Archive for April 21st, 2021

Duterte grants P20 K aid to pandemic-hit pensioners

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

President Duterte has approved the grant of P20,000 one-time financial assistance to Employees Compensation (EC) pensioners to help ease their financial burden caused by the [...] » More

Philippines offers new incentives at Investment Forum in Taipei

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 5:02 AM

The Philippines highlighted new tax incentives for investing and operating in the country at the annual Philippine Investment Forum in Taipei on April 15. The forum, held by [...] » More

Duterte query answered: UN could pressure China on West Philippine Sea

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

An order from the United Nations could pressure China to respect Philippine sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea, a retired Supreme Court justice told President Rodrigo [...] » More

UPDATE 1-Thai cenbank says outbreak uncertain, ready to introduce more measures

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Thailand’s central bank said on Monday the current COVID-19 outbreak was highly uncertain and it was ready to introduce necessary assistance measures in addition to [...] » More

Thailand’s 3rd wave wreaks havoc on the Tourism Restart Plan-where are we now?

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 5:02 AM

Thailand ministers ponder the next steps to re-start it’s massive tourism industry, initially set for July 1, 2021 in Phuket. The plan may need to be overhauled as [...] » More

Thai airlines facing another setback

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 5:02 AM

With more trouble on the horizon for Thailand’s airlines, they’re now pressuring the government to step up the vaccination push. Adding to their recent woes, [...] » More

‘Recover at home’ virus plan

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

The Public health ministry has reacted to the spike in Covid-19 infections by drawing up a plan to allow patients with less serious symptoms to self-quarantine at home to [...] » More

Gulf poised to acquire InTouch

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

SET-listed Gulf Energy Development, the country’s biggest private power producer by market value, has announced its intention to acquire InTouch Holdings, the parent [...] » More

Thailand and Cambodia rush to halt waves of Covid cases

Thailand and Cambodia rush to halt waves of Covid cases

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 5:02 AM

After managing to control the coronavirus for much of 2020, Thailand is battling a fresh outbreak of Covid-19, with officials setting up thousands of beds in field hospitals [...] » More

Thailand: Third COVID wave threatens plans to reopen tourism

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | DW | 5:02 AM

A new surge in coronavirus infections and a sluggish vaccine rollout could postpone plans to resume Thailand’s foreign tourism sector. People working in the travel [...] » More

Free Unjustly Detained Democracy Activists: Thailand

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | MirageNews | 5:02 AM

Thai authorities should immediately release pro-democracy activists detained on charges of insulting the monarchy, Human Rights Watch said today. Prominent Thammasat [...] » More

Phuket requires Covid paperwork to enter from red zone provinces from Wednesday (April 21)

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 5:02 AM

From this Wednesday Phuket joins other provinces after additional entry restrictions were announced today by the Phuket Governor. If you’re flying into Phuket [...] » More

Thanathorn suggests 4 changes to government’s handling of pandemic

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

The former leader of a now-disbanded opposition party has suggested 4 ways the government could improve its handling of the Covid-19 outbreak in Thailand. Thanathorn [...] » More

Thailand bans domestic flights between 11pm-4am

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | PattayaMail | 5:02 AM

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) is calling for the suspension of all domestic flights between 11pm and 4am in order to tackle the new wave of Covid-19. CAAT [...] » More

Bangkok falls 19 places to 49th most expensive location worldwide

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | ThailandBusinessNews | 5:02 AM

The decline of Bangkok reflects the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the rental market in the tourism-reliant Thai economy, according to ECA’s latest survey. [...] » More