Archive for June 5th, 2019

SWS survey shows 44pct of adult Pinoys are ‘very happy’ with life

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

The recent survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) from March 28-31 has shown that 44 percent of Filipinos are “very happy”. This is a 5-point increase from [...]
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SE Asia Stocks-Philippines gains on policy easing prospects; Malaysia up on export data

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine shares rose nearly 1.5 percent on Monday, extending gains into a fifth session, as a promise of further policy easing by the central bank chief lifted risk [...]
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US to sell surveillance drones to Philippines, South China Sea allies

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

The Trump administration has moved ahead with a surveillance drone sale to 4 US allies in the South China Sea region as acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said [...]
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Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte says he was once gay but ‘cured myself’

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | USAToday | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he used to be gay but “cured” himself by marrying beautiful women, a claim that drew outrage from a human rights group. [...]
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Cordillera MSME development and disaster resilience pushed

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Relief Web | 6:00 AM

The Department of Trade and Industry through Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED) hosted a regional business forum here to promote awareness on disaster [...]
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CPP-NPA and the Duterte Administration: Post-Activism, Insurgency, and Terrorism

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | GlobalSecurityReview | 6:00 AM

Five decades of insurgency and terrorism in the Philippines has presented a socio-political dilemma for both the government and the general public. From the perspective of [...]
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Philippines, Korea start free trade talks

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines and South Korea launched negotiations yesterday for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) which is expected to lead to increased trade and investment flows [...]
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Duterte invites new Japan emperor and empress to the Philippines

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The Philippine President says it would be his country’s great honor to receive Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako some time in the future Philippine President Rodrigo [...]
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2019 Dengue cases soar as Thailand enters monsoon season

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Thaiger | 6:00 AM

Dengue fever cases have doubled in Thailand compared to the same time last year. 20,000 cases have been reported since January 25 this year. And health officials are wary as [...]
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FFP seeks suspension of 27 PPRP MPs

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:00 AM

The Future Forward Party (FFP) wants the Constitutional Court to suspend 30 MPs, mostly from the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP), pending a judgement on their alleged holding [...]
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PM rules out vision speech

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday brushed off calls for prime ministerial candidates to be present and outline their visions for the country when parliament convenes [...]
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Thailand mulls over introducing ‘tourist tax’ for foreign tourists

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Times Travel | 6:00 AM

The idea was originally suggested by the Thai Tourism and Sports Ministry after a new tourist act was introduced on May 22. Referring to this development, Tourism Permanent [...]
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Five Earthquakes Reported Across Indonesia, no Tsunami Warnings Issued

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

According to the US Geological Survey, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck the southwest of the Indonesian city of Sibolga in Sumatra on Monday afternoon. There was no [...]
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Senate approves Philippines-Indonesia maritime boundary treaty

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

Under the treaty, there will be a clear boundary between the two nations, helping Filipino and Indonesian fishermen to operate peacefully and properly The Senate on Monday, [...]
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It’s time to speak Australia takes Indonesia seriously, starting with language

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The West | 6:00 AM

While a reset of the China relationship will be the primary focus for prime minister Scott Morrison as he reviews our international relations agenda, Indonesia must also be a [...]
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