Philippines morning news for January 2

Philippines morning news for January 2

Additional fuel excise tax now in effect Filipinos will pay more for fuel at the beginning of 2019 because of an additional excise tax provided by law. — CNN Philippines PH economic team carve out medium-term debt management strategy to handle foreign loans The Philippine economic team has carved out a medium-term debt management strategy […]

Indonesia morning news for January 1

Indonesia morning news for January 1

Manufacturing sector’s contribution to GDP above world average: Minister Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto has claimed that the contribution of the manufacturing sector to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), which is 20.5 percent, is higher than the global average GDP contribution from the sector. — The Jakarta Post Bank Indonesia Withdraws Old Banknote Bank Indonesia […]

Philippines morning news for January 1

Philippines morning news for January 1

Duterte gov’t tally: ‘Drug war’ deaths breach 5,000-mark before 2019 Just before 2018 came to a close, President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs launched on July 1, 2016 has tallied over 5,000 persons killed, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). — Rappler Palace touts Duterte accomplishments in 2018 yearend report Malacañang on […]

Amnesty International: thanks for the victories, but Myanmar remains a concern (HD video)

To mark its 57th anniversary, the human rights organisation Amnesty International Australia is sharing some of the incredible wins it secured in 2018 through its efforts to end human rights violations. Its celebratory ‘2018 wins – thank you’ video highlights the courage of Amnesty and its supporters in their campaigns to free political prisoners and […]

Indonesia morning news for December 31

Indonesia morning news for December 31

BMKG Warns Potential 6 Meter High Wave in Arafura Sea in Coming Days The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) of Ambon Pattimura Station warned the public to be aware of waves reaching 6 meters high in the eastern Arafura Sea, Maluku Province in the next few days. — Netral News Millions of Indonesian People […]

Philippines morning news for December 31

Philippines morning news for December 31

‘Usman’ leaves at least 59 dead, 18 missing Regional authorities said at least 59 people are dead in the Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas in the wake of Tropical Depression Usman, which downgraded to a low-pressure area after making landfall in Eastern Samar Saturday morning. — CNN Philippines PH’s net external liability up 20.5% to […]

Indonesia morning news for December 28

Indonesia morning news for December 28

Thousands killed as Indonesia devastated by nearly 2,000 natural disasters in 2018 The devastating tsunami that smashed through villages and beach resorts along Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, which left at least 430 dead just days before Christmas, was the latest of what seems like an endless chain of extreme natural events to hit the country this […]

Philippines morning news for December 28

Philippines morning news for December 28

NG’s budget deficit widens to P39.1 B in November The national government’s (NG) budget deficit widened in November as revenue collections moderated during the month amid the administration’s robust spending, data from the Bureau of the Treasury showed yesterday. — Manila Bulletin BSP expects forex reserves to improve to $77b next year The Bangko Sentral […]

Indonesia morning news for December 27

Indonesia morning news for December 27

Jakarta Police propose Rp 33 billion grant to procure cameras for ETLE system The Jakarta Police have submitted to the city administration a proposal for a Rp 33 billion (US$2.2 million) grant to procure more CCTV cameras for the Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) electronic-based ticketing system. — The Jakarta Post Bank Indonesia projects surplus […]

Philippines morning news for December 27

Philippines morning news for December 27

Hot money seen to end ‘18 with net outlfow of $100 million The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said it expects foreign portfolio investments or hot money to end with a $100-million net outflow in 2018, lower than the shortfall of $800 million in 2017. — Manilastandard.net Signal No. 1 raised over 12 areas amid Usman […]

Indonesia morning news for December 26

Indonesia morning news for December 26

False alarms of more tsunamis wreak havoc on Indonesia False rumors about another imminent tsunami caused chaos Tuesday in Indonesian villages traumatized by the series of giant waves that hit without warning over the weekend, killing at least 429 people. — New York Post Tsunami Disaster Info; BMKG: Trust Only Government Sources The Meteorology, Climatology […]

Philippines morning news for December 26

Philippines morning news for December 26

ARMM records P20-B investments in 2012-2018 THE REGIONAL Board of Investments (RBOI) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) recorded P20.07 billion investments in the period 2012-2018. — BusinessWorld Online Govt debt payments drop to P29B in Oct Government debt payments fell in October as substantially lower amortizations offset an increase in interest payments, […]

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