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Families in Philippines forced out of homes for road-widening project

29-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Euronews | 6:00 AM

Police in Quezon City, a suburb of the Philippine capital Manila, have enforced a demolition order, clearing a shanty town of around 50 homes to make way for a road-widening [...]
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Philippines Works to Freeze Spread of Childhood Diseases

29-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

How would a walk-in freezer benefit millions of infants in the Philippines? Think vaccines, those shots given to young children to protect them from debilitating, even killer [...]
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Philippines to file US suit to retrieve Marcos’ Monet

Philippines to file US suit to retrieve Marcos’ Monet

29-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines will file a civil suit in the United States to recover a Monet painting that vanished after the 1986 revolution which forced former first lady Imelda Marcos [...]
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Philippines advises illegal Filipino workers in Malaysia to leave voluntarily

28-Jan-2014 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Philippine Labour Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has advised illegal Filipino workers in Malaysia to seek assistance from its Overseas Labour Office and voluntarily leave the [...]
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Philippines, rebels see final peace deal in weeks

Philippines, rebels see final peace deal in weeks

28-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government and the country’s main Muslim rebel group said Sunday they hoped to sign within weeks a final peace deal to end decades of deadly insurgency [...]
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Philippines Stretched Thin by Wave of Natural Disasters

28-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is reeling from a barrage of massive natural disasters – three in as many months – that have tested the ability of government responders and aid [...]
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Philippines to grant amnesty, pardon Muslim rebels under peace deal

28-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government will grant amnesty to Muslim rebels facing rebellion-related charges or pardon convicted ones under a newly signed pact where the insurgents agreed [...]
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Philippines to push for review of PJEPA within the year

28-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Interaksyon | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government will push for a review of its bilateral free trade agreement with Japan this year. “We will be convening the Philippine panel by February to [...]
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Switching Off Market ‘Reforms’ in the Philippines

28-Jan-2014 Intellasia | | 6:00 AM

After two decades of aggressively privatising its public services, the Philippines is beginning to realise the cost of mindless market reforms. Recent months have seen an [...]
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Peace Deal to End Insurgency Came After Philippine Leader’s Ultimatum to Rebels

28-Jan-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

After repeated frustrations in its efforts to end a long-running insurgency in the southern Philippines, the government had a message for rebels: now or never. It was an [...]
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Philippines embassy reports possible abuse of Filipinos in Malaysian crackdown on illegals

27-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Interaksyon | 6:00 AM

Vice President Jejomar Binay appealed to Malaysian authorities Friday to treat Filipino workers humanely as the Philippine embassy in Kuala Lumpur started verifying reports [...]
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Philippines becoming dominant business process outsourcing destination

27-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Gulfnews | 6:00 AM

Metro Manila has edged out Mumbai from the second spot in a worldwide ranking of top business process outsourcing (BPO) sites as other locations in the country had improved [...]
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Fraport Lesson Ignored, Philippine Project Delays Revival

27-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Sidharath Kapur, president of GMR Infrastructure Ltd’s (GMRI) airport unit, ignored Fraport AG’s advice to avoid investing in the Philippines. He may rue that [...]
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Philippine police seize methamphetamine worth $22 million, arrest 4

27-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

Philippine police have arrested four men and seized 1 billion pesos ($22 million) worth of methamphetamine in the second large drug bust in Manila in 10 days. The National [...]
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Freedom House: Philippines is ‘partly free’

27-Jan-2014 Intellasia | abs-cbnnews | 6:00 AM

The Philippines retained its status for the fourth straight year as a “partly free” country but was a standout among Association of Southeast Asian Nations [...]
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