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Philippines’ Risal Bank to offer benchmark-sized dollar notes

13-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippines’ Risal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) said on Monday it would offer benchmark-sized, dollar unsecured notes through the drawdown off its $1 billion [...]
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Millions to welcome Pope on Asia trip

13-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis will immerse himself in some of Asia’s most fervent Catholicism during a trip to the Philippines and Sri Lanka starting Tuesday, with millions of devotees [...]
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5.5m in Philippines parade ahead of papal visit

5.5m in Philippines parade ahead of papal visit

12-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

More than five million barefoot devotees paraded a centuries-old icon of Jesus Christ through Manila Friday in a loud, heaving paroxysm of religious fervour ahead of Pope [...]
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2 men die in Catholic parade in Manila ahead of pope’s visit

2 men die in Catholic parade in Manila ahead of pope’s visit

12-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A raucous Roman Catholic procession in which up to a million Filipinos packed the streets of the capital for a chance to get close to a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ [...]
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Philippines to buy two C130 transport planes from US Navy

12-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippine military on Friday signed a pact with the US Navy to buy two secondhand C-130 transport planes to boost its capability to fan out quickly for territorial [...]
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PNOC eyes Hawkeye potential with SC55 farm-in offshore Philippines

12-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Oilandgastechnology | 6:00 AM

PNOC Exploration Company (PNOC-EC), the upstream subsidiary of state owned Philippine National Oil Company, has expressed an interest in farming into Service Contract 55 [...]
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Philippines ETF Remains an Emerging Markets Star

12-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Etftrends | 6:00 AM

After finishing lower for a second consecutive year in 2014, diversified emerging markets exchange traded funds are off to decent though not spectacular starts in 2015. Off [...]
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Philippines changes recruitment-fee law

12-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Stuff.co.nz | 6:00 AM

Filipino migrant workers can no longer be charged exorbitant fees to come to New Zealand, after the Philippine government made changes to bring its recruitment law into line [...]
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Cops in Philippines ordered to wear adult diapers during Pope’s visit

Cops in Philippines ordered to wear adult diapers during Pope’s visit

10-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Washington Times | 6:00 AM

Traffic police in Manila are being asked to wear adult diapers to work during Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines next week to minimise the amount of officers [...]
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Philippine economy to benefit if oil plunges to $40

10-Jan-2015 Intellasia | CBN News | 6:00 AM

Which country will benefit the most if oil falls to $40 a barrel in 2015? According to a report by Oxford Economics, it’s the Philippines. In a report [...]
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Philippines the First Asean Country to Join the EU’s general System of Preferences Plus (GSP+)

10-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Asean Briefing | 6:00 AM

On December 18, 2014, the European Parliament officially granted the Philippines’ request for inclusion in the European Union’s (EU) general System of Preferences [...]
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40,000 troops assigned for Pope Francis during papal visit in Philippines

40,000 troops assigned for Pope Francis during papal visit in Philippines

10-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Christian Today | 6:00 AM

One of the biggest concerns for the imminent visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines is his security. While priests and clergymen are in charge of everything that the [...]
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Man dies in Catholic parade in Manila ahead of pope’s visit

Man dies in Catholic parade in Manila ahead of pope’s visit

10-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

One man has died during an annual Roman Catholic procession in the Philippine capital that has attracted up to a million devotees. The major religious festival in the [...]
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Million-strong Philippines parade ahead of papal visit

10-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

More than five million barefoot devotees paraded a centuries-old icon of Jesus Christ through Manila Friday in a loud, heaving paroxysm of religious fervour ahead of Pope [...]
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Manila traffic enforcers to wear diapers during pope’s visit

09-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

When Pope Francis visits the Philippines next week, traffic enforcers won’t let the capital’s streets get gridlocked while they answer the call of nature. The [...]
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