Anomali picks Singapore’s ViewQwest for distribution in key ASEAN markets

Anomali picks Singapore’s ViewQwest for distribution in key ASEAN markets

Vignesa Moorthy (ViewQwest) Credit: ViewQwest Cyber security vendor Anomali has signed regional telco and managed security service provider (MSSP) ViewQwest as a distributor for the Singapore, Philippines and Malaysia markets. ... Read more »
JCurve bolsters ASEAN presence with Creative Quest purchase

JCurve bolsters ASEAN presence with Creative Quest purchase

L-R: Stephen Canning and Arthur Fernandez (JCurve Solutions) Credit: JCurve Solutions Australian Oracle NetSuite partner JCurve Solutions is further building out its presence in Singapore, the Philippines and the broader... Read more »
JCurve bolsters ASEAN presence with Creative Quest purchase

JCurve bolsters ASEAN presence with Creative Quest purchase

L-R: Stephen Canning and Arthur Fernandez (JCurve Solutions) Credit: JCurve Solutions Australian Oracle NetSuite partner JCurve Solutions is further building out its presence in Singapore, the Philippines and the broader... Read more »
Singapore’s Epsilon marks Philippines play with TIM Corp partnership

Singapore’s Epsilon marks Philippines play with TIM Corp partnership

Warren Aw (Epsilon) Credit: Supplied Singapore-headquartered connectivity and communications service provider Epsilon Telecommunications is making fresh inroads into the Philippines, securing solutions provider Total Information Management Corporation (TIM Corp) as... Read more »
Singapore’s Epsilon marks Philippines play with TIM Corp partnership

Singapore’s Epsilon marks Philippines play with TIM Corp partnership

Warren Aw (Epsilon) Credit: Supplied Singapore-headquartered connectivity and communications service provider Epsilon Telecommunications is making fresh inroads into the Philippines, securing solutions provider Total Information Management Corporation (TIM Corp) as... Read more »
Philippines Smart Communications rolls 5G across 3,000 sites

Philippines Smart Communications rolls 5G across 3,000 sites

The plan is to more than double 5G installations to 7,000 sites by end 2021. Read more »
Philippines’ DITO makes 5G play in Mindanao with Nokia

Philippines’ DITO makes 5G play in Mindanao with Nokia

Credit: Dreamstime Philippine telco Dito Telecommunity Corporation (DITO) has picked Nokia, its 4G LTE radio partner since 2020, to pitch in the tech needed to roll out its 5G network... Read more »
Philippines’ DITO makes 5G play in Mindanao with Nokia

Philippines’ DITO makes 5G play in Mindanao with Nokia

Credit: Dreamstime Philippine telco Dito Telecommunity Corporation (DITO) has picked Nokia, its 4G LTE radio partner since 2020, to pitch in the tech needed to roll out its 5G network... Read more »
UnionBank first bank in Philippines to go fully on the cloud

UnionBank first bank in Philippines to go fully on the cloud

The bank expects to generate savings of over 30% over five years and get a positive return on its investments within 18 months. Read more »
UnionBank first bank in Philippines to go fully the cloud

UnionBank first bank in Philippines to go fully the cloud

The bank expects to generate savings of over 30% over five years and get a positive return on its investments within 18 months. Read more »
Philippines’ UnionBank aims to wrap up AWS migration by 2022

Philippines’ UnionBank aims to wrap up AWS migration by 2022

Conor McNamara (AWS) Credit: AWS Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) plans to complete its IT infrastructure shift from an on-premises environment to Amazon Web Services (AWS) by 2022, with... Read more »
Philippines’ UnionBank aims to wrap up AWS migration by 2022

Philippines’ UnionBank aims to wrap up AWS migration by 2022

Conor McNamara (AWS) Credit: AWS Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) plans to complete its IT infrastructure shift from an on-premises environment to Amazon Web Services (AWS) by 2022, with... Read more »
Officials of Japan, Philippines, Australia talk regional security

Officials of Japan, Philippines, Australia talk regional security

Senior officials of Japan had separate phone talks with the Philippine and Australian sides on May 19 to discuss issues in bilateral ties and regional security. Read more »
Philippines businesses not quite ready to work from home

Philippines businesses not quite ready to work from home

The results from the ASUS-IDC survey are far from encouraging, with only 28% of business owners in Asia Pacific expect employees to continue working remotely post pandemic. Read more »
COVID-19 pandemic continues worrying Southeast Asia

