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Philippines says 2016 paddy rice output to be lowest in 3 years

18-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

The Philippines said on Wednesday its paddy rice output is now expected to hit 17.91 million tonnes in 2016, the lowest in three years and below a July forecast of 18.135 [...]
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US, Philippine special forces to hold joint war drills

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

US and Philippine special operations forces will begin annual combat exercises on Wednesday in a sign such joint drills are continuing despite vocal opposition by the [...]
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From Manila to Managua, brilliant supermoon dazzles globe

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Csmonitor | 6:00 AM

Skywatchers around the globe headed outdoors this week to catch a glimpse – and spectacular photos – of the brightest moon in nearly 70 years. From Beijing to [...]
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Uncertainty Grips Philippines Following Trump Election

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

A sense of uncertainty has gripped the Philippines following the election of Donald Trump as US president last week. Analysts and Philippine officials say a Trump presidency [...]
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The Man in the Yellow Shirt Is Now Dead. Here’s How That Could Upend the Philippine Drug War

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

The death of Rolando Espinosa could give the UN and ICC the pretext they need to probe extrajudicial killings more deeply In May, Rolando Espinosa Sr. ran his [...]
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Chinese Firms Have ‘Big Enthusiasm’ to Invest in Philippines

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

A Beijing trade official said Tuesday that Chinese companies have “very big” enthusiasm about investing in railways and airports and other major infrastructure [...]
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PHL, China mull establishment of industrial park in PHL

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | GMA News | 6:00 AM

As relations improved between the Philippines and China, the two Asian neighbours, previously at odds over maritime claims in the South China Sea, are studying the [...]
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Filipino, American special operations forces start ‘Balance Piston’ exercises

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Update.ph | 6:00 AM

The Philippine Army’s Special Operations Group and its US counterpart will embark Wednesday in a month-long “Balance Piston 16-4″ exercises in Puerto [...]
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US Troops Are Still in the Philippines, Despite Duterte’s Insults and Threats

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Defenseone | 6:00 AM

PACOM commander Adm. Harry Harris will head to the islands ‘optimistic’ but expecting a ‘refocusing’ of joint exercises. The US continues to use five [...]
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US-Philippines military cooperation intact: official

US-Philippines military cooperation intact: official

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Military cooperation between the US and the Philippines is unchanged for now despite inflammatory statements from the Filipino president directed at US President Barack [...]
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Duterte and Trump’s Similarities Don’t Guarantee a Lasting Bond

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may share Donald Trump’s disruptive tactics and strongman style, but that doesn’t mean the two are about to form a lasting [...]
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Duterte’s Rants Look Unlikely to Derail Philippine Growth

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Neither Donald Trump’s protectionist ambitions nor Rodrigo Duterte’s rants against the US are proving to be enough to derail the Philippine economy’s [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte says trusts Trump to be fair on immigration

Philippines’ Duterte says trusts Trump to be fair on immigration

17-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte thinks he will get along with Donald Trump as the US president-elect “has not meddled in human rights” issues, and he trusted [...]
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Duterte says if Islamic State comes to Philippines, forget about human rights

Duterte says if Islamic State comes to Philippines, forget about human rights

16-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Monday that Islamic State militants driven out of Syria and Iraq could set up in his country, and he said if that happened, he [...]
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A fresh start in PH-US relations?

16-Nov-2016 Intellasia | The Standard | 6:00 AM

POLITICAL and diplomatic observers are looking closely at their radar screens as Manila and Washington go through the crossroads of their 70-year friendship in trade and [...]
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