Indonesia Morning News For June 22

Indonesia Morning News For June 22

IUU vessel tracker calls on more countries to share Indonesia’s lead, share data Indonesia is a model that other countries should follow, according to a leading campaigner advocating for the sharing of fishing data to reduce illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. — SeafoodSource (blog) XOX inks JV agreement to provide telco services in Indonesia […]

Philippines Morning News For June 22

Philippines Morning News For June 22

Philippines Jeepney Phase-out Gains Pace: Get on board a ‘Busney’ (video) To some they are a colourful symbol of the Philippines. To others they are an essential form of low-cost transportation. — AEC News Today (video) Joma: Reds ready to oust Duterte THE Duterte administration has suspended informal talks with communist rebels to give way […]

Philippines Jeepney Phase-out Gains Pace: Get on board a ‘Busney’ (video)

To some they are a colourful symbol of the Philippines. To others they are an essential form of low-cost transportation. Others, such as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, see the humble Philippines jeepney as traffic jamming, greenhouse gas emitting environmental disasters on four wheels. A throw-back to World War II, highly modified colourful jeepnies have become an […]

Indonesia Morning News For June 21

Indonesia Morning News For June 21

Indonesia Hopes to Flex Diplomatic Muscle With Security Council Seat Indonesia has been chosen as one of five non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council after a competitive bidding process, inaugurating what is likely to be a period of greater diplomatic and geopolitical activity for the world’s fourth largest country. — Voice of America […]

Philippines Morning News For June 21

Philippines Morning News For June 21

PHILIPPINES’ DUTERTE APPROVES $5.6 BILLION MILITARY UPGRADE BILL TO BOOST DOMESTIC, INTERNATIONAL SECURITY Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has approved a $5.6 billion bill to upgrade the country’s outdated military equipment, some of which dates to World War II, defense officials said Wednesday. — Newsweek (video) Interport consortium proposes to build P3.7-B Makati rail project Publicly-listed […]

Indonesia Morning News For June 20

Indonesia Morning News For June 20

Indonesia c.bank says ready to respond to US Fed rate hike Indonesia’s central bank said on Tuesday it is ready to respond to the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike with policies that could include raising its own interest rates again and easing mortgage rules. — The Edge Markets New millennial party rebrands Indonesia’s predatory […]

Philippines Morning News For June 20

Philippines Morning News For June 20

BOP gap breaches $2 billion, overshoots BSP target The country’s overall balance of payments (BOP) position incurred a deficit of $2.08 billion in the first five months, a dramatic rise from only $706 million in the same period last year, due in part to the rapid rise in merchandise trade deficit brought about by the […]

Indonesia Morning News For June 19

Indonesia Morning News For June 19

PDTT Allocates Rp 4.8 billion to Four Subdistrics in Ende The Ministry of Underdeveloped Region and Transmigration is disbursing Rp 4.8 billion for the road development in four sub-districts in Ende District, including Detusoko and Wewaria subdistrict and also Ende and Detukeli District. — Netral News Indonesia yet to allow UN Commissioner into Papua The […]

Philippines Morning News For June 19

Philippines Morning News For June 19

Goodbye Panatag Shoal, Hello Huangyan Dao? (HD video) A ground-swell of discontent is gaining momentum in the Philippines to President Rodrego Duterte’s apparent preparedness to surrender control of Scarborough Shoal (Panatag Shoal or Bajo de Masinloc) to China (who call it Huangyan Dao), with calls for Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) vessels to be sent to […]

Goodbye Panatag Shoal, Hello Huangyan Dao? (HD video) *Updated

A ground-swell of discontent is gaining momentum in the Philippines to President Rodrego Duterte’s apparent preparedness to surrender control of Scarborough Shoal (Panatag Shoal or Bajo de Masinloc) to China (who call it Huangyan Dao), with calls for Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) vessels to be sent to protect fishermen. Even supporters of the President, such as […]

Indonesia Morning News For June 18

Indonesia Morning News For June 18

Indonesia Must Diversify Its Staple Food to Ensure Food Security for All: UN Indonesia must implement policies aimed at diversifying its staple foods and increasing fruit and vegetable consumption to ensure the right to food for all, a United Nations representative said. — Jakarta Globe Travel Ban Removal Expected to Boost Tourism The European Union’s […]

Philippines Morning News For June 18

Philippines Morning News For June 18

BSP revises FDI projection upward to $9.2 B The Philippines is seen booking over $9 billion worth of foreign direct investments (FDIs) this year amid the improving global perception of the country as an investment destination. — Philippine Star PAF earmarks P110.9-M for attack helicopter parts The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is setting aside the […]

Indonesia Morning News For June 15

Indonesia Morning News For June 15

World Bank Approves US$100 Million for Water Supply in Indonesia Indonesia has received a World Bank loan of US$100 million for its National Urban Water Supply Project. — IISD INDONESIAN CARRIERS REMOVED FROM EU BLACKLIST, 119 AIRLINES STILL BANNED All Indonesian carriers have been removed from Europe’s list of banned airlines just as the European […]

Philippines Morning News For June 15

Philippines Morning News For June 15

TRAIN cash grants for 10-million poor families Malacañang announced Thursday that a cash grant of P2,400 will be distributed to 10 million poor families in July as part of the government’s unconditional cash transfer program aimed at shielding them from higher taxes under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Law. — Manilastandard.net Net ‘hot […]

Indonesia Morning News For June 14

Indonesia Morning News For June 14

Cisokan hydropower plant project needs $800m in investment State-owned electricity company PLN needs to invest US$800 million for a hydropower plant project located in Upper Cisokan, West Bandung, West Java. — The Jakarta Post Indonesia sneaks up on Singapore with flurry of port projects It may not look like much right now, but an 1,800-hectare […]

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