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Philippine president seeks to defuse tensions with China

Philippine president seeks to defuse tensions with China

20-May-2015 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Amid steadily escalating tensions in the South China Sea, Philippine President Benigno Aquino has moved to rein in his rhetoric as fears grow of conflict with Beijing. [...]
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World Bank, Japan Agency Offer Farm Loan for Philippines

20-May-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

The World Bank and the Japan International Cooperation Agency are preparing a $250 million loan package to support foreign investment in agriculture in Mindanao, the [...]
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Philippines offers refuge to desperate migrants trapped on boats

Philippines offers refuge to desperate migrants trapped on boats

20-May-2015 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Government in Manila becomes first in the region to offer safe haven to thousands of refugees and migrants stranded on Asia’s seas The Philippines has signalled it is [...]
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P30.6-B bonus set for government employees

19-May-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Here’s good news to all state workers: A cash bonus of at least P5,000 awaits you all starting next month. And if your agency or department did very good last year, [...]
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Philippine developments earn distinctions at Asia Pacific Property Awards

19-May-2015 Intellasia | Property24 Philippines | 6:00 AM

Touted as the country’s first cyber park, Eastwood City in Libis, Quezon City was cited as a “Highly Commended Mixed-Use Development” at the 2015 Asia [...]
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PH open to sheltering 3000 ‘boat people’

19-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Palace denies a newspaper report that says the Philippines ‘will push back to sea’ the ‘boat people’ from Myanmar and Bangladesh The Philippines [...]
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Sabah cops foil bid to smuggle illegals from Philippines

19-May-2015 Intellasia | Asia One | 6:00 AM

Police foiled a bid to smuggle illegal immigrants from southern Philippines following a high-speed chase at sea off the east coast Sandakan district. Sabah Police [...]
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PH to push boat people back to sea

19-May-2015 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

Like Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, the Philippines will push back to sea undocumented Asian “boat people” despite a United Nations appeal to Southeast Asian [...]
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Beijing: Philippines, US out to ‘exaggerate China threat’

19-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s Foreign Ministry accused the Philippines on Friday of working together with the United States to “exaggerate the China threat” over a disputed shoal [...]
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Refugees in Southeast Asia: Should the Philippines care?

19-May-2015 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

You love your country, being born and raised there, getting accustomed to the culture and the people and eventually starting a family there. But for some reason, your [...]
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Philippine fire death trap highlights sweatshop abuses

18-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

The deaths of 72 people in a fire that gutted a footwear factory in the Philippine capital has exposed abusive conditions for millions of poor and desperate workers across [...]
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REC launches certification scheme for installers in Philippines

18-May-2015 Intellasia | Pv-tech | 6:00 AM

Module manufacturer REC Solar has launched a certification scheme for installers in the Philippines. Five installers have been signed up to the scheme for its inauguration. [...]
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Philippine factory where 72 died suspected of breaking law

18-May-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A factory where a fire killed 72 people violated employment laws, the Philippines’ top labour official said Friday, as more witness reports emerged about the victims [...]
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Philippines allots P1b for naval bases

18-May-2015 Intellasia | Gulfnews | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has allotted P1 billion (Dh93.33 million to develop three new naval bases that will protect its 36,000 kilometre coastline facing the South China Sea. sources [...]
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UN law could resolve US-China sea contest

18-May-2015 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

As US Secretary of State John Kerry was winging his way to Beijing to prepare for the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue next month, the United States and China seemed [...]
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