Philippines morning news for June 15

Philippines morning news for June 15

Philippines must pass anti-terrorism bill to stay off ‘grey list’, council warns The Philippines risks being included in an international grey list of nations falling short of global money-laundering rules if it fails to enact and effectively implement a new anti-terrorism bill, its anti-money laundering body warned on Saturday (Jun 13). — CNA No medical […]

Philippines morning news for June 12

Philippines morning news for June 12

Gov’t suspends Balik Probinsya; prioritizes stranded individuals The government has suspended Thursday the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) program and would focus on giving assistance to stranded individuals in Metro Manila amid quarantine restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. — Philippine News Agency DOH: Repeat tests no longer required for healed COVID-19 patients A […]

Philippines morning news for June 11

Philippines morning news for June 11

Gordon appeals for blood donation as supply in danger of running out More blood donors in the Philippines are needed to ensure that blood banks would not run out of supply in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Philippine Red Cross chairperson and Senator Richard Gordon on Wednesday. — GMA Network Korean Air […]

Philippines morning news for June 10

Philippines morning news for June 10

‘Total disarray’: Carpio slams Duterte gov’t West Philippine Sea strategy Over a year since the sinking of Philippine fishing boat Gem-Ver and following months of China’s continued aggression in the South China Sea, retired Supreme Court senior associate justice Antonio Carpio tore apart the Duterte administration’s stand towards the West Philippine Sea, calling it a […]

EU drawing competition challenges Asean artists to help save our planet

EU drawing competition challenges Asean artists to help save our planet

Young artists throughout Asean have until August 5 to enter the Mission of the European Union to Asean’s ‘Our Planet, Our Future’, Asean youth drawing competition. Open to artists between the ages of 16 and 24 who are citizens of one of the 10 Asean member nations, the competition challenges entrant’s to express their creative […]

Philippines morning news for June 9

Philippines morning news for June 9

Duterte told to seize China assets for reef damage in waterway THE Philippines should seize China-owned assets in the country as payment for reef damage caused by its island-building activities in the South China Sea, a former top diplomat said on Monday. — BusinessWorld Online Philippines to go into recession this year, says HSBC British […]

Philippines morning news for June 8

Philippines morning news for June 8

No commercial flights in Negros Occidental until June 15 Commercial flights to Negros Occidental will not resume until June 15. — Philstar Philippine economy to shrink by 4% — Fitch THE Philippine economy is now forecast to contract by 4% this year, according to Fitch Ratings, as the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic widens. — […]

Philippines morning news for June 5

Philippines morning news for June 5

‘Near impunity’ for drug war killings in Philippines, UN report says Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines may have been killed in the war on drugs since mid-2016, amid near impunity for police and incitement to violence by top officials, the United Nations said on Thursday (Jun 4). — CNA Health certificates, travel […]

Philippines morning news for June 4

Philippines morning news for June 4

South China Sea security issues pushed reversal on US military pact: Philippine envoy Security issues in the disputed South China Sea helped convince the Philippines to delay quitting a key US military pact, the nation’s envoy to Washington said Wednesday. — CNA UP now ranks 65th among top universities in Asia The University of the […]

Philippines morning news for June 3

Philippines morning news for June 3

No decision yet on inbound travel restrictions on foreigners -Palace Though COVID-19 confinement measures were eased this week, the government had yet to decide on whether to lift inbound travel restrictions on foreigners. — GMA Network More health workers to resign if gov’t fails to address their concerns – group More nurses and doctors might […]

Undersea cable faults cause internet chaos in Vietnam, Cambodia & Lao PDR

Undersea cable faults cause internet chaos in Vietnam, Cambodia & Lao PDR

Vietnam’s high level of digital penetration has been a saving grace during the COVID-19 lockdown, enabling home-based work, e-learning, and e-Commerce to thrive. It has been a somewhat different situation for those using international online services though, with the two main submarine cables carrying internet traffic into and out of Vietnam suffering a series of […]

Philippines morning news for June 2

Philippines morning news for June 2

‘Fresh’ or ‘late’ cases? DOH still validating 6,800 coronavirus tests Health authorities have 6,800 coronavirus tests to validate to clear its backlog, Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said on Monday, June 1. — Rappler Amidst COVID-19, DOH warns of other deadly diseases during rains As the country faces the COVID1-19 pandemic, the […]