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...

Manila credit rating upgraded

Manila's prospects are looking up. Source: Wikimedia Seoul's debt watcher NICE Investors Service has upgraded the Philippines' credit rating allowing the country to secure a...

Tribunal rips maritime dispute open

China’s reclamation work was condemned for causing severe environmental harm. Source: YouTube The uneasy stalemate between China and most of the global community over the...

US scrambles to decipher Duterte

Residents invited to explore a US-Philippine military air base. Source: Wikimedia Washington has said it will seek clarity on the comments of Philippine president, Rodrigo...

Duterte signs FOI order

Rodrigo Duterte is already proving a hands-on head of state. Source: Wikimedia   The new president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has signed a decree ordering...

US supports Marawi assault  

US troops are engaged in the southern Philippine city held by Islamist insurgents, it has been announced. The foreign troops were deployed in non-combat, support...

Reef naming angers Manila 

The Philippines has complained about China's move to name undersea features on Manila's continental shelf amid fears Beijing may be claiming more maritime territory. President...

World Bank ‘doubles’ Philippine disaster relief

The World Bank says it has almost doubled the coverage of its natural disaster risk insurance for the Philippines. The Washington-based institution said the...

ADB commits financing for Philippine tourism hubs

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) has opened its doors for the Philippines to boost and develop two of its infamous tourism hubs. ADB said in...

New US-Philippines defense pact ‘in the works’

The United States and the Philippines are crafting a new defense pact that could replace the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) that was proposed for...

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Philippines transitions to online schooling amid coronavirus

The upcoming school year in the Philippines will push through as planned but the government was still not keen on allowing face-to-face classes. The Office...

Thailand rejects cash aid proposal for civil servants

Thailand’s Ministry of Finance has junked a proposal to offer cash aid to 91,000 farming civil servants for supplementary income, arguing that they are...

Singapore to reopen economy next month

Singapore is officially opening up its economy next month, albeit such a plan will be done so in phases, according to the multi-ministry task...