Philippines morning news for December 31

Philippines morning news for December 31

Duterte asks God for fatal aneurysm after presidency President Rodrigo Duterte said that he had asked God to take his life shortly after his presidency ends in 2022. — GMA Network PH economy still among Asia’s fastest amid easing inflation The Philippine economy remained one of the best performers in Asia after rebounding from an […]

Philippines morning news for December 30

Philippines morning news for December 30

Typhoon Ursula death toll climbs to 47 At least 41 people were killed when Typhoon Ursula grazed the country’s central islands on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Sunday, December 29. — Rappler Du30 drops US visit as visa row heats up AS A WORD […]

Philippines morning news for December 27

Philippines morning news for December 27

PH accedes to UN treaty on paperless trade across Asia-Pacific The Philippines was the first in Asean to approve a UN treaty facilitating paperless trade across the region, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Unescap) said on Thursday. — Philippine Daily Inquirer Palace sets P4-trillion budget signing on Jan. 6; […]

Philippines morning news for December 26

Philippines morning news for December 26

PH growth to rise above 6% in 2020 THE Philippine economy is likely to recover and grow by more than 6 percent next year on the back of sustained public and private consumption, Deutsche Bank said. — Manila Times Foreign work permits exceed 100,000 in 2019, led by POGOs THE Department of Labor and Employment […]

Philippines morning news for December 25

Philippines morning news for December 25

Typhoon Ursula: Over 23,000 stranded on Christmas Eve Over 23,000 passengers are stranded on Christmas Eve Tuesday, December 24, due to the suspension of sea travel. — Rappler Manila Vice: Xi and Duterte grapple with online casino crime With its marble walls, gilded lobby and sign with Chinese characters that can mean “paradise on earth,” […]

Philippines morning news for December 24

Philippines morning news for December 24

Trump OKs budget, includes U.S. ban on De Lima accusers United States President Donald Trump approved the US 2020 budget that includes a provision denying entry to those involved in the detention of Philippine opposition Senator Leila de Lima. — Rappler Undeclared billions from SEAG broadcasts? The public talked about all the money that was […]

Crime, corruption & construction: Who wins when gambling ends in Cambodia on Dec 31? (video)

Al Jazeera English 101 East has taken an up close and not so flattering look at the ‘Chinafication’ of the Cambodian coastal city of Sihanoukville and the gambling-fuelled construction bonanza helping drive Cambodia’s robust economic growth. The breakneck Chinese-funded construction frenzy attempting to transform the former tranquil and pristine fishing-village-cum-tourist-resort into the next Macau is […]

Philippines morning news for December 23

Philippines morning news for December 23

BJMP frees 40 individuals acquitted in Maguindanao massacre case The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) freed 40 individuals who had been acquitted in the Maguindanao massacre case, according to a Saturday report by Ian Cruz on Balitanghali Weekend. — GMA Network 9-month TRAIN take P14B over estimates TOTAL revenues from the Tax Reform […]

Philippines morning news for December 20

Philippines morning news for December 20

55 acquitted, 28 convicted in Ampatuan massacre Only 28 people were convicted for 57 counts of murder for the 2009 Ampatuan massacre. — Rappler Hot money outflows hit $1.6 billion in 11 months More speculative funds flowed out of the country from January to November amid the raging US-China trade war, the rebalancing of global […]

Philippines morning news for December 19

Philippines morning news for December 19

PHL slips in human freedom index; economic freedom pulled by poor score in ‘rule of law’ FILIPINOS have become less “free” as the Philippines slipped five notches in the Human Freedom Index (HFI) copublished by three foreign think tanks. — Business Mirror DA implements nationwide zoning plan to wipe out ASF The Department of Agriculture […]