Philippines morning news for September 23

Philippines morning news for September 23

More than 740 passengers affected after Ipoh flights cancelled due to haze IPOH: Six out of 14 flights scheduled out of Sultan Azlan Shah Airport in Ipoh were cancelled on Sunday (Sep 22) morning due to the haze. — CNA WHO stresses vaccination vs polio The World Health Organization has urged local government units to […]

Philippines morning news for September 20

Philippines morning news for September 20

First case of polio in 19 years reported in the Philippines Polio has resurfaced in the Philippines, 19 years after the country was declared free of the paralysing disease. Officials say the development is the result of public aversion to vaccines. — Straits Times (annoying popups) NCRPO tracker teams ready to hunt 176 GCTA-freed convicts […]

Philippines morning news for September 19

Philippines morning news for September 19

Duterte Says He Ordered a Politician Killed; a Spokesman Says He Misspoke President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines appeared to admit in a speech this week that he had ordered an assassination attempt on a politician last year, a startling statement even for a president known for bloody, provocative rhetoric. — NYT Preferably dead: Philippines’ […]

Philippines morning news for September 18

Philippines morning news for September 18

Palace: Docu on PHL drug war biased, ‘bordering on black propaganda’ Malacañang on Tuesday slammed a foreign documentary on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, accusing it of dishing out false narratives and putting the Philippines in a bad light. — GMA Network Online gambling contributes P551 billion to Philippine economy yearly Philippine offshore gaming […]

Philippines morning news for September 17

Philippines morning news for September 17

PH, Chinese firms sign $1.1-B deals Filipino and Chinese companies on Monday signed business agreements worth $1.1 billion. The agreements were signed during the Philippines-China (Chongqing) Trade and Investment Forum at the Conrad Hotel in Pasay … — Manila Times Power supply deficit seen ONCE the Malampaya gas field goes offline in October, the Manila […]

Philippines morning news for September 16

Philippines morning news for September 16

Robredo on Panelo: He and Duterte should talk so that they will say the same thing Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday laughed off presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo’s criticism of her, saying that when President Rodrigo Duterte says one thing, Panelo says something different. — GMA Network Philippines boosts swine fever checks as pigs die […]

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 […]