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Philippines seeking Japanese arms in face of China dispute

Philippines seeking Japanese arms in face of China dispute

27-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines said Thursday it wants to acquire defence equipment from Japan, as the two allies strengthen defence ties in the face of China’s increasing [...]
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3 ‘under a billion’ PH firms make Forbes list

27-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

Three Philippine corporations – one engaged in chemical manufacturing and two in the mining business – landed on Forbes Magazine’s “Best Under A [...]
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Philippines Will Stand Out After US Interest Rates Rise

27-Jun-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is well positioned to weather the shock resulting from a rise in US interest rates, said finance secretary Cesar Purisima. “There’ll be a [...]
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Philippines keeps rates on hold despite decline in trade

27-Jun-2015 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Concerns are rising that the Philippine economy, once Southeast Asia’s fastest growing, is facing bigger threats than previously expected. But despite a marked decline [...]
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It’s extremely hard to end your marriage in the Philippines

27-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Deseretnews | 6:00 AM

It’s extremely hard to end your marriage in the Philippines. Ana P. Santos reported this month for The Atlantic that it’s illegal in the South Pacific islands for [...]
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Nat’l scientist warns of reef destruction from China’s activities in West PHL Sea

27-Jun-2015 Intellasia | GMA News | 6:00 AM

One of the Philippines’ foremost scientists on Friday criticised China’s reclamation operations in the West Philippine Sea, warning of extensive damage to the [...]
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Japan, Philippines make second flight near disputed waters

Japan, Philippines make second flight near disputed waters

26-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan and the Philippines flew patrol planes near disputed South China Sea waters for a second straight day on Wednesday, despite Chinese criticism of this week’s air [...]
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Philippines’ April imports post biggest drop in 3 months

26-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Electronics, which made up 21.2 percent of the total import bill, fell 5.1 percent from a year earlier, the first drop in five months. – Mineral fuels, accounting for [...]
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In Message To China, US, Japan, and the Philippines conduct military exercises

26-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Valuewalk | 6:00 AM

This week, military forces from the US, the Philippines, and Japan are taking part in joint exercises in the Philippines. These military drills come at a time when relations [...]
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Top Philippine nightclub apologises after barring transgender woman

26-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

One of the Philippines’ top nightclubs has issued an apology after its bouncers barred a transgender fashion designer from entering, triggering outrage in celebrity [...]
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Philippine vice president blasts Aquino, declares candidacy

26-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Controversial Philippine vice-president Jejomar Binay on Wednesday angrily lashed out at President Benigno Aquino as he declared his determination to run for president in [...]
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Confirmed: Philippines Wants to Join TPP

26-Jun-2015 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is committed to joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the country’s trade chief confirmed Wednesday morning in the clearest declaration made to [...]
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More global firms eye Philippines as training hub

26-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has the potential to become a preferred training hub by multinational companies due to its English-speaking and skilled workforce, the Department of Trade and [...]
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Philippines defends proposed VFA with ex-invader Japan

26-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The Philippines on Wednesday, June 24, defended the proposed Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between Manila and Tokyo, as critics fear that Japanese troops would commit the [...]
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Militant bombings kill 2 soldiers in southern Philippines

26-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Two Philippine soldiers have been killed and three others wounded in bomb attacks by Abu Sayyaf militants in a southern province, the military said Wednesday. The bombings [...]
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