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Philippines: Death Toll in Anti-drug Crackdown Reaches Nearly 100 This Week

Philippines: Death Toll in Anti-drug Crackdown Reaches Nearly 100 This Week

21-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Benarnews | 7:22 AM

Human rights groups and several lawmakers in the Philippines on Friday condemned this week’s bloody anti-drug crackdown after reports emerged that among nearly 100 [...]
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In a Good Year for Asia Currencies, Philippine Peso Is Unloved

21-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Asian emerging market currencies have been having their best year since before the 2013 taper tantrum, bolstered by pace-setting growth rates and attractive yields. But the [...]
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Furor erupts over killing of teenager as Philippines drugs war escalates

21-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines police came under pressure on Friday to explain the killing of a high-school student after the 17-year-old became one of at least 80 people shot dead this [...]
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New bird flu cases confirmed in 2 Nueva Ecija towns

21-Aug-2017 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol on Friday said the Bureau of Animal Industry confirmed new cases of bird flu in two towns, Jaen and San Isidro, in Nueva Ecija. “The [...]
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Philippines: 5 Muslim rebels killed in clash with extremists

21-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Dailymail | 6:00 AM

Five Muslim rebels from a large group that is helping the Philippine government fight extremism were killed Friday in the latest clash with Islamic State group-linked [...]
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Duterte’s ace against ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ biggest network

21-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

It was close to midnight. On September 22, 1972, soldiers seized and padlocked the broadcast centre of ABS-CBN, a leading TV network in the Philippines, upon the orders of [...]
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Philippine economy surges, defies concerns

19-Aug-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippine economy grew by 6.5 percent in the three months to June, likely one of the fastest in Asia, the government said Thursday, defying concerns over President [...]
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Philippines Courts China, Japan for $135 Billion Power Push

19-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is seeking investment from China and Japan for $135 billion worth of power projects that President Rodrigo Duterte’s government is ready to fast-track. [...]
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Chile, Philippines to restart FTA talks

19-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Manilatimes | 6:00 AM

Chile’s Ambassador to the Philippines Jose Miguel Capdevila is confident that it will just be a matter of time before Manila and Santiago sign a free trade deal (FTA) [...]
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At least 80 dead after escalation in Philippines war on drugs

At least 80 dead after escalation in Philippines war on drugs

19-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Police killed at least 13 people in Manila on the third night of an escalation in President Rodrigo Duterte’s ruthless war on drugs and crime, taking the toll for one [...]
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Philippines reports second outbreak of bird flu

19-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has found a second outbreak of bird flu in another province in the main Luzon island, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol said on Friday, a week after [...]
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‘We can only marry one’: Philippines courts China and Japan for $135 billion investment in energy projects

19-Aug-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

President Duterte has tried to develop closer ties with China since taking power last year as he seeks both new power plants and offshore gas resources The Philippines is [...]
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Philippines condemns Barcelona terror attack

19-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

Malacanang condoles with the families and friends left behind by the victims of the attack which was claimed by ISIS The Philippines on Friday, August 18, joined the [...]
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Uber sorry for Philippines ‘misunderstanding’, but suspension stands

18-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippine transport regulator stood by its one-month suspension of Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday, despite its apology for a “misunderstanding” in [...]
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Philippine Economy Will Continue Strong Growth: Finance minister

18-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said the economy is set to continue growing strongly, with a slump in the currency likely to be temporary. Spending on [...]
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