Category Archives: Human Rights

Personal Remittances Reach US$15.8 Billion in the First Semester of 2018

Personal remittances from Overseas Filipinos (OFs) totaled US$15.8 billion during the first half of 2018, posting a 2.8 percent year-on-year growth, BSP Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. announced today.1 Personal remittances from land-based workers with work contracts of one year… Read More

MFA Press Statement: Condolence Letters from Singapore Leaders on the Collapse of a Motorway Bridge in Genoa, Italy, 14 August 2018

President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella and President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic (Prime Minister) Giuseppe Conte respectively to offer their condolences over… Read More

FSCC Pursues Initiatives to Sustain Macro-Financial Strength

The Financial Stability Coordination Council (FSCC) held its quarterly meeting on August 14 to assess potential risks to the stability of the local financial system.The FSCC recognizes the increased volatility in macro-financial markets where interest rates have generally become more… Read More

Duterte: China Should Temper Its Behavior in Disputed Waters

MANILA, PHILIPPINES The Philippine president said Tuesday that China’s claim to airspace above newly built islands and surrounding waters in the disputed South China Sea is wrong and Beijing should not tell others to leave those areas to avoid possible… Read More

Malaysia PM on China, Rohingya, Singapore, Graft and Sea Row

PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad commented on lopsided China-backed projects, treatment of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, the South China Sea furor, a water treaty with Singapore and the country’s financial mess in an interview Monday with The Associated Press.Here… Read More

Man Arrested For Armed Robbery

The Police have arrested a 61-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of armed robbery along Lorong 6 Toa Payoh.On 12 August 2018 at about 3am, the Police received a report that a 27-year-old woman had been robbed… Read More

Man Arrested For Armed Robbery

The Police have arrested a 61-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of armed robbery along Lorong 6 Toa Payoh.On 12 August 2018 at about 3am, the Police received a report that a 27-year-old woman had been robbed… Read More