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Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 7:14 AM

The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on [...]
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Duterte’s wild proposal: Changing the name of the Philippines

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Pri | 6:00 AM

The Philippines was named after a pasty guy from Spain who never actually set foot in the Philippines. King Philip II, ruler of the Spanish Empire for much of the 1500s, also [...]
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Philippines adds more hurdles for internationally-licensed operators

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Calvinayre | 6:00 AM

The recent crackdown on transactions in China doesn’t seem to have impacted Macau’s casino industry. At least, not yet. This is the takeaway from a recent [...]
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Philippine pork safe, not affected by African swine fever hog producers

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

There’s no need to rely on imports amid fears of African swine fever reaching the country, as there is enough pork in the Philippines There’s no need to cut back [...]
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European bank eyes presence in Philippines

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Another foreign bank, this time from Europe, has expressed interest in establishing a presence in the Philippines, a top official from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) [...]
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Philippine economic growth to lead Asia in 2019: HSBC

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Filipino nurse Rodelle Borja wowed “Ireland’s Got Talent” and got standing ovation for his rendition of the Elvis Presley classic “Can’t Help [...]
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US still the no. 1 remittance source for the Philippines

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Business Mirror | 6:00 AM

DESPITE stricter rules on immigration and labour policies, the United States remained to be the top country source of remittances to the Philippines in 2018, latest data from [...]
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Philippine journalist Maria Ressa calls her detention a ‘travesty of justice’

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

An outspoken Philippine journalist who was briefly detained last week says the country’s case against her is “ludicrous” and “unconstitutional.” [...]
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2 dead, 1 injured in car shooting on Philippines’ busy highway

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

Two men were killed and another woman injured when unidentified gunmen aboard a motorcycle fired at a travelling car along EDSA highway in Mandaluyong City of the Philippines [...]
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Opposition bets say it’s time for divorce law in Philippines

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

In a TV forum, opposition senatorial candidates Florin Hilbay, Chel Diokno, and Samira Gutoc push for a divorce law in the Philippines Three senatorial candidates from the [...]
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte spotted shopping in HK for second time in less than five months as partner Honeylet Avancena celebrates birthday

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Shoppers’ paradise Hong Kong attracted a surprise visitor on Saturday Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who was seen in town for the second time in less than five [...]
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Regional press alliance condemns ‘intimidation’ of Philippine media

Regional press alliance condemns ‘intimidation’ of Philippine media

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Press groups from across Southeast Asia added their voices to the criticism of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa’s arrest over a cyberlibel charge that the government has said is [...]
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Philippines wants 625 cases delisted from UN record

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has commenced work with the United Nations to delist from its official records more than 600 cases of enforced and involuntary disappearances, mostly [...]
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Sabah on alert for measles after Philippine crisis but says matters in hand

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Sabah health authorities said only three local measles cases have been detected following a deadly outbreak in the Philippines, assuring the public there was no cause for [...]
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16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | VICI | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte hasn’t been shy in attacking renowned journalist Maria Ressa and her website, Rappler. But it was still a startling escalation when government [...]
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