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Nickel prices surge after Philippines shuts down mines

By Neil HumeNickel/financialtimes – rose on Thursday, outpacing other industrial metals, as speculators rushed to close bearish bets after the Philippines pressed ahead with an environmental crackdown on domestic producers. Nickel for delivery in three months on the London Metal Exchange rose as much as $250 to $10,500 tonne Read more »

5 missing, over 120 injured in Cavite factory fire

By Yumi Lugod/CNN Philippines – Five people are missing and 126 others are injured in an ongoing factory fire at the Cavite Economic Zone (CEZ) in General Trias town, officials said Thursday. CEZ Administrator Norma Tañag told CNN Philippines 27 persons are confined at Divine Grace Medical Center, 15 at Read more »

Philippines to mark 75th anniversary of Death March

By Ronron Calunsod/Kyodo News – The Philippines will mark this year the 75th anniversary of Japan’s violent conquest of the Southeast Asian nation, earmarking events that will honor survivors from Japan’s atrocities and commemorate the lessons from that chapter in the two countries’ history, officials said Wednesday. “Our countrymen, Read more »

How Trump’s immigration EO might affect the Philippines

By Audrey Morallo/philstar.com – US President Donald Trump’s executive order on Friday halting the US refugee program for 120 days and preventing immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries has sent shockwaves across the globe, with both leaders and ordinary citizens from several countries expressing consternation and outrage over the order. Read more »

Filipina becomes first female limo driver of Uber Dubai

via filipinotimes.ae – Uber Dubai’s has introduced its first female limousine driver, who hails from the Philippines. Fritzie Castro, 43, has been in Dubai for seven years. She works the 4am-4pm shift, waking up six days a week at 2 am, setting out and waiting in the car for passengers Read more »

3 dead after floods swamp Cagayan de Oro City

via CNN Philippines – At least three people are dead here as massive floods subsided Tuesday, officials said. The Cagayan De Oro City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said three people including a teenager, were reported dead due to flood-related incidents. A heavy downpour which began on Monday afternoon Read more »

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