Philippines morning news for October 17

Philippines morning news for October 17

Philippines’ top diplomat calls for cut to ‘Abominable’ over China map The foreign minister of the Philippines called on Wednesday for a cut to a scene in DreamWorks’ animated film “Abominable” that shows China’s unilaterally declared “nine-dash line” in the South China Sea. — Euronews Magnitude 6.4 earthquake rattles Philippines’ Mindanao A magnitude 6.7 earthquake […]

Philippines morning news for October 16

Philippines morning news for October 16

IMF lowers 2019 growth forecast for Philippines to 5.7% The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered anew its economic growth forecasts for the Philippines for 2019 and 2020 due to the disappointing performance in the first half, as well as external headwinds caused by the US-China trade war. — The Philippine Star DBM releases 95.3% […]

Philippines morning news for October 15

Philippines morning news for October 15

Mass immunization underway in Manila after water tests positive for poliovirus A mass immunization program is being conducted by workers from the Smokey Mountain Health Center in Manila after one river in the capital city tested positive for Type 3 Poliovirus, according to Maki Pulido’s report for 24 Oras on Monday. — GMA Network Filipinos […]

Philippines morning news for October 14

Philippines morning news for October 14

Can Duterte expand horizons of Philippine diplomacy and keep his Washington and Moscow plates spinning? “Sovereign democracy”, Russian propagandist Vladislav Surkov wrote, refers to a system whereby a “society’s political life … the political powers, their authorities and decisions are decided and controlled by … the people that formed it”. — South China Morning Post […]

Philippines morning news for October 8

Philippines morning news for October 8

Rep. Salceda denies House’s work on 2020 budget was ‘sloppy’ Albay Representative Joey Salceda on Monday denied Senator Panfilo Lacson’s claim that the House of Representatives did a sloppy job on the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020. — GMA News Bills protecting PH territorial seas top priorities of House foreign affairs panel The House […]

Philippines morning news for October 7

Philippines morning news for October 7

China sweetens joint energy exploration deal HINA has expanded its offer in its proposed oil and gas exploration deal with the country in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), according to President Duterte. — Business Mirror PHL among infra-challenged countries–ADB POOR infrastructure continues to hinder the Philippines from maximizing its manufacturing potential, according to the Asian […]

Philippines morning news for October 4

Philippines morning news for October 4

Bilibid hospital chief says 20% of maximum security inmates die every year About 20% of maximum security inmates at the National Bilibid Prison (NBP) die every year mostly due to overcrowding inside the jail, the NBP hospital chief Ernesto Tamayo told senators on Thursday, October 3. — Rappler Woman dies of meningococcemia in Batangas The […]

Philippines morning news for October 3

Philippines morning news for October 3

Isabela bans entry of swine Gov. Rodolfo Albano 3rd has declared a total ban on the entry of pigs, including fresh, frozen and processed products in the entire province. — Manila Times Lawmaker wants higher compensation for ASF-hit hog raisers A lawmaker proposed that hog raisers be compensated with at least 70% of the total […]

Philippines morning news for October 2

Philippines morning news for October 2

Top Philippine Court Delays Decision on Marcos Election Protest The Philippines’ top court on Tuesday delayed resolving an election protest filed by the son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos questioning his loss in the 2016 vice-presidential vote. — Bloomberg Manila faces climate threat Manila and five other areas have been identified as facing the most […]

Philippines morning news for October 1

Philippines morning news for October 1

BSP expects 0.6-1.4% Sept. inflation THE OVERALL increase in prices of widely used goods could have clocked in at its slowest clip in at least three years last month, as a decline in rice prices and electricity rates was partly offset by higher prices of fuel at the pump and other food items, the Bangko […]

Philippines morning news for September 30

Philippines morning news for September 30

Nationwide transport strike pushes through, inconveniencing commuters Transport groups went ahead with their nationwide strike on Monday morning, inconveniencing many commuters. — GMA Network Plastic trash threatens dugong survival in Palawan The seas surrounding the Calamianes Island Group (CIG), the northernmost part of this province, are considered one of the last strongholds in the country […]

Philippines morning news for September 27

Philippines morning news for September 27

‘More effort needed to ease doing biz in PH’ ALTHOUGH the Philippines has done much to make doing business in the country easier, an officer of P&A Grant Thornton said it still had to do more, and local government units (LGUs) could play a key part in this. — Manila Times OSG: Rappler ban due […]