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Duterte Administration Moves to Kill Free Speech in the Philippines

29-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Eff | 6:00 AM

In a country where press freedom is already under grave threat, the revocation of an independent publication’s license to operate and a proposed amendment to the Bill [...]
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The Philippines’ Strategic Relationship With India

29-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

The 61-year old Treaty of Friendship signed in Manila on July 11, 1952 between India and the Philippines was cemented again by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as he [...]
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The Philippines’ Approach to N Korea

29-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

On November 13 last year, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vehemently condemned North Korea’s nuclear tests during a bilateral meeting with Japanese prime minister [...]
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Kuwait response to Duterte’s ‘maid rapes’ claims: ‘We are confused’

27-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Alarabiya | 6:00 AM

Kuwait has stressed that it is still waiting for details on the deaths and rapes reported by Philippine’s President Duterte, according to deputy Foreign minister of [...]
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Philippines seeks tougher charges for Aquino over commandos’ deaths

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

Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino must be held criminally accountable for negligence that led to the deaths of 44 police commandos in 2015, the government’s [...]
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UN Experts Urge Philippines to Preserve Free Media

UN Experts Urge Philippines to Preserve Free Media

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

UN human rights experts called on the Philippines government on Thursday to allow independent news website Rappler to operate, voicing concern at rising rhetoric against [...]
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Philippines rejected EU aid due to sovereignty issues trade chief

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

The 6.1 million euro assistance offered by the European Union was rejected by the Duterte administration because of sovereignty issues, an official said Thursday. Trade [...]
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Duterte Demands Dignity for Filipinos in Threat to Withdraw Workers From Kuwait

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Wednesday he may impose a permanent ban on sending workers to Kuwait and withdraw his countrymen working there if another [...]
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Duterte’s $180 Billion Building Boom May Be Expats’ Ticket Home

26-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to supercharge growth with a $180 billion (P8.9 trillion) infrastructure programme is running into a roadblock: a lot of the [...]
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California pilot who bought children in Philippines for sex sentenced to life in prison

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

A California pilot who was convicted of travelling to the Philippines to have sex with children was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison. A federal grand jury in Sacramento [...]
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Philippines telco signs $300 million digital upgrade deal

26-Jan-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

PLDT, one of the Philippines’ leading telecommunications and digital services providers, and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications have signed a $300 million [...]
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Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines Highlights Asean’s Rights Problem

26-Jan-2018 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The effort to ban online news outlet Rappler is sadly an all too familiar story in the region. The effort in the Philippines to ban online media outlet Rappler has sounded [...]
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Erupting Philippine volcano still swelling with magma below

26-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A volcano that’s been erupting for almost two weeks in the Philippines still appears to be swelling with magma under the surface, scientists said Thursday. More than [...]
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Philippines conducting Benham Rise research without China

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

Filipinos have been conducting research in Benham Rise even without China’s help. On Tuesday, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque defended the approval given by the [...]
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Philippine Volcano Erupts, Causing 56000 To Flee

Philippine Volcano Erupts, Causing 56000 To Flee

25-Jan-2018 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

Mount Mayon, the Philippines’ most active volcano, erupted for eight minutes on Monday afternoon, spewing a 3-mile-tall column of debris and volcanic gas. It exploded [...]
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