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PH expands cooperation with Myanmar, Thailand

EARLIER this week, President Rodrigo Duterte flew to Myanmar and Thailand in an effort to enhance the Philippines’ relationships with the two Southeast Asian nations. Philippine Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Charles said that Duterte’s official visits to Myanmar and Thailand were … Continue reading

March 21, 2017

Alvarez to still push civil union bill amid Duterte’s opposition to same-sex marriage

HOUSE Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reaffirmed on Tuesday, March 21, that he would still push for the legalization of same-sex unions despite Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s rejection of same sex marriage. Alvarez, however, clarified that the bill will only tackle “civil … Continue reading

March 21, 2017

Sales tax hike to fund homeless services passes in LA County

Measure H to help over 45,000 individuals LOS ANGELES County has passed Measure H —  a quarter-cent sales tax to fund anti-homelessness programs — according to the final count released on Monday, March 20. The latest tally from the County … Continue reading

March 21, 2017

Forbes: Henry Sy richest Filipino, Bill Gates world’s top billionaire

SM Investments Corporation founder Henry Sy topped the 2017 ranking of American business magazine Forbes’ list of the wealthiest individuals in the Philippines. Sy and his family had a net worth of $12.7 billion, ranking 94th worldwide in the magazine’s … Continue reading

March 21, 2017

Singtel, Optus, and Globe collaborate on Singtel Future Makers programme to promote social innovation across the region

Singapore, Sydney, Manila, 21 March 2017 – Singtel today announced a partnership with Optus and Globe Telecom to collaborate on its social innovation programme, Singtel Future Makers. The joint initiative seeks to help enterprising individuals and organisations in Singapore, Australia, and … Continue reading

March 21, 2017

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