MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The total deployment ban of Filipino workers in Kuwait might be extended to other countries, President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday.

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - Following the previously held ceremony where 5,000 national flags were distributed to students in the Brunei-Muara, Tutong, and Temburong districts, the ceremony had continued its journey to the Belait District with the handing of the small flags to students being held at the Multi-purpose Hall of the Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Religious School (SU PSBSOAS).

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - Syahkampung and Puspa United Academy became the first teams to be declared winners of the ‘Brunei Penalty King’ in the Open and under-17 categories, respectively, in the 1st Series of the Brunei Penalty King.

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - The Ministry of Health through the Health Promotion Centre, in collaboration with the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) students undergoing internship, continue to support the drinking plain water policy by enacting the ‘Lakas Tah Minum Air Kosong 2018’ campaign at religious schools.

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - University Brunei Darussalam (UBD) - through its Academic Affairs Division of the Assistant Vice Chancellor Office - yesterday held its Discovery Year showcase, which continues again today.

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - The Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) through the Faculty of Arabic Language received a delegation from the Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, Indonesia.

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - Fifty four paddlers - among them 24 members from the Brunei Darussalam CARE Association- recently completed a 50-kilometre kayak expedition around Labuan island.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - First as tragedy, then as farce: That axiomatic trajectory all but characterises Malacañang’s response to China’s latest moves, not even in the South China Sea where it has erected a formidable foothold via militarised artificial islands, but in Benham Rise, an undisputedly Philippine-owned ocean area in which China has absolutely no business poking its fingers.

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - The event began with a mass Maghrib prayer led by Zulkifli bin Haji Murat, Superintendent of the Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque, followed by the recitation of Tahlil and Doa Selamat. The ceremony concluded with a mass Isyak prayer.

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - Canada and Brunei Darussalam continue to enjoy tremendous people-to-people ties as well as strong bilateral business relations – most notably in aviation and Halal pharmaceuticals – and are keen to explore additional opportunities of engagement especially in ICT and the ‘blue economy’ (sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth).