Jon Morales


A New Way for Waste in Phnom Penh?

April 15, 2015


This February, the Cambodian Council of Ministers announced that they would review and possibly revoke the capital city’s contract with solid waste collector CINTRI. CINTRI has held the 49-year monopoly contract since 2003. Like growing cities throughout the developing world, Phnom Penh has struggled for years with dismally inadequate garbage collection.


Water Festival Highlights Phnom Penh’s Mounting Waste Management Problems

November 5, 2014


Every year as the monsoon rains in Cambodia ease and the Mekong River’s flow subsides, the largest lake in Cambodia, the Tonle Sap, begins its annual drain of the Central Cambodian flood plain. The Tonle Sap is a unique lake/river system in the world…


Philippine Economy: Ready for Lift-Off?

September 12, 2012


In the World Economic Forum’s new Global Competitiveness Report just released last week, the Philippines continued its recent trend of rising in the rankings, moving up 10 spots from last year’s position and 20 from two years ago to 65.


Philippines Spearheads ASEAN Effort to Establish Regional RO-RO Sea Transport Network

September 22, 2010


The benefits of a connected and integrated Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are evident to many. In aviation, ASEAN is home to AirAsia, the world’s fastest growing airline in the past decade. To support this growth, ASEAN leaders have agreed to implement an open skies regime by 2015. In the Greater Mekong Sub-region, significant inves… Read more


Philippines’ Power Players Unveil Recommendations for New Administration

April 14, 2010


As the May 10 national election approaches in the Philippines, efforts are underway in many quarters, all competing to shape the agenda of the new administration that will assume office on July 1. Early this week, in a large ballroom filled with the country’s major foreign investors, government officials and media, the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC),… Read more