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Philippines concerned over ‘emerging’ terror threat

16-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine security forces expressed concern over an “emerging threat” of terrorism, after suicide attackers struck the Indonesian capital on Thursday. Police [...]
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Philippines seeks joint patrols with US in South China Sea

Philippines seeks joint patrols with US in South China Sea

16-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has called for joint patrols with the United States in the disputed South China Sea, where Manila has festering territorial dispute with Beijing, a defence [...]
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US, PH express concern over China’s ‘provocative, unilateral actions’

US, PH express concern over China’s ‘provocative, unilateral actions’

16-Jan-2016 Intellasia | MB | 6:00 AM

Longtime allies the Philippines and the United States (US) jointly expressed their concern over the “provocative, unilateral actions” undertaken by China that aim [...]
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MUFG to Buy $773 Million Stake in Philippines’ Security Bank

15-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., Japan’s biggest bank, agreed to buy a 20 percent stake in Philippine lender Security Bank Corp. for 36.9 billion pesos ($773 [...]
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Philippines to offer eight bases to US forces: official

Philippines to offer eight bases to US forces: official

15-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is set to offer the US military use of eight bases, a military spokesman said Wednesday, after the country’s supreme court upheld a security agreement [...]
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Philippines, US to fully carry out EDCA after SC ruling

15-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Following the decision of the Supreme Court to affirm the constitutionality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, the Philippines and the United States are now set [...]
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Philippines files protest vs China on flights

15-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has protested China’s test flights on Kagitingan Reef in the West Philippine Sea. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesman Charles Jose yesterday [...]
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PH protests Chinese test flights over disputed reef

PH protests Chinese test flights over disputed reef

15-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has formally protested the recent test flights conducted by China to the contested Kagitingan Reef (Fiery Cross Reef) and its provocative actions restricting [...]
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China refutes Philippines’ protest against test flights in S. China Sea

15-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

China refuted the Philippines’ protest against test flights at a newly built airport in the South China Sea, stressing the test flights fall totally within [...]
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Why Was a US Submarine Just in the Philippines?

15-Jan-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

A US fast-attack submarine arrived at Subic Bay on January 12 at an interesting time. On Tuesday, the US navy confirmed that a US fast-attack submarine arrived at a [...]
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Japan’s Emperor to Make Historic Philippines Visit

15-Jan-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Japan’s emperor will make a historic trip to the Philippines later this month, Philippine officials confirmed Tuesday. Japanese Emperor Akihito and his wife Empress [...]
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China State News Agency Criticises US-Philippines Base Deal

15-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

China harshly criticised the Philippine Supreme Court’s backing of a defense pact allowing American forces, warships and planes to be based temporarily in local [...]
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ISIS In The Philippines: Islamic State Support Growing Despite government Claims

15-Jan-2016 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

The Islamic State group may be gathering strength in the Philippines, an island nation with a history of Muslim rebellions. The Japan Times reported Wednesday that there are [...]
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Philippines funds for contraceptives adequate despite budget cut: senator

14-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines Department of Health has adequate funds for contraceptives despite the decision to eliminate contraception funds from the country’s reproductive health [...]
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Philippines welcomes more US forces to counter China

Philippines welcomes more US forces to counter China

14-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a security accord with the United States was legal, allowing more US forces into the former American colony as it seeks to counter [...]
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