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How Much Can the Philippines Boost Its Military Budget Under Duterte?

How Much Can the Philippines Boost Its Military Budget Under Duterte?

01-Feb-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The Philippine defense secretary outlines an ambitious target for the country’s military budget. Last week, during a press conference with reporters, Philippine Defense [...]
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Top Islamist militant wounded in Philippines: minister

Top Islamist militant wounded in Philippines: minister

31-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A top leader of an Islamic militant group who is on the United States’ list of “Most Wanted Terrorists” has been wounded in military airstrikes, the [...]
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PH military deploys new fighter jets vs local terrorists

31-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The South Korean FA-50s were among those deployed to drop bombs in Butig, Lanao Del Sur. They are believed to have killed over a dozen terrorists and seriously wounded Abu [...]
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Russia offers to sell PH submarines and more

31-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is looking forward to signing a military-to-military agreement with Russia to allow exchanges between its militaries Russia has offered to sell the [...]
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Philippine activists to protest US immigration policy, military

Philippine activists to protest US immigration policy, military

31-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine activists will protest on Monday against a tough immigration order by US President Donald Trump and Washington’s decision to upgrade some military bases in [...]
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Nomura flags Philippines’ ‘high vulnerability’ to Trump

31-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bworldonline | 6:00 AM

THE PHILIPPINES is among economies in Asia most vulnerable to abrupt policy shifts in the United States, Nomura Global Research said in a January 27 report, saying such [...]
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‘Trumponomics’ seen a threat to PH growth

31-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

Lavanya Venkateswaran and Brian Tan, Nomura said navigating the rough seas of geopolitics posed the biggest risk to an otherwise strong macroeconomic outlook for the [...]
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Duterte warns US: Stop unloading arms in PHL

31-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday warned the United States not to unload arms in the Philippines amid disputes in the South China Sea. “Itong Amerika, they are [...]
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Duterte: US is unloading weapons in PH

31-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Standard | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has accused the United States (US) of conducting an arms build-up in the Philippines. In a press conference at midnight on Sunday in Malacanang, the [...]
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‘Supremo’ is currently in Davao City

31-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Update.ph | 6:00 AM

Philippine Navy’s third Gregorio del Pilar-class frigate named after Kataas-taasan, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan “Supremo”, BRP Andres [...]
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‘Let them in’ Protest planned outside US embassy in Philippines in anger at Trump

31-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Express | 6:00 AM

Filipino youth movement Anakbayan announced it would hold a “let them in” rally outside the US Embassy in Manila on Monday. The group will also protest plans [...]
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Philippines military identifies IS-linked militant killed as Indonesian named ‘Mohisen’

31-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Philippines military has identified one of the four Islamic State-linked militants killed in bombing operations in the southern Philippines as an Indonesian. According to the [...]
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Duterte accuses US of building ‘permanent’ arsenal in Philippines

Duterte accuses US of building ‘permanent’ arsenal in Philippines

31-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte accused the United States on Sunday of risking regional stability by building permanent arms depots in his country, and threatened to [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte extends deadly drug war

Philippines’ Duterte extends deadly drug war

31-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday admitted widespread corruption in the police force that is waging his deadly war on drugs, but extended the crackdown until the [...]
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Rodrigo Duterte orders anti-drugs unit closed after Korean Jee Ick-joo killed by police

Rodrigo Duterte orders anti-drugs unit closed after Korean Jee Ick-joo killed by police

31-Jan-2017 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a “cleansing” of rogue police and the disbandment of his country’s anti-drugs unit after the abduction and [...]
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