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Philippines: Five things to know about the Abu Sayyaf

11-Apr-2016 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Italian hostage Rolando Del Torchio was released on Friday on a southern Philippine island known as a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, an Islamic militant group. Here are five [...]
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Philippine Presidential Polls 2016: With Weeks To Go, Rodrigo Duterte Surges To Slim Lead Over Grace Poe

11-Apr-2016 Intellasia | inquisitr | 6:00 AM

The Philippine presidential polls for 2016 show an increasingly tight race, with Rodrigo Duterte surging to a slim lead over Grace Poe just a month before the vote. As the [...]
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Defense chief lays out new military aid to Philippines

11-Apr-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The US will send about $40 million in military assistance to the Philippines to beef up intelligence sharing, surveillance and naval patrols, Defense Secretary Ash Carter [...]
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Carter: US missile defense ‘going to happen’ in SKorea

11-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Detroitnews | 6:00 AM

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that the proposed placement of a US missile defense system in South Korea is “going to happen” despite Chinese [...]
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Terror group threatens to execute 2 Canadian men kidnapped in Philippines

11-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Torontosun | 6:00 AM

Islamist militants on a remote Philippines island have again threatened to execute a pair of Canadian men if ransom isn’t paid soon. The violent Islamist militant group [...]
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Philippines gets US military aid boost amid South China Sea dispute

Philippines gets US military aid boost amid South China Sea dispute

11-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States has allocated more than $120 million in military aid to the Philippines this year, the biggest in about 15 years, a senior Filipino diplomat said on Friday, [...]
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Philippine militants behead ‘police spy’

Philippine militants behead ‘police spy’

11-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

Militants in the Philippines linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have beheaded a 43-year-old man they claim was a police spy. This comes as the deadline set [...]
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1.37M Filipinos overseas start voting

11-Apr-2016 Intellasia | MB | 6:00 AM

More than a million Filipinos abroad will start trooping to Philippine embassies today to choose national leaders who will steer the country in the next six years as the [...]
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Philippine Soldier Dies in Joint US Military Exercises

11-Apr-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

A parachute jump turned fatal for a Philippine parachutist taking part in a joint military exercise with the United States, the two allies said Friday. The soldier [...]
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IT firm claims Philippines suffered major fingerprint hack

09-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Planetbiometrics | 6:00 AM

A digital protection service provider in the Philippines has warned that fingerprint data may have been hacked during an intrusion on data in the country’s electoral [...]
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Philippines finmin backs tax cut plan if part of wide overhaul

09-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines finance minister said on Thursday he backed the tax-cut plans of candidates in the country’s presidential race, with the caveat that they should be part [...]
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US-Philippines joint drill makes Washington’s intentions in region clear

09-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

The annual Balikatan military exercises between the United States and the Philippines are more than just a parade of weapons and men. They also offer a useful lens with which [...]
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Philippines, US Start Exercise Balikatan 2016

09-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Defense | 6:00 AM

Exercise Balikatan 2016 opened here April 4 in a ceremony attended by government officials and senior US and Philippine military leaders. Balikatan, a Filipino term that [...]
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Fun in Philippines for prince of Monaco

09-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

President Aquino yesterday expressed hope that visiting Monaco Prince Albert II – one of the world’s wealthiest men and an environmental advocate – would [...]
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US putting troops in Philippines due to China concerns

09-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Trunews | 6:00 AM

US officials are growing concerned about Chinese posturing in the South China Sea, so they have decided to deploy troops to five military bases in the Philippines. The [...]
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