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Self-confessed killer, ‘the punisher,’ shakes up Philippine race

07-May-2016 Intellasia | Chicago Tribune | 6:00 AM

In a year of global anti-establishment politics, Philippine voters appear ready for a renegade president: Self-confessed killer Rodrigo Duterte, a 71 year-old Viagra-chomping [...]
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Philippine fishermen favour strong president to end China’s blockade

07-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A 30-foot trawler named “Marvin” lies beached on a grass bank overlooking the South China Sea, idle since China’s coastguard began driving away Philippine [...]
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Jail no barrier to political career in Philippines

07-May-2016 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

Walking off stage after a rock star-like performance and rapturous crowd reaction, Sajid Ampatuan oozes confidence that he will be elected mayor of a southern Philippine town [...]
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Philippines: Candidates’ peace stance under microscope

07-May-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

Days before presidential elections, outgoing govt’s peace adviser warns advocates of peace in Muslim south to choose wisely With four days to go until the [...]
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Duterte’s shocking, shrewd shot at the Philippine presidency

Duterte’s shocking, shrewd shot at the Philippine presidency

07-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Rodrigo Duterte launched his profanity-laced campaign to become president of the mainly Catholic Philippines with a tirade against the pope that included branding the revered [...]
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Filthy rich: How money buys power in the Philippines

07-May-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Straight off the plane in Manila, we headed right to the International Press centre to get officially accredited to cover the Philippine elections. While waiting for our [...]
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China says door for dialogue with Philippines always open

07-May-2016 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

China said on Thursday the door for dialogue with the Philippines on the South China Sea is always open, refuting the country’s argument that bilateral dialogue has [...]
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Indonesia and neighbours agree to patrol waters after kidnappings

07-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines are to launch a joint patrol in their waters after a recent surge of kidnappings by a radical Islamic group, according to an agreement [...]
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Philippine Peso Heads for Third Weekly Drop Before Vote: Chart

07-May-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Philippine peso keeps on sliding as the May 9 presidential elections get closer. The currency has been falling for three weeks as the mayor of Davao City, Rodrigo [...]
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Duterte’s No Philippine Economic Expert and That’s Unnerving Investors

07-May-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Rodrigo Duterte, front runner in next week’s presidential election, has been candid when it comes to describing his crime-fighting and womanising skills. It’s his [...]
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The Philippines to Hold Presidential Elections May 9

The Philippines to Hold Presidential Elections May 9

07-May-2016 Intellasia | Telesurtv | 6:00 AM

Presidential candidate Duterte gained popularity by attacking the Aquino government for its corruption and increase in unemployment and poverty. Of the four major [...]
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Corruption complaint filed against Philippine candidate

07-May-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Philippine senator filed a corruption complaint on Thursday alleging that the front-runner in the country’s presidential race, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, hired [...]
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Philippines to elect ‘Donald Trump of the East’

07-May-2016 Intellasia | Irishexaminer | 6:00 AM

It looks almost inevitable now that the Philippines’ next president will be a man who has said he would kill his own children if they took drugs and has vowed to [...]
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Where the Philippines’ ‘straight path’ leads

07-May-2016 Intellasia | Devex | 6:00 AM

In 2009, Philippine Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II made what he called the toughest decision of his life. On the heels of Philippine democracy icon and former [...]
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Duterte Harry, power, corruption and more: On the ground in Manila

07-May-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

One thing I’ll be trying to get a better sense of this trip here is, whether or not Islamic State (IS) has really managed to plant its black flag in the Philippines. [...]
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