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Employees urge Duterte to fire Dev’t Academy of the Philippines president

13-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The employees claim that Elba Cruz lacks the ‘knowledge, temperament, and behavior’ necessary to lead any government institution Employees of the Development [...]
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Duterte’s promise to sack corrupt commissioners hangs

13-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

There was no word yesterday on whether President Duterte made good on his promise to fire members of an entire commission over corruption. The President announced last Friday [...]
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Philippine bank accuses Bangladesh of heist ‘cover-up’

13-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines bank through which $81 million stolen from Bangladesh’s central bank was channeled in February 2016 has accused Dhaka’s monetary authority of [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte to seek one-year extension of Mindanao martial law

Philippines’ Duterte to seek one-year extension of Mindanao martial law

12-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will ask Congress to extend martial law in the volatile southern island of Mindanao to quell an insurgency, cabinet officials said on [...]
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China Telecom earmarked as the Philippines’ third telecoms player

12-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

State-run China Telecom Corp could become the Philippines’ third telecoms player, officials of the Southeast Asian nation said on Sunday, as the government looks to [...]
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Bangladesh minister says wants to ‘wipe out’ Manila bank for heist role

12-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bangladesh’s finance minister said late on Saturday he wanted to “wipe out” a Philippines bank that was used to channel $81 million stolen from the [...]
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Roque: Don’t give credence to anything De Lima says

12-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

The public should no longer give credence to anything that comes from Senator Leila de Lima, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Sunday, as he downplayed her views [...]
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2 foreigners barred from seeing De Lima

12-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

Two foreign human rights activists were barred from seeing detained Sen. Leila de Lima on Sunday, as the world was observing International Human Rights Day. For the fourth [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte seeks martial law extension for south

Philippines’ Duterte seeks martial law extension for south

12-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress on Monday to extend martial law across the southern third of the country until the end of next year to combat Islamist [...]
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Exclusive: Philippines defied experts’ advice in pursuing dengue immunisation programme

12-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunise one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation’s then health secretary Janette Garin [...]
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Philippines Wins Fitch Upgrade in Boost for Duterte’s Plans

12-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Fitch Ratings raised the Philippines’ sovereign rating by one level, providing an endorsement of President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic plans, which include a tax [...]
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Fitch lifts Philippines’ sovereign ratings, sees no investment risks from drug war

12-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

- Fitch Ratings on Monday upgraded the Philippines’ sovereign credit rating, citing the nation’s strong economic performance and policies and pointing to no [...]
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De Lima attends arraignment on illegal drugs case

11-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn | 6:00 AM

Sen. Leila de Lima reacts as members of the Philippine National Police escort her after her court date at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 206 Friday morning, where [...]
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‘Lahat sila’: Duterte says he will fire an entire commission

11-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he would fire officials and employees of an entire commission who he said were involved in an anomalous activity. “On Monday, I [...]
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Philippines to seek refund of $59 million from Sanofi amid vaccine risk

11-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines will seek the return of 3 billion pesos ($59 million) it paid French drugmaker Sanofi for a dengue vaccine used to immunise hundreds of thousands of children [...]
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