Archive for January 10th, 2019

Hordes hoping for miracle throng Philippine Catholic procession

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Throngs of believers flung themselves at a historic statue of Jesus Christ as it inched through Manila on Wednesday for an annual procession that is one of the world’s [...]
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Filipinos display Catholic devotion in Black Nazarene procession

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos joined an annual procession in the Philippine capital to kiss or touch a centuries-old black wooden statue of Jesus Christ, believed to [...]
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Fitch unit: Philippines likely to underspend 2019 national budget

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is likely to underspend its budget in 2019, although the fiscal deficit is expected to settle near the government’s budget cap due to [...]
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Philippines: Duterte wants state auditors ‘kidnapped, tortured’

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Philippine president accuses the independent constitutional body of hampering the work of his administration. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has advocated the [...]
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Metro Manila hospitals on Code White alert from January 7 to 10 for Traslacion

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

All hospitals in Metro Manila are now on code white alert from Tuesday (January 7) to Thursday (January 10). This is in preparation for potential patients from the expected [...]
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Philippine regulator rejects Go-Jek’s application for ride-hailing service

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

* Regulators reject Go-Jek’s bid on foreign ownership limits * Go-Jek has the option of filing an appealregulator * Grab remains Philippines’ dominant player [...]
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Saudis ‘satisfied’ as young woman’s asylum bid assessed in Thailand

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s immigration police chief met Tuesday with officials from the Saudi Embassy in Bangkok, as Saudi Arabia tried to distance itself from accusations that it [...]
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Australian minister hints Saudi teen likely to get asylum

Australian minister hints Saudi teen likely to get asylum

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia gave its strongest hint yet on Wednesday that an 18-year-old Saudi woman in Bangkok would be granted humanitarian asylum, despite efforts by Riyadh and her family [...]
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Father of Saudi teen asylum seeker arrives in Thailand, seeks meeting

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The father of an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family would kill her has arrived in Bangkok and has requested to meet his daughter, [...]
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Thailand welcomes EU decision to lift warning on illegal fishing

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand on Wednesday welcomed a decision by the European Commission to drop the Southeast Asian nation from a list of countries it had warned over illegal and unregulated [...]
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Hazy figures cloud Indonesia’s peat restoration as fire season looms

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Mongabay | 6:00 AM

* An El Nino weather system in the early months of 2019 could see forest fires flare up once again in Indonesia. * The government rolled out a slate of measures following [...]
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US-China trade war is good for Indonesia: Indonesian V-P

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The US-China trade war is beneficial to Indonesia as it could lead to a shift in production to other countries in the region, according to Indonesian vice-President Jusuf [...]
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Philippines seeks balance trade with Indonesia

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines may impose stricter trade measures against Indonesia after the Asean neighbouring country decided not to ease up on its protocols and open their market [...]
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Indonesia to double disaster relief budget in 2019 after year of tragedies

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia will more than double its disaster response budget to 15 trillion rupiah ($1.06 billion) in 2019, officials said on Tuesday, after a series of major natural [...]
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Putrajaya won’t interfere in selection of new Agong, says law minister

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The federal government will not interfere in the selection of the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong to replace Sultan Muhammad V after the latter’s abdication last Sunday, law [...]
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