Philippines morning news for October 31

Philippines morning news for October 31

 Dozens feared buried by ‘Rosita’ landslide in Mt. Province Nearly three dozen people were feared buried under a massive landslide unleashed Tuesday in the Mountain Province by Typhoon “Rosita” (international name “Yutu”), which killed four children and a man as it ripped across the disaster-prone nation. — Philippine Daily Iquirer Philippine seas study: Fishing sector […]

Indonesia morning news for October 30

Indonesia morning news for October 30

Lion Air Flight JT610 crash: bodies, debris found, no hope of survivors (video, gallery) Indonesian government officials admitted Monday evening that there was no hope of survivors from the crash of Lion Air Flight JT610, which appears to be shaping up to be Asean’s second-worst aviation disaster in history. — AEC News Today (video) Turnbull […]

Philippines morning news for October 30

Philippines morning news for October 30

Rosita makes landfall in Isabela Typhoon Rosita (international name Yutu) made landfall in Dinapigue, Isabela at 4 a.m. Tuesday, state weather bureau PAGASA said. — ABS-CBN News PHL seeks $811.5-million World Bank loans, grants for 7 projects THE Philippines is seeking $811.5 million in World Bank loans and grants for seven projects included in the […]

Latest: Rescuers race to wreckage of Lion Air Flight JT610 (video)

A massive rescue operation is underway off the coast of Indonesia for a Lion Air flight with 189 people on board that lost contact with Jakarta air traffic control about 13 minutes into its 80-minute flight. As of midday, October 29, there had been no reports of survivors. Lion Air Flight JT610, which was flown […]

Indonesia morning news for October 29

Indonesia morning news for October 29

Indonesia tops global list of e-commerce growth: Study ndonesia’s e-commerce market still has ample room to grow thanks to its high internet penetration, according to the latest report on payments and e-commerce by United Kingdom-based financial services firm PPRO. — The Jakarta Post (paywall) Transaction of 2018 Trade Expo Indonesia reaches Rp126.77 trillion The transaction […]

Philippines morning news for October 29

Philippines morning news for October 29

Signal no. 2 up in Northern Luzon as typhoon ‘Rosita’ nears landfall Residents of Northern Luzon will have to brace for strong winds and heavy rains in the next two days as typhoon “Rosita” nears landfall, weather officials said. — CNN Philippines Deposits hit P12 trillion in first semester of 2018 DEPOSITS in the country […]

Indonesia morning news for October 26

Indonesia morning news for October 26

Indonesia earmarks $1 bln of infrastructure projects for Islamic financing Indonesia’s government is offering investors $37.3 billion worth of infrastructure projects, $1 billion of which is earmarked for Shariah-compliant financing, Ekoputro Adijayanto, CEO of the ministry of national development’s Center for Private Investment (PINA) told Salaam Gateway. — Salaam Gateway TEI 2018 books US$4.96b on […]

Philippines morning news for October 26

Philippines morning news for October 26

Foreign tourist arrivals up 6.8% in September Foreign tourist arrivals bounced back in September after contracting the previous month, and are bound to grow further as tourists gear up for the reopening of Boracay island on Friday after a six-month rehabilitation. — The Philippine Star ‘Yutu’ strengthens, may enter PAR Saturday Typhoon Yutu intensified as […]

Indonesia morning news for October 25

Indonesia morning news for October 25

Banned! Indonesia acts against condensed milk marketing Indonesia’s food safety watchdog has laid down a stern warning about the health risks of sweetened condensed milk and banned advertising that suggests the product is actual milk, or uses pictures of young children. — AEC News Today Ease of doing business deregulation increases investment The Ministry of […]

Philippines morning news for October 25

Philippines morning news for October 25

Chinese tourists to Philippines in three quarters of 2018 exceeds last year total The number of Chinese tourists to the Philippines during the first three quarters of 2018 has exceeded the full-year total in 2017, reaching over 970,000, the Philippine Department of Tourism said on Wednesday. — Xinhua More PH schools enter Asian university rankings […]

Banned! Indonesia acts against condensed milk marketing

Banned! Indonesia acts against condensed milk marketing

Indonesia’s food safety watchdog has laid down a stern warning about the health risks of sweetened condensed milk and banned advertising that suggests the product is actual milk, or uses pictures of young children. In a circular issued in July the National Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) said that sweetened condensed milk products are […]

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