December 2, 2021, 8:42 am
Indonesia's COVID-19 booster jabs to be given early 2022 | The MiNT

Indonesia’s COVID-19 booster jabs to be given early 2022

Earlier, the World Health Organization has called for halting the use of coronavirus booster shots until the end of September.
Singapore 80% fully vaccinated, collective effort cited | The MiNT

Singapore 80% fully vaccinated, collective effort cited

"It is the result of the collective effort of many people working behind the scenes, and the people of Singapore coming forward..."
Brunei asks for Pinoy health workers amid cap | The MiNT

Brunei asks for Pinoy health workers amid cap

Swab test results and roundtrip transfers must be submitted before their workers are issued temporary visas on arrival.
Lawsuit to be filed against WeChat for its ‘youth mode’ | The MiNT

Lawsuit to be filed against WeChat for its ‘youth mode’

WeChat's "youth mode", when turned on, limits young users' access to some games and functions, such as payments or finding nearby friends.
Indonesia set on continuing 'Jurassic Park' construction | The MiNT

Indonesia set on continuing ‘Jurassic Park’ construction

Indonesia is home to some 3,100 Komodo dragons that have a yellow forked tongue and grow up to 3 meters (10 feet) long.
Demands on Thai's PM resignation intensifies | The MiNT

Demands on Thai’s PM resignation intensifies

"The government failed to provide vaccines on time and many of us haven't had any vaccine yet," says one of the protesters.
Ardern calls APEC emergency meet on pandemic response | The MiNT

Ardern calls APEC emergency meet on pandemic response

"It’s a unique opportunity to get APEC leaders to discuss how we get our region through the health crisis and accelerate economic recovery."
AirAsia, Gojek to take on SE Asia multi-platform market | The MiNT

AirAsia, Gojek to take on SE Asia multi-platform market

Gojek CEO Keving Aluwi says they will invest in Singapore and Vietnam markets and believes the company can find “a path to market leadership.”
Australians on high alert to curb spread of Delta variant | The MiNT

Australians on high alert to curb spread of Delta variant

On the latest count, only 4% of Australia’s adult population of 20 million are fully vaccinated while about 25% had their first dose.
PH-Japan signs space cooperation pact | The MiNT

PH-Japan signs space cooperation pact

MANILA — A space cooperation agreement has been signed between the Philippines and Japan as Manila eyes more opportunities for Filipinos to...
China's coast guard law concerns ADMM | The MiNT

China’s coast guard law concerns ADMM

Attending defense ministers were in agreement that the coast guard law contradicts international law by empowering the Chinese Coast...
Wells Fargo closes down its representative office in Manila | The MiNT

Wells Fargo closes down its representative office in Manila

Wells Fargo has been in the Philippines as far back as 1901, as part of its Asian operations footprint. An operations function was...
China hosts ASEAN ministers to discuss challenges in the region | The MiNT

China hosts ASEAN ministers to discuss challenges in the region

The Philippines has repeatedly complained over the presence of Chinese boats moored at a reef it claims and Malaysia last week protested...
ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers Meet discuss challenges | The MiNT

ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers Meet discuss challenges

Besides the time to “reflect on successes” the meeting is also an occasion to discuss ways to move forward on challenges with China and ASEAN.
Genuine reconciliation in Myanmar, a work in progress | The MiNT

Genuine reconciliation in Myanmar, a work in progress

"ASEAN stands ready to help, to be supportive, to facilitate mediation if possible, but we will have to wait; It’s disappointing ..."
APEC region concedes to drive speedy market recovery | The MiNT

APEC region concedes to drive speedy market recovery

The necessity for a waiver is included in the statement to temporarily suspend the intellectual property protections on the vaccines.
ASEAN proposes special envoy, submits choices | The MiNT

ASEAN proposes special envoy, submits choices

The proposal for a special envoy would serve as a mediator in future dialogues between the junta and pro-democracy forces but it failed to...
Japan manga contest open to Filipinos, closes 08 July | The MiNT

Japan manga contest open to Filipinos, closes 08 July

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs opens submission for the 115th Japan International Manga Awards. The Japanese Embassy in Manila invites...
Multilateral approach will help protect our interests—Robredo | The MiNT

Multilateral approach will help protect our interests—Robredo

The Philippines’ 2016 arbitral victory over China’s sweeping claims in the South China Sea would encourage other nations to hold ....
Recovery via active participation in digital economy—Duterte | The MiNT

Recovery via active participation in digital economy—Duterte

"If Asia is to serve as an engine of global recovery, we all have to act responsibly within a system of norms, commitments and obligations...

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