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Philippines president on US alliance: ‘Do you really think we need it?’

13-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he will not abrogate a defense treaty with the United States but questioned its importance and that of joint combat [...]
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Philippines set to roll out tough no-smoking law

13-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to sign a regulation this month banning smoking in public across Southeast Asia’s second-most populous country, rolling out [...]
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Duterte claims Filipino archbishop keeps mistresses, just like him

13-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Staff Reporter | 6:00 AM

Rodrigo Duterte is well-known for his stinging outbursts and even US President Barack Obama has borne the brunt of more than one attack. But his latest tirade shows that not [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte says to visit China

Philippines’ Duterte says to visit China

13-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he would soon visit China and hoped also to travel to Russia, as he again criticised longtime ally the United States for [...]
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Duterte Can Cut US Defense Ties, But It Would Take Awhile: Q&A

Duterte Can Cut US Defense Ties, But It Would Take Awhile: Q&A

13-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Hypersensitive to criticism of his deadly drug war, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made a habit of questioning the future of his country’s longstanding [...]
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Why Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Distrusts The US

13-Oct-2016 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

Want to know why the Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, seems to hate the US so much? The roots go back more than a century, but there’s a more recent reason as [...]
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Philippines’ ties with China and the United States

13-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

while ties with traditional ally the United States have come under strain. Following are some details of the Philippines’ two main bilateral relationships: – In [...]
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Philippines set to roll out tough no-smoking law

13-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to sign a regulation this month banning smoking in public across Southeast Asia’s second-most populous country, rolling out [...]
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Philippines Church divided, subdued over drug killings

13-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Cruxnow | 6:00 AM

Priests in Asia’s largest Catholic country have been taken aback by the ferocious war on drugs unleashed by the country’s popular president, Rodrigo Duterte, [...]
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US, Philippine marines cut short joint military exercises

13-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

The US and Philippine marines have decided to cut short their amphibious landing exercises and live-fire training in the Philippines, ending the games one day ahead of [...]
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PH-US Amphibious Landing Exercise ended earlier than expected

13-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Update.ph | 6:00 AM

Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 2016 between the Philippines and United States is ending a day early. The 33rd iteration of PH-US PHIBLEX which started October was [...]
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Philippine foreign policy should be ‘interdependent,’ says analyst

13-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Duterte administration’s independent foreign policy should be reexamined or the Philippines will face its consequences in trickles, a political analyst said. [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte aims to visit Russia after Japan

13-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will probably visit Russia after a trip to Japan, he said on Tuesday. Duterte, who is visiting Brunei, China and Japan this month, has [...]
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Duterte says Philippines can’t win Scraborough issue now

13-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Update.ph | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte said he has a good feeling with his upcoming visit to China on October 18 to 21, however, the President said the Scraborough Shoal issue might not [...]
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Is Duterte ‘Nation-Building’ in the Philippines?

13-Oct-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Whether his efforts to use simplified history and us-versus-them narratives is a good way to build a nation is another question. What are we to make of Philippine President [...]
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