COVID-19 pandemic continues worrying Southeast Asia

The Cambodian Ministry of Health on May 19 announced 393 new COVID-19 infections, including 392 domestic cases, making the national tally to surpass 23,000. Read more »
Nokia rolls out fresh tech for PLDT network upgrade in the Philippines

Nokia rolls out fresh tech for PLDT network upgrade in the Philippines

Credit: PLDT Nokia is rolling out its Digital Operations software, cloud infrastructure software and AirFrame servers as part of its efforts to upgrade the nationwide network of Philippines telco PLDT... Read more »
COVID-19 situation eases in Laos, Cambodia

COVID-19 situation eases in Laos, Cambodia

Laos logged the lowest number of domestic infections since April 20 and Cambodia continued to record a lower number of new cases on May 14. Read more »
Vietnam among top 10 remittance recipients in 2020 with US$17.2 billion

Vietnam among top 10 remittance recipients in 2020 with US$17.2 billion

This was a fourth consecutive year that Vietnam remains in the top 10 in terms of remittance. Read more »
Singapore tightens COVID-19 preventive measures

Singapore tightens COVID-19 preventive measures

Singapore will further tighten its COVID-19 measures from May 16 to June 13 as it sought to control an increase in untraceable infections. Read more »
Philippines becomes Vietnam’s largest rice importer

Philippines becomes Vietnam’s largest rice importer

Vietnam raked in $1.01 billion from exporting 1.9 million tonnes of rice during the opening four months of the year, with the Philippines becoming the country’s largest consumer, according to... Read more »
Southeast Asian nations continue seeing high numbers of COVID-19 infections

Southeast Asian nations continue seeing high numbers of COVID-19 infections

The Health Ministry of Cambodia on May 12 announced 472 new COVID-19 cases – the highest-ever number recorded in a single day since the pandemic broke out in the country... Read more »
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Philippines never in possession of Julian Felipe Reef

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Philippines never in possession of Julian Felipe Reef

Philippines’ Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday said the Philippines was “never in possession” of Julian Felipe Reef. Philippines’ Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. Photo The Rappler According to the spokesperson,... Read more »
Vietnam remains world’s second largest rice exporter in 2021: USDA

Vietnam remains world’s second largest rice exporter in 2021: USDA

There has been a positive shift in Vietnam’s rice export structure towards a focus on fragrant rice products with higher quality and price, stated the country’s food association. Read more »
Southeast Asian nations step up measures against COVID-19

Southeast Asian nations step up measures against COVID-19

The Cambodian government has introduced a “strategic plan for COVID-19 vaccination campaign to build socio-economic resilience in Cambodia by 2021” in a bid to accelerate the vaccination of all people... Read more »
Philippines approves emergency use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

Philippines approves emergency use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

The Philippines' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the emergency use authorisation for American drug maker Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, FDA Director General Enrique Domingo said on May 5. Read more »
China calls for ‘basic etiquette’ after Philippine outburst

China calls for ‘basic etiquette’ after Philippine outburst

China urged the Philippines on May 4 to observe "basic etiquette" and eschew megaphone diplomacy after the southeast Asian nation's foreign minister used an expletive-laced Twitter message to demand that... Read more »
Singapore extends stay-home notice, Malaysia suspends travel bubble

Singapore extends stay-home notice, Malaysia suspends travel bubble

Singapore has decided to lengthen the stay-home notice (SHN) period for travellers from higher-risk countries or regions to 21 days, instead of 14 days, in the context that the COVID-19... Read more »
Southeast Asian nations report large number of new COVID-19 cases

Southeast Asian nations report large number of new COVID-19 cases

Southeast Asian nations continue to report a large number of new COVID-19 cases. Read more »
COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Southeast Asia on April 26

COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Southeast Asia on April 26

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines passed the milestone of 1 million on April 26 as the infections continued to surge in the country. Read more »
Philippines backs ASEAN’s role in addressing Myanmar issue

Philippines backs ASEAN’s role in addressing Myanmar issue

The Philippines on Thursday said it strongly supports a plan by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN) secretary-general and current chair Brunei to visit Myanmar and spearhead a response... Read more »
New COVID-19 infections logged in Laos, Thailand, Philippines

New COVID-19 infections logged in Laos, Thailand, Philippines

Laos, Thailand and the Philippines recorded new cases of COVID-19 on April 22, with the highest number of infections posted in the Philippines, at 8,767. Read more »
Southeast Asian nations go ahead with COVID-19 vaccination

