Philippines morning news for December 24

Philippines morning news for December 24

Trump OKs budget, includes U.S. ban on De Lima accusers United States President Donald Trump approved the US 2020 budget that includes a provision denying entry to those involved in the detention of Philippine opposition Senator Leila de Lima. — Rappler Undeclared billions from SEAG broadcasts? The public talked about all the money that was […]

Crime, corruption & construction: Who wins when gambling ends in Cambodia on Dec 31? (video)

Al Jazeera English 101 East has taken an up close and not so flattering look at the ‘Chinafication’ of the Cambodian coastal city of Sihanoukville and the gambling-fuelled construction bonanza helping drive Cambodia’s robust economic growth. The breakneck Chinese-funded construction frenzy attempting to transform the former tranquil and pristine fishing-village-cum-tourist-resort into the next Macau is […]

Philippines morning news for December 23

Philippines morning news for December 23

BJMP frees 40 individuals acquitted in Maguindanao massacre case The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) freed 40 individuals who had been acquitted in the Maguindanao massacre case, according to a Saturday report by Ian Cruz on Balitanghali Weekend. — GMA Network 9-month TRAIN take P14B over estimates TOTAL revenues from the Tax Reform […]

Philippines morning news for December 20

Philippines morning news for December 20

55 acquitted, 28 convicted in Ampatuan massacre Only 28 people were convicted for 57 counts of murder for the 2009 Ampatuan massacre. — Rappler Hot money outflows hit $1.6 billion in 11 months More speculative funds flowed out of the country from January to November amid the raging US-China trade war, the rebalancing of global […]

Philippines morning news for December 19

Philippines morning news for December 19

PHL slips in human freedom index; economic freedom pulled by poor score in ‘rule of law’ FILIPINOS have become less “free” as the Philippines slipped five notches in the Human Freedom Index (HFI) copublished by three foreign think tanks. — Business Mirror DA implements nationwide zoning plan to wipe out ASF The Department of Agriculture […]

Philippines morning news for December 18

Philippines morning news for December 18

Quake toll rises to 7; aftershocks hamper rescue As Mindanao braces for “The Big One” in the far south, the death toll from the latest major shock which rumbled underneath Davao del Sur last Sunday has reached seven, authorities confirmed Tuesday. — Manilastandard.net Verdict due in Philippines’ worst political massacre The alleged masterminds of the […]

Watch SpaceX launch Kacific1 into orbit to bring internet to mlns in the AP (video)

Singapore-based Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has announced the successful launch of its Kacific1 communications satellite. The Kacific-1 communications satellite blasted off from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 7.10pm eastern time (UTC-4) on Monday, December 16 and reached its targeted orbit 33 […]

Philippines morning news for December 17

Philippines morning news for December 17

Charges readied vs foreign vessel over ‘damage’ to corals The municipal government of Bolinao is ready to file charges against the owner of a foreign vessel that ran aground off the coastal waters of Barangay Patar last week. — The Philippine Star Davao del Sur quake toll hits three amid hunt for survivors The death […]

Philippines morning news for December 16

Philippines morning news for December 16

Davao Del Sur Hit by Earthquake with 6.9 Magnitude The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 6.9 magnitude quake in Davao Del Sur today, December 15, 2019 at 2:11 PM. — Philippine News Foreign debt rose 8.2% to hit record $82.7b in September The country’s foreign debt stock increased by $6.3 billion […]

Philippines morning news for December 13

Philippines morning news for December 13

Duterte won’t allow unconstitutional provisions in 2020 budget There is no room for unconstitutional provisions in the proposed PHP4.1-trillion national budget for 2020, Malacañang said on Thursday. — Philippine News Agency DOJ: Conviction rate in human trafficking cases up 95% in 2018 Data from the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking showed that 119 cases of human […]

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 […]

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