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PCG on Batanes standoff: Taiwan is not an enemy

18-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AC | 6:00 AM

With tensions between Philippines and Taiwan coast guards near Batanes increasing due to recent standoffs, the Philippine Coast Guard said it hopes that the conflicts on [...]
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Japan: The Philippines’ New Best Friend?

Japan: The Philippines’ New Best Friend?

18-Jun-2015 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The Unite States has long stood as the backbone of the Philippines’ national security. During its 333 years of colonial rule, Spain had limited impact on the [...]
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Philippine leader tries to resuscitate peace deal with Muslim rebels

Philippine leader tries to resuscitate peace deal with Muslim rebels

17-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Benigno Aquino attempted to revive a stalled peace process with Muslim insurgents on Tuesday, calling on lawmakers to grant autonomy for the [...]
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Philippines to present China sea case at Hague next month

Philippines to present China sea case at Hague next month

17-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines will argue its case against China’s claim over most of the disputed South China Sea at The Hague next month, the foreign department said Monday. The [...]
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MILF rebels hand over arms in the Philippines

17-Jun-2015 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebel group in the Philippines has handed over its first batch of weapons as part of a peace process. The event in Maguindanao, in [...]
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UK hails turnover of Philippine rebel firearms

17-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 16, hailed the historic turnover of firearms of the southern Philippine rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). In a statement [...]
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Filipino Muslim rebels lay down arms to reinforce peace deal

17-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

The largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines handed over dozens of assault weapons Tuesday in a symbolic gesture to reinforce a peace pact stalled by a public outcry [...]
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‘Sin tax’ cuts cigarette smoking in Philippines: tax chief

17-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A “sin tax” on cigarettes has sharply cut smoking in the Philippines while also boosting government revenues, the internal revenue chief said Monday. The number [...]
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CNN poll: Philippines has world’s 2nd best food

17-Jun-2015 Intellasia | The Pinoy | 6:00 AM

Which destination has the world’s best food? The Philippines ranked second among destinations in the world with the best food, according to a survey conducted by CNN [...]
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Ceiling of Ayala Cinema in Cebu collapses, injures at least 6

17-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The ceiling of a cinema at the Ayala Business Park in Cebu City collapsed Monday night, June 15. At least 6 moviegoers were injured inside Ayala Cinema 5, according to Ayala [...]
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Philippines to raise China sea issue at Hague

17-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Arab News | 6:00 AM

The Philippines will argue its case against China’s claim over most of the disputed South China Sea at The Hague next month, the foreign department said Monday. The [...]
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No plane crash in Sultan Kudarat – CAAP official

17-Jun-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

An aviation official announced Monday (June 15) that there was no plane crash in Sultan Kudarat, after extensive search operations in three municipalities turned out [...]
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Philippines kicks off international roadshows for infrastructure projects

17-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is kicking off a series of international road shows in the United Kingdom and in major cities in the US later this month in a bid to attract foreign companies [...]
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Resolving post-disaster displacement: Insights from the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

17-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Brookings | 6:00 AM

In November 2013, the strongest storm ever recorded at landfall devastated the central Philippines. Super Typhoon Haiyan – known in the Philippines as Yolanda – [...]
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Social Media Is Effective In Disaster Communication, Emergency Preparedness

17-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Universityherald | 6:00 AM

New research suggests that social media should play a larger role in emergency preparedness. Using Typhoon Haiyan, which slammed into the Philippines in 2013, as a case [...]
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