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Philippines 'keen to build LNG plant in Iran'

The Philippines has evinced interest in building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Iran as well as purchase gas from the Islamic Republic, a report said. "The Philippines would like to build an LNG plant in Iran with a c

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Firebrand Duterte takes lead in Philippines vote count

Firebrand Philippine city mayor Rodrigo Duterte took a commanding lead as unofficial presidential election results poured in on Monday, suggesting the political outsider's pledges to crush crime and corruption had carried the day.

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Tough-talking Duterte favoured as Philippines votes for new president

Voting for a new Philippine president began on Monday with a brash challenger to the political establishment the favourite to win after campaigning on pledges to crush crime and corruption. Many voters in Manila had to line up in

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Child born en route to Philippines dies in India

A child born to a nurse onboard a Philippines bound Emirates flight died at a hospital in India last week, a report said. Forty-year-old Grace Alexandria was returning to her country from Dubai when she gave birth to a baby girl,

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MoneyGram offers flat rate for Philippines transfers

MoneyGram, a global transfer and payment services company, has introduced a flat fee for money transfers from Saudi Arabia to the Philippines. The flat fee of just SR15 ($4) is regardless of the amount being sent and the promotion

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Indonesians held hostage by Al Qaeda unit in Philippines

Islamist militants seized four Indonesian crew of a tugboat in the southern Philippines on Friday night, the third attack on slow moving vessels in about a month, a military spokesman said on Saturday, as troops battled Muslim rebels on a nearby

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VSTEP wins simulator classroom deal in Philippines

Leading developer of simulators and virtual training software VSTEP and its local distributor in the Philippines, Poseidon Asia, have been awarded a contract from Unitra Maritime Manila Inc (UMMI) for the supply of a simulator classroom.

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Emirates launches new services to Cebu, Clark

Dubai-based airline Emirates has launched its services to Cebu and Clark in Philippines.   A VIP delegation and contingent of international media were aboard the inaugural flight, which carried passengers who had

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V Air launches Manila flights

Taiwanese low-cost carrier V Air launched its first Taipei- Manila route today at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) 1.   The maiden flight took off with over 80 per cent load factor from Taiwan Taoyuan Internationa

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Manila man gets $30m cash from Bangladesh cyber heist

Details emerged in the Philippines that $30 million of the $81 million stolen from Bangladesh central bank's US account was delivered in cash to a casino junket operator in Manila. The rest of the money hackers stole from the

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