Category: News

Philippines, Thailand 6 other countries issue travel advisory amid May 22 Jakarta riots

8 countries issued travel advisory following the post-election protests turned full blown riots in Jakarta on Wednesday, 22 May 2019. ASEAN countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines issued travel advisories. Tourism Ministry spokesman Guntur Sakti said on Thursday that Canada, United States, England and Australia issued similar advisories to their citizens. Australian… Read more »

RESULTS: 2019 Licensure Examination for Teachers

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board of Professional Teachers (BPT) announced that 19,659 elementary teachers out of 72,054 examinees (27.28%) and 22,271 secondary teachers out of 85,823 examinees (25.95%) successfully passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (L.E.T.) given last March 24, 2019 in 20 testing centers all over the Philippines. It is further announced that of the 19,659 elementary teacher passers, 5,078 are first timers and 14,581 are repeaters. For the secondary… Read more »

Mark you calendars: May 4 as the new Coronation day and 19 official holidays approved

The Thai Cabinet approved May 4th as the new Coronation day which was previously celebrated on the 5th of May. His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn was crowned on this day. According to Assistant Government Spokesman Athisit Chaiyanuwat, Thailand will now have 19 official holidays, three more holidays were added to the existing 16 official holidays:… Read more »

President Duterte receives credentials of Thailand’s Ambassador at Malacañan Palace

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte received the letter of credentials of His Excellency Vasin Ruangprateepsaeng, Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Philippines, during the presentation of credentials ceremony at the Reception Hall in Malacañan Palace on May 21, 2019. Ambassador Ruangprateepsaeng was also accorded with arrival honors at the Malacañan Palace grounds prior to… Read more »

More than 200 babies born with Syphilis in Thailand as of May 2019

According to Thai Public Health Ministry, 249 babies were born with Syphilis from January 1 to May 13, 2019. Data also showed that 3,080 were diagnosed with Syphilis, of these, 40.42% are 15-24 years old while 24.48% are 25-34 years old. Public Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Dr. Sukhum Karnchanapimai said that these babies were infected… Read more »

Philippine Space Agency a reality soon

The Senate approved on Monday, May 20, on the third and final reading the bill creating the Philippine Space Agency. With 18 ayes and no nayes, Senate passed House Bill no. 1983, an Act Establishing the Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy and Creating the Philippine Space Agency. The author and sponsor of the measure,… Read more »