Vietnam fines Philippine beverage firm URC $260,000 amid lead scandal

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Vietnam fines Philippine beverage firm URC $260,000 amid lead scandal

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced a fine of more than VND5.8 billion (US$260,000) against Philippine beverage firm URC for producing and selling products with high lead content.

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China's Xi says hopes to get Philippines ties back on track

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China's Xi says hopes to get Philippines ties back on track

China hopes to get relations with the Philippines back on track, President Xi Jinping has told new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, after ties were affected by an increasingly bitter spat over territorial claims in the South China Sea.

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Rodrigo Duterte proclaimed Philippine President

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Rodrigo Duterte proclaimed Philippine President

On May 30, the Philippine parliament proclaimed Rodrigo Duterte the next president following his landslide win at the national election held on May 9.

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Weekly roundup: Obama's visit, beverage scandal, top tourist spots

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Weekly roundup: Obama's visit, beverage scandal, top tourist spots

Obama’s landmark Vietnam trip in photos

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Philippine arrests 10 Chinese fishermen in latest sea spat

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Philippine arrests 10 Chinese fishermen in latest sea spat

Two Philippine coast guard vessels intercepted a Chinese fishing boat with 10 crew off northeastern Luzon after a two-hour chase, two local broadcasters said on Friday, accusing them encroaching into Philippine territorial waters.

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Clarification sought for accusation of bribery between Philippine business and Vietnamese press

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Clarification sought for accusation of bribery between Philippine business and Vietnamese press

Following a recent rumor that products from the Vietnamese unit of leading Philippine food and beverage firm Universal Robina Corporation (URC) had lead content, a Facebook user has accused the firm of bribing local media, resulting in strong reaction from the accused.

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New Philippine president to face early test over food security

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New Philippine president to face early test over food security

While Philippine elections this month were dominated by talk about crushing crime, the next president faces another critical early test: ensuring there is enough rice for the country's more than 100 million people.

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Vietnamese ships denied shelter at Scarborough Shoal by Chinese vessels

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Vietnamese ships denied shelter at Scarborough Shoal by Chinese vessels

Three Vietnamese ships looking for shelter from high winds at the Philippines’ Scarborough Shoal on Tuesday were denied access by Chinese vessels, Vietnam’s search and rescue committee said Wednesday.

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – May 26

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – May 26

Good morning from Vietnam!

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Hero's burial plan for Philippine dictator Marcos sparks outrage

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Hero's burial plan for Philippine dictator Marcos sparks outrage

Plans by the Philippines' controversial president-elect to give late dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero's burial triggered outrage on Tuesday, with martial law victims warning it would whitewash the strongman's crimes.

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Philippine death squads very much in business as Duterte set for presidency

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Philippine death squads very much in business as Duterte set for presidency

On May 14, five days after voters in the Philippines chose Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as their next president, two masked gunmen cruised this southern city's suburbs on a motorbike, looking for their kill.

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Vietnam suspends five containers of Philippine beverages for high lead content

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Vietnam suspends five containers of Philippine beverages for high lead content

Five containers of green tea and energy drink products from the Vietnamese unit of leading Philippine food and beverage firm Universal Robina Corporation (URC) have been stopped from retailing in Vietnam due to excessive amounts of lead, an official of the Ministry of Health said.

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Vietnam orders Philippine beverage firm URC to recall more products

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Vietnam orders Philippine beverage firm URC to recall more products

The Ministry of Health on Tuesday ordered a recall of more beverage products made by URC Vietnam, a unit of Philippine producer Universal Robina, amid an expanding food safety scandal that has affected three other batches.

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After 'sons of whores' comment, Philippines' Duterte says he will defy Church with three-child policy

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After 'sons of whores' comment, Philippines' Duterte says he will defy Church with three-child policy

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said he will defy the Roman Catholic Church and seek to impose a three-child policy, putting him on a new collision course with the bishops a day after he called them "sons of whores".

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Philippine beverage firm URC ordered to recall products in Vietnam over lead scandal

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Philippine beverage firm URC ordered to recall products in Vietnam over lead scandal

The Ministry of Health has ordered a recall of three batches of products made by URC Vietnam, a unit of the Philippine producer Universal Robina, after tests found higher lead content than permitted limits.

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