Wuhan tourists denied of Philippine visa

The Philippine government is now denying visa-on-arrival applications from tourists originating from Wuhan, China amid risks posed by the 2019 novel coronavirus. The denial of...

ASEAN-5 growth forecast trimmed as exports slow

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) trimmed its growth forecast for five members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members amid their continued...

Motorcycle taxis banned in the Philippines

Motorcycles that are being used for public transportation in the Philippines will be deemed illegal beginning next week amid the looming end of a...

‘Philippine water woes to dampen growth next year’

Growth of the Philippine economy is likely hindered by the shortage of water in the summer season, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)...

Philippines Falls Out of ‘Top 10 Most Gender-Equal’

The Philippines for the first time dropped out of the top 10 countries that are most gender-equal, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). WEF...

Lucio Tan-led consortium wins $10-B Sangley Airport in Cavite

Filipino firm MacroAsia Corporation and its partner China Communications Construction Co. Ltd. (CCCC) are poised to bag the construction of a $10-billion airport in...

Philippines receives $2.5B loan from ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lent some $2.5 billion support to the Philippines, the highest ever extended in a single year. On Friday, the...

Philippine central bank pauses rate cuts on benign inflation

The Philippine central bank on Thursday held interest rates steady at its last monetary policy meeting for the year due to a positive domestic...

Masatsugu Asakawa is new ADB head

Masatsugu Asakawa is the new president of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Asakawa, who is currently serving as a special advisor to Japan’s prime minister...

Philippines prepares for world-class airport

The Philippines is set to get its own world-class gateway after the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) on Friday cleared the consortium’s proposal...

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