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Philippines joins historic call against death penalty

13-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

While the Philippine Senate revived the debate on capital punishment, Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario signed a historic declaration on Friday, October 10, [...]
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US warns citizens in Philippines on Manila bomb plot

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United States on Thursday warned its citizens in the Philippines to remain vigilant after local authorities said they had foiled a plot by an Islamic militant group to [...]
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ISIS in the Philippines

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Manila Standard Today | 6:00 AM

Visiting Europe on September 18, 2014, President Benigno S. Aquino III was asked during an open forum with European investors whether the radical jihadist group Islamic State [...]
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Philippines Hoping to Launch its Own Cryptocurrency

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Forex Minute | 6:00 AM

An administration lawmaker from Philippines is doing everything she can to push a bill that would give the nation its first official cryptocurrency. Kimi S. Conjuanco, the [...]
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Phanfone, Vongfong, Haiyan: What’s in a typhoon’s name?

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Typhoon Phanfone slammed into Japan last weekend, killing seven, injuring more than 60 and leaving at least four missing. The super typhoon also led to strong winds, heavy [...]
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Philippines, Ethiopia sign first air agreement

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The agreement allows for 7 flights per week between Manila and Ethiopia, and unlimited flights between the African aviation hub and other Philippine airports The Philippines [...]
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US warns nationals in Philippines vs Metro Manila bomb plot

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The United States on Thursday alerted its citizens in the country after three men who allegedly planned to conduct bombings in Metro Manila were arrested earlier this week. [...]
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Philippine government Bill Could Pave Way for Bitcoin-Backed Money

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Coindesk | 6:00 AM

A member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines has introduced a bill that would seek to create a government-backed “e-peso” that would serve as an [...]
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As Philippines revives debate, EU condemns death penalty

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Phil Star | 6:00 AM

As the Philippine Senate revived the debate on capital punishment, the European Union spoke out against it and strongly urged the international community to stop the [...]
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PHILIPPINE BANKING: Philippines opens up banking sector but foreign firms hold fire

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Emerging Markets | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has loosened the rules governing foreign bank ownership, making a big step to bring in more foreign direct investment, as well preparing for further [...]
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Finance chief: Philippines eager for reforms

11-Oct-2014 Intellasia | CBN News | 6:00 AM

Philippine Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima expressed eagerness Thursday to carry out reforms necessary to prompt more Japanese small- and medium-sized companies to start [...]
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Philippines, many Asian peers deemed ‘high risk’ for firms

10-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

THE PHILIPPINES found itself with many Asian peers deemed posing “high risk” to business operations due to “civil unrest” in a quarterly assessment [...]
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Typhoon Ompong changes course, spares Philippines

10-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Sun Star | 6:00 AM

Typhoon Ompong (international name: Vongfong) has changed its course and is now moving northwest over the Philippine sea. In its 11 p.m. weather bulletin Wednesday, the [...]
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Infidelity no obstacle for Philippine politicians

10-Oct-2014 Intellasia | The Straits Times | 6:00 AM

While leaders around the world are often felled by extramarital affairs, in largely Catholic Philippines, the opposite is true in that an affair – or more commonly, [...]
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The Philippines challenges India’s call centre dominance

10-Oct-2014 Intellasia | The Borneo Post | 6:00 AM

Employment in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in the Philippines hit an all-time high in August, following a decade of phenomenal growth that has seen [...]
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