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Philippines posts record trade deficit in May; imports surge

13-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

The Philippines posted its biggest trade deficit since data became available, fuelled by a rapidly expanding economy. The currency slumped to its weakest level since 2006. [...]
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Are China-Philippines Military Exercises Under Duterte Coming Soon?

13-Jul-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Despite the obvious challenges, one should not dismiss the possibility of advances being made in the future. On June 28, as China handed over military assistance to the [...]
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Battle for Marawi takes huge toll on public health in Philippines

12-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Dw.com | 6:00 AM

The fighting between government troops and Islamist gunmen for control of Marawi, in southern Philippines, penalises evacuees by exacting a heavy toll on their mental and [...]
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Militants force kids, hostages to fight: Philippine army

Militants force kids, hostages to fight: Philippine army

12-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Children and hostages are being forced to fight alongside pro-Islamic State gunmen waging a seven-week battle for a Philippine city, the country’s military said Monday. [...]
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Most popular names of baby boys in the Philippines

12-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn | 6:00 AM

Over the four-year period from 2012 to 2015, the most common names for baby boys in the Philippines were Biblical in origin. They include Daniel, Joshua, James, John, and [...]
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ANZ lowers Philippines growth forecast, flags Marawi risk

12-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

ANZ bank said Monday it lowered its growth forecast for the Philippines, citing weakening private consumption and the potential fallout from fighting in the south. Gross [...]
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Philippines gets P117.5-M education aid from Japan

12-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

The Japan International Cooperation Agency said Monday it signed with the Philippines’ National Economic Development Authority a 264 million yen (P117.5 million) [...]
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Japan and the Philippines sign grant deal on scholarships for government employees

12-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Japan and the Philippines have signed a JPY 264 million grant agreement to help Filipino government workers study at Japanese universities. Under the deal, scholarships will [...]
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Philippine Peso Slumps on Record Trade Deficit Figures

12-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Philippines posted its biggest trade deficit since data became available, fueled by a rapidly expanding economy. The currency slumped to its weakest level since 2006. Key [...]
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Philippines’ new tycoon rises from Duterte’s Davao

12-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn | 6:00 AM

One of the country’s most prolific dealmakers since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed power last year is Davao businessperson Dennis Uy, emboldened by the plans of the [...]
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Philippines’ exports, imports post double-digit growth in May

12-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ statistics agency on Tuesday released data on May exports and imports. Exports rose for a sixth straight month in May, growing by 13.7 per cent from a [...]
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‘Pernicious polarisation’ risk in Duterte’s PhilippinesNewsroom

11-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Newsroom | 6:00 AM

As controversial Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte marks the first anniversary of his presidency, one of the country’s academics argues there are some positives [...]
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Police: Tighter security on Duterte’s 2nd SONA

11-Jul-2017 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

The Philippine National Police will carry out tighter security measures during President Rodrigo Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 24. Six [...]
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US report flags China’s fishing ban in disputed sea

US report flags China’s fishing ban in disputed sea

11-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Bworldonline | 6:00 AM

CHINA’S ANNUAL moratorium on commercial fishing in waters it claims, including the disputed South China Sea where the Philippines has sovereign rights, “bear(s) [...]
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Fresh quake rocks Philippine island

Fresh quake rocks Philippine island

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

A 5.9-magnitude quake Monday rocked a central Philippine island still reeling from a deadly tremor last week, though there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, [...]
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