DoLE recommends no quarantine for OFWs from green list countries  

THE LABOR department has recommended to remove the quarantine period for returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from countries under the green list who will test negative for coronavirus upon arrival.    The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) also suggested to cut the quarantine period to five days for OFWs coming from yellow list countries who will test negative for […]

Quad vs. ASEAN: The Conundrum in Southeast Asia

The Americans have been spearheading the Indo-Pacific policy efforts for a while. This is in view of the Chinese assertion along land and maritime boundary disagreements. Along with this factor, China’s overall challenge to the US’ position as a unipolar hegemon also got the Americans startled. The Trump administration began the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue efforts, keeping […]

Duterte commends anti-drug authorities for operation that killed 4 Chinese 

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has applauded law enforcement authorities for an anti-drug operation in Zambales in northern Philippines that yielded P3.4 billion worth of methamphetamine, while feeling sorry for the Chinese nationals killed in the drug bust. “I give you my snappy salute and congratulations. If the (illegal drugs) were distributed, it could have destroyed […]

Libre: Distribution inequity

“MY newsfeed is beginning to look like an obituary page,” wrote Junx Muaña, one of the founders of Habagat, in Facebook. I think most of us will agree. This week, my mother-in-law Salud Lagare-Chua and her elder sister Guadalupe died and the family is devastated. Let us all pray for the repose of the souls […]

Libre: Unborn children

DO YOU know that 40 million – 50 million abortions occur each year? This is data coming from the World Health Organization (WHO). Let me rephrase the question, do you know that 40 million – 50 million babies are murdered each year? The figure is staggering, but that does not make headlines like the Covid-19 […]

Southeast Asia faces long road back to previous growth — survey

The prolonged COVID-19 pandemic is clouding economic projections for Southeast Asia, with most countries not expected to return to pre-pandemic growth levels for several years.  The Philippines will see the largest decline in average annual gross domestic product growth in the three years ending 2022 — more than five percentage points — compared to 2019, […]

Libre: Vax live

“Vax” is the word. Vaccine equity is key to overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic. The world’s best scientists and researchers were able to produce in record time vaccines to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Drug manufacturers are doing their utmost best to meet the challenge of producing these to meet the demands of all […]

Sunday Essay: Vaccine diplomacy hits home

If all goes well, this week I will benefit directly from vaccine diplomacy. My feelings about that are a little complicated. These are not as complicated as what the defense secretary or the foreign affairs secretary have to deal with, obviously. In April, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana remarked that more than 40 Chinese vessels ought […]

Wai Hung Intends to Build Approximately 1 Million Smart Parking Spaces in Nine Countries in the MiddleEast Countries With Total Contract Sum Reaches Over HK$100 Billion

HONG KONG, Mar 9, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Wai Hung Group Holdings Limited (“Wai Hung” or the “Group”) (stock code: 3321) is pleased to announce that Wai Hung Hong Construction Engineering Limited (“WHHCE”), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, entered into a Cooperation Agreement with Investment Projects General Trading Company (“IPGT”) […]