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Rural Missionaries of the Philippines denounces military’s ‘red-tagging’

17-Apr-2019 Intellasia | GlobalSistersReport | 6:38 AM

After close to 50 years of working among people who live in poverty in rural areas and doing mission work under the radar, members of the Rural Missionaries of the [...]
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Global taskforce tackles cybersex child trafficking in the Philippines

17-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

The tip-off came from the FBI: details of an arrest in the United States, the accused’s social media profiles, and a host of photographs showing young Filipina girls [...]
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Philippine President Duterte signs largest national budget of $96.8b, after months of delay

Philippine President Duterte signs largest national budget of $96.8b, after months of delay

17-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:38 AM

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday (April 15) signed a 3.7 trillion peso (S$96.8 billion) budget for this year, its largest ever, ending months of impasse that [...]
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Philippines confirms death of Islamist group leader

Philippines confirms death of Islamist group leader

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

Philippine officials on Sunday confirmed that a leader of an alliance of pro-Islamic State militants was one of four insurgents killed in a clash with the military last [...]
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DNA test confirms killing of leader of ISIS-affiliated group in Philippines

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:38 AM

DNA tests have confirmed that the leader of an ISIS-affiliated terror group was killed in a military operation last month, officials in the Philippines say. Abu Dar was among [...]
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Beijing tried to block Philippine military facilities on disputed island ‘over fears US could use them’

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:38 AM

China’s deployment of a large fleet of vessels to the Philippines-held Thitu Island in the South China Sea is aimed at blocking the country’s construction of [...]
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It’s Time to End US Military Aid to the Philippines

It’s Time to End US Military Aid to the Philippines

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Truthout | 6:38 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody “War on Drugs” has now claimed over 27,000 lives — almost all poor and indigent people, including [...]
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South China Sea WARNING: Philippines order Beijing to STOP endangering fishermen

South China Sea WARNING: Philippines order Beijing to STOP endangering fishermen

16-Apr-2019 Intellasia | The Express | 6:38 AM

THE Philippines government have ordered China to halt any acts which could endanger the lives of their fishermen. President Salvador Panelo said doing so would “cause [...]
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US and Philippine troops are training to repel an island invasion amid South China Sea tensions

US and Philippine troops are training to repel an island invasion amid South China Sea tensions

15-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Taskand Purpose | 6:00 AM

US and Philippine troops have reportedly been training for a potential island invasion scenario, which is a real possibility as tensions rise in the disputed South China Sea. [...]
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Archaeologists Plan More Digs Where a New Human Species Was Found in the Philippines

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Archaeologists who discovered fossil bones and teeth of a previously unknown human species that thrived more than 50,000 years ago in the northern Philippines said Thursday [...]
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Philippine news site asks top court to scrap Duterte’s ban on its reporters

Philippine news site asks top court to scrap Duterte’s ban on its reporters

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

A news website bitterly opposed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn a ban on coverage of his events, calling it an [...]
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Philippines to issue 6 billion yuan Panda bonds sources

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

The Philippines plans to raise 6 billion yuan ($893.54 million) from issuing so-called ‘Panda bonds’ in China, according to three sources with knowledge of the [...]
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Philippine, US troops train for invasion scenario on island adjacent to South China Sea

Philippine, US troops train for invasion scenario on island adjacent to South China Sea

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Philippine and US troops on Wednesday (April 10) conducted their first joint airfield seizure drill on an island adjacent to the South China Sea, aimed at helping the [...]
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US lists Philippines among 35 nations with high kidnapping risk

13-Apr-2019 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

The US State Department has included the Philippines among 35 countries with increased risk of kidnapping or “K”, a new risk indicator it introduced recently. [...]
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Fossils of new human species discovered in Philippines cave

12-Apr-2019 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

Fossil bones and teeth found in the Philippines have revealed a long-lost cousin of modern people, which evidently lived around the time our own species was spreading from [...]
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