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EU: Philippines improving in implementation of international conventions

30-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The European Commission said on Thursday that the Philippines is making good progress on implementing 27 international conventions on human rights, labour rights, environment [...]
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Big-spending Philippines posts strong Q4 growth

30-Jan-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Growth in the Philippine economy picked up late in 2015 as strong domestic demand and government spending cushioned the impact of weak exports which are hurting many of its [...]
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Philippines: Illegitimate encounters

29-Jan-2016 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

In the afternoon of August 18, 2015, five members of the indigenous Manobo tribe were killed in Barangay Mendis, Pangantucan, Bukidnon. How and why they died depends on whose [...]
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Japan royals pay tribute to Philippine war dead

29-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Japanese Emperor Akihito bowed his head in sorrow during a somber ceremony at the Philippines’ biggest war cemetery yesterday, but also enjoyed banter about cars, [...]
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Philippines warns Taiwan for increasing tensions in disputed sea

Philippines warns Taiwan for increasing tensions in disputed sea

29-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines on Thursday warned Taiwan for supposedly increasing tensions in the disputed South China Sea. This follows the visit of outgoing Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou [...]
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Making human rights profitable: Wishing the Philippines a prosperous 2016!

29-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Two years in a row the EU and the Philippines had a special Christmas: just before last Christmas, we announced the start of our Free Trade Agreement negotiations – a [...]
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A bright future for the Philippines

29-Jan-2016 Intellasia | East Asia Forum | 6:00 AM

Economic forecasting is always difficult. The American economist John Kenneth Galbraith famously said ‘we have two sorts of forecasters: those who don’t know and [...]
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Philippines: Aquino’s Doubtful Legacy on Rights

29-Jan-2016 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III’s six-year term in office will end in mid-2016 without achieving his promised goal to significantly improve human rights in the [...]
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Will America go to war for the Philippines?

29-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Nationalinterest | 6:00 AM

Mao Zedong, the Great Helmsmen, once famously said: “Where the enemy advances, we retreat. Where the enemy retreats, we pursue.” In places like the Middle East, [...]
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Philippine Leader Welcomes Japan’s Emperor as Ties Blossom

29-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III gave a red-carpet welcome to Japan’s emperor Wednesday in a sign of blossoming ties between the two nations, both mired in [...]
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Philippine 2015 growth seen among strongest in Asia, wards off global chill

29-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Growth in the Philippine economy likely picked up sharply late in 2015 as strong domestic demand and government spending cushioned the impact of weaker exports which are [...]
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Philippines Economy Slows, Dragged By Farming, Forcing Re-Think

29-Jan-2016 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Expansion of the Philippines’ gross domestic product slowed as expected last year, but stronger than expected fourth-quarter growth prompted the government to say one [...]
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Philippines posts strong Q4 growth despite global chill

29-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippine economy grew 6.3 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, much faster than market expectations, driven by the services and industry sectors, the [...]
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Philippine Growth at 1-Year High as State Spending Kicks In

29-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Philippine growth quickened to the fastest pace in a year after the government took steps to accelerate disbursements and as consumer spending strengthened. Stocks pared [...]
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Philippines, Japan forge stronger ties

Philippines, Japan forge stronger ties

28-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Under the cloud of China’s aggressively staking maritime territorial claims, Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko arrived in Manila yesterday to forge [...]
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