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    At least 80 dead in Philippines war on drugs

    Reuters, Published on 18/08/2017

    » MANILA -- Police killed at least 13 people in Manila on the third night of an escalation in President Rodrigo Duterte's ruthless war on drugs and crime, taking the toll for one of the bloodiest weeks so far to 80, Reuters witnesses and media reported on Friday.

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    Philippines education reform faces challenges

    Published on 09/05/2015

    » MANILA — Halfway through its implementation and even with the required legislation that gave it teeth, a new basic education system in the Philippines continues to face challenges from politicians and groups that find the government's preparations for it insufficient.

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    Philippines wins Moody’s upgrade

    Bloomberg News, Published on 11/12/2014

    » The Philippines won a second rating upgrade from Moody’s Investors Service in just over a year, even as the central bank highlighted growth risks in refraining from raising interest rates on Thursday.

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    Typhoon slams into eastern Philippines

    Published on 07/12/2014

    » LEGAZPI, Philippines - Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year.

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    Philippines braces for erratic typhoon

    Published on 05/12/2014

    » MANILA — A wide swathe of the Philippines, including the capital Manila, braced Friday for a dangerously erratic and powerful typhoon approaching from the Pacific, about a year after the country was lashed by Typhoon Haiyan that left more than 7,300 people dead.

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    Bomb kills 2, wounds 23 in Philippines

    Published on 23/11/2014

    » KIDAPAWAN, PHILIPPINES — A bomb exploded Sunday in a billiard hall near a crowded town carnival in the southern Philippines, killing two people and wounding 23, the town's mayor said.

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    Philippines growth hits 7.5%

    AFP, Published on 29/08/2013

    » MANILA - The Philippines economy expanded 7.5% in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, as higher public and consumer spending helped it defy an Asian slowdown.

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    Philippines arrests 43 for cybersex

    Published on 18/09/2014

    » MANILA — Philippine authorities say they have arrested 43 suspected members of a syndicate that runs a lucrative online cybersex operation catering to clients worldwide.

  • BUSINESS

    Envoy: Philippines still open for business

    Business, Nopporn Wong-Anan, Published on 03/09/2016

    » MANILA - Despite its controversial and deadly drug war, the Philippines under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte maintains a business-friendly approach and offers vast opportunities for investors, says the Thai envoy to the Philippines.

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    Typhoon downgraded as it hits Philippines

    Published on 05/04/2015

    » MANILA — Typhoon Maysak was downgraded to a tropical depression and made landfall in the Philippines Sunday, forecasters said, easing fears after thousands of residents were evacuated from remote coastal communities to avoid potentially dangerous storm surge.

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