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Locsin, Bautista take oath as new Cabinet members

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte presided over the oath taking of two new members of his Cabinet at Malacanan Palace on Wednesday (October 17). Philippine Ambassador to the UN Teddy [...]
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Fintech innovations to push financial inclusion across the Philippines

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

E-wallets, blockchain and other innovations in finance technology (fintech) will continue to grow in significance and become key drivers in pushing forward financial [...]
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Philippines’ total fertility rate is highest in Asean: UN

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Gulf-Times | 6:00 AM

The Philippines, the second biggest country among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, has the highest total fertility rate (TFR) in the region, according [...]
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Ayala invests in Philippines-based home healthcare services app AIDE

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

The AIDE app enables patients to book doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to render healthcare services in their homes Ayala Healthcare Holdings (AC Health), a [...]
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Asean, Philippines leaders urged to re-assess climate targets

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Former senator and Climate Change Commission head Heherson Alvarez has called on policymakers in Southeast Asia to reassess their commitments to address the threat of climate [...]
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Duterte signs admin’s first oil exploration service contract with Israeli firm

Duterte signs admin’s first oil exploration service contract with Israeli firm

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | UNTV | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte signed on Wednesday (October 17) an oil and petroleum exploration deal with an Israel firm in line with the government’s “effort to [...]
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P3.4-M shabu seized in Manila mall drug bust

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | UNTV | 6:00 AM

A man was arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for selling drugs inside a mall in Manila. The suspect who hails from Cotabato was identified as [...]
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Philippines’ high inflation also good, says Bangko Sentral official

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

Felipe Medalla says the high inflation figure reflects the elevated prices of cigarettes and sugary drinks, which were planned by the government under the TRAIN law Despite [...]
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Philippine watchdog fines Grab, Uber for rushed merger, drop in service quality

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ competition watchdog fined ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber Technologies on Wednesday, saying they consummated their merger too soon and that the [...]
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Global competitiveness report: Philippines ranks 56th

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines ranked 56th out of 140 countries in the latest Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum. WEF’s Global Competitiveness Index 2018 [...]
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New car sales in Philippines likely to suffer first drop in 7 years

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

New car sales this year in the Philippines are likely to sustain the first decline in seven years due largely to newly implemented higher excise taxes on automobiles. New [...]
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HSBC appoints new CEO for Philippine operations

17-Oct-2018 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

HSBC Bank on Monday said it has appointed Graham FitzGerald as president and Chief Executive Officer for HSBC Philippines subject to regulatory approval. FitzGerald will [...]
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Philippines deports alleged ISIS commander

17-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

Egyptian Fehmi Lassoued is also placed on the Bureau of Immigration’s blacklist to prevent him from reentering the Philippines The Bureau of Immigration (BI) deported [...]
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Philippines island Boracay reopens for test run following huge cleanup

17-Oct-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Boracay, one of the world’s most famous beach destinations, has reopened for a limited-numbers test run almost six months after closing for a cleanup operation to [...]
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Philippines cuts 2018 GDP growth goal, raises inflation targets

17-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Nasdaq | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government has shaved its economic growth target for this year and raised inflation forecasts for 2018 and 2019, reflecting caution as soaring consumer prices [...]
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