Archive for December 7th, 2016

Duterte rejects NDF’s plea to free 130 political prisoners

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

President Duterte on Monday night said he has rejected the request of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to release more than 130 political prisoners as [...]
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Duterte’s office responds to questions on Reuters investigation

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

Reuters submitted five questions to the Presidential Communications Office of Rodrigo Duterte for the news agency’s investigation into police killings of drug suspects. [...]
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Philippines President Duterte to visit Singapore next week

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

The Straits Times in quoting diplomatic sources said that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will make a state visit to Singapore from December 14 to 16. There has been no [...]
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Duterte accepts Robredo’s resignation

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

President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the resignation of vice President Leni Robredo as chairperson of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC). In a [...]
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Bangladesh to share findings of heist inquiry with Philippines

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com | 6:00 AM

Bangladesh will share findings from its investigation into how unidentified hackers pulled off one of the world’s biggest cyber bank heists to help speed up recovery of [...]
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Duterte Invites Trump To The Philippines

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Asian Journal | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte made a congratulatory phone call to US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday, December 2. In a message, the President said that the conversation [...]
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Philippines November inflation speeds to 21-month high

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

Philippine consumer prices rose at their fastest pace in 21 months in November, led by increases in the prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco, housing, water, [...]
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Philippines, Russia crafting legal framework for cooperation

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

Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr. met with Russia Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Russia on December 5. The bilateral meeting was held [...]
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Philippine vice president to lead opposition to Duterte policies

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine vice President Leni Robredo vowed Monday to spearhead national opposition to extrajudicial killings and other flashpoint issues surrounding President Rodrigo [...]
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Bangladesh to share findings of heist inquiry with Philippines

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

Bangladesh will share findings from its investigation into how unidentified hackers pulled off one of the world’s biggest cyber bank heists to help speed up recovery of [...]
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Philippines Casino Owner on the Lam from Rodrigo Duterte’s Hit, Er, Police Squads

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Casino.org/ | 6:00 AM

Chinese citizen Jack Lam is on the run this week after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his law enforcement agency to arrest the casino operator. Lam is being [...]
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Philippines VP Leni Robredo quits cabinet after Duterte bans her from cabinet meetings

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IBT | 6:00 AM

Philippine vice-presidential candidate and congresswoman Leni Robredo gestures as she talks to her supporters during a campaign rally in Quezon City, Metro Manila, [...]
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MoneyGram Extends Cash to Account Footprint in Philippines

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

MoneyGram announced today the signing of a partnership agreement with Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI). Now, MoneyGram customers can send money directly to BPI bank [...]
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Senate okays PH membership in China-led AIIB

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

The Senate on Monday approved on its final reading the ratification of Articles of Agreement of the China-led international financial institution, the Asian Infrastructure [...]
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Why Trump’s Call with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Matters

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day’s most important political stories and why they matter. Trump’s phone [...]
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