Archive for February 9th, 2019

Duterte orders ‘vigorous’ immunisation campaign amid measles outbreak

Duterte orders ‘vigorous’ immunisation campaign amid measles outbreak

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has directed Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to intensify the government’s immunisation programme following the declaration of measles [...]
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Panasonic to focus on high-end appliances in Philippines

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

Panasonic Corp. will launch 34 new models in its home appliance range in the Philippines in fiscal 2019, putting a greater focus on mid-range to high-end products in response [...]
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‘The fight is not over’: fears of Isis resurgence in Philippines

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Warning from military commander comes after spate of attacks including deadly church bombing A military commander in the Philippines has warned that the country’s fight [...]
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Philippine official: Abu Sayyaf harboring suicide bomber

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

An Abu Sayyaf militant leader accused of plotting a recent suicide attack in a Roman Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippines may be harboring a foreign would-be [...]
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Mobius eyes investments in ‘excellent’ Philippines

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is an “excellent” bet, veteran emerging markets investor Mark Mobius said Friday, adding he could announce an investment in a listed Filipino firm [...]
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Philippines aims to attract 8.2 million tourists in 2019

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is aiming for 8.2 million tourist arrivals this year, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Puyat said yesterday. Puyat said the Department of Tourism (DOT) is [...]
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Philippines hit by deadly measles outbreak

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A growing measles outbreak in the Philippines killed at least 25 people last month, officials said Thursday, putting some of the blame on mistrust stoked by a scare over an [...]
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Thai princess enters election as shock move upends royal tradition of staying out of politics

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Politics in Thailand are set to undergo one of the biggest shake-ups in the nation’s history as a member of the royal family has announced she will take on the ruling [...]
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Thaksin-linked political party is talk of Thailand amid premier rumour

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

A party linked to Thailand’s exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is rapidly becoming the talk of the country amid rumours it will announce a shock prime [...]
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Thailand’s growth in 2019 likely to ease; central bank leaves key rate unchanged

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is likely to pick up from Q3, as stronger net trade balance and tourism offset a slight ease in domestic [...]
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In stunning move, Thai king’s sister running for PM in March polls

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The sister of Thailand’s king entered the race to become prime minister on Friday as the candidate of a populist party, an unprecedented foray into politics by a royal [...]
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Thailand’s junta chief says he will run for PM in March 24 elections

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The head of Thailand’s military junta, Prayuth Chan-ocha, said on Friday he will contest March 24 elections as a candidate for prime minister. Prayuth, the army chief [...]
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Thailand to investigate disappearance of Vietnamese asylum-seeker

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand will investigate the disappearance of a dissident Vietnamese journalist after a rights group said he may have been abducted from Bangkok where he applied for UN [...]
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Thai princess to run for PM — against junta chief

Thai princess to run for PM — against junta chief

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Thai princess will run for prime minister in upcoming elections, in a stunning twist that pits the high-profile royal against the chief of the ruling junta who had hoped to [...]
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Consecutive exercises in Thailand kick off new twist for Army’s Pacific Pathways

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

Roughly 800 US Army personnel are wrapping up 11 days of side-by-side training with Royal Thai Army soldiers just north of Bangkok during the Hanuman Guardian exercise. Next [...]
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