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RevGov? Group says threats imagined

24-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) said Thursday it is hopeful that President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to abandon peace talks was just a means of [...]
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Duterte spokesman rides the MRT

24-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Thursday made good on his promise to ride the busy but ill-maintained Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) system. Roque, widely known to be [...]
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Philippines to extradite priest accused of abuse in US

24-Nov-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government is preparing to extradite to the United States a recently arrested Filipino Catholic priest who faces charges of sexually molesting two boys in [...]
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Philippine anti-drug agency chief vows ‘rule of law’

24-Nov-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

The new chief of the Philippines’ anti-drug agency has promised a fresh approach to the controversial war on drugs, “based on the rule of law”. Aaron Aquino [...]
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Japan-Philippines Defense Ties in the Spotlight with New Vessels

Japan-Philippines Defense Ties in the Spotlight with New Vessels

24-Nov-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Tokyo’s capacity-building assistance is part of a broader trend of continued security cooperation in the Duterte era. Earlier this week, the Philippine Coast Guard [...]
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Preparing for Disaster in the Philippines

24-Nov-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The Philippines needs to have a dedicated department for disaster preparedness and response. Four years have passed since Typhoon Yolanda (Typhoon Haiyan) devastated the [...]
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Meet the Pope’s new envoy to the Philippines

24-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

‘Please help me do my mission,’ says the new papal nuncio, Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, in his first public appearance at the Manila Cathedral Pope [...]
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Duterte Admits ‘Fascism,’ Vows Defeat of Communist ‘Terrorists’ and Crackdown on Left

23-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Telesurtv | 6:00 AM

As the Philippines president cancels peace talks with NPA guerrillas and vows to crack down on legal activists, we speak to BAYAN Secretary-General Renato Reyes, Jr. in this [...]
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Philippine court begins hearing arguments in petition against drugs war

Philippine court begins hearing arguments in petition against drugs war

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

The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing arguments in a petition to declare President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs, denounced by rights groups [...]
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Government cancels talks with Reds on Duterte’s order

23-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government is cancelling all planned meetings with communist rebels in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s order, Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus [...]
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Philippines cuts withholding tax on gold sales

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

The Philippines plans to lower the tax rate imposed on gold sales by small-scale miners in a bid to curb smuggling of the precious metal out of the country, the finance [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte threatens to close mines that support rebels

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday threatened to shut down any mine that supports Maoist rebels waging a protracted guerrilla war to overthrow the government. [...]
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Exclusive: Philippines’ PT&T seeks Chinese help to build telecoms business

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

Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp (PTT.PS) will partner with Chinese companies to challenge the nation’s two dominant telecoms groups, its chair said on [...]
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UN rebukes Philippines president Duterte, Burundi officials for threats

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

The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday condemned attacks and threats made against its investigators by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and by senior [...]
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Philippines brought up arbitral win in talk with China: Cayetano

23-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has brought up its arbitration victory over China on maritime rights in the South China Sea during their bilateral meeting, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan [...]
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