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World Bank lowers Philippine growth forecast

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Miami Herald | 6:00 AM

The World Bank lowered its Philippine growth forecasts Thursday to 6.4 percent this year and 6.7 percent next year but says the country remains one of East Asia’s [...]
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TSYS Signs Agreement with the Philippines’ Metrobank Card Corporation

08-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Business Wire | 6:00 AM

TSYS (NYSE: TSS) announced today that it has signed an agreement to license its PRIME payment transaction processing platform to Metrobank Card Corporation (MCC) in the [...]
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Philippines sending ship for workers trapped in Libya

Philippines sending ship for workers trapped in Libya

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

The Philippines said Tuesday it would send a ship to pick up at least 700 of its nationals trapped in strife-torn Libya as it presses on with efforts to rescue thousands of [...]
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Image of Asia: Fetching water in a flood zone

07-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

In this photo by Bullit Marquez, girls in a flooded area of Bataan province in the northwestern Philippines fetch water from a communal faucet shared by neighbours who have [...]
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Strained infrastructure in Philippines erodes growth prospects

07-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Mvariety | 6:00 AM

Chris Ibasan travels only about five miles to work each day in one of Manila’s business districts, but it is often a grueling two-hour commute that gets him into the [...]
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Arrested Filipino militant: Terror suspect alive

Arrested Filipino militant: Terror suspect alive

07-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A captured Abu Sayyaf commander told investigators that a top Southeast Asian terror suspect, who the military reported was killed in a US-backed airstrike two years ago, is [...]
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Philippines: ‘Triple action plan’ can help China

Philippines: ‘Triple action plan’ can help China

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

Saying its proposal can also help China, the Philippines asserted its new triple action plan (TAP), which includes a moratorium on aggressive activities in the disputed South [...]
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Image of Asia: Overseas Filipinos happy to be home

06-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

In this photo by Bullit Marquez, two Filipinos who worked in Libya show cellphone photos they took in war-torn Benghazi before being repatriated home Monday. Nearly 1,000 of [...]
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Strained Infrastructure in Philippines Erodes the Nation’s Growth Prospects

06-Aug-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Chris Ibasan travels only about five miles to work each day in one of Manila’s business districts, but it is often a grueling two-hour commute that gets him into the [...]
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Hawaii’s Teddy’s Bigger Burgers to open first Philippines location next month

06-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Bizjournals | 6:00 AM

Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, one of Hawaii’s best-known locally-owned restaurant chains, will open its first restaurant in the Philippines in the metropolitan Manila [...]
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Philippines Seeks Pause in S. China Sea Development Activities

06-Aug-2014 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

This week the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) is expected to again try to make headway in resolving ongoing territorial disputes in the South China Sea. During [...]
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Philippines sentences 12 Chinese fishermen to jail

Philippines sentences 12 Chinese fishermen to jail

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

A Philippine court on Tuesday found 12 Chinese fishermen guilty of illegal fishing in Philippine waters, sending them to jail for six to 12 years, the first convictions since [...]
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Philippines stops sending workers to Ebola-hit nations

06-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has stopped sending Filipino workers to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, where the deadly Ebola virus is quickly spreading. In a news briefing on Tuesday, [...]
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Monsoon rains flood farms in northern Philippines

Monsoon rains flood farms in northern Philippines

06-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A strong typhoon that has worsened seasonal monsoon rains in the Philippines will linger offshore until Thursday, raising fears of more flooding. Forecasters said, however, [...]
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China says can build what it wants on South China Sea isles

China says can build what it wants on South China Sea isles

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

China can build whatever it wants on its islands in the South China Sea, a senior Chinese official said on Monday, rejecting proposals ahead of a key regional meeting to [...]
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