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No Zika link to Brazil: govt

Bedok in Singapore is one of the Zika hotspots. Source: Wikimedia The Zika virus that sparked the recent outbreak in Singapore was not imported from South America, the Ministry of Health has said. The National Public Health Laboratory and the Bioinformatics Institute have apparently found that...

Bomb kills 14 in Duterte’s hometown

People’s Park in Davao. The city was known as one of the Philippines’ safest. Source: Flickr At least 14 people have been killed and many more hurt in an apparent bomb explosion at a night market in Davao in the southern Philippines. Chief Superintendent Manuel Gaerlan...

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Grab and Volocopter to pioneer air taxis in SEA

The sky is indeed the limit for superapp aspirant and ride-hailing giant Grab. The Singapore-based startup is partnering with German air mobility startup Volocopter...

Indonesia eyes taxes on plastic bags, sweet drinks and cars 

Indonesia’s Finance Minister Mulyani Indrawati has submitted a proposal to parliament to impose environmental tariffs. She said the authorities were targeting sugar-filled and artificially...

Philippines allows return of OFWs to Hong Kong, Macau

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with existing job contracts in Hong Kong and Macau are now able to return to said territories amid the Philippine...