Southeast Asian nations go ahead with COVID-19 vaccination

The Philippines' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed the emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines made by Johnson & Johnson of the US and India's Bharat Biotech, it said on... Read more »
Japan provides Philippines with 1 million USD rescue equipment

Japan provides Philippines with 1 million USD rescue equipment

The Government of Japan has provided the Philippines’ military with its Self-Defence Force’s rescue system, worth about 120 million JPY (over 1 million USD), via Official Development Assistance (ODA). Read more »
Vietnam ready for typhoon Surigae

Vietnam ready for typhoon Surigae

Vietnam ready for typhoon Surigae Read more »
US-China saber-rattling heightens East Sea tensions, risks: experts

US-China saber-rattling heightens East Sea tensions, risks: experts

The East Sea presence of American and Chinese aircraft carriers is part of ‘an established pattern,’ but carries increasing risks of miscalculations and misunderstanding, experts say. Read more »
Philippines extends entry ban on foreigners amid COVID-19 spikes

Philippines extends entry ban on foreigners amid COVID-19 spikes

The Philippines will extend its entry ban on foreigners until April 30, as the number of reported coronavirus cases remains high, the government announced on April 16. Read more »
Vietnam confirms 21 imported cases, including an Indian expert

Vietnam confirms 21 imported cases, including an Indian expert

The Indian expert, 38, boarded EK392 flight from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Vietnam’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on April 13, and was... Read more »
Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally jumps by 21

Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally jumps by 21

A woman at a centralized quarantine center has her body temperature checked. Vietnam has had 21 new imported Covid-19 cases – PHOTO: VNA HCMC – Vietnam’s total number of Covid-19... Read more »
Cambodia imposes two-week lockdown on Phnom Penh

Cambodia imposes two-week lockdown on Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh capital of Cambodia has been placed under a lockdown for the first time since the emergence of COVID-19 cases in the country at the end of last... Read more »
Vietnam calls on Malaysia, Philippines to treat detained fishermen humanely

Vietnam calls on Malaysia, Philippines to treat detained fishermen humanely

Newly-elected Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son requested Malaysia and the Philippines to continue treating detained Vietnamese fishermen in a humane way. Read more »
Vietnam calls on Malaysia, Philipines to treat detained fishermen humanely

Vietnam calls on Malaysia, Philipines to treat detained fishermen humanely

Newly-elected Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son requested Malaysia and the Phillipines to continue treating detained Vietnamese fishermen in a humane way. Read more »
Philippines refutes China’s unilateral territorial claim

Philippines refutes China’s unilateral territorial claim

The Philippines said Tuesday it had summoned the Chinese ambassador to convey its “displeasure over the illegal lingering presence of Chinese vessels” in Whitsun Reef (called as “Bai Ba Dau”... Read more »
Philippines records FDI growth of 41.5 percent in January

Philippines records FDI growth of 41.5 percent in January

Foreign direct investment (FDI) poured into the Philippines in January grew 41.5 percent year on year to 961 million USD, according to the country’s central bank Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas... Read more »
Earthquake kills at least six people in Indonesia

Earthquake kills at least six people in Indonesia

At least six people were reported dead after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit Java island in Indonesia on April 10. Read more »
Philippines govt: “All options are open on South China Sea”

Philippines govt: “All options are open on South China Sea”

On Thursday, Philippines said it would keep "all our options open" as a response to Beijing grows over hundreds of Chinese vessels in the contested South China Sea. Read more »
IMF maintains Vietnam GDP growth forecast at 6.5% in 2021

IMF maintains Vietnam GDP growth forecast at 6.5% in 2021

Vietnam would be the second fastest growing economy in ASEAN. Read more »
Philippines wants to join CPTPP

Philippines wants to join CPTPP

The Philippines has formally expressed its interest to be part of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) with the goal of building new relationships with countries outside... Read more »
Philippines shows interest in joining CPTPP

Philippines shows interest in joining CPTPP

The Philippines has formally expressed interest in joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), with the goal of building new relationships with countries outside its existing bilateral... Read more »
Southeast Asia sees increase in COVID-19 infections

Southeast Asia sees increase in COVID-19 infections

COVID-19 remains complicated in the Southeast Asia as the regional countries continued to witness an increase in the number of infections on April 4. Read more »
Philippine defence chief: China intends to occupy more areas in South China Sea

Philippine defence chief: China intends to occupy more areas in South China Sea

Defence Secretary of the Philippines Delfin Lorenzana on April 4 accused China of planning to occupy more "features" in the South China Sea (called Bien Dong Sea in Vietnam), in... Read more »
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