Garuda Indonesia’s embarrassing mea culpa over hand-written menu (video)

Last Sunday Indonesian President Joko Widodo laid out a five year vision for the country, announcing an ‘end to an inefficient and intolerant Indonesia’. The message has been slow to get through to national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia though. The airline, which along with it’s board was recently fined hundreds of millions of rupiah for […]

Philippines morning news for July 19

Philippines morning news for July 19

Philippine authorities contradict own death toll in drugs war Authorities in the Philippines have been accused of manipulating official data after publishing conflicting figures on the number of people killed during President Rodrigo Duterte’s three-year so-called “war on drugs”. — Aljazeera Philippine police file sedition case against vice president Philippine officials say police have filed […]

Philippines morning news for July 18

Philippines morning news for July 18

SONA 2019: The Philippine Economy in figures For this Monday’s state of the nation address of the President, I endeavor to present in a table the macroeconomic performance of the Philippine economy beginning with the last year of the former president in 2016 up to the latest quarter of the year when data is available. […]

Philippines morning news for July 17

Philippines morning news for July 17

Supreme Court issues gag order in fishermen’s West PH Sea petition The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a gag order against both parties in the writ of kalikasan petition involving fishermen from Zambales and Palawan after counsels traded barbs over the media for some time. — Rappler Duterte’s governance of lies led to anti-poor policies […]

Philippines morning news for July 16

Philippines morning news for July 16

Palace junks UNHRC resolution, calls it an affront to PH sovereignty No resolution endorsed by a small faction in the United Nations rights body would weaken the government’s resolve to protect the people from the threats of illegal drugs and criminality, Malacañang declared last night. — Tempo Health officials issue national dengue alert HEALTH OFFICIALS […]

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 […]

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