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Ghost of Dictator Marcos Hangs Over Philippines’ Duterte

16-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Rodrigo Duterte won the Philippine presidency in a blaze of hard-line rhetoric – an outsider who will stamp out crime and corruption. But his power base is tied to the [...]
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US to keep up sea patrols east of Philippines, says naval exec

16-Jun-2016 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

Nothing would change in the longstanding ties between the United States and the Philippines as both countries continued to engage in multilateral maritime exercises, [...]
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Family of Canadian killed by extremists in Philippines supports no-ransom policy

16-Jun-2016 Intellasia | The Globe and Mail | 6:00 AM

Relatives of a Canadian man whose expansive, romantic life was cut short by terrorists in the Philippines say despite the tragic end to his story, they agree with [...]
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Interview: Philippines, China need dialogues not confrontation for mutual benefits – businessperson

16-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

In the past, the Philippines and China enjoyed fruitful win-win relations, which greatly benefited the peoples, Joson Shi-Nai Kang, a Philippine business leader with Chinese [...]
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Beheading draws outrage but no end in sight for Abu Sayyaf

16-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Enraged by the beheading of a second Canadian hostage by ransom-seeking Abu Sayyaf extremists, Philippine troops pressed a major offensive in the south Tuesday but there was [...]
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Facebook ‘declares war’ in Philippine flag gaffe

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

A nation of over 100 million, the Philippines has 51 million monthly active Facebook users, according to the social network Facebook has apologised for accidentally declaring [...]
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UN raps Duterte on bounties

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

The head of the UN High Commission for Human Rights on Tuesday reminded President-elect Rodrigo Duterte that he is mandated under international law to protect human rights as [...]
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Sanctuary offers hope for endangered Philippine eagle

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

Surprisingly loud chirps accompany a clumsy flurry of tiny wings as a wispy-haired chick breaks through its shell, its birth offering rare cause for celebration in the [...]
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Philippine protesters say harassed by Chinese during flag stunt

Philippine protesters say harassed by Chinese during flag stunt

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

Filipino protesters said Monday that Chinese coastguard ships blocked and sprayed them with water as they sailed to a disputed South China Sea shoal to plant a Philippine [...]
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Philippine officials confirm Canadian hostage was beheaded

Philippine officials confirm Canadian hostage was beheaded

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

Philippine officials confirmed Tuesday that Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded a Canadian man, the second Canadian hostage to be killed in two months after their demands for a [...]
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Philippines confirms second Canadian hostage beheaded

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

Philippine authorities on Tuesday confirmed that Muslim extremist guerrillas had beheaded a second Canadian hostage, as they defended their inability to save him despite [...]
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China tells Philippines to emulate Malaysia

15-Jun-2016 Intellasia | FMT | 6:00 AM

China’s Ambassador to Malaysia says Putrajaya is also a claimant to some islands in the South China Sea but it has chosen an amicable approach. China has advised the [...]
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Philippines condemns Abu Sayyaf killing of Canadian Robert Hall

15-Jun-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

The Philippine president has condemned the “brutal and senseless murder” of a Canadian man by Abu Sayyaf militants. Robert Hall was kidnapped by the Islamist [...]
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Trudeau says ‘reason to believe’ Canadian hostage killed in the Philippines

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

Canada’s top Mountie says the tough terrain of the southwestern Philippines may make it difficult to find the killers of two Canadian hostages, but it won’t [...]
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Canadian hostage likely killed in Philippines: Trudeau

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

The Canadian government has “every reason to believe” that one of its citizens kidnapped by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines nearly nine months ago [...]
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