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Ai is a Journalism graduate at a state university in the Philippines who considers "writing" and "enlightening the blind" as her passion.

Indonesia-based Telkomsel invests $300 million more in Gojek

Mobile operator Telkomsel is pouring in an additional $300 million in multi-service platform Gojek in efforts to ramp up the multi-service provider’s business. According to a report by Jakarta Post, the total investment builds on the existing collaboration between Gojek and Telkomsel, with plans of...

Thailand GDP lowered to 2.3% as COVID further dents tourism

Thailand’s Finance Ministry on Thursday slashed for the second time around its economic growth forecast for the year as the global pandemic continues to dent the country heavily reliant on the tourism industry. According to a report by Bangkok Post, the Finance Ministry’s Fiscal Policy...

Philippines COVID cases break past one million

Coronavirus infections in the Philippines have breached the one-million mark as the country struggles to keep the virus outbreak at bay. According to the Department of Health, the country saw 8,929 infections on Monday, bringing the total tally to 1,006,428. However, some 914,952 cases of the...

Envoy pleads sanctions, no-fly zone into Myanmar

Myanmar’s envoy to the United Nations has called for sanctions and a no-fly zone into the country amid ongoing chaos between protesters and the military that has since claimed almost a thousand lives. Some 83 more individuals were killed on Saturday as activists determined to...

Malaysia sends 5 million students back to school

All five million Malaysian students were sent back physically to school despite the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the country. This after secondary school students—who were covered in the last phase—have been allowed to return to in-face classes on Monday, a report by The...

Singapore eyes vaccine passport

THE government of Singapore is mulling over the establishment of a vaccine passport so as to spare travelers from undergoing a mandatory quarantine and support economic recovery. A report by the Straits Times said on Tuesday that discussions on mutual recognition of a Covid-19 certification...

‘Philippines’ active virus cases seen to reach 500,000’

THE Philippine Health department is projecting active coronavirus cases to approach the 500,000-level by the end of April if the country does not impose its hardest lockdown measure. At a press briefing on Monday, Department of Health (DoH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire was quoted as...

UN slams Myanmar military over death of 70

The United Nations (UN) has condemned the killing of 70 people only this year since the country’s military regained control. Thomas Andrews, UN’s special rapporteur for Myanmar, cited growing evidence of crimes against humanity, saying the country was “being controlled by a murderous, illegal regime.” “There...

Thailand eyes vaccine passports, quarantine waivers for tourists

The government of Thailand was keen on further loosening up its borders to international tourists through vaccination passports and quarantine waivers as it begins with its mass vaccination program. A report by the Bangkok Post said Thursday that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered officials...

Philippines begins mass vaccination as Sinovac arrives

The Philippines has officially received the first batch of its coronavirus vaccine made by China-based pharmaceutical giant Sinovac Biotech. The military aircraft from China carrying 600,000 doses of vaccine donated by the Chinese government landed on Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on Sunday. The Philippines...

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BioNTech to put up manufacturing site in Singapore

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Indonesia-based Telkomsel invests $300 million more in Gojek

Mobile operator Telkomsel is pouring in an additional $300 million in multi-service platform Gojek in efforts to ramp up the multi-service provider’s business. According to...