Philippines morning news for October 9

Philippines morning news for October 9

Duterte under fire for Hong Kong trip as Filipinos reel from soaring inflation Social media users hit President Rodrigo Duterte for going on an unannounced trip to Hong Kong with his family while Filipinos grapple with steep prices of commodities. — The Philippine Star Malaysia eliminates mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis Malaysia today became […]

Indonesia morning news for October 8

Indonesia morning news for October 8

Anger, dismay as Indonesia says search for Sulawesi quake victims to end PALU, INDONESIA (REUTERS/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE) – Indonesian rescue workers will stop searching for the bodies of victims of an earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi on Thursday (Oct 11), the national disaster mitigation agency said on Sunday, raising anger, sadness and resignation […]

Philippines morning news for October 8

Philippines morning news for October 8

DBS: $100/barrel oil to weigh on PH growth The Philippine economy will likely suffer if global oil prices average $100 per barrel next year, Singapore-based bank DBS warned in a report. — The Manila Times Foreign reserves hit 7-year low of $75.1b The country’s gross international reserves fell $2.77 billion in September to hit a […]

Myanmar morning news for October 5

Myanmar morning news for October 5

Sitting during Myanmar national anthem punishable by 3 years in prison A minister in the Yangon Region government has issued a reminder that sitting while the Myanmar national anthem is played in cinemas is illegal, and those who do it will face a prison sentence of up three years in prison, plus the possibility of […]

Indonesia morning news for October 5

Indonesia morning news for October 5

Foreign Aid for Palu, Donggala Disaster Starts to Arrive Vice President Jusuf Kalla announced that foreign aid from three countries for the victims of Palu and Donggala earthquake and tsunami have started to arrive. — Tempo.co Damage From Central Sulawesi Disaster Estimated at More Than $650m Jakarta. Officials estimate that the total losses from last […]

Singapore morning news for October 5

Singapore morning news for October 5

S$131 million in ComCare support given to needy households in FY2017 A total of S$131 million was disbursed in the last financial year to about 79,500 beneficiaries of the various ComCare schemes, with the number of households receiving such assistance increasing over the past five years. — Channel NewsAsia (video) Big-ticket property deals fall 42% […]

Philippines morning news for October 5

Philippines morning news for October 5

World Bank trims PH growth forecast The World Bank trimmed its growth forecast for the Philippines in 2018, but said the Philippine economy will remain resilient in the face of elevated inflation. — ABS-CBN News (video) LandBank offers P300-million loans to Ompong-hit Northern Luzon farmers THE Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank) is extending at […]

Myanmar morning news for October 4

Myanmar morning news for October 4

EXCLUSIVE-EU considers trade sanctions on Myanmar over Rohingya crisis The European Union is considering trade sanctions on Myanmar over the Rohingya crisis, potentially stripping the country of tariff-free access to the world’s largest trading bloc, three EU officials said. — Thomson Reuters Foundation India to deport seven Rohingya to Myanmar Indian police bused seven Rohingya […]

Indonesia morning news for October 4

Indonesia morning news for October 4

Bank Indonesia Governor Signals Need to Hike Rates Ahead of Fed Increases Indonesia must raise interest rates ahead of the United States Federal Reserve to avoid ‘drastic’ capital outflows, the central bank governor, Perry Warjiyo, said on Wednesday (03/10). (Antara Photo/Hafidz Mubarak A) — Jakarta Globe ‘Time running out’ for Indonesia tsunami survivors Time was running […]

Singapore morning news for October 4

Singapore morning news for October 4

Electronic arrival cards for visitors to Singapore, trial starts Oct 4 Instead of paper-based disembarkation/embarkation cards that have to be filled up upon arrival, foreign visitors to Singapore will soon be able to provide their personal details and trip information electronically prior to their arrival. — Today Online Temasek backs $70m funding round for US […]

Philippines morning news for October 4

Philippines morning news for October 4

House okays P3.757-T national budget on 2nd reading The House of Representatives on Wednesday night approved on second reading the proposed PHP3.757-trillion 2019 national budget. — Philippine News Agency Makati earmarks P12.5 million for math project for schools The Makati City government has allocated P12.5 million to implement its new program dubbed Project MILES (Mathematics […]

Myanmar morning news for October 3

Myanmar morning news for October 3

Myanmar’s neighbours urge accountability for Rohingya violence Southeast Asian foreign ministers have urged Myanmar to give a full mandate to an inquiry commission to hold accountable those responsible for the violence in Rakhine State, according to Singapore’s top diplomat. — Aljazeera Aung San Suu Kyi’s actions ‘regrettable’ but she will keep peace prize: Nobel chief […]

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