War on terrorism: The making of a Philippine Scout Ranger (video)

The Philippines is on the front line in the global war on terrorism with recent reports saying that Maute-ISIS remnants are regrouping and preparing to mount additional attacks. Ready to leap into action at a moments notice are the Philippine Scout Rangers; officially, the 1st Scout Ranger Regiment. A highly trained, multi-skilled, quick reaction force […]

Indonesia Morning News For March 14

Indonesia Morning News For March 14

BI to Fine Rp300mn for Unlicensed Foreign Banknotes Carrier Bank Indonesia or BI will give a fine of up to Rp300 million for individuals or unlicensed corporations that are carrying foreign banknotes cross-customs with a value of at least or equivalent to Rp1 billion. — Tempo.co Indonesia to lose $630m in revenue from coal price […]

Philippines Morning News For March 14

Philippines Morning News For March 14

Subsidies to various government agencies hit P131 billion in 2017 The national government has disbursed subsidies to various agencies amounting to P131 billion for 2017, with the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) receiving the highest subsidy of P47.19 billion for the year. — Business Mirror Rappler lawyer rejects tax evasion rap News website Rappler did […]

Indonesia Morning News For March 13

Indonesia Morning News For March 13

Indonesia’s Plan to Keep Power Tariffs Flat Will Cost $588m This Year Indonesia’s plans to keep electricity tariffs and some fuel prices unchanged for the next two years will cost around Rp 8.1 trillion ($588 million) in additional subsidies this year alone, Ministry of Finance officials said on Monday (12/03). — Jakarta Globe Migrant workers’ […]

Philippines Morning News For March 13

Philippines Morning News For March 13

Migrant workers’ protection: Quo vadis? Once again, the world bears witness to the cruel realities that migrant workers face everyday in their host countries. — The Jakarta Post CIMB Bank partners with PLDT of the Philippines in bid of its Asean expansion CIMB Bank Bhd, through its branch that is being set up in the […]

Indonesia Morning News For March 12

Indonesia Morning News For March 12

Indonesia (Again) Vows to Clean World’s Most Polluted River (video) If everything goes according to plan 2025 is set to be a big year environmentally for Indonesia, which carries the unwanted title as home to one the world’s most polluted rivers, in addition to being the world’s second largest source of plastic pollution in the […]

Philippines Morning News For March 12

Philippines Morning News For March 12

ADB to provide technical aid, $5M for Marawi rehabilitation The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it will provide technical assistance and $5 million worth of funding to support the rehabilitation of Marawi City following last year’s five-month siege. — BusinessWorld Online Philippines struggles in war against human trafficking Michelle thought her prayers had been answered […]

Indonesia (Again) Vows to Clean World’s Most Polluted River (video)

If everything goes according to plan 2025 is set to be a big year environmentally for Indonesia, which carries the unwanted title as home to one the world’s most polluted rivers, in addition to being the world’s second largest source of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. In February last year Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Indonesia […]

Indonesia Morning News For March 9

Indonesia Morning News For March 9

E. Kalimantan coal firm fined Rp 2 billion for dumping hazardous waste An Indonesian subsidiary of a Thai coal mining company operating in East Kalimantan has been fined Rp 2 billion (US$145,000) for dumping nearly 4,000 tons of hazardous coal waste on an open dump, which is considered illegal in Indonesia. — The Jakarta Post […]

Philippines Morning News For March 9

Philippines Morning News For March 9

Philippines seeks ‘terrorist’ tag for 600 alleged communist guerrillas A U.N. special rapporteur, a former Philippine lawmaker and four former Catholic priests are among more than 600 alleged communist guerrillas the Philippines wants declared “terrorists”, according to a government petition filed in court. — Reuters CLSA eyes a piece of Belt and Road with $10b […]

Indonesia Morning News For March 8

Indonesia Morning News For March 8

Indonesia to Turn Over Yacht in 1MDB Probe to FBI Indonesia will hand over a luxury yacht seized on the resort island of Bali to U.S. authorities, police said Wednesday, giving the Justice Department an elusive asset connected to a $4.5 billion fraud case centered on the Malaysian state fund 1MDB. — The Wall Street […]

Philippines Morning News For March 8

Philippines Morning News For March 8

Sanofi may seek U.S. approval for Dengvaxia despite Philippines outrage Sanofi will decide shortly whether to seek regulatory approval for its dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in the United States and remains committed to the medicine despite a health scare in the Philippines, a senior executive said on Wednesday. — Reuters Forex buffer down to $80.62 Billion […]

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