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Industry, biz leaders in Zambo ask gov’t to set tariff for renewable energy

Industry, biz leaders in Zambo ask gov’t to set tariff for renewable energy

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/03 April) – Business and industrial leaders here are asking the government to speed up the crafting of the feed-in-tariff (FIT) for renewable energy, which has been delayed f ...

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China allays fears over its bigger military budget

China allays fears over its bigger military budget

BEIJING (MindaNews/07 March) – Reacting to concerns over the increase in China’s military budget this year, Beijing on Tuesday said that there is nothing to fear, saying that the hike in its defense a ...

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China issues guarded statement on PH-US talks on increased troop presence

China issues guarded statement on PH-US talks on increased troop presence

BEIING (MindaNews/31 January) – China’s foreign ministry doused cold water on the heated opinions over reports Manila was open to the possibility of increased American military presence in the Philipp ...

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China’s state media: punish Philippines for siding with US

China’s state media: punish Philippines for siding with US

BEIJING (MindaNews/29 January) – China’s state media on Sunday called on its government to punish the Philippines by cutting off economic ties following news reports that the Philippine government is ...

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PH, China two-way trade hit $32-B in 2011 – officials

PH, China two-way trade hit $32-B in 2011 – officials

BEIJING (MindaNews) – If relations between the Philippines and China have been shaky recently due to a territorial dispute concerning the Spratly Islands, it did not reflect in the flow of goods betwe ...

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No substitutes for fireworks in celebrating Lunar New Year

No substitutes for fireworks in celebrating Lunar New Year

BEIJING (MindaNews/21 January) – For the Chinese, welcoming a new year would not be complete without lighting a firecracker, whether to ward off evil spirits and shoo away bad luck from the previous y ...

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Situation in South China Sea ‘peaceful and stable’

Situation in South China Sea ‘peaceful and stable’

BEIJING (January 15) – Despite the tensions, member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China have declared that last year’s situation in South China Sea was generally ...

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ASEAN, China hold three-day meet to reduce tensions in South China Sea

ASEAN, China hold three-day meet to reduce tensions in South China Sea

BEIJING (MinadNews/13 January) -- Senior officials of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China are meeting here from Friday to Sunday to discuss the implementation of the ...

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China adopting new security concept to resolve the tension in West Philippine Sea

China adopting new security concept to resolve the tension in West Philippine Sea

BEIJING (MindaNews/10 January) – China on Monday said they are adopting a “new security concept” that focuses on peaceful negotiations as a paramount solution to resolve the territorial disputes in We ...

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Beijing offers assistance to ‘Sendong’ victims

Beijing offers assistance to ‘Sendong’ victims

BEIJING (MindaNews/20 Dec) – Beijing said they are willing to provide humanitarian aid assistance to the disaster-hit areas in Northern Mindanao and parts of the Western Visayas, who are reeling from ...

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Phil-China bilateral trade post 32% growth in 10 months

Phil-China bilateral trade post 32% growth in 10 months

BEIJING (MindaNews/20 Dec) – Bilateral trade between China and the Philippines grew by 32 percent or $26 billion in the past 10 months of this year, the Philippine embassy here said, citing figures fr ...

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PH corruption ranking slightly improves

PH corruption ranking slightly improves

BEIJING (MindaNews/02 December) – The Philippines’ status in the corruption perceptions index (CPI) has slightly improved, according to the 2011 annual report published by Berlin-based Transparency In ...

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Filipino to be executed in China on Dec. 8

Filipino to be executed in China on Dec. 8

BEIJING (MindaNews / 1 Dec) – Despite several attempts made by the Philippine government to commute the sentences of Filipinos in the death rows in China, another Filipino is again expected to be exec ...

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Zambo business sector urged to stop corruption

Zambo business sector urged to stop corruption

An “Integrity Pledge” is being passed around in Zamboanga City, urging business leaders to help stop corruption. In a letter, Pedro Rufo N. Soliven, chair of the Zamboanga City Chamber of Commerce and ...

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Davao joins Philippine tourism promotion in Beijing

Davao joins Philippine tourism promotion in Beijing

BEIJING (MindaNews/17 Nov) – The entry of Davao City as one of the top tourist destination sites for the growing mainland Chinese tourists will help shape a positive perception towards Mindanao and it ...

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Climate change to spur dev’t of GM crops in Asia

Climate change to spur dev’t of GM crops in Asia

BEIJING (MindaNews/11 October) -- Technological developments in industrial agriculture are expected to continue at a rapid rate throughout Asia as climate change and a rapidly growing population prope ...

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Beijing chides Philippines for leading an ASEAN front against China

Beijing chides Philippines for leading an ASEAN front against China

BEIJING (MindaNews/26 Sept) – Beijing on Monday chided the Philippines for its attempt to create a “united front” among other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), particularl ...

