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Will divorce finally be legalised in Philippines?

01-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Dw.com | 6:00 AM

Apart from the Vatican, the Philippines is the only country in the world where divorce is illegal. Public pressure and a proposed bill in the country’s A bill [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte defends ‘sarcastic’ remark on shooting women in genitals

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday (February 26) defended what he called sarcastic remarks about shooting female fighters in the genitals, saying he would make [...]
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Archaeologists Find Deformed Dog Buried Near Ancient Child In The Philippines

28-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

In several pre-Spanish Colonial period graves in Manila, archaeologists have found the remains of domesticated dogs dating to the 12th-15th centuries AD. One particular dog, [...]
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Philippines to maintain ban on sending workers to Kuwait

28-Feb-2018 Intellasia | National Yemen | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is maintaining its ban on deploying workers to Kuwait, despite the arrest of the employers of a Filipino worker found dead in a freezer in the Gulf state, [...]
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Philippines open to UN drugs war probe, if by ‘credible, objective’ investigator

Philippines open to UN drugs war probe, if by ‘credible, objective’ investigator

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

The Philippines will allow an investigation into alleged human rights abuses in its bloody war on drugs, but not if it is conducted by the United Nations’ current [...]
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Eight Filipinos arrested over pepper-spray robbery in Puchong

28-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

Police arrested eight foreign nationals suspected of robbing a man with a pepper spray on Sunday, within 24 hours of the incident. Serdang police chief Assistant Commissioner [...]
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Duterte seeks ‘compromise’ on contractualisation: ‘I can’t force capitalists’

28-Feb-2018 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte said he cannot force businesspeople into ending contractualisation, a promise he made during the presidential campaign. Duterte said stakeholders [...]
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Philippine Catholics protest drug killings, death penalty

Philippine Catholics protest drug killings, death penalty

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

Around a thousand Catholics in the Philippines marched in Manila on Saturday to protest President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs and his efforts to reinstate the [...]
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Philippines slips in 2017 world corruption rankings

27-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Philippine Star | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has sunk lower in the global rankings of Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index or CPI and was even tagged as among Asia’s [...]
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Philippine Central Bank Governor Is Recovering From Cancer

27-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Philippine central bank Governor Nestor Espenilla said he’s recovering from early stage tongue cancer diagnosed in November, assuring that it won’t distract him [...]
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Philippines arrests widow of slain militants

27-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The widow of two slain militant leaders has been arrested for allegedly supporting extremist groups and possessing firearms and explosives, Philippine police said Sunday. [...]
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Philippine officials meet nationals in Kuwait amid labour row

27-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A delegation of Philippine labour officials were in Kuwait City Sunday to assess the impact of a new ban on Filipinos working in the emirate, a source of much-needed [...]
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Golden era of Korea-Philippines infrastructure cooperation

27-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Manila Times | 6:00 AM

It has been a little more than a month since I arrived in Manila as the new Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Philippines. The warm welcome and fruitful exchanges I [...]
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Philippines: Marcos ouster rally targets ‘dictator’ Duterte

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

President Rodrigo Duterte skips ‘People Power’ commemoration as opposition denounces his ‘authoritarian’ administration. Thirty-two years since it [...]
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Philippines pesos to US dollar exchange at 11-year lows

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

Philippines central bank sells its dollar reserves as a defensive measure to manage excessive peso volatility. The Philippines central bank is selling its dollar reserves as [...]
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