Philippines morning news for September 13

Philippines morning news for September 13

Duterte’s South China Sea U-turn: illegal climbdown, or clever gambit for oil? Climbdown or clever gambit? The jury is out on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to ignore a landmark ruling by an international court and plough ahead with joint oil and gas exploration with Beijing in the South China Sea. — South China Morning […]

Philippines morning news for September 12

Philippines morning news for September 12

China dangles 60% oil share President Rodrigo Duterte said Chinese leader Xi Jinping offered Manila a 60 percent share of proceeds from joint oil exploration in the West Philippine Sea if the government sets aside the 2016 arbitral ruling that invalidated Beijing’s expansive claim to the disputed waters. — Manilastandard.net Malacañang gets $15,000 bill for […]

Philippines morning news for September 11

Philippines morning news for September 11

P1.79-B ‘hanging pork’ sparks controversy in 2020 national budget deliberations After the so-called “pork parking” last year, now comes the “hanging pork” that is now tainting the proposed P4.1 trillion national budget for 2020. — Manila Bulletin Foreign direct investments drop by 48.5% in June 2019 Foreign direct investments (FDIs) registered net inflows in June, […]

Philippines morning news for September 10

Philippines morning news for September 10

House committee endorses P4.1-trillion budget THE House of Representatives appropriations committee yesterday endorsed the P4.1 trillion national budget for next year, without changes, according to its chairman. — BusinessWorld Online Philippines culls 7,000 pigs in outbreak of African swine fever The Philippines has reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country […]

Philippines morning news for September 9

Philippines morning news for September 9

Another suicide bombing hits Sulu A suicide bomber, suspected to be a woman, was killed when the bomb strapped to her body went off at the entrance of a military detachment in Indanan, Sulu on Sunday, the military said. — The Manila Times PEZA locators threaten to exit over new tax bill Foreign companies operating […]

Philippines morning news for September 6

Philippines morning news for September 6

FDI pledges double in first half COMMITTED foreign direct investments (FDI) grew by more than half annually in the three months to June, helping foreign pledges double last semester. — BusinessWorld Online 2020 budget refiled in House, no insertion The House version of the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 has been refiled after it […]

Philippines morning news for September 5

Philippines morning news for September 5

Philippines sides with China on revision of UNCLOS – Locsin Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin on Wednesday said the Philippines is “on the side” of the Chinese government in seeking the revision of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). — Manila Bulletin Polio detected in Manila sewage, Mass immunization campaign […]

Philippines morning news for September 4

Philippines morning news for September 4

‘Catch-up’ program to boost GDP growth Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran said the government’s implementation of a “catch-up program” following a sluggish 5.6-percent gross domestic product expansion in the first half will boost economic growth for the rest of the year. — Manilastandard.net Measles claim 16 lives in Davao Region A total of 16 deaths from […]

Philippines morning news for September 3

Philippines morning news for September 3

Government debt falls to P7.80T in July THE national government’s outstanding debt dropped further to P7.80 trillion in July on the back of the appreciation of the Philippine peso and domestic redemptions, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) reported on Monday. — The Manila Times House leaders ‘sorted out’ issues over 2020 budget bill Leaders […]

Philippines morning news for September 2

Philippines morning news for September 2

Beijing tells Duterte its position on S. China Sea ‘not up for negotiation’ Beijing told visiting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that its position on the South China Sea was not up for negotiation, Manila’s spokesman said on Friday. — Spratly Islands P4.1-trillion budget bill withdrawn The Duterte administration’s proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 has […]

Philippines morning news for August 30

Philippines morning news for August 30

Xi calls for joint efforts with Philippines in achieving early adoption of COC The Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea is a pioneering undertaking in establishing rules and regulations in the South China Sea, and China and the Philippines should be committed to promoting the adoption of the COC in 2021 or […]

Philippines morning news for August 29

Philippines morning news for August 29

Unfriendly, not hostile: Navy drafting protocols for warship intrusions Without the military muscle to match the occasional foreign warship wandering unannounced through its territorial seas, the Philippines is looking for ways to compel trespassers to leave without provoking an armed response. — Rappler PH, China to sign ₱14-B loan for Bicol railway during Duterte-Xi meet […]

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