Archive for October 24th, 2020

Singapore, Germany establish reciprocal green lane travel arrangement

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Residents in Singapore and Germany will soon be able to travel between the two countries for business or official purposes, after the two countries agreed on a Reciprocal [...] » More

Woman who hit police officer during Huawei National Day promotion fiasco jailed, fined

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A woman who caused a scuffle at Huawei’s Jurong East Mall (JEM) outlet during its overly subscribed National Day promotion last year was jailed two weeks and fined [...] » More

Parti Liyani case: Chief Justice to appoint tribunal to probe DPPs for alleged misconduct

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A Disciplinary Tribunal will investigate the complaint of misconduct against two legal service officers who prosecuted Parti Liyani, the former domestic helper of ex-Changi [...] » More

Singapore third-quarter office rents see biggest fall in 11 years

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Office rents in Singapore saw their steepest decline in 11 years in the third quarter, official data showed on Friday, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit leasing demand for [...] » More

470,000 Singaporean workers to get $810 million in Workfare Special Payment this month: finance ministry

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

Some 470,000 lower-income Singaporean workers who are on the Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) scheme will receive $810 million in Workfare Special Payment (WSP) in October, [...] » More

Apex court allows constitutional challenge by heroin trafficker on death row

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Court of Appeal on Friday (23 October) granted leave, or permission, for a judicial review application by a drug trafficker on death row to be heard. Syed Suhail Syed [...] » More

IMF: Flattening COVID-19 curve key to economic rebound in AsPac

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Flattening the curve of COVID-19 cases is a pre-requisite for a firm economic recovery in Asia Pacific as the region is seen posting its most severe economic contraction in [...] » More

House probe sought on ABS-CBN blocktime deal

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Despite its closure, ABS-CBN Corp.’s ordeal may not be over yet, as a congressman is calling for an investigation into the resumption of its daily programming through a [...] » More

Brazil mulls WTO filing vs Philippines ban on poultry

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Brazil is seriously considering elevating its trade concerns to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) if the Philippines fails to immediately lift the ban on its poultry [...] » More

LPA off Mindanao now a tropical depression, threatens Bicol region

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The low pressure area east of Mindanao developed into a tropical depression Friday afternoon and is forecast to make landfall over the Bicol region by Monday as a tropical [...] » More

Differences must be resolved through peace, maximum restraint: Philippine Ambassador

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | GlobalTimes | 6:02 AM

Editor’s Note: This year marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the Philippines. The two countries stand together in [...] » More

Spending suffers worst plunge under Duterte in September

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Spending under the Duterte administration plunged the most under its term in September, dimming prospects of a speedy recovery as government support remained insufficient to [...] » More

1,923 new COVID-19 cases push Philippines’ total tally to over 365,000

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country is now at 365,799 after the Department of Health reported Friday 1,923 new infections, with 91 percent of them occurring in [...] » More

PRA suspends processing of Special Resident Retiree’s Visas amid review

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Board of Trustees of the Philippine Retirement Agency, an attached agency of the Department of Tourism, on Friday announced the suspension of issuance of the Special [...] » More

Philippines to allow foreign investors to enter country as it eases Covid-19 travel curbs

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Philippines’ coronavirus task force has approved the entry of foreign investors to the South-east Asian nation starting from November 1, the presidential spokesman [...] » More