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Vietnamese, Philippine naval forces step up exchange

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Vietnamese, Philippine naval forces step up exchange

Vietnamese and Philippine naval forces discussed search and rescue operations, maritime security, regional disaster warning and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) during their fourth personnel exchange on November 10 on Song Tu Dong (Northeast Cay).

Filipinos support Duterte’s war on drugs

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Filipinos support Duterte’s war on drugs

Despite worldwide criticism, a majority of the Philippine people remained satisfied with the campaign against illegal drugs initiated by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, according to the second-quarter survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

ADB approves 7.8 bln USD credit package for Philippines

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ADB approves 7.8 bln USD credit package for Philippines

The Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s Board of Directors has approved a new six-year country partnership strategy with the Philippines, under which the bank will provide a credit package worth 7.8 billion USD to the Southeast Asian country until 2021 to support it in attaining sustained high and inclusive economic growth.

ADB loan helps Philippines expand financial services

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ADB loan helps Philippines expand financial services

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on September 19 announced that it had approved a 300 million USD loan to support the Philippine government's effort to expand financial services across the country, especially among entrepreneurs, small businesses, farmers, workers, and individuals, including women and vulnerable households.