Philippines Morning News Roundup For March 2

Philippines Morning News Roundup For March 2

Welcome to the Philippines morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Philippines news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Philippines Moves Closer to Reinstating Death Penalty The Philippines House of Representatives approved a proposal on Wednesday to reinstate the death penalty, paving the way for capital […]

Lao Morning News Roundup For March 1

Lao Morning News Roundup For March 1

Welcome to the Lao PDR morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.     Tourism agencies urged to plan for activities ahead of Visit Laos Year 2018 IN ANTICIPATION of 2018 being a Visit Laos Year, the Minister […]

Philippines Morning News Roundup For March 1

Philippines Morning News Roundup For March 1

Welcome to the Philippines morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Philippines news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.     Govt allocating P7.89T for 3-year infra buildup SOME 5,215 projects have been identified for public funding under the P7.89-trillion Three-year Rolling Infrastructure Program (TRIP) from 2018 […]

Lao Morning News Roundup For February 28

Lao Morning News Roundup For February 28

Welcome to the Lao PDR morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Govt to Invest Over 1.3 Trillion Kip in Poverty Reduction (KPL) This year, the government plans to spend over 1.3 trillion kip (almost US$160 million) […]

Philippines Morning News Roundup For February 28

Philippines Morning News Roundup For February 28

Welcome to the Philippines morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Philippines news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   German tourist beheaded by IS-linked militants in the Philippines ISLAMIC militants in the Philippines have beheaded an elderly German tourist they had been holding hostage. – News.com.au […]

Philippines Morning News Roundup For February 27

Philippines Morning News Roundup For February 27

Welcome to the Philippines morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Philippines news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Transport groups hold nationwide transport strike to protest government’s PUV modernization programt’ For the second time this month, jeepney operators and drivers hold a nationwide transport strike […]

Lao Morning News Roundup For February 27

Lao Morning News Roundup For February 27

Welcome to the Lao PDR morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Inflation remains high in Laos According to the Lao Statistics Bureau, the inflation rate decreased from 2.49 percent in December to 2.27 percent in January […]

Lao Morning News Roundup For February 24

Lao Morning News Roundup For February 24

Welcome to the Lao PDR morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Laos Must Broaden Tax Base, Strengthen Administration: IMF Laos should increase its revenues by broadening the tax base, reducing exemptions, and strengthening tax administration, the […]

Philippines Morning News Roundup For February 24

Philippines Morning News Roundup For February 24

Welcome to the Philippines morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Philippines news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Senator Leila de Lima arrested in the Philippines A Philippines senator and staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has been arrested by law enforcement […]

Billions of Dollars in Litigation Awaits Philippines Mine Closures

Billions of Dollars in Litigation Awaits Philippines Mine Closures

The Philippine government faces decades-long litigation costing billions of dollars in legal fees and compensation if it pushes through with its planned mine closures, jeopardising foreign investment due to the apparent abandonment of due process and the rule of law. At least so says the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (Comp). Two weeks ago […]

Philippines Morning News Roundup For February 23

Philippines Morning News Roundup For February 23

Welcome to the Philippines morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Philippines news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Philippine minister doubtful of China row resolution ‘during our lifetime’ The foreign minister of the Philippines expressed doubt on Wednesday that a maritime sovereignty dispute with China […]

Lao Morning News Roundup For February 23

Lao Morning News Roundup For February 23

Welcome to the Lao PDR morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Laos Dismisses Concerns Over Hydropower Project High-ranking Laos officials said on Wednesday that the proposed Pak Beng hydropower dam will not have a major impact […]