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Phl not a dumping ground: BOC to file case vs Canada trash importer

20 Feb

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By Louis Bacani

MANILA, Philippines – Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials said Thursday that they are filing charges against importers who brought in trash from Canada to the Philippines.

At a televised press briefing, BOC Commissioner Sunny Sevilla said those who will be charged are the owner and customs broker of Chronic Plastics, a company based in Valenzuela City.

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More than 450 Indian migrants dead in Qatar in 2012-13

17 Feb

New Delhi (AFP) – More than 450 Indian migrants working in Qatar have died in the last two years, according to new data from the Gulf state which is under pressure over its rights record ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

In response to a Right to Information request filed by AFP, the Indian embassy in Qatar gave figures detailing the number of deaths in 2012 and the first 11 months of 2013.

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Five of seven missing divers rescued, sent to Bali hospitals

17 Feb

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By Kathy Quiano

(CNN) — Five of seven Japanese women who disappeared during a diving excursion off the Indonesian island of Bali last week were found alive and rescued Monday, Bali’s search and rescue agency said.

Photos distributed by Getty Images showed some of the women being transferred from a boat to ambulances on Bali on Monday, three days after they were reported missing. The women were being treated at two Bali hospitals Monday, the rescue agency said.

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Pinoys among top mobile porn viewers, Pornhub survey shows

22 Jan
More and more Filipinos are accessing pornographic content on mobile devices, with most of them doing so late at night.

This was the finding of porn site Pornhub.com, which said Filipinos ranked a “solid” 15th for visitors using mobile devices in 2013.

“In 2013, the Philippines ranked 26th in worldwide traffic to Pornhub, but interestingly they ranked a solid 15th for visitors using mobile devices. That’s quite a significant difference!” it said.

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Trafficking charges sought vs PH embassy official in Kuwait

18 Jan

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BY BUENA BERNAL

MANILA, Philippines – A Philippine embassy official has been implicated in the trafficking of migrant workers in Kuwait.

In an initial report by the Kuwait Anti-Trafficking Task Force released Friday, January 17, trafficking and other related charges were recommended against Philippine consul Ibrahim Daligdig Tanandato, two embassy-hired contractuals, two embassy-hired lawyers, and 3 recruiters.

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Family members make their dead walk to their graves…

28 Nov

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I always imagined a time when zombies really did exist. I wondered if I would be the one who survived or the one who died a horrible gut spilling death! To my horror, I came across this place in the world, known for its freaky death rituals, and one of my worst nightmares came true. The Walking Dead is real!

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Failed relocation in ‘Bayan ni Juan’

23 Nov

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BY GEORGE P. MOYA

LAGUNA, Philippines – Bayan ni Juan is a sprawling 107-hectare property in Calauan, Laguna, with a breath-taking view of Mt Banahaw, Mt Tamlong, and Imok Hill.

Aside from being nestled in nature’s splendor, what makes Bayan ni Juan seemingly more attractive is the community’s environment-friendly amenity, the use of about 200 solar streetlights.

It sounds like the perfect place for anyone’s dream house or an idyllic spot for a vacation home.

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