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Philippines’ top court upholds Duterte’s martial law

05-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ top court on Tuesday upheld President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law declaration in the southern third of the country, dismissing petitions to [...]
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Asean mustn’t become ‘theatre of geopolitical rivalry’, Philippines’ top diplomat warns

05-Jul-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ new foreign secretary, Alan Peter Cayetano, says Manila’s relations with the US should not prevent it from forging ties with China The [...]
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Philippines: Marawi hostages forced to loot cash, guns, gold

05-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Philippine military said Monday that militants aligned with the Islamic State group who seized parts of a southern city forced hostages to loot millions in cash, [...]
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Malaysia, Philippines to accept Indonesian corn

05-Jul-2017 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

Agriculture minister Amran Sulaiman has said Malaysia and the Philippines will accept Indonesian corn exports of up to 3 million tonnes. “Delegates from Malaysia and [...]
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‘Suicide Squad’ brave bullets to rescue civilians in embattled Philippine town

05-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Saripada Pacasum Jr. gagged and turned away the first time he came across a decomposing body in Marawi City, where hundreds have died since Islamic State-inspired fighters [...]
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Philippines fighting Islamic State resistance

05-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Skynews | 6:00 AM

The Philippine Army is preparing for the last offensive against Islamic extremists who have been resisting for more than a month in the town of Marawi, in the south of the [...]
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Former Abu Sayyaf fighter warns worse to come in the Philippines

05-Jul-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

A decade after his release from prison, a former henchman of ISIS’ leader in Asia predicts the battle unfolding in the southern Philippines city of Marawi won’t [...]
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20 Philippines firms among Asia’s most powerful

05-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

- SM prime and Universal Robina led 20 of the country’s biggest companies in a list of the most powerful firms in the region. The Nikkei Asian Review recently released [...]
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Philippines needs to prepare for end of global easy money: central bank governor

05-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ new central bank governor, Nestor Espenilla, warned of the potentially “far-reaching” impact of advanced economies’ exits from their [...]
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A Cultural Failure: US Special Operations in the Philippines and the Rise of the Islamic State

05-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Waron The Rocks | 6:00 AM

In mid-May, hundreds of fighters linked to the Maute group seized Marawi, a city of over 200,000 people on the island of Mindanao in the Southern Philippines, while fighting [...]
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Philippine Senate committee to investigate actions of anti-drug police

05-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Senate committee in the Philippines will investigate police actions after a Reuters report detailed how officers have used hospitals to cover up executions in President [...]
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Snipers, bombs, mortarsPhilippine troops battle against Islamists

Snipers, bombs, mortarsPhilippine troops battle against Islamists

04-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

- Sprawled on the boarded-up balcony of a two-storey house, the barrel of his rifle poked into a hole cut in the wood, the Philippine army sniper calls for quiet before [...]
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Paedophile sent more than GBP 260k to the Philippines to have children abused

04-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Getsurrey | 6:00 AM

Nicholas Brown, from Ash Vale, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison A paedophile who spent nearly 10 years paying to watch children as young as five be sexually abused [...]
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Philippines, US hold joint patrol in dangerous waters

Philippines, US hold joint patrol in dangerous waters

04-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US and Philippine warships on Saturday conducted a joint patrol of southern waters known as a hunting ground for local Muslim militants, amid rising concern over Islamic [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte threatens to jail martial law critics

Philippines’ Duterte threatens to jail martial law critics

04-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to jail critics of his use of martial law in the violence-wracked south, days before the Supreme Court is set to rule on [...]
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