China’s South China Sea expansion plans hit a wall in Indonesia (video)

China’s seemingly unstoppable expansion through the South China Sea finally hit a wall last week, an unyielding, uncompromising wall named Indonesia. Unlike in the Philippines where Chinese fishing and coast guard vessels seemingly have almost free reign to plunder as much Philippines sea produce as they can harvest, Beijing’s attempt to steal fish from Indonesian […]

Philippines morning news for January 10

Philippines morning news for January 10

AFP: Dozens of Chinese vessels spotted near Pag-asa Island Chinese fishing vessels continue to stay near Pag-asa (Thitu) Island in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). — Inquirer.net PH cancels repatriation bid The government has called off the mandatory repatriation of Filipinos in Iran and Lebanon following what appeared to be a de-escalation of […]

Philippines morning news for January 9

Philippines morning news for January 9

Philippines orders citizens to evacuate Iraq after Rodrigo Duterte warns of ‘protracted war’ The Philippines has ordered a mandatory evacuation for Filipinos in Iraq, its foreign ministry said on Wednesday, after Iran attacked American forces there in response to a US strike that killed an Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, last week. — South China Morning […]

Philippines morning news for January 8

Philippines morning news for January 8

Solon urges gov’t to adopt animals affected by Australian bushfires Davao Oriental Representative Joel Mayo Almario is urging the Philippine government to adopt animals affected by the ongoing Australian bushfires. — GMA Network Inflation jumps to 2.5% in December, overall 2019 figure within target Transportation expenses pushed up inflation in December 2019 to 2.5%, said […]

Philippines morning news for January 7

Philippines morning news for January 7

AFP ‘ready to deploy anytime’ to evacuate Filipinos in Middle East In case tensions between Iran and the US escalate, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is ready with a plan to evacuate Filipinos from Iran and Iraq, newly-installed AFP chief of staff Lieutenant General Felimon Santos Jr said on Monday, January 6. — […]

Philippines morning news for January 6

Philippines morning news for January 6

DOH tightens screening amid ‘mysterious’ virus outbreak in China Travelers will face tighter screening following reports that Chinese authorities are investigating a “mysterious illness” amid concerns that the flu-like virus is linked to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the Department of Health (DOH) said on Sunday. — Philippine News Agency Prepare air, naval assets for […]

Palau bans ‘reef-toxic’ sunscreen as environment gets a hand around Asean (video)

Palau is setting the environmental protection bar high for other countries as it kicks off the new year, implementing a ban on “reef-toxic” sunscreens. From January 1, the sale and use of sunscreen products that contain chemicals such as Oxybenzone, Ethyl paraben, Octinoxate, Butyl paraben, Octocrylene, 4-methyl-benzylidene camphor, Benzyl paraben, Triclosan, Methyl paraben, and Phenoxyethanol […]

Philippines morning news for January 3

Philippines morning news for January 3

Duterte to sign P4.1-T national budget Jan. 6 Davao City Rep. Isidro Ungab confirmed on Thursday, January 2 that President Duterte will sign the proposed P4.1 trillion national budget for 2020 on Monday, January 6. — Tempo Full ban on plastic use starts in CdO The local government here started enforcing Thursday a full ban […]

Philippines morning news for January 2

Philippines morning news for January 2

PH bars entry of 3rd U.S. senator backing De Lima release A third US senator has been barred by the Philippine government from entering the country for his calls to release detained opposition Senator Leila de Lima. — Rappler Group sees ‘crony’ takeover of ABS-CBN A labor group sees President Duterte’s threats against water companies […]

Philippines morning news for January 1

Philippines morning news for January 1

Duterte ramps up media oppression as The Nightcrawlers focuses on media defiance (video) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has doubled down on his war of words with the Philippines media using a visit to earthquake victims to tell media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corp. that they should sell the company. — AEC News Today Typhoon Phanfone death toll […]

Philippines morning news for December 31

Philippines morning news for December 31

Duterte asks God for fatal aneurysm after presidency President Rodrigo Duterte said that he had asked God to take his life shortly after his presidency ends in 2022. — GMA Network PH economy still among Asia’s fastest amid easing inflation The Philippine economy remained one of the best performers in Asia after rebounding from an […]

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