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In the Philippines, infrastructure programme could grant businesses ‘manna from heaven’

18-Sep-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appears committed to improving the country’s infrastructure as part of economic reform plans, and that could bring about huge [...]
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Philippines turns net lender in Q2

18-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines became a net lender as it booked a current account (CA) surplus in the second quarter due mainly to higher net receipts in the trade-in-services as well as [...]
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Philippines airs concern as NoKor fires missile over Japan

18-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has expressed concern over North Korea’s missile launch over Japan the other day that landed in the Pacific Ocean, admitting that the [...]
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Budget airline Scoot eyes more Philippines flights

16-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn | 6:00 AM

Singaporean budget airline Scoot said Thursday said it was looking to add 10 more flights to and from the Philippines over the next 5 years. Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore [...]
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UN rights chief hit over report on Phl

16-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines directed heavy criticism at the United Nations human rights chief for severely mischaracterising the human rights situation in the country in his report to [...]
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Philippines must give foreign investors far more room: planning minister

16-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines should “drastically” cut the number of sectors and activities closed or limited to foreign investors to get more of the investment flows into [...]
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Philippines hits UN rights chief over ‘mischaracterised’ report

16-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ top diplomat has called out United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein over his report on the human rights situation [...]
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Metro Manila subway project gets greenlight

16-Sep-2017 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

The green light to begin construction early next year of a P355 billion (US$7.1 billion) subway running 25 kilometers throughout Metro Manila was given by the National [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte may declare martial law next week: defence chief

Philippines’ Duterte may declare martial law next week: defence chief

16-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may declare nationwide martial law if threatened massive protests by communists and other leftists against his rule turn violent or [...]
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Philippines orders retraining, reassignment of 1,200 police after alleged abuses

16-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippine capital’s police chief ordered that the entire 1,200-member police force in one of Manila’s biggest areas be relieved of duty and retrained on [...]
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Duterte refuses call to open his bank accounts to scrutiny

Duterte refuses call to open his bank accounts to scrutiny

15-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Philippine president refused a demand by his most vocal critic to publicly release details of his bank accounts to disprove allegations that he had large sums of [...]
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Paedophile’s passports seized days before planned Philippines flight

15-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Herald Sun | 6:00 AM

A NOTORIOUS paedophile’s planned trip to the Philippines has been thwarted after federal authorities seized his two passports days before his flights. Dual [...]
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Tough resistance from Maute affiliate raises Islamic State’s profile in Philippines

15-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Washington Times | 6:00 AM

A Southeast Asian faction of the Islamic State is putting up an unexpectedly tough fight in the face of unrelenting military pressure from US-backed counterterrorism forces [...]
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China hands over fresh P65M aid for wounded Marawi troops

15-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

China on Wednesday turned over to the Philippines a P65 million donation for troops wounded in ongoing offensives against Islamic State-linked terrorists in Marawi City, yet [...]
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Philippines, Malaysia keen on joint ventures for palm oil

15-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Business Mirror | 6:00 AM

THE Philippines and Malaysia discussed the possibility of setting up joint ventures for palm-oil plantations during the Asean Economic ministers Meeting (AEM), according to [...]
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