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Philippines Navy to join Chinese naval ships at anniversary celebration amid maritime row

Philippines Navy to join Chinese naval ships at anniversary celebration amid maritime row

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 7:07 AM

The Philippines has accepted an invitation from China to attend the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese navy, amid a maritime dispute over the South China Sea. [...]
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Philippines, Japan ink P98.7-B loan deals for railway, flood control projects

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Phil Star | 6:00 AM

The Philippines and Japan on Monday signed two loan deals worth P98.7 billion for two projects that seek to improve flood control management in Metro Manila and integrate a [...]
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Philippines may appeal against Trump administration’s ban on temporary US work visas

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Philippines wants more information on the Trump administration’s move to stop issuing temporary worker visas to Filipinos, and may appeal against the decision if [...]
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US declares Philippines ineligible for H-2A, H-2B visas

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The Philippines says it is open to working with the United States to address the visa concerns The United States declared the Philippines ineligible for H-2A and H-2B [...]
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Philippines moves to lower criminal liability age to nine

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Senators and rights groups call the proposal a threat to children’s welfare and a ‘race to the bottom’. A proposal to lower the age of criminal liability in [...]
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Parents, guardian of 9-year-olds who commit serious crimes also criminally liable House Bill

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

Under Section 20 of the House version on the proposed act on lowering the age of criminal liability among minors, parents of children who committed any serious crimes shall [...]
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In Philippines, Duterte’s drug war finds a new target: 9-year-olds

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

A push to lower the age of criminal responsibility in the Philippines to nine has sparked alarm among children’s rights advocates who say the proposed change violates [...]
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Philippine Senators oppose president’s push to lower criminal age to 9

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

Senators in the Philippines on Tuesday joined activists and child protection groups in condemning a lower house move to reduce the age of criminal liability from 15 to nine, [...]
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Philippines set to import 1.2-M tonnes of rice as caps removed

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

Rice traders in the Philippines are set to import about 1.2 million tonnes of the staple food, a state grains agency spokeswoman told Reuters on Tuesday, as the Southeast [...]
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Philippines says Q4 agricultural output growth slows to 1.8 pct yr/yr

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

* The Philippines’ agricultural output grew 1.8 percent in the last quarter of 2018, slower that the 2.3-percent growth in the same quarter in 2017 but rebounding from [...]
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Philippines bridges troubled South China Sea waters by sending first ship to join PLA Navy fleet review

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

The Philippine Navy said it would, for the first time, send a vessel to a fleet review hosted by the PLA Navy as tensions between rival claimants to territory in the South [...]
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Sewage works prompt 4-month closure of Manila Zoo

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

The Manila City Hall ordered on Tuesday (January 22) the immediate closure of Manila Zoo. The city government cited the amusement park’s lack of sewage treatment [...]
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Philippines sees record gambling revenue, braces itself for stiff competition

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is banking on a steady stream of foreign high rollers to drive gambling revenue to a record this year even as it braces itself for greater competition from [...]
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BOL referendum delays printing of ballots for 2019 midterm polls

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

The printing of ballots for the 2019 midterm elections may possibly be re-scheduled, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Commissioner Sheriff Abas on Tuesday [...]
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Duterte lashes at communism in one of Philippines’ CPP hotbeds

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte Tuesday lashed at communism in one of the country’s rebel hotbeds, calling it a “mass insanity” that has claimed many lives in the [...]
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