Indonesia temporarily lifted its ban on coal export and gave the "go" signal to 14 vessels to deliver its coal to other Asian countries.

Indonesia’s Ban on Coal Export Temporarily Lifted

Indonesia has banned its coal export since January 1 due to a shortage of domestic use.  However, after ten days, the government lifted the...
The Vietnamese government is hoping for a better outlook in 2022 for its food and beverage industry as the pandemic crippled its economy.

Food and Beverage Industry: Vietnam Sees Better Outlook in 2022

Vietnam expects a better outlook for its food and beverage industry in 2022, stimulated by new swings in consumption. According to the Deloitte survey, consumer...
The Komodo National Park is on the verge of destruction as new construction facilities arise that could destroy the reptiles' natural habitat.

Komodo National Park: On the Verge of Destruction?

Indonesia is famous for the Komodo National Park, where lots of Komodo dragons inhabit the country's Lesser Sunda Islands. Komodo dragons are now an endangered...
Indonesians fear another eruption from Mt. Semeru volcano. The country recently experienced a 7.4 magnitude earthquake.

Mt. Semeru Volcano Spews Hot Clouds, Indication of Another Explosion?

Almost two weeks after its eruption, Mt. Semeru volcano showed signs of activity. It spewed hot clouds on Dec. 16 that raced 4.5 km...
Two Omicron variant cases have been detected in the Philippines. One from a returning overseas Filipino while the other is a Nigerian national.

Philippines Reports First Omicron Variant Cases

The Department of Health (DOH) verified that the country has two Omicron variant cases. The Philippine Genome Center detected the virus from the sequenced...
The demand for "eco-friendly" electric cars that use lithium batteries threatens Palawan's ecosystem - the Philippines' last frontier.

Electric Cars Could Threaten the Philippines’ ‘Last Frontier’

The Philippine archipelago consists of 7,640 islands dotted with beautiful, pristine rainforests and farmlands. However, with the rise of "eco-friendly" electric cars that use...
The Philippines is temporarily suspending tourists entry from "red list" countries to prevent Omicron variant from spreading.

Omicron Variant Rushes Countries to Impose Travel Bans

Most ASEAN countries have already opened their borders while others are getting ready to open their tourist attractions to foreign visitors. However, with the emergence...
A huge crocodile in a Philippine amusement park attacked a tourist while trying to take a selfie with the voracious animal.

Selfie with Huge Crocodile Turns into Disaster

A Philippine tourist's birthday turned into a disaster when a huge crocodile attacked him while taking a selfie. Nehemias Chipada celebrates his birthday together with...
Medical cannabis products are up for sale in a stall.

Medical Cannabis: Thailand Aims to Become Products Research and Development Hub

Thailand organized the International Medical Cannabis Research Center as it signed an MOU with RxLeaf World Medica. The country wants to become one of...
Chinese coast guards blocked and water-cannoned Philippine boats bound to Ayungin Shoal to supply food to military personnel.

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

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...

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The discovery of a new tarantula species, called Taksinus Bambus is one of the many reasons why Thai forests needs conservation.

Tarantula Species that Lives on Bamboo, Discovered in Thailand

Many animals have become extinct, while others are on the endangered's list. In Thailand, a Thai YouTuber discovers a new tarantula species that live...
Comelec voids petition to repeal Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s Certificate of Candidacy to run for Philippine president.

COMELEC Voids Petition to Negate Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s Presidential Candidacy

The race for the new Philippine president and its administration is fast approaching. The opposition will always be present and will do everything to...
Thailand is one of the ASEAN countries that is now enduring the soaring inflation rate of basic commodities, including pork, fuel, and more.

Thailand’s Soaring Inflation Rate Getting Worse

Prices of basic commodities in Thailand started increasing at the onset of 2022. The soaring inflation rate adversely impacts the prices of fuel, noodles....