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Sara Duterte says lifestyle check on husband ‘unreasonable’

12-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has dismissed as “unreasonable” the proposed lifestyle check on her husband, Manases, saying the allegations hurled against [...]
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Philippines: Foreigners in leading militant roles in besieged Marawi

12-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Asian Correspondent | 6:00 AM

SECURITY forces in the Philippines said eight foreigners are among the remaining 40 militants still fighting in Marawi, nearly six months after the Islamic State-inspired [...]
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Pro-Duterte blogger quits DFA contract

12-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

A pro-Duterte blogger has backed out of his contract as consultant to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), less than a week after being called to a Senate hearing on fake [...]
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The Philippines’ strongman president is losing popularity as citizens tire of drug war

12-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Sixteen months into Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s presidency, citizens are gradually turning against the controversial leader amid fatigue with a drug war that [...]
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2 Australian navy ships on goodwill visit to Philippines

12-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Miamiherald | 6:00 AM

Two Australian navy vessels arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday for a goodwill visit as Australia seeks an increased security presence and greater influence in the region. [...]
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IMF retains 6.6pct growth forecast for Philippines this year

12-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has retained the Philippines’ economic growth target at 6.6 percent for this year. “We see continued robust domestic demand [...]
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Beyond the Headlines: ISIL’s influence in the Philippines

12-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The National | 6:00 AM

The Philippines are experiencing an ISIL-influenced insurgency. We analyse what might happen should president Rodrigo Duterte decides to crack down on the Islamist surge on [...]
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Philippines Seeks to Improve Relations with US

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

The Philippines appears to be seeking a return to stronger economic relations with the United States. Experts say the change may be designed to balance the Philippines’ [...]
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Philippines: NY ‘plotter’ was allegedly doctor to pro-IS gunmen

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Filipino doctor wanted over a foiled jihadist plot targeting New York’s subway and Times Square previously treated pro-Islamic State (IS) group militants in the [...]
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Palace downplays ‘revocation’ of Philippine membership in UNHRC

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Malacanang yesterday downplayed claims that the Philippines’ membership in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) may be revoked because of the alleged [...]
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China Ramping Up Aid to Philippines as Both Pursue Deeper Relationship

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

China is stepping up aid to the Philippines, including a proposal to seek oil together offshore and a gift of arms to help Manila fight a Muslim rebel insurgency, indicating [...]
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Jobs in Philippines and India at risk as tech evolves faster than people

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Agencies | 6:00 AM

A wave of automation is forcing the industry to retrain workers for higher skilled jobs Since the early 2000s, the Philippines added more than a million jobs as foreign [...]
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Philippines a world ‘model’ for migrant worker support: World Bank

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

The Philippines serves as a “model” in terms of support for its migrant workers, the World Bank said Monday, as it called for the easing of restrictions on labour [...]
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Duterte ratings falling faster than average: SWS president

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte’s satisfaction ratings are dropping “faster than average” when compared to the ratings of his predecessors, Social Weather [...]
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Philippines’ ‘democratic space’ invites terrorism

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

Top military and police officials said Monday that terrorist groups are drawn to the Philippines because the country enjoys too much ‘democratic space’. They were [...]
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