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Marcos matriarch 85, and son plot to reclaim Philippine presidency

04-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Imelda Marcos, the Philippines’ most famous political survivor, toasted her 85th birthday Wednesday as the former first lady made plans for a triumphal return to the [...]
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Feuding China, Philippines can still do business says envoy

Feuding China, Philippines can still do business says envoy

04-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China and the Philippines should work to strengthen weak economic ties, Beijing’s envoy to Manila has said, despite an acrimonious maritime dispute. “It is [...]
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Research Confirms: The Philippines is Still the Social Media Capital of the World

04-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Vulcan Post | 6:00 AM

Filipinos are using social media platforms 53 hours a week. That’s a whole 11 hours more than the global average of 42 hours! In a global study called Wave7, Filipinos [...]
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Feuding China, Philippines can still do business: Envoy

03-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Manila: China and the Philippines should work to strengthen weak economic ties, Beijing’s envoy to Manila has said, despite an acrimonious maritime dispute. “It [...]
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Philippines pursues free trade talks with European bloc

03-Jul-2014 Intellasia | B World Online | 6:00 AM

FORMAL TALKS for a free trade agreement (FTA) between the Philippines and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) are expected to start this year, with Philippine [...]
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Aboard the Philippine Navy’s Newest Old Frigate

03-Jul-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

The Philippine Navy’s newest warship, BRP Ramon Alcaraz, is more like a middle-aged transfer than a fresh recruit. But newness is relative for what was until very [...]
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Aquino: Honoring Aunor would be wrong drug message

03-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Philippine president defended his decision not to appoint award-winning actress Nora Aunor as a national artist, saying Tuesday that doing so would have sent the message [...]
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Thailand’s Pocket PlayLab Acquires The Philippines’ Anino Games

03-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Vulcan Post | 6:00 AM

In today’s Southeast Asian gaming news, Anino Games, the Philippines’ leading game developer was acquired by Thailand-based Pocket PlayLab for an undisclosed sum. [...]
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Philippines to get 1st new fighter jets next year

03-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Philippine president said Tuesday his country’s ill-equipped military will receive its first new fighter jets in nearly a decade next year to help defend the [...]
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Persistence ends a long Muslim rebellion in the Philippines

03-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Daily Star | 6:00 AM

When the Moro Islamic Liberation Front guerrilla movement took up arms in the Philippines in the 1960s, Ferdinand Marcos had yet to become the country’s president [...]
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Philippines labour office ‘forced to move from diplomatic quarter

03-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Arab News | 6:00 AM

The Philippine Overseas Labour Office in Riyadh (POLO-Riyadh) has allegedly been forced to move from its office in the plush Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh because of violent [...]
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Expectations on Philippines-Macau air deal

03-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Macau Daily Times | 6:00 AM

The Philippines Civil Aeronautics Board executive director Carmelo Arcilla commented on the air deal that was recently sealed with Macau in the hope that tourism and trade [...]
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US, Philippine troops ‘assault’ beach

US, Philippine troops ‘assault’ beach

02-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

More than 200 US and Filipino Marines launched a mock amphibious assault Monday on an enemy beachfront close to a disputed South China Sea outcrop. Amid driving rain and [...]
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Money from expats built the Philippines. Did it also ruin it?

02-Jul-2014 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

There is an art, Leslie Nakachima confides, to asking a relative overseas to send money. When she crafts Facebook messages to her cousins in Toronto and California, Nakachima [...]
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Japan: The Philippines’ new best friend?

02-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Learning Curve | 6:00 AM

With a rising China eclipsing American influence in Asia, Japan has stepped up its efforts to rein in Beijing’s territorial ambitions. And President Aquino’s [...]
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