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Philippines to buy US helicopters, not Russian, due to US sanctions: Official

Philippines to buy US helicopters, not Russian, due to US sanctions: Official

10-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

The Philippines will buy 16 Black Hawk helicopters from the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp for $240 million, shunning cheaper Russian equipment due to US sanctions on Russian [...]
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Victims in the Philippines and HK await refunds amid crackdown on illegal recruiters

10-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Philippines crackdown on suspected illegal recruiters has netted three people who promised scores of domestic workers jobs in Hong Kong, leaving victims waiting for refunds [...]
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Philippines seen holding rates after five consecutive hikes: Reuters poll

10-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippine central bank is widely expected to keep interest rates steady on Thursday with inflation seen easing further after it slowed to a four-month low in November, a [...]
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Fitch: ‘Unfavourable’ economic conditions to crimp Philippines’ car sales

08-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

“Unfavourable” macroeconomic conditions in the form of high interest rates, elevated inflation and a weak currency would likely weigh on the Philippines’ [...]
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Duterte visits hospital anew for another blood test

08-Dec-2018 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte himself announced that he paid another visit to the hospital on Thursday (December 6) to have his blood tested. He made the announcement during the [...]
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Philippines: Ex-senator acquitted in high-profile plunder case

08-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Resolution of his plunder case allowed Ramon Revilla Jr to post bail and be released from detention. An anti-graft court in the Philippines has acquitted movie [...]
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Malacanang: Congress should explain P2.4-B realignment in 2019 proposed budget

08-Dec-2018 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

House Speaker Gloria Arroyo and other congressmen should provide clarifications concerning funds that were allegedly realigned to their districts in the House version of the [...]
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UN expert urges Philippines to drop charges against Rappler, Ressa

08-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

David Kaye, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, calls the charges ‘a serious threat against independent and investigative journalism in the [...]
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Philippine senator dares Duterte to take drug test after marijuana joke

08-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Philippine senator challenged President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday to take a drug test after he joked about using marijuana during a regional summit in Singapore. Duterte, [...]
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Philippines’ pivot to Russia may signal decline of US hegemony political science prof

08-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The pivot of President Rodrigo Duterte to Russia, a non-traditional ally of the Philippines, may show the collapse of a United States-dominated unipolar world, a Polish [...]
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US priest in Philippines arrested on charges of sex abuse

08-Dec-2018 Intellasia | The Newstribune | 6:00 AM

Philippine immigration authorities have arrested an American Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting altar boys in a remote central town in a case one official [...]
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Philippines to deport American Catholic priest wanted for sex crimes

07-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine law enforcement agents have arrested a 77-year-old American Catholic priest on a warrant for sex crimes issued by a court in the United States, a spokeswoman for [...]
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‘Clear and present danger’: Inside Australia’s anti-terror mission in the Philippines

07-Dec-2018 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Australian Army engineer Steve Driver is on a beach teaching Philippines marines how to blast through doors and walls so they can hunt down Islamic State-linked terrorists. [...]
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PHILIPPINES UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RISES SLIGHTLY IN OCTOBER

07-Dec-2018 Intellasia | 2 Staffing Industry | 6:00 AM

The unemployment rate in the Philippines rose to 5.1 percent in October from 5.0 percent a year ago, according to data from the Philippines Statistics Authority. Meanwhile, [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte: ‘Kill those useless bishops’

07-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Provocative president intensifies attack on the Catholic Church, which opposes his deadly war on drugs. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said his country’s [...]
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