Neil Jerome Morales

Tropical storm Saudel threatens Vietnam after soaking Philippines

1:00pm IST

HANOI/MANILA Vietnam scrambled to evacuate thousands of people from their homes as tropical storm Saudel approached on Wednesday, bringing more misery for a country that has endured weeks of heavy rains and floods that have killed over 100 people.

Philippines, Vietnam brace for tropical storm Saudel

20 Oct 2020

HANOI/MANILA Authorities in Vietnam and the Philippines braced on Tuesday for a tropical storm that could bring flooding and landslides in both countries, as the death toll in Vietnam from weeks of adverse weather rose to 105, with dozens still missing. | Video

Philippines' parliament approves $92.5 billion budget for 2021 coronavirus recovery

16 Oct 2020

MANILA The Philippines' lower parliamentary house on Friday approved the 2021 budget, after a leadership row nearly derailed debates on the spending plan aimed at helping the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATE 2-Philippines' Converge set to raise $600 mln in country's 2nd biggest IPO

09 Oct 2020

* Service rollout as coronavirus curbs stoke home network demand (Adds details on investors)

UPDATE 1-Philippine inflation eases to 4-month low in September

06 Oct 2020

* Philippine economy snapshot: http://tmsnrt.rs/2nZqDWx (Adds details, cbank comments, bullets)

Converge ICT targets Philippines biggest IPO amid regional market revival

05 Oct 2020

SINGAPORE/MANILA Philippines' Converge ICT Solutions Inc plans to raise as much as $680 million in an initial public offering that would be the country's largest ever, sources said on Monday, encouraged by a coronavirus-spurred boom in demand for fibre broadband.

Gadgets for groceries: coronavirus sparks Philippines online barter trade

02 Oct 2020

MANILA In the middle of a coronavirus lockdown in the Philippine capital, Grace Lagaday was struggling to breastfeed her newborn without milk storage bottles and nursing pads.

UPDATE 1-Philippine cbank extends rate easing pause, approves $11 bln budget support

01 Oct 2020

* BSP approves govt request for 'provisional advances' (Adds cbank chief quote, more details, background)

China-backed telecom firm says won't spy on Philippines

17 Sep 2020

MANILA A new Philippine telecoms firm with Chinese state investment on Thursday described as "truly misplaced" concerns that communications equipment it will install at military camps will be used for spying.

Philippines says engaging Western pharma firms, despite Duterte anger

16 Sep 2020

MANILA The Philippines continues to negotiate supply deals with a wide range of COVID-19 vaccine makers, its health ministry said on Wednesday, despite its president scolding Western firms and saying he wanted Chinese and Russian vaccines.

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