Daily Archives: October 9, 2020

United States Co-Sponsors an Event to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Founding of the United Nations and the 20th Anniversary of the UN Trafficking in Persons Protocol

Today, the Missions to the United Nations of the United States, Peru, and Sierra Leone co-sponsored an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations and the 20th anniversary of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children.  The Protocol – a legally binding international instrument

LGU Requests for MB Opinion Increase in S1 2020

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), in its continued commitment to transparency, has released information on the issuances of Monetary Board (MB) opinion to local government units (LGUs) on their proposed domestic borrowings on a semestral basis.   This set of information includes the amount and intended purpose of the proposed loans by various LGUs, as

COVID-19 Socio-economic Response Plan for Viet Nam

COVID-19 IN VIET NAM AND THE NATIONAL RESPONSE COVID-19 in Viet Nam Viet Nam has been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Viet Nam recorded its first COVID-19 cases on January 23, 2020, rapidly activating existing preparedness planning. Epidemic declarations, tightening of border control, applying aviation permits, revocation and visa restrictions were swiftly announced. The


The Police were alerted to a case of voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon at 525 Serangoon Road on 8 October 2020 at 1.30am. A 33-year-old man was attacked by another man with a knife. The 33-year-old man suffered injuries on his left arm and was conveyed to Singapore General Hospital in a conscious condition.


The Police have arrested a 39-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of loanshark harassment. On 6 October 2020 at about 2.00am, the Police were alerted to a case of loanshark harassment at a residential unit along Jurong East Street 24 where a debtor’s note was found affixed to the gate of the

COVID-19 Lockdown Protects Philippine Muslim Enclave Against Rebel Violence

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – A Philippine city hollowed out by civil war is under a COVID-19 lockdown through the end of this month, a move that has inadvertently added security in a region where new rebel violence can flare up anytime, observers say. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte placed Marawi City and surrounding Lanao del Sur province,

Cambodia’s Sentencing of Journalist Over COVID-19 Comment a Threat to Freedoms, Media Groups Say

PHNOM PENH – The conviction of a journalist who reported on comments that Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen made publicly about COVID-19 is a threat to all reporters covering the pandemic, local media groups say. A Phnom Penh court gave Sovann Rithy an 18-month sentence on Monday but ruled that the journalist, who has been