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Drug war deaths dragging Philippines into disrepute, HRW warns

10-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign to eradicate illegal drugs in the country is a “travesty of basic human dignity” that is pushing the Philippines to [...]
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40 hostages still inside Marawi, says AFP

40 hostages still inside Marawi, says AFP

09-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

There are 40 hostages still held by ISIS-linked terrorists in the besieged Marawi City, the military said on Friday as security forces target to liberate the city before [...]
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US, Philippines will ramp up bilateral war games in 2018, official says

US, Philippines will ramp up bilateral war games in 2018, official says

09-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

America and the Philippines will return to regular war games starting next year, the chief of the Philippine military announced Thursday while hailing the US as his [...]
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Philippines’ top diplomat defends Duterte’s drug war

Philippines’ top diplomat defends Duterte’s drug war

09-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ top diplomat defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs, saying all those who were killed during police operations were criminal [...]
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Philippines property portal pockets cash from online classifieds specialist

09-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Techinasia | 6:00 AM

Philippines-based online real estate portal Hoppler has received funding from Frontier Digital Group. The investment amount was not disclosed. Southeast Asia has more than [...]
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De Lima asks SC Justice Velasco to inhibit from her case

07-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Detained Sen. Leila De Lima has asked Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr. to not join the high court in ruling on her petition seeking the nullification of her arrest [...]
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Duterte: I just fired 2 Malacanang employees

07-Oct-2017 Intellasia | GMA News | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has fired two employees of Malacanang. But he did not elaborate on this in his speech at the Agrilink, Food Link, Aqualink 2017 at the World Trade [...]
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Philippines: 40 Unclaimed Bodies Buried in Marawi

07-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reliefweb | 6:00 AM

Local officials in the war-torn Philippine city of Marawi buried at least 40 unclaimed bodies on Thursday, after American forensics experts completed gathering DNA samples to [...]
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Duterte tells Army: Oust me if I lie to you about my wealth

07-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

Dismissing accusations that he had unexplained wealth, President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday told members of the Philippine Army to “oust” him if he lied about [...]
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China turns over additional 3000 guns to Philippines for police use

China turns over additional 3000 guns to Philippines for police use

07-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Businessmirror | 6:00 AM

China continues to build its warming relations with the Duterte administration by turning over on Thursday some 3,000 additional Chinese firearms to the Armed Forces of the [...]
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What’s in the New China Military Aid to the Philippines?

07-Oct-2017 Intellasia | thediplomat | 6:00 AM

Both sides have hailed the move as a step forward for their defense ties. On October 5, China delivered a second batch of arms to the Philippines in a handover ceremony [...]
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China gives guns to Philippines to show it’s a friend, not a foe

07-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China gave 3,000 assault rifles to the Philippines on Thursday as a gesture of “friendly and cooperative relations”, the second shipment of rifles to the [...]
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China donates second batch of military equipment to Philippines to fight terrorists

07-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

The Philippine defense department received on Thursday a second batch of military equipment that China donated to help the Philippines fight terrorism. Chinese Ambassador to [...]
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How an Activist minister in Philippines Took On the Mining Barons

07-Oct-2017 Intellasia | E360.yale.edu | 6:00 AM

Gina Lopez is the scion of a wealthy Filipino family that owns the nation’s largest media conglomerate. Yet despite her privileged background, she has followed an [...]
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Philippines hails US as top ally, welcomes war games

07-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Joint exercises to be increased next year, military chief says after meeting US admiral The Philippines’ military chief hailed the United States as his nation’s [...]
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