Over the course of President Rodrigo Duterte's six-year term ending in 2022, more than 7 trillion pesos (S0 billion) has been targeted for infrastructure development.And for the first time, financial aid and technology for these ventures will come from China.And for the first time, financial aid and technology for these ventures will come from China, which in recent months has pledged more than US billion in aid to the Philippines, Asean's fourth-biggest economy by gross domestic product (GDP).So far, three projects valued at US.4 billion (S.8 billion), all located on the main island of Luzon, have been identified by both governments during a visit to Beijing last month by a business delegation led by Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez.HONG KONG: It was a quiet Tuesday afternoon at the Sha Tin office of an international courier company when John, a 26-year-old customer-service supervisor, received an enticing Facebook message from a woman calling herself Samantha Cheng.After introducing herself, the woman asked John (not his real name) to switch to Skype and then invited him to go somewhere private for a video chat. “I went to the male toilet in the office and started video chatting with Samantha,” John later recalled in a police statement.
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JAKARTA: The Indonesian National Police has said that a facial recognition analysis has confirmed that a naked woman who appeared in sex chats allegedly involving Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab is female activist Firza Husein.
Hery Cahyono, a face recognition expert from the police’s Indonesia Automatic Fingerprints Identification System division, said the authorities used several methods, including biometrics, to check whether the woman who appeared in the sex chats was really Firza.
President Rodrigo Duterte is proposing to diversify the narrow- based Philippine economy with an ambitious infrastructure development programme that will carry heavy Chinese involvement, a prospect that is exciting the local business community and, at the same time, stoking diplomatic unease.
Over the course of Mr Duterte's six-year term ending in 2022, more than 7 trillion pesos (S0 billion) has been targeted for the development of roads, railway networks, the upgrading of ports and airports, the construction of dams and irrigation networks, and the building of bridges to connect the major islands in the archipelago.