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UPDATE 1-Philippines’ Metrobank seeks up to $721 million via rights offer

23-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co is seeking to raise up to 32 billion pesos ($721 million) through a rights offer, the country’s largest equity [...]
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Philippine police arrest three for bomb joke during papal mass

22-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine police arrested three people for cracking jokes about a bomb while on their way to attend Pope Francis’s mass in Manila, an official said on Tuesday. The man [...]
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PHILIPPINES PRESS-Investors shun Metro rail deal anew – BusinessMirror

22-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Daily Mail | 6:00 AM

Private railway-maintenance contractors snubbed anew the auction for the 2.38 billion pesos ($53.44 million) Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 upkeep deal, prompting the [...]
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News Analysis: Philippines to see sluggish growth in 2015

22-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

After three consecutive years of robust economic growth, the Philippine economy, one of the fastest growing in the region, will likely slow down in 2015. In research note [...]
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Philippines: 11 killed, 4 injured in N Philippines wall collapse

22-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Eleven people were killed and four others were injured as a concrete wall of an under-construction warehouse collapsed in northern Philippines of Bulacan on Monday afternoon, [...]
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Philippines to produce 1 billion broilers in 2015

22-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Business Mirror | 6:00 AM

THE Philippines is expected to produce 1 billion broilers this year, as commercial growers are projected to increase their output, an official of the United Broiler Raisers [...]
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Philippines’ dollar hemorrhage in 2014 revisits crises levels

22-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Interaksyon | 6:00 AM

The Philippines closed 2014 with its largest balance of payments (BOP) deficit since the global financial crisis. In a report, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the [...]
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BOP slightly recovers, but yields largest deficit on record in 2014

22-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Business Mirror | 6:00 AM

The balance of payments (BOP), which details the country’s transactions with the rest of the world, ended as a shortfall or as deficit in 2014, totalling $2.88 billion. [...]
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Philippines, US hold two-day bilateral strategic dialogue in Manila

22-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

The Philippines and the United States kicked off on Tuesday their fifth Philippines-US Bilateral Strategic Dialogue (BSD) in Manila. US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel [...]
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Hillary Clinton uses Philippines as example in gender-inclusive peace process

22-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

During a speech at Georgetown University, former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commended the Philippines for its gender-inclusive peace process. According [...]
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Taiwan mum on timing for Philippine law enforcement pact

22-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Want China Times | 6:00 AM

Taiwanese officials reiterated Tuesday that an agreement between Taiwan and the Philippines covering fishery law enforcement cooperation in their overlapping economic waters [...]
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Philippines Fixing Spending Bottlenecks to Grow 6pct, Abad Says

22-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is accelerating efforts to fix spending bottlenecks and bolster economic growth to more than 6 percent this year, Budget Secretary Butch Abad said. Officials [...]
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What moved Pope Francis most during his Philippine visit

21-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom | 6:00 AM

Millions of people lined up the streets, braved steady rain or intense heat just to get a glimpse of the charismatic pontiff. But what did Pope Francis like best during his [...]
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Pope leaves Manila, overwhelmed by millions who cheered him

Pope leaves Manila, overwhelmed by millions who cheered him

21-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis flew home Monday after a weeklong trip to Asia, where he called for unity in Sri Lanka after a civil war and asked Filipinos to be “missionaries of the [...]
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Philippine traffic 9th worst in the world

21-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is fourth among Asian countries and placed ninth in the world in terms of negative traffic situation, a recent report showed. Numbeo, which compares traffic [...]
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