Archive for December 3rd, 2016

Commentary: The terrifying lessons of the Philippines’ vigilante president

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

often covered in black plastic tape. Sometimes there are signs of torture. Usually, they have been shot in the head. Few bother police – they are usually suspected of [...]
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Philippines raises terror alert after foiled Manila bomb plot

Philippines raises terror alert after foiled Manila bomb plot

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has raised its terror alert to its highest level after police said they had discovered a plot by Islamic State-linked militants to attack a park, following a [...]
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No plans to declare martial law

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

In the wake of recent talks about the possibility of another martial law, President Rodrigo Duterte settled the matter on Thursday by saying that placing the country under [...]
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Duterte: We don’t get anything from Martial Law

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Update.ph | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte dismissed speculations of another Martial Law under his administration, saying, “it will not really improve the lives of the Filipino [...]
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The Punisher Rodrigo Duterte now has death wish for human rights advocates

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | News.com.au | 6:00 AM

THE world’s most straight-talking leader Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has gravely warned human rights campaigners to stop interfering in his war on [...]
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Does the Philippines need new laws to ensure responsible mining?

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

An analysis on the government’s mining laws and policies There is a general recognition that mining is a necessary component of economic growth in the Philippines. [...]
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Philippine Billionaire Merges Airlines to Boost Investor Appeal

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Philippine tycoon Lucio Tan will consolidate his airline ventures as he focuses on expanding his flagship PAL Holdings Inc. and increase its appeal to potential buyers. PAL [...]
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Duterte’s US Rants Rooted in Battle Against Manila Elite

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Decades before Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte began ranting about US imperialism, he routinely blasted another conquering power closer to home: Manila. Duterte’s [...]
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Philippines can get RCBC to pay, says Law minister Anisul Huq

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bdnews24 | 6:00 AM

The bank at the centre of the $81 million heist has refused to take responsibility or compensate Bangladesh. It instead pointed the finger at Bangladesh Bank for negligence, [...]
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Will ‘Dutertenomics’ Bring Progress to the Philippines?

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

What do Rodrigo Duterte’s economic policies promise the Philippines? Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s foreign policy pronouncements have spurred intense [...]
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New US ambassador to PH aims to ‘strengthen’ ties

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

The new US ambassador to the Philippines says he looks forward to working with the Philippine government “to strengthen” the “very important [...]
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Thailand’s royal succession is finally complete

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Economist | 6:00 AM

FOR two centuries a hoary prophecy held that Thailand’s Chakri dynasty would produce no more than nine kings. That curse was lifted in Bangkok on December 1st, when [...]
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Thailand Has New King, Marking New Era

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s crown prince, Maha Vajiralongkorn, has ascended to the throne as the country’s new king, marking a new era in Thai history after the 70-year reign of [...]
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Thailand’s New King Faces Challenges National and Personal

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s new King Rama X is the tenth in a dynasty that dates back to 1782, but he will be judged by how he measures up to his revered father, who steadily steered [...]
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Thailand’s Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn Proclaimed King. What Now?

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Can the newly proclaimed King Rama X live up to the revered legacy of his father, King Bhumibol? Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn was proclaimed king on December 1, [...]
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