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 […]

Philippines morning news for December 18

Philippines morning news for December 18

Quake toll rises to 7; aftershocks hamper rescue As Mindanao braces for “The Big One” in the far south, the death toll from the latest major shock which rumbled underneath Davao del Sur last Sunday has reached seven, authorities confirmed Tuesday. — Manilastandard.net Verdict due in Philippines’ worst political massacre The alleged masterminds of the […]

Watch SpaceX launch Kacific1 into orbit to bring internet to mlns in the AP (video)

Singapore-based Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has announced the successful launch of its Kacific1 communications satellite. The Kacific-1 communications satellite blasted off from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 7.10pm eastern time (UTC-4) on Monday, December 16 and reached its targeted orbit 33 […]

Philippines morning news for December 17

Philippines morning news for December 17

Charges readied vs foreign vessel over ‘damage’ to corals The municipal government of Bolinao is ready to file charges against the owner of a foreign vessel that ran aground off the coastal waters of Barangay Patar last week. — The Philippine Star Davao del Sur quake toll hits three amid hunt for survivors The death […]

Philippines morning news for December 16

Philippines morning news for December 16

Davao Del Sur Hit by Earthquake with 6.9 Magnitude The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 6.9 magnitude quake in Davao Del Sur today, December 15, 2019 at 2:11 PM. — Philippine News Foreign debt rose 8.2% to hit record $82.7b in September The country’s foreign debt stock increased by $6.3 billion […]

Philippines morning news for December 13

Philippines morning news for December 13

Duterte won’t allow unconstitutional provisions in 2020 budget There is no room for unconstitutional provisions in the proposed PHP4.1-trillion national budget for 2020, Malacañang said on Thursday. — Philippine News Agency DOJ: Conviction rate in human trafficking cases up 95% in 2018 Data from the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking showed that 119 cases of human […]

Philippines morning news for December 12

Philippines morning news for December 12

Bicam approves P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget The bicameral conference committee on Wednesday, December 11, approved the panel report on the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020. — Rappler Scrapping economic restrictions in Charter pushed The Inter-Agency Task Force Constitutional Reform (CORE) has received the support of the Department of Finance (DOF) in pushing for the […]

Philippines morning news for December 11

Philippines morning news for December 11

154 attacks, threats vs. journalists recorded from 2016 to 2019 –report A total of 154 attacks or threats against journalists were recorded between the start of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term in June 2016 and December 5, 2019, according to a report by a network of media entities. — GMA Network FDI net inflows fell 37% […]

Philippines morning news for December 10

Philippines morning news for December 10

Look back: Duterte’s tussles with big business President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war” against those he calls “oligarchs” has escalated with his latest threats against 3 big names in Philippine business – the Ayala family, tycoon Manny Pangilinan, and the Lopezes – all in the same curse-laden speech. — Rappler Ombudsman probing SEA Games organizers, Cayetano over […]

Philippines morning news for December 9

Philippines morning news for December 9

‘Flagship P8 trillion infrastructure program at a bottleneck’ As the government’s ambitious P8-trillion infrastructure program, commonly referred to as Build Build Build or BBB, continues to lag behind targets, analysts are now raising doubts over the Duterte administration’s capability to complete these flagship projects by 2022. — The Philippine Star Proposed 2020 budget approved by […]

Philippines morning news for December 6

Philippines morning news for December 6

Foreign investment pledges jump four-fold in Q3 — PSA Foreign investment pledges jumped four-fold to P182.4 billion in the third quarter of the year, driven by commitments in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday. — The Philippine Star Inflation inches up to 1.3% in November 2019 Inflation […]