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Philippines entering ‘golden age for economic growth’ ADB

13-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The Asian Development Bank projects the Philippine economy to grow by 6.8 percent in 2018 and 6.9 percent in 2019 The Philippines is experiencing a unique period of growth [...]
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Philippines: Jobs growth ‘key to poverty reduction in Mindanao’

13-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Public Finance International | 6:00 AM

The World Bank has called for action to bring down poverty rates in the Philippines’ Mindanao province, which accounts for one-third of the country’s poor but [...]
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Xi Jinping Meets with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines

Xi Jinping Meets with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines

13-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Fmprc.gov.cn | 6:00 AM

On April 10, 2018, President Xi Jinping met with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines at Boao State Guesthouse in Hainan Province. Xi Jinping pointed out that the [...]
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Brit who let tourists ride buffaloes naked in the Philippines is arrested again

12-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Metro | 6:00 AM

A British ex-pat who sparked anger in the Philippines by taking tourists on naked buffalo rides has been arrested again. Liam Cox, 35, moved to Surigao del Norte several [...]
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Known for traffic jams, the Philippines is aiming to build a city of the future

12-Apr-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

The Philippines, home to Manila’s standstill traffic jams, is aiming to become known for the “city of the future.’ Called New Clark City, the urban project [...]
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9 Chinese firms to invest in Philippines

12-Apr-2018 Intellasia | SunStar Philippines | 6:00 AM

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s latest visit to China has encouraged at least nine Chinese corporations to invest in the Philippines. The President witnessed Tuesday [...]
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Palace says China’s Xi Jinping to visit Philippines in November

12-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit the Philippines in November after the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Papua New Guinea, Malacanang said. [...]
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Japanese man lured to Philippines for kidnapping: police

12-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

A Japanese man has been freed after being lured to Manila and kidnapped as part of a complex plot organised by a business partner he had a falling out with, the [...]
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Philippines’ top resort island Boracay may reopen in four months: minister

12-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is looking to shorten the closure period for its most popular holiday hotspot Boracay to four months from six, but the number of visitors allowed when it [...]
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Duterte to possibly sign EO on contractualisation on April 16

12-Apr-2018 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

Although the signing of the executive order (EO) by President Rodrigo Duterte against contractualisation was postponed last March, the Department of Labour and Employment [...]
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The Philippines Plans a Green ‘Smart City’ as an Antidote to Manila’s Traffic and Pollution

12-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:00 AM

Fed up with Manila’s immobilising traffic and choking air pollution, the Philippines is looking to break new ground nearby with a high-tech “smart city” [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte orders reforestation, threatens open pit mining ban

11-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday ordered mining companies to conduct tree planting projects and threatened to ban all open pit mining next year. The Southeast [...]
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Philippines eyes joint exploration deal with China in South China Sea within months

Philippines eyes joint exploration deal with China in South China Sea within months

11-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is looking to seal a pact with China within a few months to jointly explore for oil and gas in a part of the busy South China Sea waterway claimed by both [...]
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Duterte urges Congress to ‘fast-track’ impeachment of top judge

11-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Philippine leader’s call comes after Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno hinted he might be behind moves to sack her. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told [...]
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In the Philippines, divided politics feed and feed on a divided web

11-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Csmonitor | 6:00 AM

Social media is transforming power and politics around the world, but few places epitomise those changes as much as the Philippines, where sharply dissonant views of the [...]
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