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Philippine News Roundup −17 May 2008
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Philippine News Roundup −17 May 2008

In today's news, things are not so bad as the Philippines continue to report a surplus in the Balance of Payments (BOP). The BOP is a record of all money coming in (remittances, export payments, foreign investments, etc.) versus funds outflow (imports, loan payments, etc). This is despite the rise in oil prices, huge importations…

Coming Soon: LPG Buses in Metro Manila
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Coming Soon: LPG Buses in Metro Manila

The people's dream of clean air and lesser emission and zero noise are slowly coming into reality. It started with Metro Manila taxi's use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Palawan's introduction of electric powered tricycles and now, LPG powered buses in Metro Manila. The first four environmentally powered buses will cover the Fairview C-5 route…

News Roundup −09 May 2008
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News Roundup −09 May 2008

A few days after the president's call on big businesses to help her fight Meralco, and the GSIS started posturing for a corporate battle, the chairman of the power company's controlling company declared that it is open to a government buyout. The most important stories today are still about a commodity deemed so vital that…

Shopping in Manila
Fashion & Shopping

Shopping in Manila

With the people's love for frequenting malls, the word “Malling” came to being and has become a serious sport.¬† They go to malls for most of their needs, from paperclips to groceries and hardware and services from haircut to car repair. It is therefore not surprising to find out that Metro Manila hosts a number…

Metro Manila
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Metro Manila

Population and Land Mass Formally referred to as the National Capital Region (NCR), Metro Manila is one of the most populous areas in the world. Its population of 13 million is scattered across an area of 636 square kilometers and governed by Manila local government units consisting of 16 cities and one municipal government. Economy…