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  • Typhoon makes Philippine landfall, government work suspended September 26, 2022
    Intellasia East Asia News Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declared suspension of government work and classes for Monday as a category 3 tropical storm barrelled through the main island Luzon after making landfall northeast of the capital Manila. Nearly 8,400 people were pre-emptively evacuated from the path of Typhoon Noru, which further weakened with sustained winds […]
  • Philippines’ main Luzon island braces for Typhoon Noru September 25, 2022
    Intellasia East Asia News The Philippines’ disaster agency was on high alert on Saturday as an approaching tropical storm intensified into a typhoon which is expected to bring moderate to heavy rainfall and severe winds over a swathe of the main Luzon island. Typhoon Noru, with sustained winds of up to 120 km per hour […]
  • Marcos tries Pinoy food truck fare in New York September 25, 2022
    Intellasia East Asia News President Marcos feasted on famous Filipino food sold in food trucks on the last day of his six-day working visit here. Photos by Information and Communications Technology Assistant Secretary Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo and the office of Speaker Martin Romualdez showed Marcos, First Lady Lisa Araneta-Marcos and some government officials ordering […]
  • Court won’t let Philippines declare Communists as terrorists September 25, 2022
    Intellasia East Asia News A Philippine court has dismissed a government petition to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed guerrilla wing as a terrorist organisation in a decision that officials vowed to appeal but was welcomed by activists who have long rejected the labeling of rebels as terrorists. Manila regional trial […]
  • Marcos ready to try all approaches to resolve West PH Sea row, engage with China September 25, 2022
    Intellasia East Asia News President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. expressed willingness to try all possible approaches to resolve the West Philippine Sea row as he reiterated his vow not to abandon even a square inch of the Philippines’ territory to any foreign power. Speaking to reporters Saturday, Marcos said he has been consistent in his stance […]
  • DOT to build tourism rest areas across Philippines September 25, 2022
    Intellasia East Asia News The Department of Tourism (DOT) is set to launch the construction of 10 so-called “tourist service areas” across the country next month. During a meeting with business leaders in New York where President Marcos held a working visit, Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco declared the groundbreaking of the 10 tourist service areas […]
  • Marcos calls for maximum restraint over Taiwan tensions, Ukraine conflict September 25, 2022
    Intellasia East Asia News Days after seeking support for the Philippines’ bid for a non-permanent seat to the United Nations (UN) Security Council, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. urged parties in the Taiwan Strait tensions and the Ukraine conflict to resolve their issues peacefully and expressed readiness to help push for a denuclearised Korean Peninsula. Marcos […]
  • Wearing of PPEs no longer required for travelling OFWs September 25, 2022
    Intellasia East Asia News The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued an advisory against requirements of certain agencies for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) while travelling to their country of destination. The advisory, issued by POEA officer-in-charge Bernard Olalia last Friday, was in compliance with a directive from […]
  • DOT to build tourism rest areas across Philippines September 25, 2022
    Intellasia East Asia News The Department of Tourism (DOT) is set to launch the construction of 10 so-called “tourist service areas” across the country next month. During a meeting with business leaders in New York where President Marcos held a working visit, Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco declared the groundbreaking of the 10 tourist service areas […]
  • Cebu Pacific restarts Davao-Singapore flights September 25, 2022
    Intellasia East Asia News Budget carrier Cebu Pacific has reinstated its Davao to Singapore route to become the first local airline to restart its foreign flights from the Francisco Bangoy International Airport. Cebu Pacific is set to resume direct flights from Davao to Singapore and vice versa starting October 30, operating the route at least […]