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Philippines church leaders help kick off petition against pork-barrel spending

28-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Ncronline | 6:00 AM

The nationwide campaign for 10 million signatures to pass a bill that will abolish the pork barrel system kicked off here today with a rally in Luneta Park co-organised with [...]
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UPDATE 1-Philippines rejects bids in 500000 tonne rice tender

28-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ state grain agency, the National Food Authority (NFA), said on Wednesday it had rejected all bids submitted in its tender to buy 500,000 tonnes of rice [...]
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FamilyMart to open franchising by end of 2014 to spur expansion

28-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

Japanese retailing chain FamilyMart, a retail store chain brought to the Philippines by the Ayala and Rustan’s groups, will open up to franchising by the end of this [...]
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Activists, churchmen gather in Philippine protest

Activists, churchmen gather in Philippine protest

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thousands of people including activists and clergy gathered at the Philippine capital’s main park on Monday in a rally to denounce the “pork barrel” system [...]
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Philippines to make fresh push for SMEs during Asean economic ministers’ meet

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Interaksyon | 6:00 AM

With less than two years before the Asean Economic Community (AEC) goes into force, the Philippines will lobby for more measures to ensure small and medium enterprises (SMEs) [...]
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Philippines beef deal offers opportunities for Irish food firms

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Irishtimes | 6:00 AM

Burgeoning Asian appetites for meat provide a major opportunity for countries such as Ireland that have a strong focus on food exports. Incomes are rising strongly around the [...]
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India claws back BPO business from arch rival Philippines

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Zdnet | 6:00 AM

India has watched a large exodus of BPO business to the Philippines thanks to the country’s more employable youth who are equipped with fluent English and perfect [...]
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Philippine Navy ships to get arms upgrades

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

Philippines – It looks like Christmas just came early for two of the Philippine Navy’s two lead frigates. BRP Gregorio del Pilar and BRP Ramon Alcaraz are set to [...]
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Philippines warship arrives in Australia: Scenes when it crossed the equator

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The country’s biggest ship, BRP Ramon Alcaraz, has arrived in Australia to participate in war games that began Monday, August 25, and last until September 12. A photo [...]
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Fundraiser to benefit church construction in Philippines

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Sentinel-standard | 6:00 AM

Members of the Ionia Seventh Day Adventist Church are planning a mission trip to the Philippines, during which they will construct a church in Ligaya. In order to make the [...]
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Philippines-Malaysia air talks cancelled

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Bworld Online | 6:00 AM

AIR TALKS between the Philippines and Malaysia, which were originally set for August 27-28, have been cancelled upon the request of the Malaysian side, a Civil Aeronautics [...]
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Joint ventures: Delegation leaves for Korea, Philippines

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Tribune | 6:00 AM

A trade delegation of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has left for South Korea and Philippines which will meet different chambers and [...]
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Communist rebels raid two Philippine plantations in one day

Communist rebels raid two Philippine plantations in one day

26-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Communist insurgents raided two banana plantations in one day in the southern Philippines in some of their most brazen attacks for months in the face of recent setbacks, [...]
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Philippines to repatriate UN troops in Golan, Liberia

Philippines to repatriate UN troops in Golan, Liberia

26-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines said Saturday it will repatriate over 400 of its troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights and Liberia amid security threats and concerns over [...]
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Philippines hunts new suspects in new ‘sextortion’ ring

26-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine police arrested eight suspects and are hunting more in connection with an Internet extortion racket that has victimised hundreds of people in Hong Kong, Singapore [...]
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