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China Cannot Turn The Philippines Into Another Sri Lanka

28-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

China cannot do to the Philippines what it did to Sri Lankause the “debt trap” to acquire key sea outpostsbecause the Philippines economy doesn’t resemble [...]
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Philippines: Duterte Threatens to ‘Decapitate’ Bishop for Alleged Drug Use

28-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Breitbart | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte issued yet another tirade against the Catholic Church on Monday, accusing Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of illegal drug use and [...]
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Storm ‘Tomas’ weakens off eastern Philippines

27-Nov-2018 Intellasia | ABS | 6:00 AM

Severe tropical storm Tomas (Man-Yi) weakened slightly on Monday as it drifted off the Philippines’ eastern coast, unlikely to hit land, weather bureau PAGASA said. At [...]
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90-year-old great-grandfather finally graduates from high school in Philippines

27-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

It was in March 1941 when Jose Gaitan Gandecela graduated from A. Marisol Elementary School in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. He was all set for continued studiesuntil the flames [...]
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Chinese steel firm to create 50,000 jobs in the Philippines

27-Nov-2018 Intellasia | HRM asia | 6:00 AM

A Chinese steel company will set up in Mindanao, Philippines and thereby create 50,000 jobs in the country. The construction of a 305-hectare integrated steel manufacturing [...]
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‘No danger’ of debt trap for Philippines, says Chinese envoy

‘No danger’ of debt trap for Philippines, says Chinese envoy

27-Nov-2018 Intellasia | ABS | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is in “no danger” of falling into a debt trap with China’s assistance in its “Build, Build, Build” programme, a Chinese diplomat [...]
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Philippines named Spratlys, Scarborough centuries ahead of China Carpio

27-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines was way ahead of China in claiming the Spratly Islands and the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea or West Philippine Sea, Acting Chief Justice Antonio [...]
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Dodging traffic, and death, on Manila’s railway carts

27-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

As soon as the train rumbles past, the men heave their home-made pushcarts back onto the tracks and passengers hop aboardcheating death and beating Manila’s notorious [...]
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Philippines warned against China loan pledges

26-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines must tread carefully in dealing with funding commitments from China for its infrastructure programme especially now that the current account deficit is [...]
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The Philippines’ pivot toward China has yet to pay off, as Manila awaits promised funds

The Philippines’ pivot toward China has yet to pay off, as Manila awaits promised funds

26-Nov-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Two years since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte began warming up to China in exchange for promised investments, Manila is still waiting for the financing. In 2016, [...]
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Consistency in asserting rights crucial in Philippines’ sea claim, says expert

26-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

While the arbitral tribunal might not have enforcement powers to help the Philippines assert its rights in the South China Sea over China, its strength comes from [...]
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Philippines should remain as one of ‘growth leaders’ next year Oxford Economics

26-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines should remain as one of the “growth leaders” next year, Oxford Economics said, adding that the Southeast Asian nation is insulated from risks [...]
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Philippines, Japan line up more projects for funding

24-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Bworldonline | 7:51 AM

MORE INFRASTRUCTURE projects funded by Japan advanced further in the pipeline after top economic officials from the Philippines and Japan exchanged notes during their meeting [...]
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Will Political Strains Pull The China-Philippines Cozy Relationship Off Course?

24-Nov-2018 Intellasia | NPR | 7:51 AM

The optics were first-rate: Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed into the Gate of Manila’s Malacanang Palace by hundreds of cheering Filipino school children, uniforms [...]
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Xi Jinping pushes maritime mechanism for Philippines fishers

23-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping has proposed the establishment of a mechanism for coordination between Philippines and China that will promote cooperation in disputed waters so [...]
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