Philippines morning news for December 12

Philippines morning news for December 12

Bicam approves P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget The bicameral conference committee on Wednesday, December 11, approved the panel report on the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020. — Rappler Scrapping economic restrictions in Charter pushed The Inter-Agency Task Force Constitutional Reform (CORE) has received the support of the Department of Finance (DOF) in pushing for the […]

Philippines morning news for December 11

Philippines morning news for December 11

154 attacks, threats vs. journalists recorded from 2016 to 2019 –report A total of 154 attacks or threats against journalists were recorded between the start of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term in June 2016 and December 5, 2019, according to a report by a network of media entities. — GMA Network FDI net inflows fell 37% […]

Philippines morning news for December 10

Philippines morning news for December 10

Look back: Duterte’s tussles with big business President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war” against those he calls “oligarchs” has escalated with his latest threats against 3 big names in Philippine business – the Ayala family, tycoon Manny Pangilinan, and the Lopezes – all in the same curse-laden speech. — Rappler Ombudsman probing SEA Games organizers, Cayetano over […]

Philippines morning news for December 9

Philippines morning news for December 9

‘Flagship P8 trillion infrastructure program at a bottleneck’ As the government’s ambitious P8-trillion infrastructure program, commonly referred to as Build Build Build or BBB, continues to lag behind targets, analysts are now raising doubts over the Duterte administration’s capability to complete these flagship projects by 2022. — The Philippine Star Proposed 2020 budget approved by […]

Philippines morning news for December 6

Philippines morning news for December 6

Foreign investment pledges jump four-fold in Q3 — PSA Foreign investment pledges jumped four-fold to P182.4 billion in the third quarter of the year, driven by commitments in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday. — The Philippine Star Inflation inches up to 1.3% in November 2019 Inflation […]

Philippines morning news for December 5

Philippines morning news for December 5

‘Tisoy’ kills 17, blows out TYPHOON “Tisoy” (international name: “Kammuri”) left 17 people dead as it lost steam and weakened into a severe tropical storm on Wednesday. — Manila Times Q4 GDP seen hitting 6.6% THE Philippine economy likely grew faster in the fourth quarter of the year on the back of the latest positive […]

Philippines morning news for December 4

Philippines morning news for December 4

Typhoon Tisoy leaves trail of destruction across PHL When the relative calm came after the heavy rains and strong winds of Typhoon Tisoy, damage and destruction greeted the residents of affected areas as some of them head back home. — GMA Network Duterte to ABS-CBN: ‘I will see to it that you are out’ President […]

Philippines morning news for December 3

Philippines morning news for December 3

200,000 evacuated as Typhoon Kammuri lashes Philippines The Philippines has evacuated 200,000 people in coastal and mountainous areas due to fears of flooding and landslides, saying it would also shut its main international airport as a powerful typhoon made landfall. — Aljazeera Security officials verifying Chinese airship on PH-claimed reef Malacañang on Monday deferred commenting […]

Philippines morning news for December 2

Philippines morning news for December 2

Senate resolution calls for probe on flagship projects, China funding A RESOLUTION filed in the Senate calls for an inquiry on the implementation of infrastructure projects under the “Build, Build, Build” program and its reliance on official development assistance (ODA), particularly from China. — BusinessWorld Evacuations in Philippines as Typhoon Kammuri affects SEA Games events […]

Philippines morning news for November 29

Philippines morning news for November 29

Duterte says there will be ‘no sacred cow’ in SEA Games ruckus PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte will not spare organizers of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games from punishment if allegations of corruption against officials including his ally Speaker Alan Peter S. Cayetano are proven. — BusinessWorld China: Grid security fears ‘groundless’ The Ministry of Foreign […]

Philippines morning news for November 28

Philippines morning news for November 28

SEA Games opening rites will make critics ‘eat their own words’ –Salceda Critics of the mishaps in the country’s staging of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games will eat their own words once they see the opening ceremonies of the sports event this weekend, Albay Representative Joey Salceda said Wednesday. — GMA Network DOH expresses […]

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