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The  Republic of the Philippines has 98 million people living on an archipelago of 7,107 islands in the western Pacific Ocean. Countries across the waters are Taiwan, Vietnam, Borneo and Indonesia.

According to the World Bank, during 2011 the amount of money coming into the Philippines from its citizens living and working abroad was the 4th highest in the world, behind India, China, and Mexico, but ahead of Nigeria. The amount, $23billion, was higher in 2012.
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Duterte extends duty-free imports for BOI firms till 2022

Duterte extends duty-free imports for BOI firms till 2022FIRMS registered with the Board of Investments (BOI) may continue to enjoy duty-free importation of capital equipment, spare parts and accessories based on a new executive order issued by President Rodrigo




Wed, 24 Jul 2019 01:02:00 -0800



Elizabeth Taylor’s 1961 Rolls-Royce hits the auction block

Elizabeth Taylor’s 1961 Rolls-Royce hits the auction blockElizabeth Taylor's 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II is going up for grabs. Guernsey's auction house in New York City is selling the car, known as 'The Green Goddess' on August 6th at the Pierre Hotel, where Taylor once lived with husband Eddie Fisher. "This was ordered by Elizabeth Taylor as her car in this unique […]The post Elizabeth Taylor's 1961 Rolls-Royce hits the auction block appeared first on UNTV News.




Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:52:10 -0800



Chinese university entrance exam boot camp investigated over fake advertising claims

Chinese university entrance exam boot camp investigated over fake advertising claimsA school in southeast China that operates boot camps for students looking to resit the university entrance exam is being investigated for possible fake advertising, according to various media reports.In an article about Maotanchang Middle School in Luan, Anhui province, that was widely circulated on social media, a member of its staff was quoted as saying the school was trying to attract students from Shanghai who had failed this year’s test and wanted to prepare to take it again.The school is known for running high-intensity courses where students are made to spend months sitting scores of past exam papers, Xinmin Evening News reported on Monday.It has 16,000 students who spend up to 16 hours a day in the classrooms, leaving only to sleep.According to education authorities in Luan’s Jinan district, the school is being investigated for possible fake advertising as the courses it offered are actually being run by Jinan High School, its sister operation, The Beijing News reported on Wednesday.It said also that Shanghai Maijianshi Information Company was being investigated for its involvement in the recruitment campaign. Last go at exam success for China’s ‘gaokao grandpa’The reports said the school was seeking to recruit 300 students from Shanghai who had failed this year’s university entrance examination – known locally as the gaokao – and wanted to resit it in 2020.According to the report by Xinmin Evening News, the Anhui school is about 560km (350 miles) from Shanghai and charges a minimum of 60,000 yuan (US$8,700) for its military-style courses, with the price going up for students who scored badly in their previous test.A teacher at the school was quoted as saying the boot camp approach could help people to improve their scores significantly and that the courses were very popular.“We are a gaokao training camp and our students just do test papers every day,” he said. “The students at Maotanchang [Middle School] do thousands of test papers a year.”High school students in China are under extreme pressure to do well in the gaokao as it can open the door to the country’s best universities and a brighter future beyond.More from South China Morning Post: * Why did one of China’s elite universities need to offer big money to get the best students? * China roots out its ‘gaokao migrants’ as university entrance exam nears * Why West means best for middle-class parents fleeing the Chinese education system * Last go at exam success for China’s ‘gaokao grandpa’This article Chinese university entrance exam boot camp investigated over fake advertising claims first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2019.




Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:33:38 -0800



Albayalde: OSG merely consulted on Bikoy case

Albayalde: OSG merely consulted on Bikoy casePHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar Albayalde admitted on Wednesday, July 24, that the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) merely consulted the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG)




Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:21:00 -0800



Pangilinan eyes hiking nurses’ entry-level pay to keep them from leaving PH

Pangilinan eyes hiking nurses’ entry-level pay to keep them from leaving PHMANILA, Philippines – Senator Francis Pangilinan on Wednesday said he has filed a bill seeking to raise the entry-level salaries of nurses to P30,531 to keep them from flocking to higher-paying jobs overseas. In a statement, Pangilinan said his Senate Bill No. 260 seeks to implement mechanisms toward relevant nursing practices, just and humane working […]The post Pangilinan eyes hiking nurses’ entry-level pay to keep them from leaving PH appeared first on UNTV News.




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Arrested lawyer’s wife: He’s innocent
The wife of lawyer-broadcaster Juril Patiño, who was accused of sexually molesting a 13-year-old girl inside his car in 2017, has maintained that her husband is innocent.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0800


City has outdated drainage master plan
There is no updated drainage master plan for Cebu City which could guide the city government in the implementation of projects to address the perennial flooding problem.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0800


Comelec preparations to continue
The Commission on Elections will continue the preparations for the May 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement during his 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) to postpone it at a later date.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0800


Durano assails Frasco victory, files poll protest before HRET
Former congressman Ramon “Red” Durano VI has asked the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) to do a manual recount of the votes in Cebu’s Fifth District, questioning the win of Rep. Vincent Franco “Duke” Frasco in the May polls.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0800


Labella on SONA: We concur in toto
Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said he will reecho to all mayors under the League of the Cities of the Philippines (LCP) the pronouncements of President Rodrigo Duterte during his fourth State of the Nation Address.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0800


Negros Oriental village chief linked to cops’ slay ‘kills’ self
A barangay captain implicated in the brutal slay of four police officers in Ayungon, Negros Oriental died yesterday from an apparent suicide.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0800


No overkill in ‘robber’s’ death – cops
Authorities have debunked claims that there was an “overkill” in the death of suspected robber following a shootout with cops in Barangay Tejero in Cebu City Monday.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0800


PB OKs report to restore P986.9 million deleted budget
The Cebu Provincial Board has approved Monday the committee report on the proposed revocation of an ordinance deleting the total amount of almost P1billion continuing appropriations for the years 2005 to 2013.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0800


PB OKs report to restore P986.9 million deleted budget
The Cebu Provincial Board has approved Monday the committee report on the proposed revocation of an ordinance deleting the total amount of almost P1billion continuing appropriations for the years 2005 to 2013.

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0800


Tomas: Let firm “restore” space
After almost a month since issue about destruction of the mayor’s office broke, former Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña asked that his contractor be allowed to restore the office “to its 2016 condition.”

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0800