Philippines

Meet The Bajau Sea Nomads — They Can Reportedly Hold Their Breath For 13 Minutes

The Bajau people travel in small flotillas throughout the Phillipines, Malaysia, and Indonesia, hunting fish underwater for food.Over the years, practicing this lifestyle has given the Bajau unique adaptations to swimming underwater. Many find it...
Related topics: Malaysia, Indonesia

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Philippines Edges Back Into Us Alliance As New Friend China Stirs Anger

The Philippines is edging further back into a once strained alliance with the United States as China, a friend of three years, keeps challenging Manila’s maritime claims and offers less aid than many Filipinos had hoped. Philippine-U.S....
Related topics: China, Manila

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Us Amphibious Ship Tests New 'carrier' Mode In Drills With Philippines – Report

The American military vessel was earlier spotted passing through the disputed waters of the South China Sea despite numerous demands from China, who has a significant military presence in the region, calling for the US to stop such "provocations".
Related topics: Military, China

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‘very Realistic': Us, Philippines Troops Practice Thwarting Island Invasion

Troops from the US and the Philippines recently conducted their first joint airfield seizure drill, practicing a real world situation in which a foreign power attempts to capture one of Manila's islands in the South China Sea.
Related topics: Manila, China

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Why Cryptocurrency Is Gaining In Philippines Despite 2018 Bitcoin Crash

Cryptocurrency exchanges are growing in the Philippines, despite a downturn last year in the value of the virtual currencies, due to growing popular demand and lenience among regulators. Authorities in the developing Southeast Asian country have...
Related topics: Bitcoin

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Victoria’s Secret Model Kelsey Merritt Stuns In Tiny Black Bikini And Sexy Leopard Sarong

In case you didn’t know — model Kelsey Merritt is on vacation and she’s been sharing a ton of bikini-clad photos. The brown-haired bombshell is currently soaking up the sun in the Philippines, and she appears to be having a great time...
Related topics: World Photos

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The Most Powerful Woman At Amazon

Amazon’s HR chief, former engineer Beth Galetti, is hiring hundreds of people a day. As the company’s workforce swells, so do her challenges. A 50-year-old ficus named Rubi. A rhododendron taxifolium from the Philippines, now extinct...
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Here’s Why It Is Going To Be A Blockbuster Year For Indian Advertising

The Indian advertising industry is set to have a great 2019 thanks to cricket and elections. Net advertising spends in the country are expected to grow nearly 12% this year, second only to the Philippines (15.2%) in the Asia Pacific region (APAC),...

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It’s Time To End U.s. Military Aid To The Philippines

Amee ChewProtestors demonstrate against drug war killings outside the Philippine consulate in New York. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Related topics: Military, World Photos

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Philippine Communist Rebels Grow New Aid Sources As China Steps Away

A beleaguered group of Mao Zedong-inspired rebels in the Philippines is tapping funds from overseas and recruits from among ideological sympathizers at home to help battle the government for the next 50 years as former benefactor communist China...
Related topics: China

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The Philippines "mutual" Defense Treaty Isn't Really Mutual At All

Doug Bandow Security, Asia A reexamination of Washington's commitments is in order. For Washington, allies have become the equivalent of Facebook friends: the more the better. Yet rarely does America consider the cost of such military commitments....
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Military

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Philippines: 1 Abu Sayyaf Hostage Escapes, 1 Drowns, 3rd Shot

An Indonesian hostage held by Muslim militants in the southern Philippines swam his way to freedom, but another drowned, and a Malaysian was shot in the back while escaping, officials said Saturday. The two Indonesians and the Malaysian separately...

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Don’t Expect Free Stuff Just Because You Have 2,000 Instagram Followers

The ongoing war between would-be influencers and hotels continues. Last week, the co-owner of the White Banana Beach Club made waves by drawing a line in the sand at his surfer outpost on Siargao in the Philippines. In a Facebook post, Gianluca...
Related topics: Instagram, Facebook, Social Media

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You’ll Need A Bank Account To Use Unionbank’s New Bitcoin Atm

UnionBank (UBP), the seventh largest bank in the Philippines officially got itself into the cryptocurrency game this week, but there’s a catch. Users will be required to use a UBP bank account to exchange funds to and from virtual currency. After...
Related topics: Banking, Bitcoin

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More Than 500 Smuggled Tarantulas Seized Near Manila Airport

Filipino customs officials seized more than 750 tarantulas in a gift-wrapped box of cookies and oatmeal at a mail exchange center near Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Related topics: Manila, Airports, Oatmeal

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Report: Asian Economies Lag As Trade Tensions Drag On Growth

Trade tensions between China and the United States are putting a drag on economies in the region, with growth likely to continue to slow in the coming two years, the Asian Development Bank says in a report released Wednesday.   The Manila,...
Related topics: China, Manila

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They 'sunk' An Empire: How U.s. Submarines Crushed Imperial Japan During World War Ii

Warfare History Network Security, Asia In more ways than one. Sunsets over Manila Bay are nothing less than spectacular. Once the sun dips below the horizon there is a lingering illumination known as “blue hour” as the sky gradually shifts...
Related topics: Japan, Manila

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Beijing Orders 200 Ships To Spratly Islands, Provoking Panic In Manila

What appears to be Beijing's latest military flex in the South China Sea - the contested collection of shoals and reefs that plays a crucial role in global trade and also contains vast untapped gas reserves - has reportedly set off "alarm bells" in...
Related topics: China, Beijing, Manila, Military

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Journalist Maria Ressa Arrested Yet Again As Philippines Keeps Finding Bogus Reasons To Arrest...

As we've discussed before, reporter Maria Ressa is a powerhouse journalist, who started an important Filipino news site, Rappler.com. Rappler has been (quite reasonably) highly critical of the Filipino government under President Duterte, and over...

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Facebook Took Down Hundreds Of “inauthentic” Philippines Pages

The accounts were allegedly tied to a businessman who helped Rodrigo Duterte’s 2016 campaign. Facebook announced that it took down 200 pages, accounts, and groups that were performing “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” These...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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