Cambodian investors eye global vegan market (video)

A Cambodian investment company hopes that the purchase of a 65 per cent stake in a local ‘healthy food’ group will help it seize a portion of the trillion dollar international vegan and natural/healthy food market. Vibe Café Hospitality, comprising two Vibe Café vegan eateries and the healthy-food focused Backyard Café, have developed a strong […]

Philippines morning news for July 4

Philippines morning news for July 4

Government debt swells to P7.9 T in May, a new record high The national government’s debt pile rose to another record high of P7.916 trillion in May following the country’s return to the European and Chinese debt markets, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) reported yesterday. — The Philippine Star Duterte reminds AFP: Just ask […]

Philippines morning news for July 3

Philippines morning news for July 3

DOJ: Impeachment case filers vs Duterte can’t be arrested Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Tuesday, July 2, that individuals who file an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte will not be arrested because the act of filing a complaint is not a crime. — Rappler DBM delays 2020 budget submission The Department of Budget […]

Philippines morning news for July 2

Philippines morning news for July 2

Duterte’s deal with China ‘valid and binding’: Palace President Rodrigo Duterte’s deal with Beijing that allows Chinese fishermen to venture in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone is “valid and binding,” Malacañang said Monday. — ABS-CBN News Sotto bill seeks 14th month pay for private sector employees Senate President Vicente Sotto III filed a bill on […]

Philippines morning news for July 1

Philippines morning news for July 1

8 dead in suspected suicide bombing at Sulu military camp The death toll in the twin blasts at a military camp in Sulu province has risen to eight, authorities said Saturday. — CNN Philippines ‘Duterte can’t be impeached on just his words’ AN impeachment case against President Duterte, anchored only on his off-the-cuff pronouncement that […]

Philippines morning news for June 28

Philippines morning news for June 28

South China Sea: Philippine leader caves to China amid calls for impeachment Senate President Vicente Sotto III said that he sees no issue with Chinese fishermen venturing into private Philippine waters – despite his country having exclusive rights to their use. — Spratly Islands Gordon starts probe on PhilHealth irregularities SENATOR RICHARD J. Gordon on […]

Philippines morning news for June 27

Philippines morning news for June 27

‘PHL growth faster than regional powerhouses’ GROWTH of the Philippine economy will be faster than other regional economic powerhouses under the Duterte administration, the Department of Finance (DOF) said on Wednesday, citing the World Bank (WB) for such projection. — Business Mirror Philippines loses six places in economic freedom rankings THE Philippines’ economic freedom ranking […]

Philippines morning news for June 26

Philippines morning news for June 26

Government budget surplus hits P2.6 billion in May THE national government reported a budget surplus of P2.6 billion for the month of May, reversing the budget deficit of P32.9 billion recorded in the same month in 2018, as revenues outpaced expenditures, data from the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) showed. — Business Mirror PNP disputes […]

Philippines morning news for June 25

Philippines morning news for June 25

Tax haul from more inshore fishing seen at P24B THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said fishermen should make more use of inshore, municipal waters to boost the government’s ability to tax and modernize the industry. — BusinessWorld Online China won’t stop fishing in Philippines’ EEZ, says Duterte China will continue to fish […]

Philippines morning news for June 24

Philippines morning news for June 24

National Government borrowings reach P661 billion in Jan-April The national government’s borrowings almost tripled to P661.52 billion in the first four months, with the administration continuing to rely more heavily on domestic lenders, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) reported. — The Philippine Star Khmer Times publisher T Mohan probed over illegal recruitment, faces lifetime […]

Philippines morning news for June 21

Philippines morning news for June 21

PHL retains Tier 1 ranking in latest US human trafficking report The Philippines has retained its Tier 1 status in the US government’s list of countries that comply with international standards to combat human trafficking. — GMA News Gov’t disbursements decline in first 5 months after budget delay FUNDING releases backed by Notices of Cash […]

Philippines morning news for June 20

Philippines morning news for June 20

PH registered BoP surplus of $5.19 billion in first 5 months The Philippines posted a balance of payments surplus of $928 million in May, a reversal of the $583-million deficit recorded in the same month last year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said Wednesday. — Manilastandard.net PH boat sinking ‘wake-up call’ to finish South China […]