Philippines morning news for September 6

Philippines morning news for September 6

FDI pledges double in first half COMMITTED foreign direct investments (FDI) grew by more than half annually in the three months to June, helping foreign pledges double last semester. — BusinessWorld Online 2020 budget refiled in House, no insertion The House version of the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 has been refiled after it […]

Philippines morning news for September 5

Philippines morning news for September 5

Philippines sides with China on revision of UNCLOS – Locsin Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin on Wednesday said the Philippines is “on the side” of the Chinese government in seeking the revision of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). — Manila Bulletin Polio detected in Manila sewage, Mass immunization campaign […]

Philippines morning news for September 4

Philippines morning news for September 4

‘Catch-up’ program to boost GDP growth Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran said the government’s implementation of a “catch-up program” following a sluggish 5.6-percent gross domestic product expansion in the first half will boost economic growth for the rest of the year. — Manilastandard.net Measles claim 16 lives in Davao Region A total of 16 deaths from […]

Philippines morning news for September 3

Philippines morning news for September 3

Government debt falls to P7.80T in July THE national government’s outstanding debt dropped further to P7.80 trillion in July on the back of the appreciation of the Philippine peso and domestic redemptions, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) reported on Monday. — The Manila Times House leaders ‘sorted out’ issues over 2020 budget bill Leaders […]

Philippines morning news for September 2

Philippines morning news for September 2

Beijing tells Duterte its position on S. China Sea ‘not up for negotiation’ Beijing told visiting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that its position on the South China Sea was not up for negotiation, Manila’s spokesman said on Friday. — Spratly Islands P4.1-trillion budget bill withdrawn The Duterte administration’s proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 has […]

Philippines morning news for August 30

Philippines morning news for August 30

Xi calls for joint efforts with Philippines in achieving early adoption of COC The Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea is a pioneering undertaking in establishing rules and regulations in the South China Sea, and China and the Philippines should be committed to promoting the adoption of the COC in 2021 or […]

Philippines morning news for August 29

Philippines morning news for August 29

Unfriendly, not hostile: Navy drafting protocols for warship intrusions Without the military muscle to match the occasional foreign warship wandering unannounced through its territorial seas, the Philippines is looking for ways to compel trespassers to leave without provoking an armed response. — Rappler PH, China to sign ₱14-B loan for Bicol railway during Duterte-Xi meet […]

Philippines morning news for August 28

Philippines morning news for August 28

PH speeds up infra dev’t; H2 GDP seen rising to 6.4% The government is fast-tracking the implementation of priority infrastructure projects, as it redoubles efforts in public spending to boost the economy in the second semester and the next few years. — Philippine News Agency Neda sets completion of evaluation, approval of infrastructure flagship projects […]

Philippines morning news for August 27

Philippines morning news for August 27

Carpio: PH signed terms of reference on joint oil and gas exploration deal with China Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin has signed the terms of reference on a 2018 memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation on oil and gas development between China and the Philippines, according to Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio. — CNN Philippines— GMA […]

Philippines morning news for August 26

Philippines morning news for August 26

Beijing not likely to change position on South China Sea – Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Beijing’s position on the South China Sea arbitration ruling “has not changed a bit” even if President Rodrigo Duterte intends to raise the issue when he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his official visit to Beijing this week. […]

Philippines morning news for August 23

Philippines morning news for August 23

$15-M net hot money inflow in July The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) registered $15 million net foreign portfolio investment inflow in July, reversing the $35 million net outflows of the previous month. — Manila Bulletin DOH upholds permanent ban of Dengvaxia The Department of Health (DOH) has permanently revoked the certificates of product registration […]

Philippines morning news for August 22

Philippines morning news for August 22

DA tightens swill feeding ban as mystery disease kills hogs THE Department of Agriculture (DA) is keen on disallowing the sale of swill feeds, which experts suspect as one of the possible causes of the abnormal hog deaths in backyard farms recently. — Business Mirror Government borrowings surge in 6 months The national government’s borrowings […]

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