Philippines morning news for July 15

Philippines morning news for July 15

Corruption Red Flags: Fake transactions, doubtful accounts in government spending “I don’t want to hear about any trace of corruption, [not] even a whiff or whisper. I will fire you or place you somewhere,” said the tough-talking Rodrigo Duterte in a mix of Filipino and English on June 22, 2016. — Rappler Philippines loses to […]

Philippines morning news for July 12

Philippines morning news for July 12

AFP warns soldiers: Coup plotters will be ‘punished harshly’ The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is policing its own ranks to ensure soldiers would not dare plot a coup d’état against President Rodrigo Duterte. — CNN Philippines Cyber-security threats to cost PHL organizations $3.5 billion in potential economic losses A STUDY by Frost & […]

Philippines morning news for July 11

Philippines morning news for July 11

FDI net inflows fall to $961M in April NET inflows of foreign direct investments (FDI) posted a double-digit decline in April amid positive balances in the month, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Wednesday. — The Manila Times Trade deficit narrows in May 2019 as imports drop The Philippines saw a smaller trade […]

Philippines morning news for July 10

Philippines morning news for July 10

Coup possible, Palace warns President Rodrigo Duterte has warned the public that the military could mount a coup d’etat because problems on corruption, illegal drugs, terrorism and rebellion persist, Malacañang said on Tuesday. — The Manila Times Petition to protect WPS dismissed? SC ‘cannot confirm’ The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday said it “cannot confirm” […]

Philippines morning news for July 9

Philippines morning news for July 9

Infra, capital spending jumps to P62B in May STATE infrastructure and capital spending rebounded in May from a month earlier, rising to P61.5 billion on the back of foreign-assisted public-works projects and military modernization. — The Manila Times Amnesty Int’l tags Bulacan as ‘a new epicenter of extrajudicial killings’ Available statistics on drug-related killings in […]

Philippines morning news for July 8

Philippines morning news for July 8

Fisherfolk group to file impeachment complaint vs Duterte A fisherfolk group on Friday, July 5 vowed to file an impeachment case against President Rodrigo Duterte for allowing China to fish in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the West Philippine Sea. — Rappler Landmark bill vs extrajudicial killings pushed Opposition Senator Leila de Lima is […]

Philippines morning news for July 5

Philippines morning news for July 5

BFAR prepares poaching raps vs China vessel; fine up to $1M The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Thursday said it would fine the Chinese trawler that hit and sank a Philippine fishing boat at Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea on June 9 if found poaching in Philippine waters at the […]

Cambodian investors eye global vegan market (video)

A Cambodian investment company hopes that the purchase of a 65 per cent stake in a local ‘healthy food’ group will help it seize a portion of the trillion dollar international vegan and natural/healthy food market. Vibe Café Hospitality, comprising two Vibe Café vegan eateries and the healthy-food focused Backyard Café, have developed a strong […]

Philippines morning news for July 4

Philippines morning news for July 4

Government debt swells to P7.9 T in May, a new record high The national government’s debt pile rose to another record high of P7.916 trillion in May following the country’s return to the European and Chinese debt markets, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) reported yesterday. — The Philippine Star Duterte reminds AFP: Just ask […]

Philippines morning news for July 3

Philippines morning news for July 3

DOJ: Impeachment case filers vs Duterte can’t be arrested Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Tuesday, July 2, that individuals who file an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte will not be arrested because the act of filing a complaint is not a crime. — Rappler DBM delays 2020 budget submission The Department of Budget […]

Philippines morning news for July 2

Philippines morning news for July 2

Duterte’s deal with China ‘valid and binding’: Palace President Rodrigo Duterte’s deal with Beijing that allows Chinese fishermen to venture in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone is “valid and binding,” Malacañang said Monday. — ABS-CBN News Sotto bill seeks 14th month pay for private sector employees Senate President Vicente Sotto III filed a bill on […]

Philippines morning news for July 1

Philippines morning news for July 1

8 dead in suspected suicide bombing at Sulu military camp The death toll in the twin blasts at a military camp in Sulu province has risen to eight, authorities said Saturday. — CNN Philippines ‘Duterte can’t be impeached on just his words’ AN impeachment case against President Duterte, anchored only on his off-the-cuff pronouncement that […]