Indonesia morning news for November 2

Indonesia morning news for November 2

Basarnas collects 65 bags of bodies of ill-fated plane passengers The Chief of the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), M Syaugi, said here on Thursday that a total of 65 bags of bodies had been collected following the crash of Lion Air JT 610 plane in Karawang four days ago. — Antara News Indonesia […]

Philippines morning news for November 2

Philippines morning news for November 2

Asean minimum wages: ‘Measly’ pay rise sees Filipinos’ wages continue to shrink (video) A Philippine labour group which last Thursday slammed a proposed PHP20 (about US$0.37) daily minimum wage increase for workers in Metro Manila as “demeaning” and out of step with rising inflation, yesterday called for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to intercede. — AEC […]

Asean minimum wages: ‘Measly’ pay rise sees Filipinos’ wages continue to shrink (video)

A Philippine labour group which last Thursday slammed a proposed PHP20 (about US$0.37) daily minimum wage increase for workers in Metro Manila as “demeaning” and out of step with rising inflation, yesterday called for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to intercede. The call came after Employees Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP) acting presiden,t Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Jr., […]

Unstoppable inflation sees Philippines cap rice prices

Unstoppable inflation sees Philippines cap rice prices

The Philippines set suggested retail prices (SRP) for rice this week in an attempt to combat soaring inflation, with a top official warning that violators could face up to four years in jail. The joint move by the Department of Agriculture, National Food Authority (NFA) and Department of Trade and Industry also instituted reforms in the […]

Indonesia morning news for November 1

Indonesia morning news for November 1

Indonesia removes Lion Air director after crash, fuselage believed found Indonesia’s transport minister removed on Wednesday the technical director of the Lion Air airline and several of its technicians after the crash of one of its jets with 189 people on board, the Antara news agency reported on Wednesday. — Thai PBS World RCEP negotiation […]

Philippines morning news for November 1

Philippines morning news for November 1

18 dead, P112M crops lost in Rosita’s wake Typhoon Rosita (international code name: Yutu) has left 18 people dead, with most of the victims killed in landslides in Northern Luzon, authorities reported on Wednesday. — The Manila Times PH ‘ease of doing business’ rank falls to 124th out of 190 countries The Philippines fell farther […]

Indonesia morning news for October 31

Indonesia morning news for October 31

Black box recovered as investigators in UK probe cause of Vichai crash AIR ACCIDENT investigators yesterday began the slow process of ascertaining the cause of the helicopter crash which took the lives of King Power chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people at the weekend. — The Nation Lion Air crash: 10 bodies recovered from […]

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 […]