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Filipinos last longest, PH tops global list of porn site viewers

January 15, 2015

MANILA, Philippines—Filipinos spent the most time watching adult videos, topping the worldwide list of a porn site’s 2014 year in review. Read the rest of this entry »

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Philippines among ‘most worsened’ states

December 26, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — The Fragile States Index sounded off the Philippines with a “very high warning” as it ranked 52nd most fragile country and 5th “most worsened.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Phl among Top 10 worsened states

December 24, 2014

2014 saw the breakdown of the nation.

Criminality reigned. Street murders and holdups rose, as cops only watched. Motorcycle gunmen assassinated even minor targets for a liter of liquor. Cabbies leveled up from shortchanging to robbing passengers at gunpoint. Bizarre new rules discouraged gun licensees from renewing, swelling the volume of loose firearms. Witnesses against the Ampatuan massacrers were liquidated. A peace pact with a Moro separatist faction ignited an old settled and a new fiercer one. Islamist terrorists competed with plain bandits in bombing buses and kidnapping tourists in Mindanao. Even cops engaged in ransom abductions in Luzon. The National Police chief was kept in office despite his televised admission of multimillion-peso wrongs, proving that friendship with one on high does wonders. Bared was how convicts at Muntinlupa City’s national prison live like they’re in nearby posh Ayala Alabang Village — in gated, high-fenced, air-conditioned villas with wide-screen TVs, sauna, jacuzzi, music rooms, generators, private guards and security cameras. Wardens claimed with a straight face that such luxuries, on top of an illegal drug lab and assault rifles, are necessary to reform the life-termers from heinous criminality. Read the rest of this entry »

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PH 15th largest exporter of dirty money in developing world

December 18, 2014

Over $9.16 billion in dirty money streamed out of the Philippines in 2012, depriving the economy of funds that could have been used to combat poverty and boost growth, says a Global Financial Integrity study Read the rest of this entry »

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Philippines named as one of the most racist countries in the world

April 12, 2014

Recent data from the World Value Survey shows that the Philippines is one of the most racist countries in the world.

This survey basically asked people what kinds of people they wouldn’t want to live near and then counted the amount of people who chose ‘people of a different race’ for each country. Apparently, societies, in which people wouldn’t want to live near other races are considered to be more racially intolerant. Read the rest of this entry »

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PH to miss Millennium Devt Goal on poverty

March 20, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) says recent disasters that hit the country make it impossible to reduce poverty, based on targets set in the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Country slips anew in logistics ranking

March 20, 2014

THE PHILIPPINES fell for the second time in a row in a World Bank ranking that tracks how efficiently goods can be traded across borders. Read the rest of this entry »

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Phl in The Economist top ten list

March 19, 2014

How is that for a headline? P-Noy is always urging columnists to be positive about the country. At long last we landed among the top 10 in a list prepared by the prestigious magazine, The Economist. And we are ahead of Thailand and Indonesia too. Read the rest of this entry »

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Schroder sees losses as Aquino rejects risk of an overheating PHL economy

February 22, 2014

PRESIDENT Aquino’s confidence that there is no risk of overheating in Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economy isn’t reflected in the country’s bond market.

Sovereign peso notes fell 5 percent in three months in local-currency terms, the most among 32 emerging-market indexes tracked by Bloomberg, while the Philippines currency dropped 2 percent against the dollar. Inflation quickened to a two-year high in January and Nomura Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest brokerage, is forecasting 100 basis points of interest-rate increases this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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PH listed as 3rd most dangerous place for journalists

February 19, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines was listed as the third most dangerous place for journalist in the world following Syria and Iraq, a report from the International News Safety Institute’s said. Read the rest of this entry »