Archive for March 12th, 2021

Philippines posts biggest daily rise in COVID-19 cases in nearly six months

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

The Department of Health logged 3,749 additional COVID-19 infections Thursday, taking the total confirmed caseload to 607,048. Active cases: 47,769 or 7.9 percent of the [...] » More

EU reminds Philippines of pledge to ensure accountability for rights abuses after Calabarzon killings

EU reminds Philippines of pledge to ensure accountability for rights abuses after Calabarzon killings

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

The European Union to the Philippines reminded the government of its commitment to ensure accountability for human rights violations and abuses following the killing of nine [...] » More

Karapatan: Kin of dead in Calabarzon raids victims twice over with late release of remains

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

Rights watchdog Karapatan slammed the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army for allegedly keeping families of those killed in the “Bloody Sunday” [...] » More

Philippines warns foreigners vs using fraudulent entry exemption documents

12-Mar-2021 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 7:36 AM

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday reiterated its warning against any fraudulent means related to the entry of foreign nationals to the Philippines. In a [...] » More

Duterte to consider proposal to declare state of emergency over ASF-Palace

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

President Rodrigo Duterte would look into the proposal of some senators to declare a state of emergency to support the swine industry, which has suffered billions in losses [...] » More

‘PH favoured for US, European investments’

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

Standard Chartered has tagged the Philippines as one of the most favourable countries for foreign investment in Southeast Asia. In a statement on Wednesday, the multinational [...] » More

Mayors urged: Consider nightshift commuters in implementing curfew

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

Commuters called attention to the possible effects of the curfews in Metro Manila’s cities on commuters working late hours, many of whom already have to reckon with a [...] » More

Gambling probe expanded to include another 253 police

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

The Royal Thai Police Office has expanded its investigation into a gambling network operating illegally in the East to include 253 more policemen, in addition to the seven [...] » More

No joke: Surachate is back with all his rights intact

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

Pol Lt Gen Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn, who was removed as Immigration Bureau (IB) commissioner in 2019, has been officially reappointed to the Royal Thai Police [...] » More

Field hospitals in Samut Sakhon to be closed

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

Seven field hospitals in Samut Sakhon will probably be closed now that Covid-19 infections in the province have dropped to 30-50 cases a day, health permanent secretary for [...] » More

No decision yet on water splashing

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

The Covid-19 operations centre has not closed the door to water splashing during Songkran, but is concerned about the possible spreading of the coronavirus, the operations [...] » More

Thai man in Pattaya arrested for allegedly selling e-cig vaping products

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

A Thai man is under arrest in Pattaya for allegedly selling e-cigarettes and vaping products, after concerned citizens tipped off Banglamung police. The products were [...] » More

Lingerie factory closed, 1,388 jobless

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

A total of 1,388 people have been thrown out of work by lingerie manufacturer Brilliant Alliance Thai Global Ltd’s abrupt closure of its factory in Bang Sao Thong [...] » More

Thai airport workers stage protest over labour conditions

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

Hundreds of airport workers held a demonstration in the Thai capital Bangkok on Wednesday to dispute changes to their contracts that they say strips them of basic labour [...] » More

Thai government considers expanding Bangkok prisons due to many visitors supporting political prisoners

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

With a number of people facing charges related to their involvement in political protests, the Thai government is looking into expanding prisons to help reduce overcrowding, [...] » More