at risk th
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Private domains ‘endanger’ OFWs’ data

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and an attached agency, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), are using privately-owned Internet domains to provide services to millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), putting at risk the private data of workers and in violation of the government’s Internet domain policy, according to a public interest group. [...] The post Private domains ‘endanger’ OFWs’ data appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Obligations of a tree owner

Dear PAO, I have a tree in my backyard for several years now, and it grew bigger than I expected. Unfortunately, a strong typhoon caused it to be partly uprooted so it is now leaning and protruding against the wall of my neighbor. My neighbor demanded that I
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Obligations of a tree owner

Dear PAO, I have a tree in my backyard for several years now, and it grew bigger than I expected. Unfortunately, a strong typhoon caused it to be partly uprooted so it is now leaning and protruding against the wall of my neighbor. My neighbor demanded that I cut off my tree as he claims [...] The post Obligations of a tree owner appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Bangladesh arrests cleric over fatwa against women farming

DHAKA: A Muslim cleric accused of issuing a fatwa banning women from working on farms has been arrested in Bangladesh, police said on Wednesday. The imam and five mosque officials face charges after their announcement prompted locals in the western town of Ku
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Bangladesh arrests cleric over fatwa against women farming

DHAKA: A Muslim cleric accused of issuing a fatwa banning women from working on farms has been arrested in Bangladesh, police said on Wednesday. The imam and five mosque officials face charges after their announcement prompted locals in the western town of Kumarkhali to try and prevent women from going to work in the fields. [...] The post Bangladesh arrests cleric over fatwa against women farming appeared first on The Manila Times Online.

Senate OKs bicam report on tax reform bill

With a vote of 16-4, the Senate on Wednesday night ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the proposed tax reform program, a priority of the Duterte administration.
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Senate OKs bicam report on tax reform bill

With a vote of 16-4, the Senate on Wednesday night ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the proposed tax reform program, a priority of the Duterte administration.

Senate OKs pay increase of military and uniformed personnel

The Senate on Wednesday approved on third and final reading a joint resolution increasing the pay of military and other uniformed personnel (MUP) in government.
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Senate OKs pay increase of military and uniformed personnel

The Senate on Wednesday approved on third and final reading a joint resolution increasing the pay of military and other uniformed personnel (MUP) in government.

Democrat Jones wins US Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump

Democrat Doug Jones won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama on Tuesday, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump in a race defined by sexual misconduct accusations against Republican candidate Roy Moore.
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Democrat Jones wins US Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump

Democrat Doug Jones won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama on Tuesday, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump in a race defined by sexual misconduct accusations against Republican candidate Roy Moore.

LTO traces Timog drift car to TNVS driver in Caloocan

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has traced the black compact car that figured in the drifting incident on Tomas Morato Avenue to a TNVS driver in Caloocan City.
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LTO traces Timog drift car to TNVS driver in Caloocan

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has traced the black compact car that figured in the drifting incident on Tomas Morato Avenue to a TNVS driver in Caloocan City.

Discreet drug peddling in Tondo caught on CCTV, suspects nabbed

Manila police arrested a suspected drug peddler and an alleged drug addict after CCTV footage caught their street-level drug transaction in Tondo, Manila.
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Discreet drug peddling in Tondo caught on CCTV, suspects nabbed

Manila police arrested a suspected drug peddler and an alleged drug addict after CCTV footage caught their street-level drug transaction in Tondo, Manila.

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