Archive for December 20th, 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Has Been Accused of Abusing Fentanyl

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

Amidst international concern for the numbers of drug users, dealers, and innocent bystanders being summarily executed in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte has [...]
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Philippines’ 2017 electronics exports seen rising ‘modest’ 5-6 pct

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

The Philippines’ electronics exports will likely increase 5-6 percent next year, supported by robust demand for gadgets and internet-connected equipment, a group [...]
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Philippine Ex-President Marcos’ ‘hero’s burial’ serves a modern agenda

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Seattle Globalist | 6:00 AM

For many in the United States, the name Marcos draws the image of Imelda and her closets of shoes, and her heyday with her late husband, Ferdinand, the ousted president who [...]
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No report of notorious ISIS fighter entering PH – AFP chief

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

There are doubts about the claims of the Indonesian Police that Bahrun Naim has left Syria for the Philippines. If true, it will be the first confirmation of direct links [...]
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Migrant worker protest gets cold reception from Philippines office

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

Members of several groups dedicated to migrant workers’ rights protested outside the Philippines’ representative office in Taipei on Sunday to ask for help in [...]
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‘Regional trade pacts more beneficial to Philippines’

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Business Mirror | 6:00 AM

AFTER President Duterte thumbed down the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the Philippines will rely more on Asean and [...]
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Roque urges PH to file protest against US, China

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

Kabayan party-list Rep. Harry Roque said the government should file protests against China and the United States after a maritime incident involving the seizure of an [...]
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Duterte painkiller use draws concern in Philippines

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s admission that he used a powerful painkiller has prompted concern about his health, with lawmakers urging him Sunday to undergo a [...]
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Philippines to experience longest night on Wednesday

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

The Northern Hemisphere, which includes the Philippines, will experience on Wednesday, December 21, its longest night and shortest day this year. “That is when the 2016 [...]
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Shut gold mine shows investors risks of Thai junta rule

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

When Thailand’s junta leader-turned-prime minister used his absolute power to suspend gold mining, causing an Australian miner’s shares to plummet 19 percent in a [...]
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China-Thai railway project can serve as an example for expanded Asia network

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

A contentious Chinese railway project in Thailand has long been regarded as an important test of China’s ambition to export its railway technology to the Association of [...]
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Global tests expose reality of Thai schools

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

The shortcomings of Thailand’s education system have again been exposed by international education rankings, with Thai students scoring well below global averages in [...]
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China-Thailand railway to begin construction in early 2017

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | English.cri.cn | 6:00 AM

The planned China-Thailand railway linking the Thai-Lao border with Bangkok is expected to improve the livelihood of people in Thailand, according to the country’s [...]
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Two Malaysians busted with almost 100kg of drugs in Thailand

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

Two Malaysian men were busted with almost 100kg of heroin and ‘crystal’ methamphetamine in their car in Chumpon, southern Thailand last week. The two men, aged 44 [...]
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China denies using chili seeds as ‘biological weapons’ in Indonesia

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

The Chinese embassy has balked at Indonesian media reports that accused China of using a “biological weapon” after four Chinese nationals were arrested for [...]
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