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Philippines mulls adding Malaysia, Thailand to travel ban

The government is looking to impose travel restrictions on two more Asian countries facing a surge in cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 15th, 2021

Travelers from Malaysia, Thailand barred from entering the Philippines starting July 25

This brings the number of countries included in the Philippines' travel ban to 10. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

PH adds Malaysia, Thailand in travel ban

PH adds Malaysia, Thailand in travel ban.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Will PH impose travel ban on Malaysia, Thailand?

Will PH impose travel ban on Malaysia, Thailand?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Travel ban on Malaysia mulled

The Philippines may also impose a travel ban on Malaysia and other neighboring countries if the COVID-19 Delta variant threat they are facing worsens and becomes similar to the one being addressed by Indonesia, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Palace: Travel ban to be imposed on Malaysia, neighbors if Delta variant worsens in these countries

The Philippines may also impose a travel ban on Malaysia and other neighboring countries if the COVID-19 Delta variant threat they are facing worsens and becomes similar to the one being addressed by Indonesia, Malacañang said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

PH travel ban vs. Malaysia, Thailand eyed

The Department of Health (DOH) is considering a ban on travelers from Malaysia and Thailand because of the threat of the more transmissible Delta variant, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 15th, 2021

MR.D.I.Y. marks 1,500 stores across Asia

Amidst the global challenges by the present pandemic, MR.D.I.Y. managed to expand its corporate footprint across Asia by continuously opening stores in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Philippines, Cambodia, and India with its mission in mind to create a globally recognized ASEAN retail brand that maintains variety, quality and value for money upholding its motto “ALWAYS LOW PRICES.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

See you, Philippines : Samantha Bernardo finally flies home after Miss Grand International win

After a month-and-a-half since winning in Thailand, Miss Grand International 2020 first runner-up Samantha Bernardino flies home to the Philippines, after securing a seat on the first available flight allowed by the country's ongoing travel restrictions......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

DOT mulls adoption of COVID-19 digital travel pass for resumption of int’l travel

As part of its preparations for the safe resumption of international travel, the Department of Tourism is eyeing to adopt a COVID-19 travel pass as a requirement for passengers visiting the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

World Bank: Time For PH to Tax Online/Digital Business Transactions

World bank urges the Philippines to start processing the collection of value-added tax (VAT) on online businesses and other digital transactions. Countries in asia like the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia have lost $5 billion potential revenues due to the failure of applying VAT on digital transactions. Potential revenue losses may increase to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 27th, 2021

Doom or boom faces the IT-BPM industry

The Philippines is unique from its regional neighbors. In stark contrast to Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam, all of whom pursued industrialization as a way to foster prosperity, the Philippines depended on its population to drive economic development......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 26th, 2021

Philippines BREN Esports finishes 4th in AOC Masters Valorant tiff

Eight teams participated in the tiff with representatives from the Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand after weeks of qualifying rounds and group stages......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Pinoy traders bag 2 out of 3 awards in the ATFX Online Trading Competition

ATFX recently held the first online trading competition in Southeast Asia (SEA) participated in by more than 100 traders from the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Korea, Cambodia, and Myanmar.  .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2020

Globe sweeps ASEAN corporate governance awards

Globe bagged coveted slots in all award categories of the 2019 ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard (ACGS) and is the only telecom company to do so among the listed firms in the six participating countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. ACGS was introduced in 2011 in recognition of the corporate governance achievements […] The post Globe sweeps ASEAN corporate governance awards appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 17th, 2020

AirAsia& rsquo;s Teleport now in 70 cities in SE Asia

Teleport, the logistics venture of AirAsia Digital, has rolled out delivery services in 70 cities across Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

HP Anti-Counterfeiting and Fraud Program protects online shoppers against counterfeit supplies

HP Inc. recently announced that its HP Anti-Counterfeiting and Fraud Program has seized US$2.5 million in counterfeit supplies and delisted over 12,800 online sites in the last 7 months across Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore. .....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

