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What happened to the billions China pledged the Philippines? Not what you think

BY ALVIN CAMBA From South China Morning Post Forget claims about duplicitous Beijing and the South China Sea. The delays in Chinese investment into the country are entirely predictable – and not evidence of something more sinister Here’s a quiz….

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Mangos improve cardiovascular and gut health in women

By Lynn Allison From Newsmax A recent study conducted at the University of California, Davis found that eating two cups of mangoes a day had beneficial effects on the systolic blood pressure among healthy postmenopausal women, according to Medical News Today….

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Cayman Islands:APPEAL FOR WITNESSES – FURTHER UPDATE: Fatal accident Thu Morning, 12 April, on ETH Victim named

RCIPS Witness Appeal Further to the below, police are interested in speaking with anyone who may have witnessed Thursday morning’s fatal collision. Officers are particularly interested in speaking with the occupants of a dark-coloured Chevrolet Avalanche that passed the area…

Amid ‘Paradise Papers’ leak, no Phl law vs offshore accounts

By Malou Mangahas and Karol Ilagan From Philstar Global 200 Pinoys, firms in ‘Paradise Papers’ MANILA, Philippines (Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism) — What do some bankers and fund managers, a few senior government officials, a dozen top taxpayers, and…

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Philippines prison: Two dead in riot over spilt water

From BBC A riot at an overcrowded prison in the Philippines that killed two inmates and injured at least 10 others has been attributed by officials to an overturned bucket of water. Authorities in charge of the Quezon City jail…

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Las Vegas massacre sniper filmed himself shooting during carnage

By Mark Swanson From Newsmax Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock set up a camera inside his hotel room to capture his deadly shooting rampage — and other surveillance in the hallway to alert him as cops closed in on him,…

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6 advantages of offshore outsourcing to the Philippines

From Global Outsourcing Of the many outsourcing destinations around the world, one country truly stands out: the Philippines. In fact, the BPO industry in the Philippines is one of the biggest factors contributing to the sudden rise of its economic…

World’s Top 10 Islands

The World’s Top 10 Islands By Rebecca Ascher-Walsh  From Travel leisure Whether you crave culture, adventure, or simply kicking back on a beach with a cold cocktail, at least one of these islands is sure to be an ideal destination. …

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Philippines police ‘keep people hidden in secret cell’

From BBC At least 11 people have been found in a tiny dark room hidden behind a bookcase in a Philippine police station. The captives were discovered during a raid by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), following a tip-off….

Sulphur-powered giant shipworm unearthed in Philippines

AFP From Yahoo News Manila (AFP) – An enormous black worm that lives in the mud of the sea floor and survives on the remnants of noxious gases digested by bacteria has been unveiled by scientists for the first time….