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PAL still keen on Cambodia

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Philippine Airlines is still keen on establishing a new Cambodian flag carrier with local telecommunications, banking and property tycoon Kith Meng, company president Ramon S. Ang said in a recent interview. Ang noted that the deal had been delayed due to the uncertain political climate following the conclusion of national elections in Sept. that saw [...]

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Airborne laser reveals hidden city in Cambodia

In this photo taken on June 28, 2012, Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat temples complex stands in Siem Reap province, some 230 kilometers (143 miles) northwest Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Airborne laser technology has uncovered a network of roadways and canals, illustrating a bustling ancient city linking Cambodia's Angkor Wat temples complex. The discovery was announced late Monday, June 17, 2013, in a peer-reviewed paper released early by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. AP

Airborne laser technology has uncovered a network of roadways and canals, illustrating a bustling ancient city linking Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temple complex.

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

The floating village of Kampong Phluk

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HOUSES tower high above on stilts that stretched as much as three stories into the sky.  During the rainy months, the river water goes all the way up and falls a meter or two short of their floors,  hence ‘floating villages.’

The Cambodians are a resilient people. After their country fell into the destructive rule of the Khmer Rouge from 1975 to 1979, the people have risen to their feet, picked up the pieces and are beginning to thrive once more.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Casinos ‘secret strategy’ to protect Cambodia—PM

In this April 3, 2012 file photo, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks during an opening a plenary session at the 20th ASEAN Summit at the Peace Palace, in Phnom Penh Cambodia. The Asia's longest serving ruler on Thursday, August 9, 2012, said allowing the construction of a spate of border casinos was part of a "secret strategy" to protect the country's territory from its neighbors.  AP PHOTO/HENG SINITH

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday said allowing the construction of a spate of border casinos was part of a “secret strategy” to protect the country’s territory from its neighbors.

Posted: August 9th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Saving moms from dying in childbirth

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Here’s the good news: The Philippines’ maternal mortality ratio (MMR), which refers to the number of women dying during pregnancy or in the first six weeks after delivery, has declined from an estimated 209 per 100,000 live births in 1987-1993 to an estimated 162 per 100,000 today.

Posted: April 27th, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Asean interconnectivity deal eyed

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The government is set to negotiate a key free trade and interconnectivity deal at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Cambodia this week.

Posted: April 3rd, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Philippines to establish direct air link with Cambodia

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The country’s airlines will soon fly straight to destinations in Cambodia, one of the few members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations that do not have direct air links with the Philippines.

Posted: December 27th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

Will Cambodia overtake us in global competitiveness?

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently released the 2011-2012 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR). The WEF, through the GCR, reports on the competitiveness of economies worldwide annually on the basis of the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), a comprehensive tool that measures the microeconomic and macroeconomic foundations of national competitiveness. There is both good [...]

Posted: September 28th, 2011 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Clothing brands to probe Cambodia faintings—ILO

PHNOM PENH—More than two dozen global clothing brands on Tuesday pledged to investigate a spate of mass faintings among Cambodian garment workers, the UN’s labor agency said. The retailers said they would provide resources and international expertise to find out why hundreds of their suppliers’ employees have collapsed recently, the International Labor Organization said after [...]

Posted: September 6th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Ongpin mining firm eyes Laos, Cambodia

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Atok-Big Wedge Co. Inc., the mining arm of the group of former trade minister Roberto V. Ongpin, plans to deploy about P1 billion in idle cash by acquiring potential mining assets not just in the Philippines but also in Laos and Cambodia. During the company’s annual stockholders’ meeting last week, company president Mario Locsin said [...]

Posted: May 29th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

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