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Philippine Army Gets Innovation from Israel

Israeli will help the Philippine Army in revolutionizing its military defenses by sharing systems and latest technology.
Israel strengthens its defense ties with the Philippine Army by innovating them with the latest military technologies. However, there is no more selling of weapons involved in the agreement. “This is part of what I said we have exchanges on different levels in bringing in...

Chinese Coast Guard Obstructs, Allegedly Shoots Philippine Supply Boat with Water Canon

Chinese coast guards blocked and water-cannoned Philippine boats bound to Ayungin Shoal to supply food to military personnel.
The issue of disputed territories around the Philippine Sea is far from over. Three Chinese Coast Guard vessels obstructed and allegedly water-cannoned two Philippine supply boats bound to Ayungin Shoal. Ayungin Shoal, Part of Kalayaan Island Group Also called Second Thomas Shoal, Ayungin Shoal is an...

Singapore Airlines Boeing 737 Max Soon to Fly Again

Singapore Airlines Boeing 737 Max will once again take to the skies after the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore lifted its suspension.
After more than two years of inactivity, the Singapore Airlines Boeing 737 Max will soon fly high again. Singapore Airlines disclosed that its six Boeing 737 Max aircraft (now 737-8) would resume service. It will only be available on short to medium-haul flights throughout the...

Philippines to Sell Retail Treasury Bonds at ₱30B

The Philippines is again selling retail treasury bonds to help boost the economy and support COVID-19 response.
The pandemic's devastating effect continues to wreak havoc all over the world. The death toll keeps increasing, while economies suffer at the same time. To save the dwindling economy, the Philippines is again selling retail treasury bonds. RTB sales proceeds were generally incorporated into...

US Mulls Over Indonesia’s Military Drones Purchase

Indonesia requested military drones from the US as an addition to its security,
The Indonesian government is considering military drones purchase from the United States. But, the State Department is still deliberating due to concerns about human rights abuses. Indonesia wants to advance the country's armada of maturing fighter planes. It plans to buy new planes from South...

Philippine Economy: Growing Slowly But Surely

The Philippine economy is striving to get back to its track.
The Philippine economy is making a comeback as it grows slowly but surely. Its gross domestic product (GDP) climbed 7.1% year-on-year during the third quarter. Even though it's slower than the second quarter, it's still beyond expectations. From July to September, goods and services output...

Unisex Condom: World’s First, Courtesy of Malaysian Gynecologist

Wondaleaf introduces the first unisex condom in the whole world.
It might sound awkward to some when people talk about intimacy. They need to be responsible enough to face the consequences of unsafe intercourse. Fortunately, a Malaysian gynecologist invented a unisex condom, a first in the world. John Tang Ing Chinh created the Wondaleaf Unisex...

Bitkub Coin Turns Unicorn Following Siam Commercial’s Huge Stake Purchase

Siam Commercial Bank acquired 51% stake in Bitkub coin.
Bitkub Online Co. has become Thailand's latest venture to secure equity of over $1 billion. Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) acquired a majority stake by market value. It made Bitkub coin triple its value following the announcement of the deal. The nation's king is the biggest...

Property Rental Market: Racial Discrimination in Malaysia

Racial discrimination also occurs in Malaysia's rental property market.
Racial discrimination exists anywhere in the world in different forms. Malaysian minister admits such behavior occurs in the property rental market in the country. Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican accepted that racial discrimination persists in the property rental market. “But in Malaysia, when we...

Nahdlatul Ulama Forbids Cryptocurrency Under Islamic Law

Nahdlatul Ulama bans the use of cryptocurrency in Indonesia under Islamic law.
Nahdlatul Ulama issues fatwa and forbids the use of cryptocurrency under Islamic law. Many people around the world have learned to embrace cryptocurrency. Since Satoshi Nakamoto's invention of bitcoin, countless transactions happen every second. Businesses and individuals use digital currency as an investment and mode...

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