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Can ‘The Punisher’ Bring Peace to the Philippines?

23-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Stratfor | 6:00 AM

Forecast Weak political support and divisions within the insurgency will undermine Manila’s negotiations with Philippine communist rebels. Moderate Moro separatists [...]
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Philippines reversal on Paris climate deal a risk, experts say

23-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

As the United Nations announced plans to fast-track ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, elected in June, is now [...]
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Duterte to soldiers, policemen: Salaries will double this year

23-Jul-2016 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte told policemen and soldiers on Thursday that his promise to double their salary would happen within the year. Duterte, who was in Zamboanga City, [...]
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US Secretary of State to meet with Duterte in PH

22-Jul-2016 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the Philippines next week for talks with President Rodrigo Duterte and Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay. Kerry will discuss [...]
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New opening in US-Philippine relations

22-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

China’s defiant response to the international judgment against its claims in the South China Sea could draw the Philippines closer to the United States. New Philippine [...]
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Duterte visit to Philippines south sees security upped

22-Jul-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

Military and police authorities are beefing up security measures ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Thursday visit to Zamboanga City and its neighbouring [...]
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Philippines to push for talks with China within bounds of SCS ruling

22-Jul-2016 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella on Wednesday said the Duterte administration would continue bilateral talks with Beijing over territorial disputes in the West [...]
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Don’t call me ‘Your Excellency’: Philippines’ Duterte

22-Jul-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ brash anti-establishment president Rodrigo Duterte told his government Thursday not to call him “Your Excellency”. Duterte, 71, said he [...]
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Duterte won’t trade Philippines’ territorial rights to China, says US senator

Duterte won’t trade Philippines’ territorial rights to China, says US senator

22-Jul-2016 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

A US senator who was part of the congressional delegation that met with President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said the Chief Executive assured them that the Philippines will [...]
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Philippines’ top court frees ex-president Arroyo after five years

21-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plunder case against influential former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and ordered her immediate release after [...]
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China ready to help Philippines in war on drugs

21-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

China has pledged to help the Philippines in the campaign against illegal drugs, with its embassy saying narcotics are “a common enemy of mankind.” In a statement [...]
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Kerry to meet with Duterte in Philippines

Kerry to meet with Duterte in Philippines

21-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The visit, set from July 26 to 27, comes after the Philippines won a historic case against China over the West Philippine Sea US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to visit [...]
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Philippines armed forces verifying latest kidnapping report

21-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Philippines Daily Inquirer | 6:00 AM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines is still validating reports that five foreigners went missing in Tawi-Tawi and Sabah waters. “We are looking into this with keen [...]
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Negotiation between China, Philippines should move ‘step by step’: Chinese scholar

21-Jul-2016 Intellasia | English.cri.cn | 6:00 AM

Scholars at a seminar connected to issues in the South China Sea have called on China and the Philippines to settle their disputes on a bilateral, step-by-step basis. [...]
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China backs Philippine’s controversial drug war

21-Jul-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China has offered its support to the Philippine’s controversial drug crackdown pushed by new President Rodrigo Duterte, which has been slammed by rights groups for [...]
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