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Japan’s top envoy to visit the Philippines

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono will undertake a three-day official visit to the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced Friday. Kono will be in Davao [...]
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Philippine gov’t looks into flag burning incident

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government is looking into the incident of the public burning of a Malaysian flag in the Philippines that was featured in a viral video clip, the Philippine [...]
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The Philippines gets P23.8 million US grant for broadband project

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Phil Star | 6:00 AM

The US government has given a P23.8-million grant to the Philippines to assist the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in designing the P72-billion [...]
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5.9 magnitude quake off southern Philippines

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck at sea off the southern Philippine coast late Friday (Feb 8), though there were no early reports of damage and the local seismology office [...]
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Rising bad bank loans a ‘risk’ in Philippines amid high interest rates — report

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Growing bad debts held by banks at a time interest rates have steeply risen in the past year could pose a risk to several emerging markets, including the Philippines, Oxford [...]
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Philippines hit by deadly measles outbreak

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A growing measles outbreak in the Philippines killed at least 25 people last month, officials said Thursday, putting some of the blame on mistrust stoked by a scare over an [...]
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Philippines aims to attract 8.2 million tourists in 2019

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is aiming for 8.2 million tourist arrivals this year, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Puyat said yesterday. Puyat said the Department of Tourism (DOT) is [...]
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Mobius eyes investments in ‘excellent’ Philippines

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is an “excellent” bet, veteran emerging markets investor Mark Mobius said Friday, adding he could announce an investment in a listed Filipino firm [...]
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Philippine official: Abu Sayyaf harboring suicide bomber

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

An Abu Sayyaf militant leader accused of plotting a recent suicide attack in a Roman Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippines may be harboring a foreign would-be [...]
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‘The fight is not over’: fears of Isis resurgence in Philippines

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Warning from military commander comes after spate of attacks including deadly church bombing A military commander in the Philippines has warned that the country’s fight [...]
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Panasonic to focus on high-end appliances in Philippines

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

Panasonic Corp. will launch 34 new models in its home appliance range in the Philippines in fiscal 2019, putting a greater focus on mid-range to high-end products in response [...]
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Duterte orders ‘vigorous’ immunisation campaign amid measles outbreak

Duterte orders ‘vigorous’ immunisation campaign amid measles outbreak

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has directed Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to intensify the government’s immunisation programme following the declaration of measles [...]
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Beijing sends fleet of ships to disputed South China Sea island ‘to stop Philippines building facilities’

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China has been accused of sending a fleet of almost 100 ships to hamper Philippine construction work on a disputed island in the South China Sea. Beijing started sending [...]
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Philippines announces libel charge against critical journalist

Philippines announces libel charge against critical journalist

08-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:12 AM

Philippine prosecutors said Wednesday (February 6) they will file a libel charge carrying up to 12 years in prison against journalist Maria Ressa, who leads a news website [...]
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US, Philippine AF concludes bilateral air contingency exchange

US, Philippine AF concludes bilateral air contingency exchange

08-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US and Philippine air forces Airmen marked the successful completion of 12 days of bilateral training and increased mutual cooperation during the seventh iteration of [...]
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