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Philippines flags ‘incursions’ by nearly 300 Chinese militia boats

13-May-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:16 PM

The Philippines on Wednesday reported what it said were incursions into its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) by 287 maritime militia vessels from China, in a further sign of [...] » More

FDA to cooperate with anti-red tape body on delays in drug applications

13-May-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

The country’s Food and Drug Administration is already looking for applications said to be pending before its drug testing centre after the government’s anti-red [...] » More

Jet ski boast was pledge to assert sovereignty in West Philippine Sea-analysts

13-May-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

The fisherman on the receiving end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign boast that he would jet ski to the West Philippine Sea on Wednesday acknowledged being hurt [...] » More

287 Chinese militia ships scattered across West Philippine Sea-task force

13-May-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

A total of 287 Chinese maritime militia ships have been sighted over various features near the Municipality of Kalayaan in Palawan, both within and outside the Philippine [...] » More

26 government agencies approved construction of mega jab centre-DOT

13-May-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

The Department of Tourism on Wednesday denied that only its agency, NTF chief implementer and vaccine czar Galvez, the International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) [...] » More

How 2 local startups are making positive impact on environment, communities

13-May-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

With their scale, most micro, small to medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country faced the challenges or worse, suffered the consequences brought about by the COVID-19 [...] » More

Active COVID-19 cases hit 53,214 after Philippines logs 4,842 new infections

13-May-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

Local health authorities on Wednesday recorded 4,842 additional coronavirus infections, bringing the national caseload to 1,118,359. Active cases: 53,214 or 4.8 percent of [...] » More

Duque to recommend strict travel restrictions on travellers from Middle East

13-May-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Wednesday he will recommend strict travel restrictions on passengers arriving from the Middle East following the detection of cases [...] » More

DHL delivers 1st batch of Pfiser vaccines, diluents to Philippines

13-May-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

DHL Express, the world’s leading express service provider, announced the successful delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines the other night. DHL Express [...] » More

Philippines economy shrinks 4.2pct in first quarter

13-May-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

The Philippine economy shrank in the first three months of the year as coronavirus restrictions suppressed activity, but a top official said there were signs the country was [...] » More

Government allows ‘unli’ deployment of nurses to UK

13-May-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

The Philippine government has allowed the deployment of an unlimited number of nurses to the United Kingdom. In an interview with “The Chiefs” on One News/TV5 on [...] » More

Vaccine panel waiting for Pfiser to seek permission on using COVID-19 jab for teens

13-May-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

The head of the vaccine experts panel on Wednesday said they are awaiting request from foreign drugmakers to use their developed COVID-19 jab on those belonging to younger [...] » More

Philippines declares state of calamity over African swine fever

13-May-2021 Intellasia | AA | 5:02 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday has declared a state of calamity nationwide due to African swine fever (ASF) until the end of the year in the Philippines. President [...] » More

BSP seen keeping rates steady this year

13-May-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will likely keep interest rates at record lows this year as rising cases of COVID-19 infections continue to impede recovery from the [...] » More

4 suspected terrorists killed in S. Philippines clash

13-May-2021 Intellasia | Xinhua | 5:02 AM

Philippine soldiers clashed with suspected terrorists in the southern Maguindanao province early on Wednesday morning, leaving four dead, an army officer said. Major general [...] » More