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4.9-magnitude earthquake hits central Philippines

07-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

A 4.9-magnitude earthquake rocked the central Philippines on Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The Phivolcs said the [...]
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Philippines halts sale of dengue vaccine as Sanofi downplays risk

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

The Philippines has ordered French drugmaker Sanofi to stop the sale, distribution and marketing of its Dengvaxia dengue vaccine in the country after the company last week [...]
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US magazine again cites De Lima as a global thinker

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

For the second consecutive year, American magazine Foreign Policy named detained Senator Leila de Lima as one of its Leading Global Thinkers. “From the beginning, [...]
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SC justices: More killings, drugs users since Duterte became president

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

The number of drug users have more than doubled and there had been almost 4,000 killings since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office last year, two Supreme Court Associate [...]
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Vaccine Safety Concerns Shut Down Immunisation Campaign In Philippines

07-Dec-2017 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

The world’s only vaccine against dengue has hit a roadblock, and this complication is causing some countries to restrict use of the vaccine. Sanofi Pasteur, the French [...]
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Palace hints at possible Philippines withdrawal from ICC

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

Malacanang on Tuesday hinted that the Philippines might withdraw from the International Criminal Court should the tribunal violate the “principle of [...]
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Philippines: Police reinstatement in ‘drug war’ threatens catastrophic return to mass killing

07-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Amnestyusa | 6:00 AM

Responding to the news that President Duterte has ordered the police to resume their role in supporting his administration’s so-called “war on drugs,” James [...]
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Duterte declares NPA terrorist organisation

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

President Duterte yesterday signed a proclamation classifying the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing the New People’s Army (NPA) as terrorist [...]
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Philippines vows to work with US in addressing N Korea’s threat

Philippines vows to work with US in addressing N Korea’s threat

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

Senior officials of the Philippines and the United States discussed their shared concerns in the region during the bilateral strategic dialogue between the two countries in [...]
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Philippines orders probe into Sanofi dengue vaccine for 730,000 children

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

The Philippines ordered an investigation on Monday into the immunisation of more than 730,000 children with a vaccine for dengue that has been suspended following an [...]
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Police arrest transport group leader George San Mateo

06-Dec-2017 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

PISTON National President George San Mateo posted bail on Tuesday afternoon for his case before a Quezon City court. Before this, San Mateo had been picked up by several [...]
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Chinese withdrawal from Panatag ‘impossible’ despite better ties

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

Ambassador to China Santiago Sta. Romana does not see Chinese leader Xi Jinping ordering the withdrawal of Chinese Coast Guard ships from Scarborough Shoal and returning to [...]
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Dengue vaccine not deadly: Sanofi, Philippines

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

A world-first dengue vaccination programme in the Philippines that was suspended over safety concerns will not cause anyone who was immunised to die, drug manufacturer Sanofi [...]
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Singapore-Philippines Urban Warfare Training Kicks Off

06-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Southeast Asian states continue to build regional capacity to combat the terror threat after the end of the Marawi siege. On Monday, Singapore announced that a new programme [...]
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Philippines: ICC must examine ‘war on drugs’ crimes as child killings go unpunished

06-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Amnesty.org/ | 6:00 AM

The International Criminal Court (ICC) must urgently open a preliminary examination into crimes against humanity, including the slaughter of dozens of children, committed [...]
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