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Japanese man lured to Philippines for kidnapping: police

12-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

A Japanese man has been freed after being lured to Manila and kidnapped as part of a complex plot organised by a business partner he had a falling out with, the [...]
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Philippines’ top resort island Boracay may reopen in four months: minister

12-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is looking to shorten the closure period for its most popular holiday hotspot Boracay to four months from six, but the number of visitors allowed when it [...]
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Duterte to possibly sign EO on contractualisation on April 16

12-Apr-2018 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

Although the signing of the executive order (EO) by President Rodrigo Duterte against contractualisation was postponed last March, the Department of Labour and Employment [...]
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The Philippines Plans a Green ‘Smart City’ as an Antidote to Manila’s Traffic and Pollution

12-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:00 AM

Fed up with Manila’s immobilising traffic and choking air pollution, the Philippines is looking to break new ground nearby with a high-tech “smart city” [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte orders reforestation, threatens open pit mining ban

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

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday ordered mining companies to conduct tree planting projects and threatened to ban all open pit mining next year. The Southeast [...]
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Philippines eyes joint exploration deal with China in South China Sea within months

Philippines eyes joint exploration deal with China in South China Sea within months

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

The Philippines is looking to seal a pact with China within a few months to jointly explore for oil and gas in a part of the busy South China Sea waterway claimed by both [...]
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Duterte urges Congress to ‘fast-track’ impeachment of top judge

11-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Philippine leader’s call comes after Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno hinted he might be behind moves to sack her. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told [...]
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In the Philippines, divided politics feed and feed on a divided web

11-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Csmonitor | 6:00 AM

Social media is transforming power and politics around the world, but few places epitomise those changes as much as the Philippines, where sharply dissonant views of the [...]
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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he needs China, ‘loves’ Xi Jinping

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he needs China, ‘loves’ Xi Jinping

11-Apr-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has effusively praised China and its strongman President Xi Jinping on the eve of attending Beijing’s signature Boao Forum. [...]
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Philippines Department of Finance establishing online payment gateway for government transactions

11-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Opengov Asia | 6:00 AM

The PHPay system is designed to be a secure and reliable collection system in which government clients can transfer payments online for government services, anytime and [...]
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Philippine high court hears arguments to remove Duterte ‘enemy’ Sereno

Philippine high court hears arguments to remove Duterte ‘enemy’ Sereno

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

The Philippine Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Tuesday on a government bid to invalidate the appointment of the court’s top judge, whom President Rodrigo [...]
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Philippines’ Boracay workers appeal for aid after order to close

10-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Along the shores of Philippines’ top holiday island, Boracay, businesses like massage parlors, souvenir stalls, tattoo shops and boat rentals are still thriving while [...]
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Hundreds strip off for Philippine ‘underpants run’

10-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Clad in underwear, loincloths, tutus or body paint, hundreds of semi-naked young people pounded the streets of Manila on Sunday in an unusual race that brought a sweaty [...]
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Philippines coast guard seeks 17 missing after marine accidents

Philippines coast guard seeks 17 missing after marine accidents

10-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippine coast guard was searching on Monday for 17 crew of a landing craft that went adrift south of the capital, Manila, one of three weekend accidents at sea, an [...]
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Mass layoffs start on Philippines’ Boracay Island ahead of 6-month closure

10-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Workers are feeling the pain even before Boracay Island is closed down for six months starting on April 26. Business establishments have started laying off workers less than [...]
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