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Philippines hosts Asean’s 50th anniversary

14-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Last September 2016, in Laos, President Rodrigo Duterte accepted the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) 2017 which coincides with its 50th [...]
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Duterte pledges aid for Surigao quake relief

14-Feb-2017 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte promised that aid would come to victims of Friday’s magnitude 6.7 quake in Surigao. The President visited Surigao del Norte on Sunday, where [...]
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Strong quake shakes southern Philippines: USGS

13-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A strong 6.5 magnitude quake shook the southern Philippines on Friday, the United States Geological Survey said. The quake struck at a depth of 27 kilometres (around 17 [...]
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Philippine communist leader seeks renewed peace talks

13-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The leader of the Philippines’ communist insurgency has called on President Rodrigo Duterte to revive collapsed peace talks as his rebels launched new attacks. On [...]
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Philippines to review mines closure order

13-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines will review an order to close two dozen mines, the government said Friday, after the decision sparked concern over jobs losses and the economy. The [...]
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At least four dead, more than 120 injured in powerful Philippines quake

At least four dead, more than 120 injured in powerful Philippines quake

13-Feb-2017 Intellasia | The Globe and Mail | 6:00 AM

A powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines killed at least four people, injured more than 120 others, damaged buildings and an airport and knocked out power, [...]
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Families of victims of Philippines drug crackdown win legal challenge

13-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Philippines court granted protection on Friday to families of five people killed or wounded by police and the right to access police case reports, in the first successful [...]
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Philippines can withstand Trump uncertainty, finance chief says

13-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte’s foreign policy rebalance will enable the Philippines to weather the impact of creeping protectionism in the US, the head of his economic [...]
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Strained Philippines-US ties ‘a momentary phenomenon,’ diplomat says

13-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

A veteran US foreign policy adviser and a leading Filipino-American senator have expressed optimism on the resurgence of the US-Philippines relationship, calling the strained [...]
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Islamist militant piracy troubles Philippines

11-Feb-2017 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Manila appeals for help from US or China over hijackings on crucial sea trade route Piracy by Islamist extremists in a crucial south Philippine trade route has triggered [...]
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Philippines Interested in Buying Russia’s Weapons Amid Tensions With US

Philippines Interested in Buying Russia’s Weapons Amid Tensions With US

11-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Sputnik News | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is showing interest to purchasing Russian arms, the Russian Foreign Ministry told Sputnik. According to Vorobyova, Moscow and Manila are in talks on forming a [...]
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China promises ‘corruption-free’ infrastructure aid to Philippines

11-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn | 6:00 AM

China will increase infrastructure assistance to the Philippines under “corruption-free” agreements, as ties between the two countries improved under President [...]
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Islamic State links to Philippine militants ‘very strong’: minister

11-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is certain of “very strong” links between Islamic State and home-grown militants and is concerned about regional repercussions from tension [...]
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Philippines bishops: Trust in God, not Duterte’s deadly drug war

11-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Catholic Register | 6:00 AM

Though the Philippines president has professed a willingness to go “to hell” to win his deadly war on drugs, the country’s bishops have said Catholics must [...]
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Eco-warrior lays waste to Philippines’ mining industry

11-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Mining industry chiefs had just assailed her order to shut down more than half of the Philippines’ mines, and Regina Lopez was in a combative mood: but, to keep her [...]
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