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Philippines: Critics Accuse Duterte Of Releasing ‘Hitlist’

18-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Eur Asia Review | 6:00 AM

Rights advocates and Philippine opposition figures on Friday criticised President Rodrigo Duterte for releasing names on a drug-watch list, including those of politicians, [...]
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Philippines incurs record $7.9 B current account deficit in 2018

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

The Philippines incurred a record current account (CA) deficit last year due to a wider trade deficit as a result of the massive infrastructure buildup being undertaken by [...]
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US report: Philippine government execs ‘under pressure’ not to cooperate with international rights groups

US report: Philippine government execs ‘under pressure’ not to cooperate with international rights groups

18-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine government officials were “under pressure” not to respond to any investigation requests on alleged human rights abuses in the country, the US State [...]
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Philippines internet use all-time high in fourth quarter 2018

16-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Internet use in the country hit an all-time high in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll. The survey, taken from December 16 [...]
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Philippines: Millions Remain at Risk as Measles Death Toll Climbs

16-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Benarnews | 6:00 AM

Millions of children younger than 5 are at risk of contracting measles in the Philippines where the disease already has killed 286 people, health workers warned Thursday. [...]
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Millions hit in Manila’s ‘worst’ water shortage

16-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Manila has been hit by its worst water shortage in years, leaving bucket-bearing families to wait hours to fill up from tanker trucks and some hospitals to turn away less [...]
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Pres. Duterte to dismiss another set of officials

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

There will be another set of government officials that President Rodrigo Duterte will dismiss. According to the president, during the campaign sortie of PDP-Laban in Cauayan [...]
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US Navy flagship visits Manila after sailing in disputed sea

US Navy flagship visits Manila after sailing in disputed sea

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A US Navy flagship has sailed through the South China Sea with its commander renewing an American vow to “sail, fly and operate wherever the law allows us to” [...]
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Duterte signs law simplifying PH legal adoption process

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that will simplify the process of legal adoption in the Philippines. Duterte signed the Republic Act 11222 or the Simulated Birth [...]
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Duterte condemns brutal killing of teen in Cebu

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday (March 13) condemned the brutal murder of a teenager from Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu. In a report on UNTV News and Rescue’s CNEWS by [...]
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Groups denounce continuous cyberattacks against independent media in the Philippines

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Global Voices | 6:00 AM

Several media groups in the Philippines marked the World Day Against Cyber Censorship on March 12, 2019, by holding a protest to denounce the ongoing cyberattacks against [...]
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In Philippines, 3 outspoken priests say they’ve received death threats

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | NCR Online | 6:00 AM

Three Catholic priests, known for being outspoken against a wave of drug-related killings, claimed they have received death threats in recent weeks, reported ucanews.com. [...]
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Philippine Red Cross dispatches water tankers to hospitals

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) on Wednesday (March 13) dispatched water tankers to assist hospitals that are affected by the ongoing water shortage in Metro Manila due to the [...]
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Soon, Philippine Roads Will be Built from Recycled Plastics

13-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Carmudi | 6:00 AM

Talk about environment-friendly roads. San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is all set out to construct roads using hard-to-recycle plastics as one of its main ingredients in making [...]
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Philippines’ RCBC sues ‘vicious’ Bangladesh Bank over heist claim

13-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Philippine bank has filed a lawsuit accusing Bangladesh’s central bank of defamation, hitting back at what it says are baseless claims of its complicity in the [...]
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