Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: Phillipines

‘Go to India, US’: Philippines president threatens citizens who refuse Covid vaccine

During a televised address, Rodrigo Duterte said people who refuse to get Covid shots can also face imprisonment or will be injected with Ivermectin, an anti-parasite drug.

How unemployment remains low in parts of Asia despite economic woes

In countries like Singapore and Malaysia, the state is an integral component of wage-setting and often the arbiter over who gets hired and fired in companies.

The new reality of China-centric bipolar world order, and reasons behind Ladakh standoff

In episode 492 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta looks at the complex geopolitics behind the India-China border dispute, and how a new world order is emerging.

India bans entry of passengers from Afghanistan, Philippines & Malaysia

The latest travel advisory said no flight shall take off from these countries to India after 1500 hours IST Tuesday until 31 March.

This Philippines’ airline plans to break a record of maximum seat capacity

Cebu Air is part of a broader push, especially in Asia, to stuff more people into airplanes flying the most popular routes.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu likely to secure a record fifth term

New World Bank chief David Malpass seeks to temper fears over appointment, and US sends warship to disputed sea in signal to China.

Now, the Philippines aims to replicate success of India’s Aadhaar

Manila has proposed a new biometric system where a national identity card can open up access to everything from government services and bank accounts to jobs.

Global Pulse: All talk and no action by Trump to help chemical attack victims in Syria

Trumps bluster does nothing to help the victims of a viscous chemical attack in Syria. In the Philippines a live volcano has become the new destination to get the perfect instagram. Paul Ryan's exit from the GOP may further the party's 'wipeout.'

Global Pulse: Bangladesh PM’s plea for Rohingyas & ‘decaptitation squad’ for Kim Jong Un

Also is it time to take away the nuclear trigger from Donald Trump and Philippines slashes budget for human rights body to unreasonable low.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.