The Philippines ranked 14th among 41 countries listed as the best places for expatriates to raise a family, InterNation’s 2015 Family Life Index showed. The Philippines trailed countries like Mexico, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Thailand, South Korea, Italy, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and the United States, among others. The countries were ranked according to expatriate parents’ responses to subcategories, namely availability of child care and education, cost of child care and education, quality of education and family well-being, reports Inquirer.net.
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Felicia Maria “Shasha” Magpantay looks like she barely got out of high school. But this young-looking 28-year-old has already racked up an impressive academic resume. She has a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from McGill University in Montreal, where she was awarded the Pelletier Fellowship for best thesis in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and a master’s in Applied Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario. She was a Trent International Scholar at Trent University in Ontario where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Honors in Physics and , reports Inquirer.net.
About 70 million Filipinos or nearly 70 percent of the population are still not digitally connected. This was bared during the DigitalBayanihan milestone update program of Intel Philippines at the Asian Institute of Management, reports Inquirer.net.
Investment bank ING Bank Manila said on August 26 that the Philippine peso is likely to breach the P47 to $1 level in the near-term. It could even head toward P47.40 or P47.50 in the absence of global response to emerging markets' risks and stability, reports Rappler.com.
The Philippine economy grew 5.6 percent in the second quarter, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda). During the April to June period, the gross domestic product (GDP) expanded faster than the 5-percent growth posted in the first quarter, reports Inquirer.net.
The United States plans to increase the number of military and humanitarian drills it conducts in the Asia-Pacific as part of a new strategy to counter China's rapid expansion in the South China Sea, the Philippine military said on Wednesday, reports GMA News.
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) is inviting app-based transport service providers such as Uber and GrabCar to apply for an accreditation so that they can operate at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), reports ABS-CBN News.
Reports following the initial release of stolen data from the adultery website Ashley Madison showed that approximately 90% to 95% of thewebsite's users are male. A new visualization based on these data also point to cities in the Philippines as among areas that have a high count of male clients of the adultery website, reports Rappler.com.