Archive for March 12th, 2021

Commentary: Why a bumper crop of Southeast Asian tech unicorns look set to IPO this year

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 7:36 AM

With investors having pumped in billions, it comes as no surprise that pressure for an exit is mounting, say Joel Shen, Leong Chuo Ming and Gabriel Li of Withers KhattarWong. [...] » More

Woman found face down at bottom of canal in Bukit Panjang, now in hospital

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Today | 7:36 AM

A woman was taken to the hospital on Wednesday (March 10) after she was found lying face down at the bottom of a large canal in Bukit Panjang. In a Facebook post, the [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 8 new cases, 1 in the community

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 7:36 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed eight new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Thursday (11 March), taking the country’s total case count to 60,070. There is one new [...] » More

Robots deliver groceries and parcels to Punggol residents in one-year trial

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 7:36 AM

About 700 households in Punggol will be able to use robot “couriers” to deliver their shopping under a new trial involving autonomous robots. The one-year trial, [...] » More

Philippines in talks for 8 million doses of Covaxin-India envoy

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 7:36 AM

The Philippine government and an Indian drug maker are in talks for the possible supply of at least eight million doses of Covaxin COVID-19 shots, New Delhi’s envoy in [...] » More

Philippine cbank says not yet inclined to tighten monetary policy

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:36 AM

The Philippine central bank is not inclined to tighten monetary policy at this time, despite supply-side factors keeping inflation above the 2%-4 percent target range, Bangko [...] » More

PH calls for more maritime patrols in Asean military execs’ meet

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PNA.Gov | 7:36 AM

Military officials from member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) exchanged views on various security issues such as terrorism, cybersecurity, and [...] » More

Philippines needs more financing amid pandemic uncertainty

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 7:36 AM

Developing countries such as the Philippines will need greater financing moving forward amid the pandemic’s uncertain duration and its economic impact, a global think [...] » More

FLAG report found almost half of lawyers killed linked to legal practice

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 7:36 AM

The Free Legal Assistance Group flagged the 26 work-related lawyer killings in the 61 cases they reviewed as an indicator of “growing danger” in their profession [...] » More

A year after lockdown: ‘Nuanced’ quarantine needed to save economy-expert

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Rappler | 7:36 AM

Only a “nuanced” quarantine strategy and governance that listens to criticism instead of politicising it could bring back investor and consumer confidence sorely [...] » More

Philippines reports largest daily rise in COVID-19 cases in nearly six months

Philippines reports largest daily rise in COVID-19 cases in nearly six months

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:36 AM

The Philippines’ health ministry on Thursday recorded 3,749 new coronavirus infections, the highest daily increase in cases in nearly six months, and 63 additional [...] » More

Philippines will get 30M Novavax doses by Q2 or Q3, says India envoy

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | GMANetwork | 7:36 AM

The Philippines will receive 30 million doses of the India-manufactured coronavirus vaccine from American firm Novavax in the late second quarter or early third quarter of [...] » More

PNP asserts slain Calbayog mayor not target of operation

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 7:36 AM

The cops who shot Calbayog City Mayor Ronaldo Aquino earlier this week were in the area for an operation that meant to assess the performance of provincial police, the [...] » More

Philippines’ first billion dollar IPO seeks to tap into meat alternative boom

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:36 AM

Food maker Monde Nissin Corp is aiming to list its shares in the first half of this year, in the Philippines’ first billion dollar IPO, sources said, as the company [...] » More

DILG to ask additional funds to extend contact tracers’ contracts

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 7:36 AM

The Department of the Interior and Local government said it will request additional funds from Congress to extend the contracts of contact tracers until the end of the year. [...] » More