Archive for December, 2016

Duterte delegates Philippines into economic sweet spot but misgivings rising

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

After six months at the helm in the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte has been touting just two achievements of his presidency – a vicious war on drugs and a surprise [...]
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This Russian warship is coming to Philippines

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

Highlighting the historic thaw between Russia and Philippine military relations, two large Russian naval vessels will be paying a goodwill visit to the country from January 2 [...]
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Philippines President Duterte Says US Special Forces Should GTFO

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Daily Beast | 6:00 AM

In Rodrigo Duterte’s mystifying quest to bite the hand that feeds the Philippines, he plans to bar the United States from the battle against the long-running [...]
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Duterte draws the line on West Philippine Sea

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

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he might be forced to confront China if the latter eventually extracts valuable resources from the disputed West Philippine Sea [...]
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Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte denies throwing person off a helicopter

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

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte denied reports that he threw a person off a helicopter in an interview with CNN Philippines Thursday, contradicting a statement he made [...]
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‘US should have stopped Chinese expansion in SCS’

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The United States should be blamed for failing to thwart China’s expansion in the South China Sea, President Duterte said yesterday. The US failure to stop [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte calls US envoys ‘spies’

Philippines’ Duterte calls US envoys ‘spies’

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte derided US ambassadors as “spies” on Thursday, responding to a media report of an alleged American plot to destabilise his [...]
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President wants to set up ‘Iglesia ni Duterte’

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

President Duterte yesterday told Filipinos not to believe Catholic priests and urged them to join the “Iglesia ni Duterte,” a religion he would establish where [...]
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Thailand Manufacturing Sector Expands In December

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | RTT News | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s manufacturing activity expanded for the first time in eight months in December, driven by rises in new orders and output, survey figures from IHS Markit [...]
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What Thailand’s Year of Mourning Means for Visitors

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Pastemagazine | 6:00 AM

His Royal Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand was often described as a “father figure.” He came to the throne in 1932, making him the world’s [...]
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Warning Issued by Thailand About HIV in Canned Food?

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Snopes.com | 6:00 AM

In late 2016 a rumour claimed the government of Thailand had issued a warning about canned foods that had purportedly been contaminated with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus [...]
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Thai junta grants king power to appoint top monk

Thai junta grants king power to appoint top monk

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

Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn ascended to the throne after a ceremony in Bangkok, on December 1, 2016 Thailand’s military government on Thursday granted the [...]
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Indonesia braces for new outbreak of bird flu

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

Following new reports of human infection in China, Indonesia said it was bracing for the return of avian influenza, expecting it to become a major health risk next year. The [...]
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Quake hits eastern Indonesia, no reports of damage

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

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck on Friday off the island of Sumbawa in eastern Indonesia, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. There was no tsunami warning [...]
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Indonesia dispatches humanitarian aid to Burma’s Rakhine state

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

Indonesia on Thursday sent ten shipping containers laden with humanitarian aid to Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state, home to the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority. [...]
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