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Eight killed, dozens feared trapped after earthquake hits Philippines

Eight killed, dozens feared trapped after earthquake hits Philippines

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

At least eight people were killed when a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the Philippines’ main island of Luzon on Monday and officials feared dozens could be trapped in [...]
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No settlement ending up with China allowing Philippines to protect clams, Locsin says

24-Apr-2019 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:38 AM

The Philippines’ top diplomat said he would not allow a settlement of the South China Sea dispute that would put China at an advantage in connection to giant clams in [...]
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Philippines rocked by deadly 6.1-magnitude earthquake

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

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Bodega on the Philippine island of Luzon on Monday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Pampanga [...]
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Rescuers race to find survivors after Philippine quake kills 15

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

Rescue teams in the Philippines searched for signs of life beneath the rubble of a collapsed four-storey commercial building on Tuesday after a strong earthquake shook the [...]
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AirAsia cancels flights to Clark after earthquake hits Philippines

24-Apr-2019 Intellasia | The Star | 6:38 AM

AirAsia has cancelled a number of flights to and from Clark, Philippines following the earthquake in the Pampanga Province. The Clark International Airport was severely [...]
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China told to ‘lay off’ Philippines’ islands shows SHIFT in Manila-Beijing relationship

24-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Express | 6:38 AM

THE PHILIPPINES is shifting its stance on the hotly disputed South China Sea by strengthening the nation’s relationship with the US. As the midterm elections in the [...]
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Frantic hunt for survivors after powerful Philippine quake

24-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

Philippine rescuers were scrambling Tuesday to reach dozens of people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake, as the [...]
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Death of Filipino helper whose chronic illness could have been treated with medication puts focus back on conditions for domestic workers in HK

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

Filipino Maristel Pepito, 35, worked in Hong Kong for barely half a year before she died in hospital on February 18. Now friends and family members say her brief time in the [...]
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Memories of the Philippines debt crisis

23-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Phil Star | 6:38 AM

“Gentlemen, do you know that your country is broke? You have overstated your foreign exchange reserves by $600 million,” the banker told former prime minister [...]
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Philippines, China to sign 5 bilateral deals

23-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Sun Star | 6:38 AM

THE Philippines and China are expected to sign at least five bilateral agreements later this week, when President Rodrigo Duterte travels to Beijing to attend the second Belt [...]
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PPOC says local peace negotiations continue amid stalled peace talks

23-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Relief Web | 6:38 AM

As the Philippine government has stopped the peace talks following unabated extortion and human rights violations perpetrated by guerilla fronts of the Communist Party of the [...]
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Locsin: government should focus on pursuing Philippines’ claims on Sabah

22-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:38 AM

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. insisted that the Philippines should “keep an eye” on defending its claims on resource-rich Sabah, which became part [...]
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Philippine Catholics lash themselves in penance ahead of Easter

20-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:38 AM

Dozens of barefoot penitents in the Philippines whipped themselves and carried large wooden crosses in sweltering heat on Thursday (April 18) as they participated in a ritual [...]
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Extreme Easter: Flogging, crucifixions in Philippines

20-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:38 AM

Hundreds of barefoot men beat themselves with flails and at least 10 were to be nailed onto crosses throughout Good Friday in a blood-soaked display of religious fervour in [...]
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Philippines remains attractive for foreign investors, British trade group says

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:38 AM

The Philippines remains attractive to investors from the UK as businesses are looking at “new growth prospects” in Southeast Asia, British Chamber of Commerce [...]
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