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Philippines to get frigates, gunboats, helicopters as tension simmers

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines aims to buy two frigates, two helicopters and three gunboats for deployment in the South China Sea where a territorial dispute with China has lent urgency to [...]
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Philippines seeks custody of US Marine in transgender woman’s murder case

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government asked Washington on Tuesday to turn over custody of a US Marine charged with the murder of a Filipino transgender woman in a looming irritant [...]
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Pope to ride open, ‘vulnerable’ vehicle in Philippines

Pope to ride open, ‘vulnerable’ vehicle in Philippines

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis has asked to ride an open vehicle when he visits the Philippines next month, making him both “vulnerable” but more accessible to the people, the [...]
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Prison sex, drugs and bribery scandal shocks Philippines

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A sex, drugs and bribery scandal at the Philippines’ main prison, where a raid uncovered drug lords “living like kings” in luxury cells with stripper bars [...]
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Air Connectivity Essential to Philippines’ Trade and Tourism Goals

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Businesswire | 6:00 AM

International air transport is an essential economic catalyst for the Philippines, creating aviation and tourism related jobs, carrying inbound tourists, as well as enabling [...]
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CAB decision on Emirates could hike flight rates – PIATA

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

Removing Emirates’ 3rd service between Manila and Dubai could impact ticket prices, warns a group of Philippine travel agencies The decision of the Civil Aeronautics [...]
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Philippines among Asia-Pacific countries to benefit the most from cheap oil

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Interaksyon | 6:00 AM

The Philippines and other net oil importing countries in the Asia-Pacific region will benefit from the slide in the price of oil. In a report, Standard & Poor’s [...]
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PH is 15th largest exporter of illegal capital – study

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | CBN News | 6:00 AM

The Philippines and three other Asean members count among the top 20 developing countries in the world identified as the biggest exporters of illicit capital over the last [...]
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China Ignores Deadline In South China Sea Arbitration Case, Dismisses Claims by Philippines

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

China has ignored a deadline given by an international court to make its official territorial claims in the hotly disputed South China Sea to counter the claims made by the [...]
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Philippines launches tourism promotion campaigns

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Khaleej Times | 6:00 AM

Visitors from the UAE to the Philippines during the first nine months of the year increased by 15 per cent, Saudi Arabia by 13 per cent, and Bahrain by 20 per cent. The [...]
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Strip bars and drugs uncovered in Philippine jail raid

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A raid on the Philippines’ biggest jail on Monday uncovered drug lords “living like kings” in secret luxury cells with strip bars, sex dolls, a jacuzzi and [...]
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US Marine charged in Filipino transgender slaying

US Marine charged in Filipino transgender slaying

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Philippine government prosecutors charged a US Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino, saying the suspect acknowledged attacking the victim after he found out [...]
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Philippines to seek investors for airport projects worth $2.6 billion

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines will offer for tender next year six airport projects worth 116 billion pesos ($2.6 billion) under a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme to help upgrade [...]
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Philippine prosecutors charge US Marine with murder

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine prosecutors on Monday charged a US Marine with murder over the death of a Filipino transgender woman, in a case that has fanned anti-American sentiment and tested [...]
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Philippines calls one-month ceasefire with Maoists for Xmas, Pope

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has suspended army operations against Maoist guerrillas for a month to mark Christmas and a visit by Pope Francis, the head of the [...]
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