Philippines morning news for January 7

Philippines morning news for January 7

AFP ‘ready to deploy anytime’ to evacuate Filipinos in Middle East In case tensions between Iran and the US escalate, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is ready with a plan to evacuate Filipinos from Iran and Iraq, newly-installed AFP chief of staff Lieutenant General Felimon Santos Jr said on Monday, January 6. — […]

Philippines morning news for January 6

Philippines morning news for January 6

DOH tightens screening amid ‘mysterious’ virus outbreak in China Travelers will face tighter screening following reports that Chinese authorities are investigating a “mysterious illness” amid concerns that the flu-like virus is linked to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the Department of Health (DOH) said on Sunday. — Philippine News Agency Prepare air, naval assets for […]

Palau bans ‘reef-toxic’ sunscreen as environment gets a hand around Asean (video)

Palau is setting the environmental protection bar high for other countries as it kicks off the new year, implementing a ban on “reef-toxic” sunscreens. From January 1, the sale and use of sunscreen products that contain chemicals such as Oxybenzone, Ethyl paraben, Octinoxate, Butyl paraben, Octocrylene, 4-methyl-benzylidene camphor, Benzyl paraben, Triclosan, Methyl paraben, and Phenoxyethanol […]

Philippines morning news for January 3

Philippines morning news for January 3

Duterte to sign P4.1-T national budget Jan. 6 Davao City Rep. Isidro Ungab confirmed on Thursday, January 2 that President Duterte will sign the proposed P4.1 trillion national budget for 2020 on Monday, January 6. — Tempo Full ban on plastic use starts in CdO The local government here started enforcing Thursday a full ban […]

Philippines morning news for January 2

Philippines morning news for January 2

PH bars entry of 3rd U.S. senator backing De Lima release A third US senator has been barred by the Philippine government from entering the country for his calls to release detained opposition Senator Leila de Lima. — Rappler Group sees ‘crony’ takeover of ABS-CBN A labor group sees President Duterte’s threats against water companies […]

Philippines morning news for January 1

Philippines morning news for January 1

Duterte ramps up media oppression as The Nightcrawlers focuses on media defiance (video) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has doubled down on his war of words with the Philippines media using a visit to earthquake victims to tell media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corp. that they should sell the company. — AEC News Today Typhoon Phanfone death toll […]

Philippines morning news for December 31

Philippines morning news for December 31

Duterte asks God for fatal aneurysm after presidency President Rodrigo Duterte said that he had asked God to take his life shortly after his presidency ends in 2022. — GMA Network PH economy still among Asia’s fastest amid easing inflation The Philippine economy remained one of the best performers in Asia after rebounding from an […]

Philippines morning news for December 30

Philippines morning news for December 30

Typhoon Ursula death toll climbs to 47 At least 41 people were killed when Typhoon Ursula grazed the country’s central islands on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Sunday, December 29. — Rappler Du30 drops US visit as visa row heats up AS A WORD […]

Philippines morning news for December 27

Philippines morning news for December 27

PH accedes to UN treaty on paperless trade across Asia-Pacific The Philippines was the first in Asean to approve a UN treaty facilitating paperless trade across the region, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Unescap) said on Thursday. — Philippine Daily Inquirer Palace sets P4-trillion budget signing on Jan. 6; […]

Philippines morning news for December 26

Philippines morning news for December 26

PH growth to rise above 6% in 2020 THE Philippine economy is likely to recover and grow by more than 6 percent next year on the back of sustained public and private consumption, Deutsche Bank said. — Manila Times Foreign work permits exceed 100,000 in 2019, led by POGOs THE Department of Labor and Employment […]

Philippines morning news for December 25

Philippines morning news for December 25

Typhoon Ursula: Over 23,000 stranded on Christmas Eve Over 23,000 passengers are stranded on Christmas Eve Tuesday, December 24, due to the suspension of sea travel. — Rappler Manila Vice: Xi and Duterte grapple with online casino crime With its marble walls, gilded lobby and sign with Chinese characters that can mean “paradise on earth,” […]

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