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Bamboo modular housing project wins RICS Cities for our Future competition

Manila's Earl Patrick Forlales has won the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Cities for our Future competition with an idea that will help solve the city's slum housing crisis...

14 Dec 2018

PHILIPPINES

Nestle tackles 'ocean-polluter' tag in Philippines

Global food and beverage giant Nestle vowed on Tuesday, 26 September, to address allegations by Greenpeace that it was polluting the world's oceans with cheap plastic packaging for its Philippine products...

27 Sep 2017

PHILIPPINES

Journalists protest Philippine move to close news website

MANILA - Philippine journalists took to the streets Friday in support of a news website facing state-enforced closure, accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of trampling on press freedom...

22 Jan 2018

PHILIPPINES

Rickshaw gets upgrade with hemp sidecar

Filipino and South Korean scientists launched a project on 1 July for the development of a tricycle with sidecars made mostly of abaca fibre...

By Paul Icamina 11 Jul 2016

PHILIPPINES

GrabCar becomes Philippines' first authorised ride-sharing app

MANILA: Philippine transport authorities authorised GrabCar as the first company to operate under new rules governing ride-sharing apps, state and company officials said on Wednesday.

10 Jul 2015

PHILIPPINES

Aid Couture for typhoon survivors

MANILA, PHILIPPINES: P&G's Ariel and Downy brands have launched the 'Aid Couture' project that converts inappropriate fashion into life essentials for typhoon survivors...

14 Nov 2014

PHILIPPINES

PLDT buys Rocket Internet for €333m

MANILA, PHILLIPINES: Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), the country's leading telecommunications provider, said it was buying a 10% stake in German Internet developer Rocket Internet for €333m

8 Aug 2014

PHILIPPINES

Dozens held in Philippines over global 'sextortion' ring

MANILA, PHILLIPPINES - Dozens of people have been arrested in the Philippines in a multinational crackdown on the exploding global menace of Internet "sextortion", Interpol and local police said.

5 May 2014

PHILIPPINES

Young, internet-driven Filipinos more sexually active

MANILA, PHILLIPINES: Young Filipinos are becoming more sexually adventurous as the traditionally powerful Roman Catholic Church loses its influence on the internet and smart phones, according to a study released on Thursday (6 February).

7 Feb 2014

PHILIPPINES

Caps banned as Philippine malls fight crime

MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Police in the Philippine capital have banned the wearing of caps in shopping malls to stop criminals concealing their identity from security cameras.

27 Dec 2013

PHILIPPINES

Anonymous Philippines pledge more cyber-attacks

MANILA, PHILIPPINES: - Some 100 masked members of the hacking group Anonymous Philippines marched on parliament, denouncing corruption and pledging more cyber attacks, a week after 30 government websites were paralysed.

6 Nov 2013

PHILIPPINES

Double A's 'Paper from KHAN-NA' program wins Asian CSR Awards 2011 for poverty alleviation

MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Paper from KHAN-NA, a unique sustainable tree farming program of Thailand-based premium quality paper maker Double A (www.DoubleAPaper.com), emerged as the winner in the Poverty Alleviation category of the 9th Asian Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards, claimed to be Asia's premiere awards program in corporate social responsibility.

24 Oct 2011

PHILIPPINES

Facebook 'pushing Philippine rebels into oblivion'

MANILA: Philippine leftist rebels are being pushed into oblivion by Facebook and the Internet as rebellious youths now vent online instead of taking up arms against the state, acording to a peace negotiator.

7 Apr 2011

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