Intal considers semis win over Thais in SEA Games better than UAAP titles

Winning three titles in the UAAP is already an incredible feat. But for Ateneo de Manila University product Rex Intal, those college championships pale in comparison with the ecstasy he felt when the Philippine national men’s volleyball team toppled powerhouse Thailand in the semifinals of the 30th Southeast Asian Games last year. [Related story: SEA GAMES: PHI men's volleyball team advances to the gold medal round] A member of the Nationals who captured a historic silver medal in the biennial meet, Intal considers their thrilling come-from-behind win that dethroned Thailand in the knockout semis as the most memorable game he has ever played in.    “For me it was one of the best games talaga na nalaruan ko. Not the best performance pero best games na most unforgettable,” said Intal in his appearance on Volleyball DNA hosted by Anton Roxas and Denden Lazaro. “Actually most unforgettable game na talaga.” The former Blue Eagle middle went as far as saying that the victory over the Thais, which was watched by an electric crowd inside the PhilSports Arena last December, even topped the three titles he had while playing for Ateneo.   “Naramdaman ko talaga na may tumalo na sa first, second and third UAAP championships. Sorry UAAP pero iba ‘yung SEA Games na naramdaman ko. Iba ang naramdaman ko nu’ng umabot kami ng Finals,” said Intal, who with PHI squad teammates Marck Espejo and Ish Polvorosa led the Blue Eagles to a UAAP grand slam from Season 77 to 79.   “Individually ah, hindi 'yung combined na three UAAP championships,” cleared Intal. “Siguro kapag combined medyo same.” The Nationals faced top seed Thailand, which ruled the previous four editions, on December 8 in the crossover semis attended by a 6,700-strong crowd.   The experience of playing in front of the home crowd in an all-important game that time was a surreal feeling according to Intal. “Grabe ang experience na ‘yun. Ang saya maglaro nu’ng time na ‘yun kasi first time ‘yung buong crowd hindi hiwalay,” said Intal of the atmosphere inside the venue compared to what he’s used while playing in the UAAP. “Lahat nagtsi-cheer talaga. In front of the home crowd ang sarap maglaro sa crowd na ‘yun,” he added. “Isa ‘yun sa di ko makakalimutan na experience sa buong buhay ko.” It was a dramatic win for the Nationals as they came back from a 1-2 deficit and a scary 21-24 hole in the fourth set to upset Thailand in five sets.   “Nu’ng nanalo kami nung napalo na ni Bryan ang bola sigawan na kami nun,” recalled Intal, who scored six points in the match playing in four sets. “’Di kami makapaniwala. As in lahat ng boses na mayroon kami kailangan naming ilabas.” “Totoo pala na kailangan mong kurutin yung sarili mo, ‘Totoo ba ‘to? Totoo ba ‘to?’” he added. “’Yung inisip ko nun ay ‘di ‘yung natalo namin ang Thailand. Ang naisip ko was may medal na kami.” That win assured the Philippines of a silver medal for the first time since its runner-up finish in the 1977 SEA Games in Malaysia and a rematch against group stage tormentors Indonesia. The Indonesians were too much for the inexperienced Filipinos as the host team yielded in straight sets. But still, although the Nationals fell short in the gold medal round for Intal the whole SEA Games experience especially their conquest of Thailand will always be on the top of his list.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 21st, 2020

Foreign residents go domestic to satisfy summer travel needs

Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines are just a few of the popular vacation destinations visited by Korea's foreign residents every year. But with the pandemic and related travel r.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 12th, 2020

Inclusion of ESports in 2021 SEA Games gets boost

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) found an ally in the Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF) which called on its member federations to lobby for the inclusion of esports as a medal sport in next year’s Vietnam 31st Southeast Asian Games. AESF Director General Sebastian Lau on Wednesday wrote National Electronic Sports Federation of the Philippines (NESFP) President Ramon Suzara about the continental federation’s intense bid for esports’ inclusion in the Vietnam 31st SEA Games set from November 21 to December 2 next year. “I am writing this letter to seek your support in driving our Olympic collaboration agenda for the upcoming 2021 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Hanoi,” Lau wrote. “We found out the news that Vietnam has not included esports as one of the official games, and currently it is in a process where the participating counties send an [appealing] letter to the hosting country Vietnam.” Vietnam organizers said they are hosting no more than 36 sports — from an initial of 46 — because their SEA Games budget were cut almost in half because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Esports didn’t survive the cut. The NESFP is the only e-sports association in the country that is recognized and certified by the AESF and the Global Esports Federation. “The AESF would like our federations in Southeast Asia to be united and support the Olympic collaboration agenda,” Lau said. “To further support our unification, we would like to encourage you to advocate the inclusion of e-sports as a medal event at the 2021 SEA Games in Hanoi.” “This lobby from the AESF is a welcome development for esports,” Suzara said. “All SEA Games countries have already adopted esports and they would want the sport to be played in Vietnam next year.” E-sports has risen by leaps and bounds that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed for its inclusion as a demonstration sport in Paris 2024. Indonesia has included e-sports as a demonstration sport when it hosted the 18th Asian Games in 2018. The Philippines made esports a medal sport during the 30th SEA Games last December, winning three of the six gold medals at stake. Thailand clinched two golds and Malaysia one, while Vietnam settled for three bronze medals. AESF is recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia and lists 45 member countries, including all 11 countries in the SEA Games Federation. It is based in Hongkong.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 16th, 2020

Filipinos now allowed to enter 26 countries

MANILA, Philippines — Twenty-six countries have so far lifted their border restrictions on Filipinos arriving from the Philippines, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The DFA on Sunday said Filipinos leaving for essential travel would be allowed to enter 26 countries, including the United States of America, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and […] The post Filipinos now allowed to enter 26 countries appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2020