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Philippines Plans First Ever Submarine Fleet

04-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Maritime-executive | 6:00 AM

Philippines President Benigno Aquino suggested Wednesday at an open forum in Manila that the nation may soon invest in developing its own submarine fleet, following the lead [...]
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Philippines: Daesh-linked group abducts 4 Malaysians

04-Apr-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

Suspected members of a Daesh-linked group have abducted four Malaysians in the Celebes Sea just one week after kidnapping 10 Indonesians. Western Mindanao Command Major [...]
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China criticises US-Philippine defense deal

02-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Arab News | 6:00 AM

Beijing’s Defense Ministry on Thursday warned the US Navy to “be careful” in the South China Sea and slammed a newly signed defense agreement between [...]
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Protecting the Rule of Law on the South China Sea

02-Apr-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Later this year, The Hague is expected to render its decision in a dispute over China’s land reclamation efforts in the South China Sea. Most observers expect the court [...]
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Philippines Order British Helos for Anti-Sub Capabilities

02-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Defense News | 6:00 AM

Finmeccanica has added a third country to its list of AW159 customers with a deal to equip the Philippines Navy with an anti-submarine version of the helicopter. The UK arm [...]
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Cleaning Up After Cyber Heist a Test for Next Philippine Leader

02-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Whoever succeeds Benigno Aquino as Philippine president will get the job of mopping up after a multi million dollar cyber heist that put the country’s safeguards [...]
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Philippine senator tops opinion polls after court ruling on eligibility

Philippine senator tops opinion polls after court ruling on eligibility

02-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A woman abandoned in a central Philippine church when a baby has topped an opinion poll barely two months ahead of elections to succeed President Benigno Aquino, an [...]
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Poe is front-runner in latest Pulse Asia poll

02-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The results of the latest commissioned survey show that 3 in 10 Filipinos would vote for Senator Grace Poe if elections were held during the polling period Senator Grace Poe [...]
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Philippines recovers $4.6 million stolen from Bangladesh Bank

02-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Business-Standard | 6:00 AM

Philippine authorities recovered $4.6 million, which were robbed from the Bangladeshi central bank and were on the way to being laundered in the country’s casinos, the [...]
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China ‘trying to become the central Asian power’

01-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

China’s continued ratcheting up of its presence in the South China Sea is a bid to reassert itself as the central power in Asia, ambassador-at-large Bilahari Kausikan [...]
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Philippines mulls submarines as China row simmers: Aquino

01-Apr-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines may invest in its first-ever submarine fleet to help protect its territory in the disputed South China Sea, President Benigno Aquino said Wednesday. The [...]
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Aquino rebukes Poe on maritime dispute strategy

01-Apr-2016 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday night chided presidential candidate, Senator Grace Poe, on what seemed to be her choice to have an arms race with China over the [...]
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Casino agent in Philippines says high-rollers brought in heist money

31-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Chinese junket operator in Manila said on Tuesday that two high-rollers from Beijing and Macau were responsible for bringing $81 million stolen by hackers from [...]
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Philippines seen as regional hub in new strategy

31-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is embarking on an ambitious plan to become a regional manufacturing, services and agribusiness hub starting 2022 under the Comprehensive National Industrial [...]
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Japan’s new security law takes effect

31-Mar-2016 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

With rising tensions in the South China Sea, Japan implemented new laws allowing the country to provide military assistance or even fight alongside its allies. In a report, [...]
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