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‘Ignore the missiles’: Duterte says China’s South China Sea militarisation is no problem

22-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Qz | 6:00 AM

Generally speaking, a sovereign nation dislikes it when a foreign power establishes new military bases within striking range of its capital. But when it comes to China doing [...]
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Philippine leader bans news site from covering his events over ‘fake news’

Philippine leader bans news site from covering his events over ‘fake news’

22-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The number of new HIV cases reported in the Philippines has surged over the last few years, according the country’s health agency. In 2007, fewer than 400 new cases [...]
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In the Philippines, political trolling is an industry this is how it works

22-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Opendemocracy | 6:00 AM

A new study uncovers elite ad and PR strategists as chief architects of disinformation. Georgina* is a transgender digital marketer for a boutique public relations agency in [...]
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Philippines Duterte extends term of top cop leading his deadly war on drugs

Philippines Duterte extends term of top cop leading his deadly war on drugs

22-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday he would extend the tour of duty of the country’s police chief “a little bit longer” to carry out [...]
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As ISIS loses ground in the Middle East, its fighters are coming to the Philippines

22-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Foreign Islamic State fighters forced out of Syria and Iraq have been arriving in the Philippines with the intent of recruiting, and they have plans to attack two Philippine [...]
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Frigate Controversy Puts Philippines’ Military Modernisation Challenges in the Spotlight

22-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The launch of an inquiry this week once again places scrutiny on the country’s efforts to develop its military capabilities. On February 19, the Philippine Senate began [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte plays down China military facilities in disputed sea

21-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought on Monday to allay fears about China’s construction of military bases on manmade islands in the South China Sea, saying [...]
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Philippine senate probes frigate deal; Duterte aide denies meddling

21-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine senators began a public inquiry on Monday (February 19) into the $300 million purchase of two navy frigates, to determine whether President Rodrigo Duterte’s [...]
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BPO property demand in Philippines seen to rebound, then stay flat

21-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

This is after property demand from the BPO sector dropped by 26 percent in take-up to 385,000 sqm in 2017, from 485,000 sqm in 2016, says Leechiu Property Consultants After [...]
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Philippines says suspect Islamist militant recruiter arrested

Philippines says suspect Islamist militant recruiter arrested

21-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine security forces have arrested a foreigner suspected of recruiting domestic fighters for pro-Islamic State militant groups, including an alliance that occupied a [...]
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‘Chinese province of the Philippines?’ Duterte says Beijing’s military bases only threaten the US

‘Chinese province of the Philippines?’ Duterte says Beijing’s military bases only threaten the US

21-Feb-2018 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is not concerned about Chinese military bases in the South China Sea, which are aimed to counter US influence, Rodrigo Duterte said, emphasising that Manila [...]
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Philippines: HIV cases up 3147pct in 10 years

Philippines: HIV cases up 3147pct in 10 years

21-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Critics say President Duterte’s statement deriding condom use as ‘not satisfying’ harms advocacy to prevent HIV. New HIV cases continued to increase in the [...]
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Kuwait invites Philippines leader to visit amid tensions

Kuwait invites Philippines leader to visit amid tensions

21-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Kuwait’s ruling emir has reportedly invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to his country to resolve tensions after a Filipina maid was found dead in a freezer. [...]
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Philippine security forces nab foreign ISIS ‘commander’

Philippine security forces nab foreign ISIS ‘commander’

21-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Philippine security forces have arrested a foreign national believed to be a unit commander of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Fehmi Lassoued was nabbed over the [...]
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Philippine forces arrest alleged ex-Islamic State commander

21-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Philippine police and army troops have arrested an Arab man they believe was a former commander of the Islamic State group along the Syria and Turkey border in a raid on a [...]
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