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Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing ‘slow-motion disaster’

27-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

When Mary Ann San Jose moved to Sitio Pariahan more than two decades ago, she could walk to the local chapel. Today, reaching it requires a swim. The main culprit is [...]
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Metro Vancouver is ready to accept 1,500 tonnes of garbage from Philippines

27-May-2019 Intellasia | Vancouversun | 6:00 AM

In a news release Friday, Metro Vancouver board chair Sav Dhaliwal says the 25-year-old Burnaby facility, which produces electricity by burning garbage, has “the [...]
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The Philippines’ little terrors, committing some of the most brazen crimes

27-May-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

To deal with child criminals, some lawmakers are hoping to make offenders as young as nine criminally liable. The programme Get Real investigates what is driving this [...]
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Two years after siege, no return to normal for Philippine city

25-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Two years after pro-Islamic State militants laid siege to the Philippine city of Marawi, tens of thousands of people remain uprooted and rebuilding is slow, aid agencies said [...]
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The Philippines Is Fighting One Of The World’s Worst Measles Outbreaks

25-May-2019 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

The measles outbreak got so bad in Manila, Philippines, that San Lazaro Hospital had to set up tents in the parking lot, the courtyard and even the landing at the top of the [...]
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HK men jailed for life in Philippines for drug possession to appeal to higher court after review judge upholds their convictions

25-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Mainland Chinese officials and Hong Kong’s leader were urged on Thursday to help four men jailed for life in the Philippines for drug possession after a court upheld [...]
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Philippines urged to rethink new labour ban after maid’s death in Kuwait

25-May-2019 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

Migrant rights groups on Wednesday urged the Philippines not to impose a new ban on locals working abroad, after the death of a Filipino woman in Kuwait sparked outrage over [...]
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Shattered Philippine city a tool for jihadist recruitment

24-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two years after the Philippine city of Marawi was overrun by jihadists it remains in ruins, with experts warning that stalled reconstruction efforts are bolstering the appeal [...]
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Duterte signs law transferring training of police recruits to PNP

24-May-2019 Intellasia | UNTV | 6:00 AM

Police recruits will now train under the command of the Philippine National Police (PNP). President Rodrigo Duterte signed a law transferring the jurisdiction on the training [...]
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Canada tries to avoid an all-out trash ‘war’ with the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte

24-May-2019 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

Canada will take back dozens of shipping containers full of trash from the Philippines “sooner than later,” a Philippine official said this week. Canada’s [...]
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Philippines demands HK explain grilling of former official who accused President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity at International Criminal Court

24-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The Philippines wants a full explanation why a former Supreme Court associate justice, a staunch critic of President Xi Jinping, was detained at Hong Kong’s airport for [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte orders garbage shipped back to Canada

Philippines’ Duterte orders garbage shipped back to Canada

24-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered tonnes of garbage dumped in the Philippines years ago to be shipped back to Canada, his spokesman said Wednesday, but Ottawa announced [...]
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Shattered Philippine city a tool for jihadist recruitment

24-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two years after the Philippine city of Marawi was overrun by jihadists it remains in ruins, with experts warning that stalled reconstruction efforts are bolstering the appeal [...]
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Hundreds finish 1st phase of Japanese language programme in Philippines

24-May-2019 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

More than 300 Filipino nurse and care worker candidates finished on Tuesday a preparatory language programme sponsored by the Japanese and Philippine governments. A total of [...]
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Philippines: Bangsamoro accepts transition plan

24-May-2019 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

ANKARA The provisional government in the newly-autonomous southern region of Bangsamoro in the Philippines has accepted a proposal for a transition to a permanent government. [...]
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