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Philippines stops sending workers to Kuwait over abuse fears

22-Jan-2018 Intellasia | BBC News | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has suspended sending workers to Kuwait, while it investigates the deaths of several Filipinos there. The ban comes a day after President Rodrigo Duterte [...]
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Kuwait regrets Philippine president’s remarks on workers ban

22-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Khaleejtimes | 6:00 AM

Deputy Foreign minister Khaled Al-Jarallah on Friday regretted remarks made by the Filipino president regarding the Philippine community in Kuwait. Affirming that the two [...]
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DOLE suspends OFW deployment to Kuwait

22-Jan-2018 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

The Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) ordered on Friday the immediate suspension of the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait. In Administrative [...]
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Philippines Halts Sending Workers to Kuwait Over Deaths, Abuse

22-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Usnews | 6:00 AM

The Philippines suspended sending workers to Kuwait on Friday, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte said abuse by employers there had driven several domestic helpers to [...]
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Duterte wants termination of contract with airport service provider MIASCOR

22-Jan-2018 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte wants to terminate the contract with MIASCOR Aviation Services following a case of theft by its personnel. “I would demand that there will be [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte: from War on Drugs to War on Media?

Philippines’ Duterte: from War on Drugs to War on Media?

22-Jan-2018 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Even for a president famed for turning the air blue, it was a colourful way to conduct a press conference. “You are not only throwing toilet paper – you are [...]
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Moody’s sees 6.7pct GDP growth for Philippines in Q4 2017

22-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippine economy likely grew 6.7 percent during the last three months of 2017 on account of strong domestic demand, Moody’s Analytics said. “The [...]
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PNP reshuffles top officials

PNP reshuffles top officials

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has implemented a reshuffle among its 12 high ranking officials. Police director Noli Talino has been assigned as the new Chief of the [...]
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Duterte threatens to ban deployment of workers to Kuwait

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

The Philippine president has threatened to impose a total ban on sending workers to Kuwait because of sexual abuses that have caused some Filipino women to kill themselves. [...]
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Philippines’ 2017 farm output rises 4 pct, buoyed by record rice

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ agricultural output grew 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, bringing full-year expansion to 3.95 percent, supported by a record rice production, the [...]
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PDEA mandatorily requires media to wear body cameras during anti-drug operations

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

As the lead agency in the campaign the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will require media men to also wear body cameras during drug operations. “Not only [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte urges Congress to pass bill for self-rule in Muslim region

Philippines’ Duterte urges Congress to pass bill for self-rule in Muslim region

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday urged Congress to pass a bill granting self-rule to the country’s Muslim minority, warning that its collapse would see [...]
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Duterte ‘plunged’ PH into worst human rights crisis post-Martial Law HRW

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

‘The administration [of President Rodrigo Duterte] has widened its war on drugs to include critics and political foes,’ the New York-based human rights [...]
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Philippine investigators summon boss of news site derided by Duterte

Philippine investigators summon boss of news site derided by Duterte

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Philippine law enforcement agency has summoned the head of Rappler, a news site known for challenging President Rodrigo Duterte, to answer a complaint related to cyber [...]
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What will happen if there is an explosive eruption of Mount Mayon in the Philippines?

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Express | 6:00 AM

THE alert level for Mount Mayon has been raised from level 2 to level 3 which means a “hazardous eruption” is likely “within weeks or even days”. [...]
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