Archive for July 4th, 2020

Barangay kagawad shot dead in Manila

04-Jul-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 9:30 AM

A barangay kagawad or councilman was gunned down by unidentified assailants in Sampaloc, Manila on Thursday night. Antonio Calma Jr., 43, was talking with his colleagues [...] » More

PCG ends search for 14 Pinoys in sea mishap

04-Jul-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 9:30 AM

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) terminated yesterday search and rescue efforts for 14 Filipinos that remain missing after their boat collided with the Hong Kong-registered [...] » More

AMLC steps up fight vs terror financing

04-Jul-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 9:29 AM

The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has stepped up its campaign against dirty money and financing of terrorism in the country in its bid to avoid the gray list of [...] » More

Investor confidence in banks intact despite wirecard scandal, says BSP

04-Jul-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 9:29 AM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the reputation as well as investor confidence in the banking system remain intact despite allegations that two of the [...] » More

Duterte signs anti-terror measure into law

04-Jul-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 9:29 AM

Amid renewed calls by human rights groups and various organisations for a presidential veto of the Anti-Terror Bill, President Duterte signed yesterday the controversial [...] » More

Philippe: France’s unshowy but popular PM bows out

04-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:28 AM

Edouard Philippe served President Emmanuel Macron for three years as a loyal and unshowy prime minister, but his growing popularity put his future on the line. Macron [...] » More

COVID-19 cases in Philippines exceed 40,000 with 1,531 new infections

04-Jul-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 9:28 AM

The country’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caseload surpassed the 40,000-mark Friday after the Department of Health logged 1,531 more COVID-19 infectionsthe highest [...] » More

Local tours planned for medical tourists

04-Jul-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 9:27 AM

The government is planning for local tours for medical and wellness tourists from overseas from next month, and the start of tourism “travel bubbles” in [...] » More

Thai cities getting pricier for expats

04-Jul-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 9:27 AM

Bangkok and Chiang Mai remain among the 30 most expensive cities for expats in Asia, with Ashgabat in Turkmenistan still on top of the global and Asian tables. The Thai [...] » More

Gulf to buy Vietnamese wind farms

04-Jul-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 9:26 AM

SET-listed Gulf Energy Development Plc announced yesterday that it would purchase wind farms in Vietnam worth roughly $200 million to take advantage of low interest rates as [...] » More

Deflation likely to deepen, says Commerce Ministry

04-Jul-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 9:26 AM

Deflation is expected to be greater than originally forecast, the Commerce Ministry said on Friday, after consumer prices in June contracted for the fourth straight month. [...] » More

Government survives key test with B3.3tn budget vote

04-Jul-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 9:25 AM

The coalition government survived a key challenge on Friday when Parliament passed the first reading of a 3.3 trillion baht budget bill for the 2021 fiscal year, aimed at [...] » More

Govt asked to sell Thai expertise

04-Jul-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 9:25 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday said the financial sector is urging the government to promote Thailand’s medical industry and expertise in the Greater Mekong [...] » More

Pandemic gives Prayut leverage to extend stay in power

04-Jul-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 9:24 AM

It is a year since prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha returned to power as a civilian leader, but his government already has its sights set on staying in power beyond the [...] » More

Singapore GE2020: Hwa Chong defends advice to students to not discuss election on social media

04-Jul-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 9:00 AM

Hwa Chong Institution’s message to junior college students to refrain from social media posts on the election has sparked debate. The school administration defended the [...] » More