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Customs, PDEA bust 7107 “E” drug supplier

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Bureau of Customs INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A narcotics dealer who allegedly used the controversial virtual currency bitcoin to buy “Ecstacy” for resale to the young and rich was busted by the authorities last month in a crackdown on the growing online drug trade in the country.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Spain extends PH aid program, commits P3.12B

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Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan: Philippines is the only priority country in Asia under the Master Plan of Spanish Cooperation 2013-2016. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Spain has affirmed its commitment to aid in the Philippines’ development with the extension of a partnership that aims to fund projects promoting the rule of law, good governance and better disaster management systems.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFW remittances rose 5.9% to $1.8B in January — BSP

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Money transfers by migrants rose faster than expected in January amid strong demand for Filipino labor and as workers sent home more cash to fund the reconstruction of areas affected by typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Zest Airways suspends chartered flights between Aklan, Taipei

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Local budget carrier Zest Airways has suspended its daily chartered flights between Kalibo, Aklan, and Taipei amid the ongoing bitter tensions between the Philippines and Taiwan.

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

ICAO says PH now meets int’l aviation safety standards

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The International Civil Aviation Organization has officially taken the Philippines off its list of countries with unresolved Significant Safety Concerns (SSCs).

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

CAAP sees PH planes flying to EU again

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After more than five years, local airlines may soon be allowed to fly again to Europe and to expand their operations in the United States after the government successfully passed a safety audit by the world’s aviation regulatory body.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

CAAP passes ICAO audit—Abaya

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After more than five years, local airlines may soon be allowed once again to fly to Europe and expand operations in the United States after the government successfully passed a safety audit by the world’s aviation regulatory body.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Cranes in place to lift US ship piece by piece; Aquino OK’s plan

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The USS Guardian, after it ran aground in Tubbataha Reefs is pictured on Jan. 17, 2013, by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command. The salvage operation for the US Navy minesweeper suffered another setback after tropical depression “Crising” struck parts of Mindanao on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, a Philippine Coast Guard officer said.  AP

President Aquino approved Thursday the salvage operations plan submitted by the US Navy to use floating cranes to lift piece by piece its stranded minesweeper out of the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Plans for removal of grounded US ship to be finalized Saturday – DOTC

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Plans to remove the stranded American minesweeper USS Guardian from the Tubbataha Reef are expected to be finalized Saturday, with the private Singaporean salvage company instructed to prioritize minimizing further environmental damage.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

It’s official: Plane tickets will include terminal fees

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Interior  Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It’s official. Starting Aug. 1 this year, domestic airline passengers flying out of Manila will no longer have to line up to pay their terminal fees prior to their departure.

Posted: May 19th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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