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MinDa eyes barter trading between Mindanao, Luzon

Mindanao Development Authority head Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol is looking to implement barter trading for fruits and other agricultural products between Mindanao and Luzon to boost economic growth. This, as the MinDA will lead a fruit festival in Baguio City on Aug. 24 to 25 featuring products of Mindanaoan farmers. “Baguio lacks on fruits and […]

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PNP intensifies drive vs jueteng

The Philippine National Police has intensified its anti-illegal gambling monitoring after President Duterte lifted the suspension of the operations of the Small Town Lottery. What they want to prevent, according to PNP chief Police Gen. Oscar Albayalde, is attempts by illegal gambling operators to exploit the resumption of STL operations for the operation of “jueteng” […]

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‘Ineng’ lashes Northern  Luzon, heads to Taiwan

Severe tropical storm “Ineng” (international name “Bailu”) made a close approach to Batanes yesterday and lashed residents in Northern Luzon with strong winds and moderate to heavy rains while heading towards southern Taiwan. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said the eye of the storm was monitored at 140 kilometers north-northwest of Basco, […]

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Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there. He also blamed Jerome Powell, the man he appointed as chairman of the Federal Reserve, for the state of the domestic economy, wondering who was a “bigger enemy” of […]

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro authorizes army to help fight Amazon fires

President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized the deployment of Brazil’s armed forces to help combat fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, as a growing global outcry over the blazes sparks protests and threatens a huge trade deal. Plumes of thick smoke rose into the sky above dense forest in the northwestern state of Rondonia, where […]

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UK consulate staffer returns to Hong Kong after China detention – family

A British consulate employee detained in China has returned to Hong Kong, his family said Saturday. Simon Cheng disappeared after visiting the neighboring city of Shenzhen on August 8 and was placed in administrative detention by police. “Simon has returned to Hong Kong,” his family said in a Facebook post, adding he would take “some […]

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