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Japanese billionaire wants Philippines to be ‘the next Hawaii’

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Update.ph | 6:00 AM

Japanese businessperson Kazuo Okada wants to make the Philippines “the next Hawaii”. “I would like to make the Philippines the next Hawaii, given that there [...]
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10 die, 20 wounded in south Philippines blasts

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ social welfare department confirmed Thursday that 33 people were injured in a bombing during festivities in a central town, clarifying that there were [...]
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7 killed in suspected drug-related feud in Philippines

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Philippine police say gunmen have shot dead seven people including three teens and a pregnant woman in what they suspect is a feud involving illegal drugs. Chief [...]
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Philippines president claims he dropped kidnapper from helicopter

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

The foul-mouthed president of the Philippines, who earlier this month admitted to personally shooting and killing three men and using a powerful painkiller in excess of a [...]
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Blood and benefits: Duterte imposes his formula on the Philippines

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Grandforksherald | 6:00 AM

“Forget the laws on human rights,” he declared in May at his final presidential campaign rally in Manila. “If I make it to the presidential palace, I will [...]
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US Embassy denies plot by Goldberg to unseat President Duterte

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Update.ph | 6:00 AM

The United States Embassy in Manila on Wednesday denied an alleged plot by former Ambassador Philip Goldberg to help unseat Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. The US [...]
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Duterte: 92 appointees fired because of irregularities

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte announced firing 92 of his appointees due to irregularities. Speaking before Davao City officials on Tuesday evening, Duterte said most of the fired [...]
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Manila residents speak out about Duterte’s war on drugs

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte completes six months in charge on Friday, with the rising death toll from his war on drugs showing no sign of easing. More than 6,000 [...]
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Typhoon Nina aftermath: 1 confirmed dead, 4 missing

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

There is one confirmed death in the aftermath of typhoon Nina (international name: Nock-ten) in Quezon province, said National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council [...]
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Japan PM Abe to visit Manila, Davao

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will visit the Philippines on January 12 and 13, the first head of state to visit the country under the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte, [...]
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Explosion at boxing match kills at least 23 in the Philippines

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Philippine army spokeswoman says an explosion has wounded at least 23 people who were watching a boxing competition held as part of celebrations of an annual religious [...]
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43 injured in twin bombings in Philippines

43 injured in twin bombings in Philippines

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Mindanaoexaminer | 2:34 PM

Two separate bomb attacks injured at least 43 civilians in the Philippines despite a tight security being implemented by the police and military in the country. The twin [...]
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Philippine drug war nets 1 million people

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AAP | 6:00 AM

The Philippine National Police say a total of 1.049 million people have surrendered, been arrested or killed in President Rodrigo Duterte’s fight against illegal drugs. [...]
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Duterte’s warning to corrupt Filipinos: ‘I threw a kidnapper out a helicopter before’

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Asian Correspondent | 6:00 AM

IN yet another public confession of a summary execution, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday claimed he had once thrown a suspected kidnapper out of a helicopter [...]
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DOH: Zika cases in PH now at 52

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

This is a big jump from the 33 Zika cases announced by the Department of Health more than a month ago The number of Zika cases in the Philippines has reached 52, said [...]
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