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PNoy cites 2 joint GPH-China road projects in Mindanao

PNoy cites 2 joint GPH-China road projects in Mindanao

BEIJING (MindaNews/1 September) – President Benigno Simeon Aquino III has cited two success stories in infrastructure projects in Mindanao which is a result of a strong public-private partnership betw ...

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PNoy visit to China expected to renew business ties despite territorial row

PNoy visit to China expected to renew business ties despite territorial row

BEIJING (MindaNews/30 August) – The visit of Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III here is expected to renew the ties of the Philippines and China, particularly in trade, and to strike an underst ...

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‘Tsinoy’ businessmen join PNoy delegation to Beijing

‘Tsinoy’ businessmen join PNoy delegation to Beijing

BEIJING (MindaNews/30 August) – A horde of Filipino-Chinese businessmen have arrived with President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday, a clear manifestation of the willingness of the government to boos ...

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China, PH join hands vs cross-border crimes

China, PH join hands vs cross-border crimes

BEIJING (MindaNews/17 August) – The Philippines and China have agreed to set up several mechanisms to combat cross-border offenses to include terrorism, illegal drug trade, and economic crimes. The ag ...

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COMMENTARY: Tracing back my ancestors’ footsteps

COMMENTARY: Tracing back my ancestors’ footsteps

BEIJING (MindaNews/17 August) – As a descendant of one of the Chinese immigrants living in the Philippines, going on a trip to China is both exciting trip and a bit of tricky especially since I have c ...

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Philippines, China upgrade bilateral trading agreement

Philippines, China upgrade bilateral trading agreement

BEIJING (MindaNews/16 Aug) – Government economic managers of the Philippines and China held a top-level meeting recently to further spur bilateral trade between the two nations. The meeting, which was ...

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Developed countries urged to cut on carbon emission

Developed countries urged to cut on carbon emission

BEIJING (MindaNews/12 August) – International climate change experts who gathered here last week have called on governments, particularly those of the developed countries, to exert more effort in cutt ...

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PH, neighbors bump off Japan as China’s 3rd biggest trading partner

PH, neighbors bump off Japan as China’s 3rd biggest trading partner

BEIJING (MindaNews/11 August) – The Philippines, along with four other member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), have edged out Japan in becoming the third largest tradin ...

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China protests over Philippine politicians visit to Pag-asa Island

China protests over Philippine politicians visit to Pag-asa Island

BEIJING (MindaNews/22 July) – China voiced strong protest over the recent visit of several Filipino politicians and military personnel at the disputed Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea (South ...

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Group asks sportswear makers to clean China’s rivers; firms deny they’re polluters

Group asks sportswear makers to clean China’s rivers; firms deny they’re polluters

BEIJING (MindaNews/15 July) – Environment group Greenpeace International urged leading sportswear manufacturers such as Adidas, Nike, and Li Ning to take its challenge to rid major rivers in China of ...

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PHL hits China over refusal to bring sea dispute to UN

PHL hits China over refusal to bring sea dispute to UN

BEIJING (MindaNews/14 July) – China may have a weak stand over its claim in the islands of West Philippine Sea or South China Sea following its refusal to bring the issue to the United Nations’ (UN) t ...

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US, Chinese military officials hold talks on Spratlys row

US, Chinese military officials hold talks on Spratlys row

BEIJING (MindaNews/12 July) – Top US and Chinese military officials held talks on Monday in a “candid manner” amid tensions in the West Philippine Sea or South China Sea. State-run Xinhua News Agency ...

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China, PH vow to respect 2002 declaration on Spratlys

China, PH vow to respect 2002 declaration on Spratlys

BEIJING (MindaNews/11 July) – Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario described his two-day visit here as a success citing the agreement of the two countries to settle the territori ...

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Jobless man learns, earns from organic farming

Jobless man learns, earns from organic farming

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/24 June) – Without a permanent job for years, 49-year old Romeo N. Manalo was hoping to finally land an employment when he heard that an organization was building a farming t ...

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Pro-mining policies, repression of environment activists in Mindanao hit

Pro-mining policies, repression of environment activists in Mindanao hit

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/21 June) – A consortium of environment groups in southern Philippines has expressed alarm over what they call government’s liberal policies towards large-scale mining and coa ...

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One Network Bank wants farmers to take the lead in loans

One Network Bank wants farmers to take the lead in loans

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/10 March) – Mindanao-based One Network Bank (ONB) is eyeing to give more credits to farmers, particularly those involved in the productions of banana, rubber and palm oil, to ...

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1 die in Zambo Norte mining site violence

1 die in Zambo Norte mining site violence

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/9 March) – Violence erupted at the mining site of a Canadian-backed firm in Zamboanga del Norte province that resulted in the death of a small-scale mining leader on Sunday, ...

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