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Happiness Dropped In Thailand, Malaysia: Un Report

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The newly released World Happiness Report 2019 by the United Nations shows that most Southeast Asian countries...
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The Philippine transport regulator Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on March 19 rejected an appeal...
Manila Runs Dry As Water Utility Scrambles To Maintain Supply

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Customers of Manila Water Company, Inc, a water utility which is part of Philippine business conglomerate Ayala Corp., are faced with more supply shortages...
Philippines Drowning In Plastic Bag Waste

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The Philippines has a growing environmental problem with waste from plastic bags, with 164 million mostly non-recyclable pieces being thrown away by Filipinos on...
Manila Tops Global Luxury Property Index

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The Philippine capital Manila surprisingly tops the new ranking of price appreciation of luxury property globally, compiled by international real estate company Knight Frank...
Construction To Start For Metro Manila’s First Subway Stations

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A consortium of Japanese and Filipino firms has bagged the contract to design and build the first three stations of the Metro Manila subway...
Bangkok Now Second Most Expensive City To Live In Southeast Asia

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Thailand’s capital Bangkok has now become the second most expensive city to live in within ASEAN, only beaten by Singapore, according to a new...
Duterte Revisits Idea Of Philippines’ Name Change

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has called for the island nation to be renamed to shed its colonial heritage from Spain. At a speech in...
The Race Of Our Lives: Thoughts On A Manila Grand Prix

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A Manila Grand Prix would be a dream. But first, better sewage, right? The most tantalising news in the past couple of weeks has got...
Philippines Could Lose $1.5 Billion In Remittances From Cash-strapped Gulf States

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Around 80,000 to 100,000 jobs for Oversea Filipino Workers, or OFWs, among them 30,000 household service workers, could be lost due to the precarious...
New Philippine Space Agency Seen To Capture $1.5-billion Market

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The planned Philippine Space Agency, or PhilSA, which has been announced last month by the country’s science and technology secretary, is expected to capture...
Filipinos Spend More Than 10 Hours Online Per – World Record

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The Philippines are topping the global country ranking of Internet usage per day with an average ten hours and 2 minutes of screen time....
Corruption Is Getting Worse In Asia, Report Shows

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With an average score of just 44 out of 100 for three consecutive years, the Asia-Pacific region is making little progress in the fight...
Formula 1 Readies To Add Philippines To Race Circus

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The Philippines is set to become the fourth Southeast Asian country to stage Formula 1 races after Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. British newspaper Independent...
Philippines Gdp Growth Slowest In Three Years

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The Philippine economy grew 6.2 per cent in 2018, missing the government’s growth target as price increases slowed consumer spending as well as business...
Asean Countries Welcomed 129 Million Tourists Last Year, Up 7.6%

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Close to 129 million tourists visited the ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2018, which translates into a...
Go-Jek denied entry to the Philippines

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Indonesia’s Go-Jek suffered a setback to its expansion plans on January 9 after the transport regulator in the Philippines rejected its application to launch...
Vietnam ride-hailing service expands to Myanmar

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Vietnam’s first homegrown ride-hailing service, FastGo, has kicked off operations in Myanmar as part of its Southeast Asia expansion plans. The firm partnered with...