Archive for April, 2020

Korea donates rice for calamity-stricken families in Cagayan Valley, Mindanao DA

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

Thousands of families heavily affected by natural calamities in Mindanao and Cagayan Valley in 2019 will benefit from the 950 metric tonnes (MT) of rice donation from the [...] » More

Government loses chance to boost infrastructure before outbreak with February outlays down

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Caught off-guard, the Duterte government lost its chance to ramp up infrastructure spending before the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) outbreak hit, with capital outlays [...] » More

Lockdown forces cash-dependent Filipinos to go cashless

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Stuck at home during the enhanced community quarantine, Mark Andrew Francisco, 30, from Risal province has resorted to paying his bills online, something he has not tried [...] » More

Nearly 2M Filipino tourist workers affected by COVID-pandemic ILO report

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Nearly two million Filipino workers in the tourism sector 15.3 million tourist workers in Asia Pacific to be hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, says a United Nations [...] » More

Comparing the Philippine economic package to fight COVID-19 to the response of other countries

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BWorldonline | 6:02 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has crippled economies all over the world, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicting the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression [...] » More

Philippine economic recovery from COVID-19 may take 3 years senators

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | GMAnetwork | 6:02 AM

Two senators on Monday said that the Philippine economy would need some time to recover from the adverse impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. “I [...] » More

Philippines tipped for recession this year, rebound in 2021: BSP

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:02 AM

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno said Monday the economy was poised to slide into a recession in 2020, contracting by 0.2 percent for the full year due to [...] » More

‘Freedom of Speech’: Taiwan rejects Labour Department’s request to deport Filipina caregiver critical of Duterte

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts Manila | 6:02 AM

The Taiwanese government yesterday turned down a request from the Philippine Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) to send home a Filipina caregiver for publishing a [...] » More

Accenture teams up on coral reef protection project in the Philippines

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Consultancy | 6:02 AM

Global professional services firm Accenture has teamed up with Intel and the Sulubaai Environmental Foundation on an AI project to save coral reefs in the Philippines. A [...] » More

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattles southern Philippines

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

An offshore earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 shook Davao Occidental province in the southern Philippines on Monday, the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology [...] » More

Philippines May Ease Lockdown Restrictions Soon, Duterte Says

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

The Philippines may soon ease restrictions in place since the middle of March to contain the coronavirus outbreak, President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday. “It will be [...] » More

Thailand extends ban on inbound flights for another month

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) on Monday announced it has extended the ban on inbound flights for another month from May 1 to May 31 in a bid to stem [...] » More

Aviation agency extends inbound flight ban a month

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) on Monday decided to extend the ban on all incoming flights for another month over coronavirus concerns. The aviation [...] » More

Cabinet split over trade pact

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Deputy prime minister and Commerce minister Jurin Laksanawisit has decided to withdraw a proposal to the cabinet today for Thailand to join the Comprehensive and Progressive [...] » More

NIA puts aside B100m for innovation

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The National Innovation Agency (NIA) has earmarked 100 million baht to support innovation development projects carried out by startups and small and medium-sized enterprises [...] » More