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Intellasia East Asia News Hundreds of Filipinos took to the streets Thursday against a widely-opposed anti-terrorism bill that has now swept through Congress. The controversial legislation, which has drawn opposition...
Intellasia East Asia News The Philippines’ medium-term Development Plan 20172022 is anchored in AmBisyon Natin 2040, a long-term vision for attaining high-income status by 2040. The economy was seemingly on...
Three Chinese citizens said to be supplying medicine to illegal clinics and hospitals were arrested during a raid on a warehouse at the Clark Freeport Zone in Mabalacat City, Pampanga...
Five members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters were killed and nine others were wounded in an encounter in Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat yesterday.
The city of Shenyang in northeast China and the Anvil Business Club recently donated a total of P45 million in cash and medical supplies to the Quezon City government led...
President Duterte has expressed concern that Chinese drug rings continue to operate in the country.
The office of Sen. Bong Go is continuing its commitment to extend assistance to victims of fire incidents even as the country is dealing with the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
At least 100 Chinese were arrested during a raid on an illegal coronavirus disease 2019 testing laboratory in Las Piñas yesterday.
The Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines is urging government to revisit the price caps on medicines given the impact of COVID-19 on the industry as prices under Executive...
Digital financial services firm PayMaya is equipping ride-hailing app hirna and its partner-taxi drivers with the ability to accept cashless payments in support of the government’s directive to promote a...
Some Catholic churches in Metro Manila have started opening their doors to the faithful who want to hear mass, although only 10 persons are allowed inside each of the structures.
President Duterte warned the public against online scammers who sell face masks and rip off customers at the height of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
It’s not the fault of senators that they adjourned without passing the bill expanding coverage of the Bayanihan Act as Malacañang itself did not certify the proposed measure as urgent,...
The first regular session of the 18th Congress adjourned yesterday with the passage of several pieces of legislation, including measures to help the country cope with the impact of the...
National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. has urged the public to discern the merits of the anti-terror bill amid widespread opposition to the proposed legislation now awaiting President Duterte’s signature.
Sen. Cynthia Villar called for stricter implementation of environmental laws especially in protected areas that serve as natural habitats for wildlife, including endangered animals that contribute significantly to biodiversity.
Summoned all the way from Manila by President Duterte to explain the delay in the release of cash assistance to medical workers who lost their lives to coronavirus disease 2019,...
Intellasia East Asia News Philippine stocks fell the most in Asia on Friday as the jobless rate jumped to a record while a stimulus bill to soften the pandemic’s blow...
Intellasia East Asia News Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte renewed on Friday a threat to kill drug dealers after police seized 756 kilogram (1,667 lb) of methamphetamines, a haul he said...
Intellasia East Asia News The Commission of Human Rights called on the government to acknowledge and address the concerns of a United Nations office on the human rights situation in...
Intellasia East Asia News Eight business groups on Friday joined a rising chorus of opposition to the controversial anti-terrorism bill. “We, the undersigned, are united in voicing our opposition in...
Intellasia East Asia News The Marines rescued Thursday seven Filipinos who escaped from Sabah, Malaysia where illegal recruiters promised them employment that never came true. Personnel of the 6th Marine...
Intellasia East Asia News Philippine lawmakers have approved a bill allowing warrantless detention and wiretapping of suspected terrorists, which the country’s human rights commission says could curb expressions of dissent...
Intellasia East Asia News Utilising Develtere’s typology, the traditional aid industry is dominated by three major groups: official bilateral development agencies (the first pillar); multilateral international institutions (the second pillar);...
Intellasia East Asia News The Duterte government is tolerating wider budget deficits this year and the next if that means boosting infrastructure spending to reignite a coronavirus-battered economy, data from...
Intellasia East Asia News The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the Philippines reached 20,626 Friday as the fatality count approached the 1,000-mark, the Department of Health said. The DOH...
At least 7.3 million Filipino workers lost their jobs due to the effect of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, the highest since 1998, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)...
Governments around the world have pledged $8.8 billion for global vaccines alliance Gavi to help immunization programs disrupted by coronavirus, prompting calls for global cooperation to ensure a potential COVID-19...
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Friday blamed his subordinates for the delay in the release of the financial assistance to health workers stricken with COVID-19.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday vowed to go after big-time drug traffickers even during the coronavirus pandemic, saying he would dump them into the Pasig river.
Its shows canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an already heavily indebted Cirque du Soleil’s fight for survival has invited an intense backstage battle to try to save the Canadian...
The United States government has extended an additional P201 million to help support vulnerable populations in Mindanao in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday repeated his stand that “no vaccine, no school,” saying he doubted the Philippines was ready to hold online classes as an alternative mode of learning...
Business groups on Friday slammed the approval of House Bill 6875 by the House of Representatives and a similar bill approved by the Senate in February 2020 against terrorism.
President Rodrigo Duterte says he is “okay” with signing water concession agreements with Manila Water Co. and Maynilad Water Services as long as they return the money they owe their...
Some 7.3 million Filipinos were jobless in April – the combined result of restrictions in mobility attributed to the coronavirus crisis and the delayed entry of young workers in the...