Category: News

Bangkok air quality at unsafe levels again

The Pollution Control Department has detected poor air quality again this month as the amount of micro-fine dust has exceeded the safe limits on all its 5 air quality monitoring stations, as reported Monday on Bangkok Post.   The department reported that the particle matter, or PM 2.5, for the past 24 hour rose from… Read more »

Thailand to release new banknotes in April

Following the ascension to the throne of King Maha Vajiralongkorn December last year, he is now taking his place on Thailand’s banknotes and currency. In a Coconuts Bangkok report, the Bank of Thailand today has already unveiled new banknotes that feature the image of the kingdom’s current monarch. Banknotes bearing the image of King Rama… Read more »

Summer starts early in Thailand

It is officially summer, that is according to the Meteorological Department of Thailand as it has announced on Monday, March 5, the changing of season in the kingdom of Thailand. The Nation reports that the northeast monsoon had already changed to southeasterly winds, which marks the start of summer. Temperatures in the upper parts of… Read more »

PAL first Philippine airline receives 4-star rating from Skytrax

Philippine flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is now a 4-star airline. This upgrade rating is given by London-based Skytrax after a tedious auditing of its in-flight and on-ground services. This announcement was done by PAL themselves last Thursday, February 8. The up ranking was also due to the “major enhancement to its end-to-end passenger experience”,… Read more »

Filipino films win big in international film fests

Filipino films continue to dominate in international film fests as Director Zig Dulay, on Tuesday, took home top prize in the 2018 Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema in France for his movie, “Bagahe”. The story revolves around an OFW (Overseas Filipino worker) who, after leaving her boss, is suspected of abandoning a newborn… Read more »

74 foreigners denied entry to PH for lack of respect and courtesy

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has reported that in 2017, at least 74 foreigners were not allowed entry to the Philippines due to “disrespecting Immigration officers”. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement that “the entry and stay of foreigners in the country is not a right but a mere privilege. Thus, they [foreigners]… Read more »