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Philippines, the ‘best is yet to come’ in 2020
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Philippines, the ‘best is yet to come’ in 2020

MANILA — Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo welcomed the results of the Dec. 13 to 16 poll conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS), which showed that 96 percent of Filipinos are entering 2020 with hope rather than with fear. Panelo noted a similar survey conducted by Pulse Asia on Dec. 3 to 8 found that 93...

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Makapuno seen to boost eco-tourism in Alabat, Quezon province

Toronto, Ontario — Wonderful things happen when people work together. Such is the essence of the project called the Makapuno Industry Agri-Business and Investment Promotion, which is the result of a collaboration of multiple Philippine government agencies. The project aims to invite overseas investors, especially in Canada, to fund the plantation of Makapuno trees on 111...

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Over 400 fruit-bearing trees planted in Pampanga town

By Marna Dagumboy Del Rosario LUBAO, Pampanga — More than 400 fruit-bearing trees were planted on Thursday in Barangay Sta. Catalina here as part of the continuing effort to mitigate flooding and boost local tourism in this town. The activity was also in line with the town’s fifth-year celebration of Arbor Day — officially observed every...

Philippines and China sign 6 deals in Duterte’s 5th Beijing visit
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Philippines and China sign 6 deals in Duterte’s 5th Beijing visit

BEIJING – President Rodrigo R. Duterte bagged six deals with China during his bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping here Thursday evening. The documents signed between the Philippines and China include two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) – one on Higher Education Cooperation between the Commission on Higher Education and Ministry of Education of China, and...

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Ont. man charged in connection with $20M investment fraud investigation

Investigators with the York Regional Police Financial Crimes Unit have charged a 42-year-old man in an ongoing investigation into investment frauds. An investigation began in 2017 after a victim came forward reporting she had been a victim of a mortgage investment fraud. Investigators learned that from 2004 to 2017, the suspect ran an investment company...

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Massive security breach at Capital One exposes data of 6 million Canadians

By The Canadian Press– A massive security breach at credit card giant Capital One Financial has compromised the personal data of roughly 106 million people, including six million Canadians, and left approximately 1 million social insurance numbers exposed. The breach, announced by Capital One Financial late Monday, involves an alleged hacker and is among the largest security breaches in...