Philippines GDP falls for first time since 1998 World

Philippines GDP falls for first time since 1998

The Philippines’ GDP shrunk 0.2 percent in the first three months of 2020, recording the first contraction since the fourth quarter of 1998, announced the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on May 7.
High risks of forest fires in many ASEAN countries World

High risks of forest fires in many ASEAN countries

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) of Indonesia has warned about high risks of forest and land fires in many Southeast Asian countries as a result of dry conditions in the region.
PV Power posts positive results in five months Business

PV Power posts positive results in five months

PV Power, an subordinate company of the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), reported positive business results in the first five months of this year despite difficulties the company faced in generating power.
Philippines to import 300,000 tonnes of corn World

Philippines to import 300,000 tonnes of corn

The Philippines is seeking to import 300,000 tonnes of corn to cover a shortfall in the domestic supply caused by the El Nino dry spell and to prepare for the expected dramatic growth of local hog and poultry sectors, said Philippine Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol on May 21.
Climate change adaption project launched in Dak Lak Environment

Climate change adaption project launched in Dak Lak

The National Agriculture Extension Centre and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) launched a communications programmne on disaster prevention, supply of materials and breeding chickens to farmers in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on May 25.
More efforts needed to cope with climate change Environment

More efforts needed to cope with climate change

Vietnam should calculate in advance damage caused by climate change as its effects have become more obvious and devastating in recent years, with changes in temperature and rainfall, sea level rises and extreme weather.