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AFP verifying 1200 IS agents in Philippines

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

The disclosure of Indonesian Defense minister Ryamisard Ryacudu that there are about 1,200 foreign Islamic State (IS) members operating in the Philippines caught the military [...]
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AFP: Almost 1,500 civilians rescued, at least 500 still trapped in Marawi City

AFP: Almost 1,500 civilians rescued, at least 500 still trapped in Marawi City

07-Jun-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

At least 500 civilians are still trapped in ground zero of the Marawi crisis, the military said on Monday. “If we rely on the [local government unit's] count, there are [...]
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Fresh battle ends bid to free civilians in war-torn Philippine city

Fresh battle ends bid to free civilians in war-torn Philippine city

06-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Efforts to rescue up to 2,000 civilians trapped by fighting between troops and Islamist militants in a southern Philippine city failed Sunday when a proposed truce ended in a [...]
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Philippines condemns London attacks

06-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Sunday said the Philippines strongly condemns the attacks in London. In a statement, the DFA said the Philippines considered the attacks [...]
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Duterte inspects Japanese warship docked in Subic

06-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday went to Subic, Zambales to inspect Japan’s largest naval ship and a guided missile destroyer, which are in the country for a [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte First Head of State to Visit Japan’s Largest Warship

06-Jun-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The Philippine president purportedly expressed his willingness to deepen defense cooperation with Japan while onboard. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte became the first [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte faces martial law legal challenge

Philippines’ Duterte faces martial law legal challenge

06-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine opposition lawmakers on Monday asked the Supreme Court to reject President Rodrigo Duterte’s imposition of martial law in the south of the country, branding [...]
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Filipinos Flee Duterte’s Violent Drug Crackdown

06-Jun-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Every morning before dawn, Rosario Perez checks to make sure her sons are still alive. The three brothers, all in their 20s, sleep at the houses of friends and relatives, [...]
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Scores flee Islamist gunmen in war-torn Philippine city

06-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Scores of people ran to freedom through a terrifying gauntlet of military air strikes and Islamist gunmen Saturday, nearly two weeks after being trapped in a deadly battle [...]
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Residents trapped as gunfire mars truce in Philippines city

Residents trapped as gunfire mars truce in Philippines city

06-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thousands of civilians hoping to flee fighting in the besieged Philippines city of Marawi remained trapped on Sunday after a four-hour truce to evacuate residents was [...]
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Philippine casino attacker a gambling addict, not terrorist: police

06-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An armed man who killed 37 people when he set fire to a casino in the Philippine capital was a father-of-three from Manila motivated by heavy gambling debts and not [...]
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Philippine casino gunman identified, not a terrorist: police

06-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A man who set fire to a casino in the Philippine capital killing 37 people was a father-of-three from Manila motivated by heavy gambling debts, not terrorism, police said [...]
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Ceasefire hopes for civilians in war-torn Philippine city

06-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine authorities said Sunday they were trying to negotiate a ceasefire in a war-torn southern city to rescue up to 2,000 civilians trapped in areas held by Islamist [...]
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Philippine authorities search for clues on casino gunman’s identity

06-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine authorities said Saturday they still did not know the identity of the gunman who killed 37 people when he torched a casino, but insisted he was not an Islamic [...]
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Philippine Police Say Casino Attacker Was Indebted Gambler

06-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The lone suspect behind a deadly attack on a casino and shopping complex in Manila was a heavily indebted Filipino gambling addict, police said Sunday, bolstering their claim [...]
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