Archive for August, 2020

10 people fined for meeting to drink and chat at Golden Mile Tower during Phase 1 of Singapore’s reopening

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Four women and six men were fined between S$4,000 and S$8,000 on Friday (August 28) for taking part in a prohibited social gathering at a shop unit in Golden Mile Tower [...] » More

Over 60 groups urge UN rights council to launch probe into ‘serious’ abuses in Philippines

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Human rights and civil society groups called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to establish an independent investigation into alleged extrajudicial killings and [...] » More

Up to Duterte to end airport deal with US-sanctioned Chinese firm Cavite guv

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The provincial government of Cavite is ready to terminate its contract with a Chinese firm involved in reclamation activities in the West Philippine Sea but the decision will [...] » More

Philippines adds 3,999 new COVID-19 cases; total now at 209,544

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Philippines recorded 3,999 new coronavirus infections Friday, taking the country’s caseload to over 209,000. To date, the novel coronavirus has sickened 209,544 [...] » More

Locsin suggests ending contracts with Chinese firms involved in West Philippine Sea reclamation

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Concerned government agencies should terminate contracts with Chinese companies involved in island-building activities in the West Philippine Sea, the Philippines’ top [...] » More

LGUs urged to put up protected bike lanes following hit-and-run of cyclist nurse

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Department of Health reiterated its call for local government units to set up protected bike lanes in the wake of the death of a 23-year-old nurse after he was hit by a [...] » More

Philippine human rights workers are being systematically killed in a growing war on dissent

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | WorldNewJ | 6:02 AM

Ever since Clarizza Singson appeared on a police hit checklist of suspected communists, the human rights employee from the impoverished Philippine island of Negros has taken [...] » More

Top Philippine diplomat recommends scrapping deals with blacklisted China firms

Top Philippine diplomat recommends scrapping deals with blacklisted China firms

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Philippines’ foreign minister said on Friday he would recommend the government terminates deals with Chinese firms blacklisted by the United States for their roles [...] » More

Philippines risks losing in vaccine race

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PostGuam | 6:02 AM

The Philippines is trying to secure access to a vaccine in development against COVID-19 as it battles the worst outbreak in Southeast Asia. But though other regional [...] » More

Inflation seen to accelerate despite fresh lockdowns in August

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Consumer prices likely sustained a recent pick-up in August, buoyed by higher oil prices and bucking possible disruptions from 15-day lockdowns reinforced earlier in the [...] » More

Former head of Philippine bishops dies of COVID-19 complications

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | NCROnline | 6:02 AM

Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz of Lingayen-Dagupan, former president of the Philippine bishops’ conference, died in a Manila hospital August 26 after complications from [...] » More

BSP eyes more investments in green bonds

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Bangko Sentral ng Philippines (BSP) is looking at investing more in green bond funds as it ramps up sustainable finance framework by encouraging banks to issue more [...] » More

Hot money outflow surges to $7.76 billion

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

More foreign funds exited the Philippines for the fifth straight month in July as investors continued to liquidate their holdings due to global uncertainties brought about by [...] » More

State subsidies to GOCCs fall in July as economy reopens

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Subsidies from the national government to state-run corporations declined in July amid a second month of getting back to business following a three-month shutdown due to the [...] » More

CCSA considers another 2 groups of foreigners for return to Thailand

29-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

The next batch of returnee categories is now being considered by the CCSA. This time, foreigners with permanent residences who have been stranded overseas for the past 6 [...] » More