8 april, 2018 Pelle

  MANILA (Reuters) – Global furniture retailer IKEA AB [IKEA.UL] will in 2020 open its first store in the Philippines located at one of the world’s biggest shopping malls, mall operator SM Prime Holdings Inc (SMPH.PS) said on Friday. SM Prime, the Philippines’ biggest property firm, will build premises at the SM Mall of Asia to rent to IKEA under an agreement signed earlier this year, said Alexander Pomento, SM Prime vice president for investor relations. The firm is also considering renting some of the new space to other tenants, he said. Up to 300,000 people a day pass through…

7 april, 2018 admin

Manila (Agenzia Fides) – More than 77 Catholic organizations across the country have expressed their strong opposition to the divorce bill in the Philippines (identified as House Bill 7303). As Agenzia Fides learns, a forum of Catholic movements has drawn up a document entitled ”No to divorce: it is unconstitutional, it is contrary to Christian faith and is anti-family and anti-children”, by spreading it in schools, community parishes, associations. The Philippine Constitution (article XV, section 2) states that ”marriage, as an inviolable social institution, is the foundation of the family and must be protected by the State”. The State, reads…

7 april, 2018 Pelle
DANIEL DAZA/NETFLIX Narcos chronicled the criminal exploits of Pablo Escobar and other Colombian drug kingpins Allegations of historical inaccuracy, character stereotypes and the glamorisation of a drug-fuelled past have long plagued the critically-acclaimed Netflix hit series Narcos in Colombia. And in early April, the global streaming giant will release another drug crime drama, this time from the Philippines. Set against the backdrop of President Rodrigo Duterte’s ongoing drug war, Amo – produced in the Philippines and directed by Filipino Brillante Mendoza – tells the story of a troubled teenager named Joseph, who gets pulled into Manila’s…

4 april, 2018 Pelle 1Comment

FILE – Tourists takes photographs along local sailboats on the island of Boracay, central Philippines, Jan. 18, 2016. TAIPEI —  The possible closure of a major coastal tourism magnet in the Philippines for environmental cleanup will hurt business, but for a cause that helps everyone longer term, experts say. President Rodrigo Duterte said via the presidential website in March he would place Boracay Island under a “state of calamity.” The island may be shut down for two to 12 months, Philippine media reports say, citing other statements from Duterte and cabinet members. The government is “addressing wastewater issues through an…

4 april, 2018 Pelle

I dag släpper jag för ovanlighetens skull fram en fråga om Filippinerna. Det sägs att öarna på 1800-talet härbärgerade ovanligt många sjörövare, som satte skräck i hela Sydöstasiens sjöfart. Vad är sant? Filippinska pirater genomförde räder ända fram till början av 1900-talet. Foto: IBL Sjörövarna tillhörde två folk, iranun och balangingi, som båda var bosatta i sydligaste Filippinerna, framför allt i Suluarkipelagen men också på den stora ön Mindanao, en region som ännu inte hade inlemmats i den spanska kolonin utan behärskades av lokala hövdingar och sultaner. Majoriteten av sjörövarna var muslimer, medan den spanska kolonin…

2 april, 2018 Pelle
Used Grab and Uber helmets are seen at used-helmet shop in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday. (Reuters photo) SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR: The Philippines competition watchdog said on Monday it is looking at whether the deal by Uber Technologies to sell its Southeast Asia business to rival Grab will substantially reduce competition. ”The Grab-Uber acquisition is likely to have a far reaching impact on the riding public and the transportation services. As such, the PCC is looking at the deal closely,” the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said in a statement. Läs artikeln i sin helhet på: Bangkok Post

2 april, 2018 Pelle 1Comment
FOTO: BULLIT MARQUEZ/AP/TT Släktingar till den mördade 29-åriga filippinskan Joanna Demafelis tar emot kistan på Ninoy Aquino Interna FOTO: AARON FAVILA/AP/TT En filippinsk kvinna i Manila utanför en rekryteringsbyrå som söker arbetare för utlandstjänst. Arkivbild. En domstol i Kuwait har dömt en libanesisk man och hans syriska fru till döden för mordet på ett filippinskt hembiträde. Enligt tidningen al-Rai dömdes paret i sin frånvaro. Mordet skedde mer än ett år innan det upptäcktes. Det överlagda mordet på 29-åriga Joanna Demafelis har utlöst en kris mellan Filippinerna och Kuwait. Sedan kroppen hittats i…

2 april, 2018 Pelle

MARAWI, Philippines: After fleeing for their lives nearly a year ago, some residents of the battle-scarred Philippine city of Marawi were allowed back Sunday for the first time – to dig through the rubble that was once their homes. Swathes of the southern city were destroyed in five months of house-to-house fighting between troops and jihadists loyal to the Islamic State group that killed nearly 1,200. The stunned and tearful residents, who once lived in what became the main battle zone, had not been allowed home until now due to fears of unexploded bombs still buried in the ruins. Authorities…