Philippines morning news for October 31

Philippines morning news for October 31

South China Sea row: Philippines to launch nuclear programme as China tensions grow THE PHILIPPINES are planning a new nuclear programme amid heightening tensions with China which has seen political uproar and weapons readied with the help of US support. — Express.co.uk PH ranks 5th worst in impunity index The Philippines had the largest number […]

Philippines morning news for October 30

Philippines morning news for October 30

6 killed in 6.6 quake A magnitude 6.6 earthquake jolted Southern Mindanao Tuesday, claiming the lives of at least six persons and injuring hundreds of others. Two students remained missing beneath the rubble as rescue workers sifted through the remnants of dozens of collapsed structures. — Manilastandard.net PHL situation worsens as it remains in top […]

Philippines morning news for October 29

Philippines morning news for October 29

Duterte to raise South China Sea code of conduct at this weekend’s ASEAN Summit President Rodrigo Duterte is heading to Thailand later this weekend to attend the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit where he will again push for the completion of the proposed code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea […]

Philippines morning news for October 28

Philippines morning news for October 28

AMLC has frozen P1 billion worth of assets as of July THE Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) said it has frozen over P1 billion worth of assets and seized a further P600 million between January 2018 and July 2019, in the course of investigations into money laundering and terrorist financing. — BusinessWorld Online PH expects to […]

Jokowi’s Palapa Ring sees Indonesia fully digitally connected

Indonesia has officially inaugurated its ‘Palapa Ring’ Internet superhighway connecting the capitals of 514 districts and cities across Indonesia. Completed in August this year at a cost IDR21.6 trillion (about US$1.5 bln), the 13,000 kilometre (8,080 miles) Palapa Ring network traverses every Indonesian district from Sabang in the west, to Merauke in the east, and […]

Philippines morning news for October 25

Philippines morning news for October 25

PH moves up 29 notches in global ease of doing business ranking The Philippines dramatically moves up 29 notches to 95th from 124th out of 190 countries in the global ease of doing business (EODB) ranking, making it to the top three high-jumpers globally and the most improved in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations […]

Philippines morning news for October 24

Philippines morning news for October 24

Davao del Sur placed under state of calamity The entire province of Davao del Sur has been placed under the State of Calamity following the severe devastation brought about by the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that shook the province Wednesday night last week. — Philippine Information Agency Expensive, too much work: Duterte’s team rethinks infra projects […]

Philippines morning news for October 23

Philippines morning news for October 23

‘Unbearable pain’ cuts short Philippine leader Duterte’s Japan trip Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was forced to cut short his attendance of the enthronement of Japan’s emperor on Tuesday, due to what his office said was unbearable pain in his lower back after a motorcycle mishap last week. — CNA Big September spending pushed deficit to […]

Philippines morning news for October 22

Philippines morning news for October 22

Infra spending down to P59.3B in August The delayed approval of this year’s national budget and the election ban on spending dragged state expenditure for infrastructure and capital outlay in August, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said on Monday. — Manila Times China top source of PH imports, including pollution In 2019, the […]

Philippines morning news for October 21

Philippines morning news for October 21

Duterte’s ‘free to kill’ order draws concern Prelates and human rights advocates have raised concerns over President Duterte’s statement on Thursday that the controversial police official, Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido, was “free to kill” in Bacolod City. — Philippine Daily Inquirer Seoul’s push on tariff cuts stalls FTA talks with PHL THE Philippines will no […]

Philippines morning news for October 18

Philippines morning news for October 18

Quake kills 6, injures dozens The strong and shallow quake that jolted several provinces in Mindanao left at least six people dead and injured 53 others, authorities said. — Manila Times Hot money net outflow eases to $232 million in September SHORT-TERM investments made by foreign investors in the local market continued to indicate negative […]

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 […]

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