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IMF urges Saudi Arabia to contain spending and wages

The IMF on Friday warned Saudi Arabia against boosting spending in the wake of rising oil prices, urging the world’s top crude exporter to also contain its wage bill.

Photo shows Pateros City Mayor Miguel “Ike” Ponce III expressed his appreciation to Manila Water in providing clean and potable water to the municipality of Pateros. He also commended the company’s programs on corporate social responsibility such as the provision of drinking fountains and wash areas in public schools.

Manila Water engages customers in series of dialogues

Ayala-led water and used water concessionaire Manila Water conducted a series of dialogues with its customers and stakeholders in the East Zone concession area as part of its continuing efforts to improve the delivery of services to its customers.


US agency says Facebook ads let landlords discriminate

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development on Friday accused Facebook of breaking the law by letting landlords and home sellers use its ad-targeting system to discriminate against potential buyers or tenants.


Southwest monsoon to bring rains over parts of Luzon, W. Visayas

The southwest monsoon affecting the northern and western sections of Luzon will bring scattered rains over Metro Manila and other parts of the island, the weather bureau said Saturday.


Saudi Arabia tests Japan-inspired ‘nap pods’ for hajj

Mansour al-Amer swipes a card to reveal a narrow sleep pod, reminiscent of Japan’s famed capsule hotels. But this pod is in Saudi Arabia, where the Muslim hajj pilgrimage begins Sunday.


Mexico seizes record 50 tons of meth

Mexican marines seized a record 50 tons of crystal meth from a drug lab in the state of Sinaloa, authorities said Friday.


Nine killed in Taiwan hospice blaze

Nine people were killed and 15 injured in a blaze that broke out early Monday at a hospice for the terminally ill near Taiwan’s capital Taipei, fire officials said.


SoKor woman given rare jail term for spycam crime

South Korean court on Monday slapped a woman with a rare jail term for secretly photographing a male nude model, in a case that sparked controversy over double standards.

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Free rides around Araneta Center for 3 weekends

Starting August 18, UBE Express will offer free rides to the public going around Araneta Center via its articulated bus for three straight weekends.