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Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte says he was once gay but ‘cured myself’

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | USAToday | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he used to be gay but “cured” himself by marrying beautiful women, a claim that drew outrage from a human rights group. [...]
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US to sell surveillance drones to Philippines, South China Sea allies

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

The Trump administration has moved ahead with a surveillance drone sale to 4 US allies in the South China Sea region as acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said [...]
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SE Asia Stocks-Philippines gains on policy easing prospects; Malaysia up on export data

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine shares rose nearly 1.5 percent on Monday, extending gains into a fifth session, as a promise of further policy easing by the central bank chief lifted risk [...]
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SWS survey shows 44pct of adult Pinoys are ‘very happy’ with life

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

The recent survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) from March 28-31 has shown that 44 percent of Filipinos are “very happy”. This is a 5-point increase from [...]
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SWS survey shows 44pct of adult Pinoys are ‘very happy’ with life

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

The recent survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) from March 28-31 has shown that 44 percent of Filipinos are “very happy”. This is a 5-point increase from [...]
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PH, Singapore celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | PNA | 6:00 AM

Officials of the Philippines and Singapore on Thursday (May 30) led the celebration of the 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Ambassador of Singapore [...]
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Duterte invites new Japan emperor and empress to the Philippines

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The Philippine President says it would be his country’s great honor to receive Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako some time in the future Philippine President Rodrigo [...]
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Philippines, Korea start free trade talks

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines and South Korea launched negotiations yesterday for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) which is expected to lead to increased trade and investment flows [...]
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CPP-NPA and the Duterte Administration: Post-Activism, Insurgency, and Terrorism

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | GlobalSecurityReview | 6:00 AM

Five decades of insurgency and terrorism in the Philippines has presented a socio-political dilemma for both the government and the general public. From the perspective of [...]
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House commits to adopt Senate tobacco tax hike bill Sotto

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

The House of Representatives has already committed to adopt the Senate version of a measure that seeks to raise the excise tax on tobacco products, Senate President vicente [...]
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House OKs bill protecting human rights defenders

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

The House of Representatives has unanimously approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to prevent human rights violations and abuses perpetrated against human rights [...]
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Philippines rallies world to help save rare Philippine eagle from extinction

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has launched a renewed campaign to celebrate the life of its national bird, the Philippine Eagle, and increase awareness on efforts to save the critically [...]
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Philippines military completes outpost near Taiwan

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Philippines Navy built multi-use shelter on Mavulis Island, 80 kilometers from Taiwan The Philippines military has completed construction of an outpost and shelter only 80 [...]
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Overhaul of property tax scheme to boost real estate market, says Dominguez

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

Provinces and cities are losing an estimated P30.5 billion in revenues annually as a result of outdated real property values, underscoring the need for valuation reforms in [...]
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Why Philippines is building military base near Taiwan

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

How the Philippine military’s efforts to build a defence zone in northern Philippines can greatly influence other territories in the South China Sea. The Philippines is [...]
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