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Greenfield towards 2020: Riding the booming economic wave

Greenfield towards 2020: Riding the booming economic wave

Opportunities continue to abound in the Philippines as recent World Bank estimates show the country’s economy will grow at a more rapid pace than Asia’s other regional economic powerhouses, such as China and Malaysia, buoyed by the country’s strong macroeconomic fundamentals and sustained implementation of tax reforms. Ensuring the sustained growth momentum of the Philippines…

Pagasa: LPA off Visayas now a tropical depression, nears PAR

Pagasa: LPA off Visayas now a tropical depression, nears PAR

By: Cathrine Gonzales – Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ INQUIRER.net / 07:40 MANILA, Philippines – The low-pressure area (LPA) spotted east of the Visayas intensified into a tropical depression on Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported in its 4 a.m. advisory. According to Pagasa, the tropical depression will be named Marilyn once…

Latest – New remittance app for US clients launched

REMITTANCES from the US will now be faster and safer as Cebuana Lhuillier, the country’s largest microfinancial services provider recently launched Quikz. The release of the app was made possible through its partnership with Pangea Money Transfer. Quikz is a mobile remittance application that will allow users to “own more of the transfer process” and…

Weather Updates – ‘Marilyn’ to bring rains across PH

Weather Updates – ‘Marilyn’ to bring rains across PH

MANILA, Philippines–Umbrellas up this Friday the 13th as Tropical Depression “Marilyn” will bring rains across the country, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). ADVERTISEMENT At a press briefing late on Thursday, Pagasa weather specialist Ariel Rojas said despite Marilyn’s distance from land, its broad circulation would bring cloudy skies with…

Philippines bans Hungarian pork imports due to swine fever

Dead pigs found in some backyard farms in the Philippines have tested positive for African swine fever, the country’s agriculture chief said. Topics: Philippines pork swine fever This the first outbreak of the virus detected in the world’s 10th largest pork consumer, international news wire Reuters reported. The Philippines, which is also the world’s seventh-largest…

Double dream come true for student U.S. citizenship and Rollins College valedictorian

Double dream come true for student U.S. citizenship and Rollins College valedictorian

May 06, 2019 | 2:50 PM Valedictorian Gabbie Buendia, 22, will graduate Sunday from Rollins College in Winter Park. (Courtesy photo) For Gabbie Buendia, graduating from Rollins College as a valedictorian and becoming the first person in her family to gain U.S. citizenship is the fulfillment of a dream her parents had when they emigrated…

Filipino-American restaurant Taglish opens, wine tastings at Epcot, and more Orlando restaurant news

Filipino-American restaurant Taglish opens, wine tastings at Epcot, and more Orlando restaurant news

By Faiyaz Kara @faiyazkara OPENINGS: Filipino-American restaurant Taglish will open this fall inside the Lotte Plaza Market. Taglish is a joint venture between chef Michael Collantes and Johnny and Jimmy Tung of Bento Group … Florida-themed cocktail bar The Basin has opened inside Henry’s Depot in Sanford. The remaining vendors (Dixie Dharma, Grain & Ember,…

Talks could open tourism, trade in western Visayas – KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Talks could open tourism, trade in western Visayas – KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

A group from the central Philippines is here to promote trade and tourism between Guam and their region. They’ve planned a series of events in the next few days to help introduce what the western Visayas has to offer. Representatives of the First Western Visayas trade mission first met in April with the Guam Visitors…

UPDATE 1-Philippines' Duterte says Xi offering gas deal if arbitration case ignored

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his Chinese counterpart has offered Manila a controlling stake in a joint energy venture in the South China Sea, if it sets aside an international arbitral award that went against Beijing. Duterte said Chinese President Xi Jinping told him during their recent meeting that if he ignored the Permanent Court…

Researchers develop affordable new test for dengue

Researchers develop affordable new test for dengue

University of Alberta researchers have developed a user-friendly dengue test that could help diagnose the growing tropical disease more quickly and efficiently. Every year, nearly 400 million people are infected by dengue, a mosquito-borne disease that continues to spread in tropical climates. While a quarter of those patients will experience flu-like illness, a small fraction…