Philippines morning news for July 30

Philippines morning news for July 30

Philippines: Illegal numbers game nets $1.4 billion annually The Philippines is losing up to $1.4 billion in state revenues from illegal numbers game operators hiding under the skirt of a corruption-plagued gaming outfit. — Gulf News Rice tariffication law yields P6.5 B – DOF The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has already collected P6.5 billion in […]

Philippines morning news for July 29

Philippines morning news for July 29

Philippines deadly earthquake: Region hit by 200 aftershocks Thousands of residents stayed outdoors overnight in a town in the Philippines’ northernmost province, amid nearly 200 aftershocks following a series of strong earthquakes that left eight people dead. — 7News Nearly 3K villagers affected by Batanes quakes: OCD Almost 3,000 people were affected by the four […]

Philippines morning news for July 26

Philippines morning news for July 26

Duterte-Xi deal ‘illegal, null and void’ During the 2019 State of the Nation address, President Duterte acknowledged our United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) victory against China, and that “[o]ur ownership of the West Philippine Sea is internationally recognized.” — Inquirer.net PRRD has authority to enter into verbal fishing deal: Palace […]

Philippines morning news for July 25

Philippines morning news for July 25

South China Sea warning: Beijing to starve the Philippines by taking ‘all the fish’ PHILIPPINES’ Justice Secretary, Antonio Carpio, has warned Beijing will overfish in the South China Sea. — Express.co.uk Vietnam risking armed hostilities with China in standoff – Palace Vietnam is “risking armed hostilities” with China with its reported deployment of vessels near […]

Philippines morning news for July 24

Philippines morning news for July 24

Duterte Cites Missiles On Disputed Islands, Says China Controls West Philippine Sea Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his State of the Nation Address on Monday and said that while the Philippines “owns” a disputed area of the South China Sea, the Chinese controls the waters. — Spratly Islands Trial opens for Rappler CEO on cyber […]

Philippines morning news for July 23

Philippines morning news for July 23

Philippines’ Duterte defends China gambit, calls for return of death penalty in annual address Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched a spirited defence of his relationship with China on Monday (Jul 22), insisting that his refusal to challenge its maritime assertiveness was not capitulation, but an avoidance of conflict. — CNA Highlights of Duterte’s 4th State […]

Philippines morning news for July 22

Philippines morning news for July 22

South China Sea: Duterte warns Beijing of ‘suicide missions’ to protect disputed island Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned Beijing to back off from a disputed island in the South China Sea, warning of “suicide missions” if China touches it. — Spratly Islands Over 5k dengue cases in a week; Red Cross springs into action […]

Garuda Indonesia’s embarrassing mea culpa over hand-written menu (video)

Last Sunday Indonesian President Joko Widodo laid out a five year vision for the country, announcing an ‘end to an inefficient and intolerant Indonesia’. The message has been slow to get through to national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia though. The airline, which along with it’s board was recently fined hundreds of millions of rupiah for […]

Philippines morning news for July 19

Philippines morning news for July 19

Philippine authorities contradict own death toll in drugs war Authorities in the Philippines have been accused of manipulating official data after publishing conflicting figures on the number of people killed during President Rodrigo Duterte’s three-year so-called “war on drugs”. — Aljazeera Philippine police file sedition case against vice president Philippine officials say police have filed […]

Philippines morning news for July 18

Philippines morning news for July 18

SONA 2019: The Philippine Economy in figures For this Monday’s state of the nation address of the President, I endeavor to present in a table the macroeconomic performance of the Philippine economy beginning with the last year of the former president in 2016 up to the latest quarter of the year when data is available. […]

Philippines morning news for July 17

Philippines morning news for July 17

Supreme Court issues gag order in fishermen’s West PH Sea petition The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a gag order against both parties in the writ of kalikasan petition involving fishermen from Zambales and Palawan after counsels traded barbs over the media for some time. — Rappler Duterte’s governance of lies led to anti-poor policies […]

Philippines morning news for July 16

Philippines morning news for July 16

Palace junks UNHRC resolution, calls it an affront to PH sovereignty No resolution endorsed by a small faction in the United Nations rights body would weaken the government’s resolve to protect the people from the threats of illegal drugs and criminality, Malacañang declared last night. — Tempo Health officials issue national dengue alert HEALTH OFFICIALS […]