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Pope to travel in ‘jeepney’ during Philippines visit

14-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis will travel in a different kind of “popemobile” during his visit to the Philippines later this week – an open “jeepney”, organisers [...]
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China slams Philippines for criticising island project in South China Sea

China slams Philippines for criticising island project in South China Sea

14-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China on Monday hit back at the Philippines for criticising Beijing’s ongoing reclamation project in the disputed South China Sea, saying that its actions were within [...]
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Tropical cyclone may enter Philippines on Pope’s arrival

14-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Phil Star | 6:00 AM

A low pressure area (LPA) may intensify into a tropical depression and enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on the same day Pope Francis arrives in the country, [...]
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EU doubles Philippines aid until 2020, cites government improvement

14-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The European Union on Tuesday renewed its seven-year support strategy to the Philippines and more than doubled the figure for its development aid for 2014 to 2020. Ambassador [...]
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Oil firms roll back pump prices anew

13-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Oil firms announced a hefty price rollback effective today on the back of the continued decline in global crude prices. In separate advisories issued yesterday, local [...]
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Rains threaten papal mass on storm-hit Philippine island

13-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines was watching nervously on Sunday as a tropical storm threatened a typhoon-prone central island that Pope Francis will visit this week on his tour of the [...]
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BRIEF-Philippines’ Ayala Land raises $357 million via overnight top-up placement

13-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippines’ Ayala Land Inc : * Says raises 16 billion pesos ($357 million) through an overnight top-up share placement, the single largest capital-raising exercise in [...]
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Pope’s trip to Sri Lanka and Philippines: 5 things to know

13-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis embarks on his second Asian pilgrimage this coming week, visiting Sri Lanka and the Philippines exactly 20 years after St. John Paul II’s record-making [...]
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Pope Philippines visit ‘security nightmare’

13-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

On November 27, 1970, just minutes after arriving in Manila, Pope Paul VI escaped an assassination plot when Bolivian artist Benjamin Mendoza slipped through airport security [...]
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Philippines to buy two C130 transport planes from US Navy

13-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippine military on Friday signed a pact with the US Navy to buy two secondhand C-130 transport planes to boost its capability to fan out quickly for territorial [...]
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Magnitude 6 quake hits Philippines; no casualties

13-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippine military on Friday signed a pact with the US Navy to buy two secondhand C-130 transport planes to boost its capability to fan out quickly for territorial [...]
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Palma new WWF-Philippines CEO

13-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines) has named Jose Angelito Palma as its new president and chief executive officer effective January 2015. Palma brings [...]
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Activists Urge Francis to See Real Face of Poverty in Philippines

13-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Aleteia | 6:00 AM

Christian activists on Monday expressed concerns that Pope Francis would not be allowed to witness the dire poverty that so many in the Philippines must endure. Einstein [...]
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Philippines’ Risal Bank to offer benchmark-sized dollar notes

13-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippines’ Risal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) said on Monday it would offer benchmark-sized, dollar unsecured notes through the drawdown off its $1 billion [...]
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Millions to welcome Pope on Asia trip

13-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis will immerse himself in some of Asia’s most fervent Catholicism during a trip to the Philippines and Sri Lanka starting Tuesday, with millions of devotees [...]
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