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Philippines finance chief reportedly hits back against people who worry about China loans

05-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ finance secretary said his country has never failed to repay its loan payments, local press reported. His comments come amid concerns over the [...]
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The US and Philippines are reportedly discussing deploying a rocket system in the South China Sea to fend off China

The US and Philippines are reportedly discussing deploying a rocket system in the South China Sea to fend off China

05-Apr-2019 Intellasia | This is Insider | 6:00 AM

The US and the Philippines discussed the placement of an upgraded rocket system in the South China Sea to defend against Chinese expansion in the disputed territory, the [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte calls China a friend amid South China Sea tensions

05-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is maintaining a friendly tone towards China, even after defence officials raised concerns over an increased Chinese presence around a [...]
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Bomb hurts 18 in Philippines

05-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A bomb injured at least 18 people in a southern Philippine town in an attack believed to be either an extortion attempt or retaliation by Muslim militants targeted in recent [...]
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Philippine steel use seen at record high

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

STEEL CONSUMPTION in the Philippines is likely to rise by 5-6 percent this year to a record 11.1 million tonnes as the country’s economy continues to grow, the head of [...]
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SGMA confident Duterte will sign 2019 budget soon

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

House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has expressed confidence that President Rodrigo Duterte will soon sign the proposed P3.757 trillion 2019 national budget. Arroyo, in an [...]
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Philippines calls Chinese ships ‘illegal’ near disputed island

Philippines calls Chinese ships ‘illegal’ near disputed island

05-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines on Thursday branded as “illegal” the recent presence of hundreds of Chinese ships near a disputed island in the South China Seaa rare public [...]
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Philippine Clergy Reports Death Threats As President Duterte Rails Against Church

05-Apr-2019 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte harbors a no-holds-barred hostility toward the Catholic Church and he’s been hurling barbs at it as he stumps for candidates in the [...]
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Mothers of measles patients at risk as cases continue to rise

04-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reliefweb | 6:00 AM

For the past several weeks, the Philippine Red Cross emergency healthcare unit in the Philippines have been tending to the youngest of patients, children and babies coughing [...]
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‘Justice for Joan’: Supporters of Filipino domestic helper who died of cervical cancer face legal hurdles in fight to ‘restore her dignity’

04-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Joan Guting, from the Philippines, had been working for her employers in Hong Kong for about two years when on the first day of May 2017, the domestic helper was told to sign [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte orders review of all government contracts

04-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Gulfnews | 6:00 AM

Review to “determine whether there are onerous provisions” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a review of all contracts entered into by the government [...]
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Malacanang respects SC order to release ‘Oplan Tokhang’ police records

04-Apr-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

Malacanang on Tuesday assured the government will heed the Supreme Court’s order to release the copies of police reports on the Duterte administration’s war on [...]
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Philippines hopes to totally eradicate hunger by 2030

04-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

The Philippines hopes to “totally eradicate” hunger by 2030, an official said on Tuesday. The official added that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte would soon [...]
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M. Manila temperatures to hit 38 degrees Celsius in April PAGASA

04-Apr-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

The state weather bureau PAGASA has advised Metro Manila residents to take precautionary measures against heat stress and heat stroke in the coming days. PAGASA warned on [...]
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Businesses and government to enhance partnerships in disaster management

04-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reliefweb | 6:00 AM

In a recent forum jointly organised by the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) and the Office of Civil Defense, with the support of the Asian Preparedness [...]
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