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Philippine press caught out by last-minute execution reprieve for Mary Jane Veloso

01-May-2015 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Several Philippine newspapers were caught out Wednesday by the last-minute execution reprieve for Mary Jane Veloso, running front-page headlines bidding her farewell and [...]
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China is turning the tables on Vietnam and the Philippines in the South China Sea dispute

01-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

After facing weeks of criticism about its reclamation work on disputed islands in the South China Sea, China on Wednesday turned the tables on Vietnam, the Philippines and [...]
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Maybank Ageas plans expansion to Indonesia, Philippines

01-May-2015 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Maybank Ageas Holdings Bhd will expand to Indonesia and the Philippines as early as 2016 via acquisitions. Chief Executive Officer Kamaludin Ahmad said the group is looking [...]
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Lawyers to clarify ‘extension’ or ‘lifting’ of Veloso’s death order

01-May-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

A start of a new beginning. A new battle. This was how Edre Olalia, of the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) decribed the legal tack to be taken after a stay in [...]
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Mother of Filipina spared Indonesia execution hails ‘miracle’: radio

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The mother of a Filipina drug convict reprieved at the 11th hour after facing execution in Indonesia told Philippine radio Wednesday: “Miracles do come true”. [...]
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Philippine woman drug convict’s execution delayed

Philippine woman drug convict’s execution delayed

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Indonesia brushed aside last-minute appeals and executed eight people convicted of drug smuggling on Wednesday, although a Philippine woman was granted a stay of execution. [...]
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Mary Jane Veloso: Job search ends in death row

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso, a 30-year-old mother of two, has been in the news for her impending execution by firing squad on April 28 for smuggling 2.6 kilograms of heroin into [...]
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What’s Next for US-Philippine Military Ties?

What’s Next for US-Philippine Military Ties?

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

As I reported previously, the United States and the Philippines are now carrying out this year’s iteration of the Balikatan exercises, which have been expanded [...]
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Philippines’ February imports at 13-month high

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Electronics imports up 42.4 percent yr/yr to $1.85 billion * February trade deficit at $813 million vs yr-ago gap of $131 million * Jan-February trade deficit $1.68 billion [...]
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EconomyPhilippines’ February imports surpass expectations

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ trade deficit was bigger than expected in February after the level of imports came roaring back following a slow start to the year. Total imports to [...]
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PHILIPPINES PRESS-Philippines, ADB firm up $600 million in loans – Philippine Daily Inquirer

29-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government and Manila-based multilateral lender Asian Development Bank are firming up two fresh programme loans totalling $600 million intended to support [...]
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AFP: No ISIS militants in the Philippines

29-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Gmanetwork | 6:00 AM

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. on Monday maintained that no Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants operate from the [...]
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Philippines leader to appeal for Filipina’s life at Malaysia summit

28-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Thejakartapost | 6:00 AM

The Philippine president said Sunday he would appeal for mercy for a Filipina who is due to be executed in Indonesia in two days time. President Benigno Aquino said he would [...]
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Pacquiao a national symbol of hope in Philippines

28-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao is idolised by tens of millions in the poverty-afflicted Philippines both for his punching power and as a national icon of hope after [...]
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Philippines calls on Asean to urge China to halt land reclamation

Philippines calls on Asean to urge China to halt land reclamation

28-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines called on its Southeast Asian neighbours to unite in urging China to halt reclamation of land in the South China Sea, but the call failed to raise widespread [...]
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