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Islamic militants attack Philippine village: army

Islamic militants attack Philippine village: army

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Islamic militants occupied a primary school and took hostages in a southern Philippine village on Wednesday, a few hours drive from a city where other jihadists were fighting [...]
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Widodo reaffirms Indonesian support vs terror in phone call to Duterte

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Interaksyon | 6:00 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo reaffirmed his country’s commitment to support Philippine efforts to stamp out terrorism and restore peace in Mindanao, Malacanang said [...]
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Philippines: LGBT Students Face Bullying, Abuse

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

Discrimination and Lack of Support Undermine Right to Education Students across the Philippines experience bullying and discrimination in school because of their sexual [...]
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Islamic militants take hostages at Philippine school: army

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Islamic militants occupied a primary school and took hostages in a southern Philippine village on Wednesday, a few hours drive from a city where other jihadists were fighting [...]
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Philippine police use chaos of Duterte’s drug war to extort families in distress

Philippine police use chaos of Duterte’s drug war to extort families in distress

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

When investigators from the Philippine Commission on Human Rights arrived at Police Station No. 1, nothing seemed amiss. They were working a tip about people being plucked [...]
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Militants’ Siege of Philippine Elementary School Ends After 12 Hours

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Islamist militants seized an elementary school in the restive southern Philippines on Wednesday, holding 31 hostages, including students, for about 12 hours before escaping [...]
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The Philippines’ pivot to China counts for little

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

er cent last year, which is no small feat, given that it is unquestionably served by poor and inadequate infrastructure. Manila has always been aware that it does not have [...]
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Philippines bans private use of firecrackers to avoid deaths & injuries

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

Fireworks in the Philippines will now be limited to public displays sanctioned by the authorities, according to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s order. The [...]
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Duterte: Nationwide martial law is presently unnecessary

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte said placing the entire Philippines under martial law was uncalled for at the moment. Duterte’s statement came after he was asked to explain [...]
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‘I can’t go out’: Texting for help from Islamist-occupied Philippines city

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Trapped in a war zone, Carmalia Baunto’s husband, Nixon, had been trying for weeks to stay alive as Islamist guerrillas and Philippine government forces battled for [...]
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EM ASIA FX-Philippine peso nears 3-mth low, most other Asian currencies tepid

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippine peso fell as much as 0.2 percent on THursday to its lowest level in nearly three months, ahead of a central bank meeting later in the day at which policy was [...]
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PNP confirms viral memo of alleged bomb plot in Metro Manila

22-Jun-2017 Intellasia | UNTV | 6:00 AM

National Capital Region Police Office Chief PDir. Oscar Albayalde has confirmed on the programme Get It Straight with Daniel Razon that the PNP memo that has gone viral on [...]
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Philippines says Islamist militants withdraw from school, no casualties

22-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines military said Islamist militants who had holed up in a primary school in the south early on Wednesday with some civilians had retreated after a gunbattle with [...]
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Duterte orders regulated, controlled use of firecrackers

22-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday signed an executive order (EO) regulating the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices. Executive Order No. 28 states that [...]
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Philippines military says hostage drama resolved

22-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Jpost | 6:00 AM

A hostage drama that unfolded at a primary school in the southern Philippines on Wednesday has been resolved, a military spokesman said, and the Islamist militants who had [...]
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