STATS: Thailand is the most preferred destination by Chinese tourists among ASEAN countries

Thailand remains to be the top destination for Chinese tourists among ASEAN neighbors even well ahead of Asian countries outside ASEAN. According to statistics published by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, 10.5 million Chinese visited Thailand in 2018 way more than the 8.3 million Chinese arrivals in Japan. While Philippines celebrated the rise of… 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 »

20 senators to form super majority in the 18th Congress

In a caucus on Monday, May 20, Senator Ralph Recto told reporters that they are expecting 20 senators in the majority. Senator Migz Zubiri that, “All 20 members of the majority….so far the discussion is to retain Sotto as Senate President, myself as majority leader, Senator Recto as Senate [president] pro-tempore….Status quo, yung mga committees lang… Read more »