PHL welcomes tribunal jurisdiction over its case against China

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on PHL welcomes tribunal jurisdiction over its case against China 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Oct. 30 (PNA) — The Philippines on Friday welcomed the decision of an international tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands to assume jurisdiction over its case against China, which seeks to invalidate Beijing’s massive claim in the resource-rich South China Sea.

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Brunei flight returns to Manila after engine snag

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Brunei flight returns to Manila after engine snag 

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Oct. 22 — A Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) flight BI684 which departed Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for Bandar Seri Begawan on schedule at 15:05 local time Wednesday, experienced abnormal readings on one engine shortly after take off, returned to NAIA.

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POEA warns Filipino workers vs illegal recruitment and becoming drug couriers

April 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on POEA warns Filipino workers vs illegal recruitment and becoming drug couriers 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, April 28 (PNA) — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is warning Filipino workers against accepting offers of employment abroad without proper work documents as they may end up becoming drug couriers.

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Roselan takes over as BIMB-EAGA Business Council Chairman

January 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roselan takes over as BIMB-EAGA Business Council Chairman 

KOTA KINABALU, Jan. 13 — The Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines – East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Business Council (BEBC) board of directors has has appointed Datuk Roselan Johar Mohamed as new chairman for a three-year term starting Jan 9.

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AirAsia denies flight suspension to Brunei

January 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on AirAsia denies flight suspension to Brunei 

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Jan. 7 — AirAsia has denied rumors that it has canceled flight service to Brunei, saying the message is not true and services are still running as scheduled, Brunei's News website BruDirect.com reported on Wednesday.

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Tour Filipinas on Feb.1-4 lures 18 foreign teams

December 8, 2014 by · Comments Off on Tour Filipinas on Feb.1-4 lures 18 foreign teams 

MANILA, Dec. 7 — Eighteen foreign teams have so far applied for inclusion in the sixth Le Tour de Filipinas,–the only International Cycling Union (UCI)-sanctioned multi-stage road race in the country—which kicks off February 1 to 4 next year.

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7 countries grace ASEAN Schools Games opening in Marikina City

December 1, 2014 by · Comments Off on 7 countries grace ASEAN Schools Games opening in Marikina City 

By Jade Dela Cruz Miguel

MANILA, Nov 30 (PNA) — Seven countries of the ASEAN region graced the ASEAN Schools Games (ASG) opening ceremonies held Sunday at the Marikina Sports Complex in Marikina City.

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PHL, Brunei navies conduct maneuvers off Puerto Princesa, Palawan

November 11, 2014 by · Comments Off on PHL, Brunei navies conduct maneuvers off Puerto Princesa, Palawan 

MANILA, Nov. 10 — Units from the Philippine Navy (PN) and the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) are now conducting Maritime Training Activity (MTA) "Seagull" off the waters of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan.

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Vietnam's cigarette tax hike could see numbers of smokers drop, related illnesses decrease

September 17, 2014 by · Comments Off on Vietnam's cigarette tax hike could see numbers of smokers drop, related illnesses decrease 

HO CHI MINH CITY, Sept. 16 — Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has made proposals to the under-discussion amendment on the Law on Special Consumption Tax to increase the consumption tax on cigarettes from 65 percent in 2014, to 75 percent in 2015, and 85 percent in 2018.

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3.5T coop members to attend 12th national coop summit in Cebu on Oct. 16-18

September 11, 2014 by · Comments Off on 3.5T coop members to attend 12th national coop summit in Cebu on Oct. 16-18 

CEBU CITY, Sept. 10 — Some 3,500 coop members from all over the country are expected to attend the 12th National Cooperative Summit on Oct. 16-18 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.

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