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As wide income disparity persists, Philippines to remain among poorest in SE Asia – EIU

21-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Philstar | 4:00 AM

The Philippines remains one of the poorest in Southeast Asia despite robust economic growth in the past few years, the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) said. In its latest [...]
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Aussie-Philippines group to drill for oil in disputed waters

21-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Philstar | 4:00 AM

Amid an increasingly tense territorial dispute between the Philippines and China, an Australian-Filipino consortium is set to drill a new deepwater exploratory well in the [...]
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Philippines posts budget surplus for 2nd straight month in May

21-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 4:00 AM

The Philippine government posted a budget surplus for the second straight month in May as revenues outpaced spending, the Department of Finance said today. The [...]
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Philippines cheers growing outcry over South China Sea

Philippines cheers growing outcry over South China Sea

21-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 4:00 AM

The Philippines on Sunday hailed what it termed growing international support for its efforts to counter China’s claims to most of the South China Sea. The comments [...]
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Religious outpost offers sanctuary to gay Filipinos

21-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 4:00 AM

A gospel serenade of deep baritones echoed through a dim alley in one of Manila’s red light districts on a humid Sunday evening – the joyful sounds emanating from [...]
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Philippine Military Upgrade Stalls – WSJ

Philippine Military Upgrade Stalls – WSJ

21-Jul-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 4:00 AM

A push by the Philippines to overhaul its obsolete military has ground to a halt just as the US ally is striving to deter China in the disputed waters between them. A string [...]
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Philippines ratchets up tension in South China Sea

21-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 4:00 AM

The Philippines will station new fighter jets and two frigates at the former US naval facility in Subic Bay from early next year, officials said, the first time the massive [...]
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The Greek crisis and its impact on the Philippines

21-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Philstar | 4:00 AM

We have heard more about Greece during the month of July than we usually hear in a year. First there were deadlines – and missed deadlines – with bellicose [...]
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US holds surveillance mission in West Philippine Sea

21-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Phil Star | 4:00 AM

US forces conducted a surveillance mission over the West Philippine Sea last Saturday, with the chief of its Pacific Fleet on board, in a development that is expected to draw [...]
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US Pacific Fleet chief patrols West PH Sea in Manila visit

21-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Inquirer | 4:00 AM

AS part of his four-day visit in Manila, the new commander of the US Pacific Fleet participated in a surveillance mission on Saturday over the West Philippine Sea (South [...]
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SEC okays maiden offering of SBC Philippines

21-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Manila Standard Today | 4:00 AM

The Securities and Exchange Commission en banc approved the P1.15 billion initial public offering of SBC Philippines Corp., a leading wholesale chemical supplier in the [...]
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Nine believed dead in Philippine coal mine collapse: official

20-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Five people died and four others are believed to have also been killed when part of a coal mine collapsed on a remote central Philippine island on Friday, the provincial [...]
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Philippine massacre suspect Ampatuan dies in hospital: lawyer

20-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The patriarch of a warlord clan who is on trial for the Philippines’ worst political massacre has died, his lawyer said Saturday, days after he slipped into a coma. [...]
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Vietnam, PH most concerned about China disputes

20-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The Pew Research Centre, however, says there ‘is little concern worldwide’ about territorial disputes with China Vietnam and the Philippines remain most concerned [...]
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Philippines: Priests, nuns join resistance to mining project

20-Jul-2015 Intellasia | UCANews | 6:00 AM

(Vatican Radio) As of March 31, the provincial government of Batangas in the Philippines, has issued at least 10 permits to large-scale mining projects covering a total of [...]
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