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Taiwan demands Philippines investigate fatal shooting of fisherman

Taiwan has demanded that the Philippines investigate the fatal shooting of a 65-year-old Taiwanese fisherman in disputed waters in the South China Sea. Speaking to reporters in Taipei on Friday, the Taiwanese foreign minister, David Lin, blamed the Philippine coastguard for opening fire on the...
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The Philippines: The world’s budget English teacher

The Philippines is fast becoming the world’s low-cost English language teacher – with rapid increases in overseas students coming to learn English or study in English-speaking universities. There might be other countries that people think about as a classic place to learn English, such as...
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Potential cyclone may enter PHL Tuesday or Wednesday

MANILA, Oct. 1 (PNA) — A low pressure area, a potential cyclone, found west of Luzon may enter the Philippines on Tuesday or Wednesday, the state weather bureau said. Weather forecaster Glaiza Escullar said that as of 2 p.m. Monday, the low pressure area (LPA)...
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S&P Raises Philippines’ Credit Rating to Nine-Year High

The Philippines’ debt rating was raised to the highest level since 2003 by Standard & Poor’s, taking President Benigno Aquino nearer his goal of attaining investment grade and spurring gains in bonds and the peso. The nation’s long-term foreign currency-denominated debt was raised one level...
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