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Philippine investigators seek graft charges against Aquino ally, senator

11-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine authorities have moved to file corruption charges against two top politicians, including an ally of President Benigno Aquino, the justice secretary said Saturday, [...]
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Increased risks seen affecting Philippine growth

11-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

New York-based think tank Global Source Partners slashed the country’s economic growth projections amid increasing foreign investor caution, more volatile global [...]
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UN envoy to visit Philippines for International Youth Day

11-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

A United Nations (UN) envoy is scheduled to visit the Philippines for the celebration of the third International Youth Day Forum on August 12. The United Nations Information [...]
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Abu Sayyaf kills 2 soldiers in ambush in Philippines

11-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

An al-Qaeda-linked militant group has killed two soldiers in an ambush in the troubled southern Philippine province of Sulu, according to the military Sunday. Capt. Rowena [...]
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Philippines’ Survey Republic: Popularity and the Making of Presidents

11-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Huffington Post | 6:00 AM

Though the formal campaign season is yet to kick off, the Philippines is already gripped by an election fever. By and large, the overall political atmosphere is beaming with [...]
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World Watch: Michigan companies doing business in the Philippines

11-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Crainsdetroit | 6:00 AM

With a 2014 GDP of $284.9 billion, the Philippines is the 30th largest economy in the world. The country has been in a surplus since 2003, according to the CIA World [...]
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Philippines’ Aeta people ‘beggars’ in their own land

10-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 12:13 PM

Philippine bush man Edward Serrano struck two rocks together and wrapped the faint spark in wood shavings, building a fire in much the same way Stone Age man must have done [...]
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Japan’s New South China Sea Gift to the Philippines?

10-Aug-2015 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 12:13 PM

Japan may give the Philippines planes to use for patrols in the South China Sea, media sources reported August 6. According to Reuters, sources have revealed that Japan may [...]
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PH, Japan accused of collusion by China

10-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Inquirer | 12:13 PM

Japan and the Philippines teamed up at a regional security forum this week to attack China over the disputed South China Sea, China’s foreign ministry said, as details [...]
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Philippines pledges to reform domestic worker regime

10-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Asian Correspondent | 12:13 PM

The secretary of the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) in the Philippines, Rosalinda Baldoz, is meeting with Hong Kong Secretary of Labour and Welfare, Matthew [...]
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Homemade Bomb Kills 2 Soldiers in Southern Philippines

10-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AP | 12:13 PM

A homemade bomb believed to have been set off by Abu Sayyaf militants killed two soldiers on Friday in a restive southern province, the military said. The two soldiers were [...]
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Terminated US Helicopter Deal Spotlights Risks in Philippines

10-Aug-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 12:13 PM

When Robert Rice Jr. clinched a deal to sell secondhand military helicopters to the Philippines, it seemed like a golden opportunity to tap a new and potentially lucrative [...]
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Asean foreign ministers adopt joint communique

08-Aug-2015 Intellasia | The Star | 4:00 AM

Asean foreign ministers have agreed on a concluding statement at the end of their annual meeting here after days of disagreement over the language on the South China Sea [...]
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Japan promises record $2 bn loan to the Philippines

08-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 4:00 AM

Japan has pledged about $2 billion in soft loans to upgrade the Philippines’ crumbling railway system in Tokyo’s biggest ever support for any Filipino project, [...]
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Typhoon Hanna barrels towards Batanes; OCD, ARMM on red alert

08-Aug-2015 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 4:00 AM

Typhoon Hanna (international name: Soudelor) has maintained its strength and continues to move towards Batanes, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical [...]
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