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Japanese defense minister to visit Philippines as early as April in bid to boost security ties

Japanese defense minister to visit Philippines as early as April in bid to boost security ties

07-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Defense minister Gen Nakatani plans to meet with his Philippine counterpart, Voltaire Gazmin, possibly as soon as April to beef up security ties amid China’s increasing [...]
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Philippines faces uphill battle to ban firecrackers despite casualties

07-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

Health officials in the Philippines are pressing for a ban on all firecrackers, as more than 800 people suffered injuries from New Year’s Eve revelries. Such a drastic [...]
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What if the Philippines splits up into smaller island nation states?

06-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bworldonline | 6:00 AM

This piece will attempt to provide an outlook for the Philippines many decades from now, a view different from articles and analyses seeking to explain what happened during [...]
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Philippines Looks to Arm Its New Fighter Jets

Philippines Looks to Arm Its New Fighter Jets

06-Jan-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The Philippine military will look to purchase more than 100 million pesos ($5.77 million) worth of ammunition for two of its new fighter aircraft from South Korea, defense [...]
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Philippines says China raising tensions by conducting flight test over Manila-claimed reef

06-Jan-2016 Intellasia | PNA | 6:00 AM

The Philippines on Monday accused China of raising tensions anew in the West Philippine Sea for conducting a test flight over a Manila-claimed reef, saying it will be [...]
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Philippines reports 760 firework-related injuries after the festive season

06-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Mashable | 6:00 AM

Just as one of its provinces broke multiple Guinness World fireworks records on New Year’s, the Philippines government says the number of fireworks-related injuries [...]
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Japan and Philippines join Vietnam in voicing anger over China ‘test flight’ in disputed islands

Japan and Philippines join Vietnam in voicing anger over China ‘test flight’ in disputed islands

06-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Flight to new airstrip in contested Spratly Islands is a sign of escalating tensions in the South China Sea Japan and the Philippines have joined Vietnam in expressing anger [...]
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Anti-China protesters return from Philippine-held island

Anti-China protesters return from Philippine-held island

05-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Nearly 50 young Filipinos returned Sunday from a remote Philippine-held island in the South China Sea where they had staged a week-long protest against Beijing’s claims [...]
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Philippines to protest China’s test-flight on Spratlys

05-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The Philippines will protest China’s test flight on a newly completed airstrip in an artificial island in the South China Sea. Philippine foreign affairs spokesperson [...]
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Philippines: Watchdog urges ban on hoverboards

05-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Gulf News | 6:00 AM

An environment and safety watchdog is calling for a ban on hoverboards in the Philippines until safety issues concerning its use are resolved. The EcoWaste Coalition, in a [...]
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Philippines population seen to hit 104M

05-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The country’s population is projected to increase to 104 million this year as 1.5 million babies are expected to be born, the Commission on Population (PopCom) said [...]
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Philippines government Bureaucracy Restricts Migrant Workers

05-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Scoop.co.nz | 6:00 AM

It may come as a surprise to many New Zealander’s that Filipinos wishing to migrate to New Zealand on a work visa are required to purchase an “Overseas Employment [...]
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Philippines Follows Vietnam in Opposing China’s Runway Test

Philippines Follows Vietnam in Opposing China’s Runway Test

05-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government said Monday that like Vietnam, it opposes China’s recent test of a newly completed runway on one of seven islands Beijing has constructed in [...]
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Philippine New Year Firecrackers Leave 1 Dead, 380 Injured

Philippine New Year Firecrackers Leave 1 Dead, 380 Injured

04-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

New Year’s firecrackers left at least one man dead and 380 others injured, and caused a fire that gutted 1,000 shanties in the Philippines despite rain and a government [...]
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Erawan focus on Philippines budget hotels to lower risk

04-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Many negative factors in Bangkok in 2015 have driven SET-listed Erawan Group Plc (ERW) to expand its hotel business abroad and increase the number of budget hotels in a bid [...]
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