Archive for December 14th, 2016

Justin Trudeau says murder of Canadian hostages is his biggest regret of 2016

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Global News | 6:00 AM

The deaths of Canadians Robert Hall and John Ridsdel at the hands of the militant group Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines earlier this year were prime minister Justin [...] » More

Canadian hostages’ deaths in Philippines a low point in 2016, Trudeau says

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Rather than addressing litany of shortcomings detailed in a recent Star investigation into government’s handling of overseas kidnaps, the prime minister fell back on a [...] » More

Samsung Gear S3 heading to the Philippines on January 14

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

Samsung’s newest smartwatch, the Gear S3, arrives in Philippine stores on January 14 for P16,490. The product will be offered in two variants, the “Classic” [...] » More

When an Irishman became Russia’s first envoy to the Philippines

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | RBTH | 6:00 AM

Russia established its first “unofficial” diplomatic mission in Southeast Asia in 1817 when it opened a consulate in Manila. The Philippines was then a colony of [...] » More

Philippines expects AIIB to help its infrastructure construction

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Philippine Treasurer Roberto Tan said on Monday that the Duterte administration is awaiting “promising development and financing cooperation” with the Asian [...] » More

Philippines could be too rich for GSP+ by 2022 – EU official

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bworldonline | 6:00 AM

THE PHILIPPINES could make significant economic progress by 2022 that would take it beyond the qualifying standards for the generalised System of Preferences Plus (GSP+) [...] » More

Philippines: More than 5900 deaths in ‘war on drugs’ since July

Philippines: More than 5900 deaths in ‘war on drugs’ since July

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

There have been 5,927 deaths linked to the “war on drugs” in the Philippines since July 1 according to statistics released by the national police on Monday. [...] » More

Philippines on track toward upper mid-income status, says EU

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

The European Union (EU) expects the Philippines to become an upper middle-income economy in the next five years behind continued reforms and implementation of right policies. [...] » More

Thailand Yacht Show kicks off this week

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Superyacht Times | 6:00 AM

The Thailand Yacht Show will open its doors in Phuket in just three days’ time. Hosted from the 15th to 18th December at the Ao Po Grand Marina – following the [...] » More

Bomb injures 4 police officers in Thailand’s south

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

Four border patrol police officers were hospitalised in Thailand’s Muslim majority south on Monday, when a remote controlled bomb exploded near their vehicle. Police [...] » More

Jet Airways appoints new Thailand and Indo-China manager

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, recently announced the appointment of Aldrin Kenneth as country manager for Thailand and Indo-China. An industry [...] » More

China expects progress in China-Thailand railway

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

China pledged on Monday to work with Thailand on the joint railway project for the benefit of both countries and peoples. Premier Li Keqiang made the remarks when met with [...] » More

The long farewell for Thailand’s King Bhumibol

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Macleans | 6:00 AM

Though King Bhumibol had been ill for years, his death on October 13 still hit Thailand like a thunderbolt. Theatres closed, sporting events were cancelled and huge crowds [...] » More

New Thai king pardons prisoners in ‘first show of mercy’

New Thai king pardons prisoners in ‘first show of mercy’

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

Thailand’s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn has pardoned tens of thousands of prisoners, a first act of “mercy” as monarch as he reaches out to his subjects [...] » More

Indonesia reportedly negotiating price of Russian Su-35 fighters

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Janes | 6:00 AM

Indonesia and Russia are continuing to negotiate the terms of the Indonesian Air Force’s (TNI-AU’s) procurement of Sukhoi Su-35 ‘Flanker-E’ multirole [...] » More