Archive for February 14th, 2019

Palace says renaming Philippines to ‘Maharlika’ needs congressional action

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Changing the Philippines’ name would require a new law and the public’s approval in a referendum, Malacanang said Tuesday, after President Duterte had revived a [...]
» More

Taiwan finds regrettable deportation of nationals to China by the Philippines

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Nation's Leading | 6:00 AM

The government of Taiwan on Tuesday expressed its “solemn concern” and “deep regret” over the Philippine government’s forced deportation to [...]
» More

Historian says ‘Maharlika’ as nobility a misconception

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

A Filipino historian corrected mistranslations of “Maharlika” after President Rodrigo Duterte said he wants it as the Philippines’ new name. Duterte said [...]
» More

Duterte advocates renaming Philippines ‘to assert national identity’

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte endorses the idea of renaming the Philippines to ‘Maharlika’ Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has endorsed the idea of [...]
» More

Philippines targets record tourist numbers in 2019

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Arab News | 6:00 AM

The Philippine Department of Tourism has vowed to break the 2018 record for the number of foreign tourists visiting the country. The Philippines welcomed 7,127,168 foreign [...]
» More

Philippines falls in talent competitiveness index

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines ranked lower in a 2019 talent competitiveness report. Nonetheless, the Southeast Asian nation led the group of lower-middle-income countries in terms of [...]
» More

Goodbye Philippines, hello ‘Maharlika’? Duterte wants to rename country in break from colonial past

Goodbye Philippines, hello ‘Maharlika’? Duterte wants to rename country in break from colonial past

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is advocating to change the nation’s name one day to “Maharlika” to move away from the country’s colonial links. [...]
» More

Thai party leader contrite after rebuke for princess’ PM candidacy

Thai party leader contrite after rebuke for princess’ PM candidacy

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Thai political party leader expressed public contrition on Tuesday for selecting a princess as a candidate for prime minister, days after the move provoked a rebuke from [...]
» More

Written in the stars: In chaos, Thai politicians turn to clairvoyants

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A hand-drawn map of constellations and planetary orbits shows Thailand in the throes of a “gateway” year of change, says astrologer Pinyo Pongcharoenone of a [...]
» More

Thailand suspends TV channel linked to ex-PM Thaksin ahead of poll

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s telecoms regulator on Tuesday suspended the operating license of a television channel linked to ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra weeks ahead [...]
» More

Thai party fighting for survival after gaffe with princess

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Thai political party that took the unprecedented and ultimately unsuccessful step of nominating a member of the royal family as its candidate for prime minister was [...]
» More

How a princess entered, shook and left Thai politics in one day

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Princess Ubolratana’s bid for the premiership lasted less than 24 hours, but it left behind major political fractures. “There are decades where nothing happens, [...]
» More

‘I’m sorry’- Thai princess apologises after ill-fated run for PM

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Thai princess has apologised after her short-lived candidacy for prime minister earned a royal rebuke from her brotherthe kingand sent jitters across the politically [...]
» More

Thai election commission moves to dissolve party linked to princess

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s election commission on Wednesday asked the constitutional court to dissolve a party that proposed a princess as candidate for prime minister, a potentially [...]
» More

Thailand and US launch annual Cobra Gold military exercise

14-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Military Times | 6:00 AM

Thailand and the United States on Tuesday hosted the opening ceremony for the annual Cobra Gold military exercise, the biggest activity of its type in the Asia-Pacific region [...]
» More