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Most powerful passports: Philippines’ in weaker half

13-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Despite improving its position, the Philippine passport remained in the lower half of the latest annual rankings for world’s most powerful passports. According to the [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte rebounds with ‘excellent’ trust score in new survey

13-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s trust rating bounced back to “excellent” in December from “very high” three months before, with four of [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte explains gum-chewing habit

13-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has a habit of chewing gum in public, even while meeting world leaders, has revealed he did it to ease pain from a spinal condition. [...]
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48 Filipino victims of human trafficking in Abu Dhabi to arrive home, Friday

13-Jan-2018 Intellasia | UNTV | 6:00 AM

Forty-eight (48) overseas Filipino workers are set to arrive in the country from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The OFWs hold visit visas and have been victims of human [...]
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Militants’ bombs kill Philippine soldier, wound civilians

12-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Muslim militants who pledge allegiance to the Islamic State group have killed a soldier and wounded three civilians in bomb attacks in the southern Philippines, the military [...]
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Philippines Most Dangerous Country in Southeast Asia for Journalists

12-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Ipsnews | 6:00 AM

It’s not just suspected drug users and dealers at risk of targeted killing in the Philippines. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) reported last week that [...]
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PH growth to remain fastest in Asean

12-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

The World Bank expects the Philippines to sustain robust economic growth in the next three years even as public investments are seen slowing down. “The Philippines will [...]
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Philippines reaches deal with Japan to fix troubled metro

12-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Atimes | 6:00 AM

The Philippines and Japan have reached a deal to rehabilitate and maintain Manila’s Metro Rail Transit (MRT), which has been plagued by reliability and capacity [...]
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Philippines Plays Catch-Up as More Central Banks Tap ‘Big Data’

12-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Philippine central bank is beefing up its data tools to get a better handle on a fast-growing economy, which is starting to flash warning signs because of a rapid buildup [...]
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Justice Carpio refuses to testify in Sereno impeachment hearing

12-Jan-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio declined an invitation to testify in the impeachment proceedings against the Chief Justice. “I have no personal knowledge [...]
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Philippines’ Supreme Court in peril: Inquirer columnist

12-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

President Duterte may yet end up the record holder of the biggest number of Supreme Court justices appointed during his six-year term, second only to the late president and [...]
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Philippines won’t beg EU for trade perks: trade chief

11-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The government will not beg the European Union to retain its zero tariff privilege on exports to the international bloc, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said Wednesday. The [...]
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Philippines to protest to China over apparent airbase on manmade island

Philippines to protest to China over apparent airbase on manmade island

11-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines will make a diplomatic protest to China, which the southeast Asian nation’s defence minister described as having reneged on a promise not to militarise [...]
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Philippines, Indonesia agrees to conduct coordinated patrol

11-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Sun Star | 6:00 AM

THE Philippines and Indonesia has agreed to intensify the conduct of coordinated patrol operations to ensure security and maritime control in the borders the two countries. [...]
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Salaries of teachers in the Philippines could double soon

11-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Studyinternational | 6:00 AM

The Philippines government has been ordered to find means to double the salaries of the country’s teachers, similar to the recent pay hikes of soldiers and police [...]
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