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Protests disrupt Hong Kong travel and businesses

Hong Kong Democracy Protest

Pro-democracy protests brought widespread travel chaos to Hong Kong Monday with many schools and businesses shuttered but the city’s stock exchange said it would operate as usual.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bars, restos in Digos City may now sell liquor after midnight


The city’s peace and order council has approved Mayor Joseph Peñas’ proposal to allow beer joints and bars to serve alcohol at least for an hour after midnight.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Vietnam debates sex work: ‘social evil’ or legitimate job?

Vietnam Prostitution

For Vietnamese sex workers like Do Thi Oanh, being caught touting for business used to carry a long stint in forced “rehabilitation,” but as fines replace detention, many detect a shifting attitude towards the world’s oldest profession.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Aquino told: Why not ‘globalize’ peso?


PARIS—With the Philippine economy rising, why not “globalize” the peso? President Benigno Aquino III said he got this “shocking” suggestion from an international banker he met in one of his business meetings here. Breaking the news before a gathering of Filipinos Wednesday night (1:30 a.m. Thursday in Manila), the President said he asked Finance Secretary […]

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Uncategorized | Read More »

BOC to sell more seized rice, expects to raise P160M


The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will sell illegally imported rice and expects to collect P159.86 million through a public auction.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »