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Philippine senators say quick revision of charter impossible

19-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine senators said on Wednesday it was not possible to amend the constitution to create a federal government in two months as proposed by the lower house which would [...]
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Why Rappler is raising Philippine press freedom fears

19-Jan-2018 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has revoked a licence for one of its major English-language news sites, Rappler, igniting a debate about press freedom in the country. Historically, the [...]
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Philippine lawmakers worry China Telecom may be a ‘Trojan horse’

19-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Opposition members of the Philippine Congress raised concern on Wednesday that China Telecom Corp Ltd, which may enter the Philippine industry, could be a “Trojan [...]
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Philippines checks if key Malaysian extremist survived siege

19-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Philippine troops are trying to validate intelligence information that a Malaysian militant leader survived the defeat of an Islamic State group-linked siege and is helping [...]
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Philippines orders further probes into news site that angered Duterte

19-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ justice department ordered investigations on Wednesday into possible criminal liability of Rappler, a news site known for challenging the government [...]
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Philippines AirAsia jumps into Jakarta

19-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Anna.aero/ | 6:00 AM

Philippines AirAsia launched flights between Manila (MNL) and Jakarta (CGK) on 9 January. The carrier will operate the 2,784-kilometre airport pair daily using its fleet of [...]
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DOTR, DPWH begin construction of Taguig Integrated Terminal Exchange

19-Jan-2018 Intellasia | NDTV News | 6:00 AM

Wednesday marked the groundbreaking of the Taguig Integrated Terminal Exchange or ITX. The Department of Transportation led the ceremony, together with the Department of [...]
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Philippine government orders closure of news site Rappler amid concerns about press freedoms

18-Jan-2018 Intellasia | LA Times | 6:00 AM

Rappler, a digital pioneer in the Philippine media scene, won international awards for its critical, unabashed look at President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly drug war. Now [...]
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Philippines Shuts Down News Site Critical of Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines Shuts Down News Site Critical of Rodrigo Duterte

18-Jan-2018 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

The Philippines ordered the closing on Monday of an independent online news site that has been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, prompting [...]
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Thousands more flee volcano as it spurts lava skyward

18-Jan-2018 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

Glowing-red lava spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines’ most active volcano on Tuesday in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 21,000 [...]
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Chinese vessel to conduct scientific research in Philippines waters

18-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Chinese research ship Kexue will conduct research from January to February in waters under the Philippines jurisdiction, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday. [...]
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Philippines turboprop fleet expands rapidly, leading to more than 20 new point-to-point routes

18-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Centreforaviation | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has emerged as a large growth market for turboprop manufacturers as airlines respond to surging demand for regional services, and congestion at Manila, by [...]
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16 people dead in Philippines due to rains from cold front

18-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

A total of 16 people were killed in the tail-end of a cold front affecting the Philippines recently, a government official said on Tuesday. Parts of the Philippines have been [...]
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Lower House outlines structure of its proposed version of PH federal government

18-Jan-2018 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

The Lower House of Congress has released its version of a proposed federal form of government. Based on the said proposal, the country will be called the Federal Republic of [...]
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Philippines raises volcano alert level after lava flow

Philippines raises volcano alert level after lava flow

17-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines raised the alert level at its rumbling Mayon volcano to “level 3″ on Sunday after detecting lava flow and indications of activity that could lead [...]
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