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Philippines to keep papal visit simple

24-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Malacanang assured on Friday that the government will spend less for Pope Francis’ visit in January. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said the [...]
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Philippine military enlists aid of local leaders to counter ISIS threat

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has sought the support of local leaders in southern Philippines to thwart the recruitment efforts of the militant Islamic State of [...]
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Philippine transsexual murder highlights struggle for rights

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Asia One | 6:00 AM

The murder of a Filipina transgender woman, allegedly by a US Marine, has stoked nationalist outrage in the Philippines but activists say the spotlight should also be shone [...]
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Japanese plane makes emergency landing in Philippines

Japanese plane makes emergency landing in Philippines

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The plane made an emergency landing after pilots reported smoke in the cockpit. There were no reported injuries. A Japan-bound All Nippon Airways jet returned to Manila [...]
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Filipino suspected to be first Asian among IS beheaders in Syria

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

A Filipino national is suspected to be the first Asian to be involved in beheadings by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria. The man, who appeared in a video released [...]
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Union Bank sells debt notes worth P7.2B

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines has sold P7.2 billion worth of debt notes qualifying as tier 2 or supplementary capital, raising fresh funds for expansion. The [...]
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European Parliament sets GSP+ vote for the Philippines

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Interaksyon | 6:00 AM

Hopes are high that the European Parliament would give a majority vote to the Philippine application to be included in the list of countries that will enter the European [...]
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Invest in fast-growing Philippines, Aquino urges Singapore businesses

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has urged Singapore’s top executives to invest in his country, saying the Philippines was ripe for business amid reforms in [...]
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Philippines’ UnionBank raises $160 million from Tier 2 notes on higher demand

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Union Bank of the Philippines said on Thursday it had raised 7.2 billion pesos ($160 million) from the sale of its first Basel III-compliant Tier 2 notes, exceeding the [...]
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Nine sentenced in Philippines over deadly 1996 disco fire

Nine sentenced in Philippines over deadly 1996 disco fire

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Philippine court on Thursday sentenced nine people to jail for a fire that killed 162 people at a disco in 1996, in a decision that highlighted the country’s [...]
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Terrorism impact: Phl ranks 9th

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Philippine Star | 6:00 AM

The Philippines placed ninth among countries affected by terrorism in the Global Peace Index 2014, a tool used to rank nations according to the impact of terrorist [...]
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Five years after Philippine massacre, anger at slow justice

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Five years after 58 people were killed in the Philippines’ worst political massacre, anger among victims’ relatives is building, with no one yet convicted and the [...]
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Singapore leader commends Noy, Xi meeting

21-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Singaporean prime minister Lee Hsien Loong commended President Aquino on his recent meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping, saying that China’s willingness to [...]
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EDCA critic: China execs think Philippines a US lackey

21-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Chinese officials pushing for Beijing’s claims on the West Philippine Sea believe the Philippines is still a “factotum” of the United States. This is what [...]
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Philippines Announces $2 Billion Defense Expansion

21-Nov-2014 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

A few mid-week links covering security and defense issues in the Asia-Pacific: Amid concerns emerging from a rising China in the South China Sea, the Philippines’ [...]
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