30th SEA Games: Asean’s elite athletes abandoned at Manila airport (video)

#SEAGames2019 football coaches raise problems on food, accommodation and practice schedules. @angelmovido reports. #ANCRecap pic.twitter.com/0YAzVHpeQD — ABS-CBN News Channel (@ANCALERTS) November 24, 2019 The 2019 SEA Games are getting off to a less than stellar start with incomplete venues, arrangements for volunteers in disarray, and three national Asean football teams left stranded on arrival at […]

Malaysia’s Subang airport tapped as next Asean air hub

Malaysia’s Subang airport tapped as next Asean air hub

Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SAAS) at Subang, Malaysia, is the best choice to become the next business aviation hub in the Asean region, according to a recent survey by the global research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. The survey found that Malaysia’s economic progress and the growing number of wealthy travellers were providing […]

Philippines Airlines Flying High In 2016

Philippines Airlines Flying High In 2016

Financially crippled during the 1997 Asean Economic Crisis, also known as the Tom Yum Goong crisis, Philippines airlines are at last flying high, while those in other Asean countries are still battling strong head winds. Recent reports show the country’s full service and budget carriers announcing impressive growth figures, with the two largest – Philippines Airlines (Pal) and […]

No Honeymoon For 2016 Philippine General Election Winner

No Honeymoon For 2016 Philippine General Election Winner

The winner of the upcoming 2016 Philippine general election looks set to inherit an underwhelming legacy of lackluster GDP growth and a shortage of infrastructure. Once again in 2015 government under-spending on projects, lower exports, outflow of portfolio investments and stagnant agricultural production has curbed growth. It was not all bad news though. The services […]

‘Presidential Curse’ Could Tarnish Aquino’s legacy

‘Presidential Curse’ Could Tarnish Aquino’s legacy

President Benigno Aquino III completes his six-year term much less popular than when he began it. His approval rating has dropped from a high of 79 per cent at the beginning of his term to 54 per cent as of September 2015. So what explains his falling popularity? Under Mr Aquino the Philippines has maintained […]