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Philippines defends restoring death penalty

06-Aug-2018 Intellasia | IANS | 6:02 AM

The Philippines government plans to go ahead with its bid to restore the death penalty even as the Pope called it inadmissible under Catholicisma faith professed by 85 per [...]
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Philippine economy’s growth likely slowed in Q2 2018 Moody’s

06-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:02 AM

The research arm of debt watcher Moody’s projected the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) to have grown at a slower pace at 6.6 percent for the second quarter [...]
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The Philippines stays free and open in its position on the Indo-Pacific

04-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Eastasia Forum | 6:02 AM

When US Defence Secretary James Mattis met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on 28 June 2018, he conveyed Washington’s growing concern over Beijing’s military [...]
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Joint exploration solidifies China’s claim on West Philippine Sea — Magdalo

04-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:02 AM

Pursuing a joint exploration with China in the West Philippine Sea would be a disadvantage for the Philippines, Magdalo Partylist said Thursday. The Duterte administration [...]
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Philippines nabs cleric over bomb claimed by Islamic State

04-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Philippine military said on Thursday (August 2) it has arrested a Muslim cleric who knew in advance about a bomb that killed 11 people on Basilan island in an attack [...]
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Moody’s: Philippines ‘not as exposed’ to US-China trade spat

04-Aug-2018 Intellasia | ABS -CBN | 6:02 AM

The Philippines is “not as exposed” to the trade war between the US and China compared to its neighbours, and is likely to maintain domestically-driven economic [...]
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Philippine anti-graft official sacked for revealing Duterte probe details

Philippine anti-graft official sacked for revealing Duterte probe details

03-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The office of the Philippine president has sacked a deputy ombudsman for revealing information about an inquiry into alleged unexplained wealth of President Rodrigo Duterte, [...]
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Philippines President Duterte Orders Luxury Vehicles Worth $5.5 Million Crushed

03-Aug-2018 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:02 AM

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte oversaw the destruction of 68 smuggled luxury vehicles and motorcycles on Monday in a province on Luzon Island. Duterte ordered the [...]
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Philippines’ spending on infrastructure soars by 41.6 pct in H1

03-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

The Philippine fiscal spending on infrastructure soared by 41.6 percent year on year in the first half of this year on the back of higher disbursements related to the [...]
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Benigno Aquino III glad Cory can’t see state of Philippines

03-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:02 AM

Former president Benigno Aquino III misses his mother Corazon “Cory” Aquino but is glad she is no longer around to see what has happened to the Philippines. [...]
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Rappler’s case: a crackdown on press freedom in the Philippines?

03-Aug-2018 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:02 AM

The fate of Rappler, an independent online news website in the Philippines, may show whether the Philippine press will continue to enjoy freedom or face restrictions from the [...]
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Drug trade in southern Philippines still bankrolling pro-Islamic State militants: Analyst

Drug trade in southern Philippines still bankrolling pro-Islamic State militants: Analyst

03-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Channel Newsasia | 6:02 AM

The illegal drug trade in the southern Philippines is funding remnants of pro-Islamic State (IS) militias in Marawi city as they regroup and consolidate their forces [...]
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Toyota Philippines expects 17pct output cut in 2018 on weak sales

03-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Philippine unit of Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp expects a 17-percent decrease in its output this year as higher excise taxes and consumer goods prices weigh on demand, [...]
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Philippines lifts two-year ban on mining exploration

02-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Philippines has lifted a two-year moratorium on approving mining exploration permits, in a move that the government and industry hope will help determine the potential of [...]
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6 suspected of funneling $20M into US from Philippines

02-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Federal prosecutors say a Filipino woman and five of her family members have been indicted for conspiring to funnel into the US some $20 million in Philippine public funds [...]
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