Archive for December 20th, 2016

Singapore government names orchid after Duterte

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

The Singaporean government honored President Rodrigo Duterte by naming an orchid after him. The orchid was named Dendrobium Rodrigo Roa Duterte – a hybrid of Dendrobium [...] » More

Singapore-JB Rapid Transit System to make impact on Johor real estate: Analysts

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Investor interest in Johor Baru properties will likely pickup with recent news that Singapore and Malaysia are expected to ink a bilateral agreement for the Rapid Transit [...] » More

High-speed rail project on track

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Last week, Singapore and Malaysia inked a historic agreement to build a high-speed rail line that aims to get trains running between Jurong East and Kuala Lumpur by December [...] » More

Five maids working in Singapore radicalised

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

In the past two years, five maids working in Singapore were radicalised, although they “did not pose an imminent security threat” at the time, said the Ministry [...] » More

Singapore bullish on investing in Phl info tech

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

Singaporeans are keen on investing in information technology, renewable energy and infrastructure in the Philippines, the city-state’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam told [...] » More

Singaporeans recieve fake SPF letters; police warn public

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

Superintendent Ho Yenn Dar (L), assistant director of media relations of Singapore Police Force listens to questions from journalists on the international match-fixing scam [...] » More

Duterte’s abusive ‘war on drugs’ risks foreign aid

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Atimes | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s abusive “war on drugs” has claimed a new casualty: United States government development assistance. The US Embassy in [...] » More

US says it will address Philippines leader’s concerns after pact threatened

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte targeted deal allowing US troops to visit Philippines amid anger over US aid agency’s delayed vote on assistance package The US has said it [...] » More

US: Will still work with Duterte despite outburst

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | MB | 6:00 AM

The United States government said Sunday it will still work with President Rodrigo Duterte to address any concerns after he threatened to terminate a pact that allows US [...] » More

Duterte Says He Killed Three Kidnappers in 1988 to Save Hostage

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he killed three kidnappers in 1988 when he was Davao City mayor to save a woman hostage. “There were three of them; I [...] » More

Bye-bye America: Rody threatens to scrap VFA

Bye-bye America: Rody threatens to scrap VFA

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

The days of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) are numbered, President Duterte said yesterday, as he assailed the US for treating the Philippines like “garbage,” [...] » More

Why Duterte is in Forbes list of powerful men

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

I thought I would skip politics with the Christmas season. But how can you escape when all the news is about politics and our President is the news, whether for bad or good. [...] » More

Time for change

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

That was a refreshing sight last week: President Duterte in his pre-departure speech, reading from a prepared text as he talked about the Association of Southeast Asian [...] » More

SBMA eyes 100-km Manila-Subic expressway, rail line

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

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is drawing up a plan with the Department of Transportation for a P100 billion elevated expressway-railway from the Port of Subic [...] » More

Philippines taps China-backed AIIB to fix infrastructure

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has tapped a China-backed multilateral lender to help fund his government’s “unprecedented infrastructure buildup”, the [...] » More