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US, Philippines start naval drills near China-claimed waters

US, Philippines start naval drills near China-claimed waters

28-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United States and the Philippines kicked off joint naval exercises Thursday in the South China Sea near waters claimed by Beijing, amid tense territorial rows between [...]
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US scales down anti-terror taskforce in Philippines

US scales down anti-terror taskforce in Philippines

28-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United States is scaling down a taskforce that has been training Philippine troops to hunt down local Al-Qaeda extremists, Manila’s defence chief said Thursday. The [...]
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APNewsBreak: US ends Philippines anti-terror force

APNewsBreak: US ends Philippines anti-terror force

28-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

After more than a decade of helping fight Islamic militants, the United States is disbanding an anti-terror contingent of hundreds of elite American troops in the southern [...]
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Abandoned children fear as US troops eye Philippines

28-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

When the last US ship pulled out of the Philippines’ Subic naval base more than two decades ago, a desperate young woman’s hopes of finding her father sailed away [...]
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Thailand to attract more GCC visitors

28-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Gulf News | 6:00 AM

Thailand is ramping up its efforts to attract tourists from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries following the recent lifting of a night-time curfew, which was [...]
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Philippines hit by quake of magnitude 5.6 – USGS

27-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 struck off the coast of the Philippine island of Luzon on Wednesday, around 400 km (250 miles) from Manila, the capital, the US Geological [...]
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Manila Gives Thumbs-Up to Japan’s Defense Reforms

27-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

In a Tokyo meeting with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, Philippine President Benigno Aquino expressed his support for Abe’s attempt to circumvent a constitutional [...]
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Philippines seeks 4-nation meeting in sea disputes

Philippines seeks 4-nation meeting in sea disputes

27-Jun-2014 Intellasia | CBN News | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has revived its plan to call a meeting among four Asean claimants – itself, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei – to disputed islands in the South China [...]
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The Black Presence in The Philippines?

27-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Atlanta Black Star | 6:00 AM

Although the great majority of the people of the Philippines today are Tagalog, the country is not racially monolithic. In spite of their small numbers today the original [...]
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Philippines, Vietnam to Deepen Military Cooperation

27-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Vietnam and the Philippines have agreed to deepen military cooperation at a time when both Southeast Asian countries find themselves embroiled in disputes with China in the [...]
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The US State Department Slavery Report: Did the Philippines Get the Right Grade?

27-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

The United States political regime is a fusion of liberalism and imperialism, and its State Department exhibits this contradiction. While most of its functions are [...]
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Fellow Marcia Czarina Corazon Medina-Guce on Reform in the Philippines

27-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Asia Foundation | 6:00 AM

In Asia editor Alma Freeman recently interviewed Philippine local governance leader Marcia Czarina Corazon Medina-Guce on President Aquino’s ambitious reform agenda and [...]
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Philippine leader, Muslim rebel chief hold surprise talks

Philippine leader, Muslim rebel chief hold surprise talks

27-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Benigno Aquino held a surprise meeting in Japan with the country’s top Muslim rebel to address growing concerns over delays in implementing a peace [...]
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Celebrity senator gets not guilty plea in Manila

Celebrity senator gets not guilty plea in Manila

27-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

One of three Philippine senators accused of plunder refused to enter a plea Thursday during arraignment by the anti-graft court in the biggest corruption trial in the country [...]
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APNewsBreak: US Ends Philippines Anti-Terror Force

27-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

After more than a decade of helping fight al-Qaida-linked militants, the United States is disbanding an anti-terror contingent of hundreds of elite American troops in the [...]
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