Archive for August 10th, 2019

Philippines: BSP slashes rates as economy weakens

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Think.ing | 6:02 AM

Growth in the Philippines slowed to 5.5 percent in 2Q, prompting the central bank to cut the policy rate by 25 bps Stalling momentum prompts BSP to cut rates Consumption in [...] » More

US flexes military muscle in South China Sea with nuclear aircraft carrier port call in the Philippines

US flexes military muscle in South China Sea with nuclear aircraft carrier port call in the Philippines

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The United States has sent its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan to the Philippines to show its commitment to an ally and in a display of military might aimed at [...] » More

In pics: earthquake drill in Quezon city, the Philippines

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

* Rescuers help a mock victim during an earthquake drill in Quezon city, the Philippines, August 8, 2019. The National Risk Reduction and Management Council on Thursday [...] » More

Philippine president orders beefing up of police force

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to recruit and train up to 10,000 elite special forces to fight the growing threat of [...] » More

Philippines bids for UNWTO assembly

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TTRWeekly | 6:02 AM

The Philippines’ Department of Tourism is lobbying for support to strengthen a bid to host the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general Assembly in the [...] » More

Philippines ‘open’ to dengue vaccine as outbreak kills hundreds

Philippines ‘open’ to dengue vaccine as outbreak kills hundreds

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

As hundreds die in a severe dengue outbreak in the Philippines, many of them children, President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he was open to lifting his government’s [...] » More

Philippine religious superiors slam government ‘lies’ about church leaders

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CruxNow | 6:02 AM

The Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines appealed to Catholics to “resist the shadow of fear cast over the nation” following government [...] » More

Philippine Navy revives ASW capabilities with commissioning of ex-Korean corvette

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Janes | 6:02 AM

* The Philippine Navy is reviving a long-absent ability to hunt submarines with the commissioning of an ex-South Korean corvette * The vessel will build up anti-submarine [...] » More

How Philippines can compete for investments in Southeast Asia

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:02 AM

The Philippines can increase its share of investments flowing into Southeast Asia by promoting its talent pool and easing foreign ownership restrictions, an analyst said [...] » More

‘Pro-growth’ Diokno will ‘do the right thing’ on policy, Pernia says

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:02 AM

“Pro-growth” Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno knows how to stimulate the economy after gross domestic product growth in the second quarter [...] » More

DOJ: Maguindanao massacre verdict out by November

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

The Department of Justice (DOJ) expects judgement to be rendered on the accused in the killing of 58 individuals in the gruesome massacre that happened in Maguindanao in [...] » More

Born in Israel, hundreds of Filipino children risk expulsion

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

In the heat of the summer, Sivan Noel and her sister Michal say they rarely venture outside of their family’s small, basement apartment in Tel Aviv. The two girls, 11 [...] » More

Japanese man arrested by Thai Immigration police for alleged sex with underage girls

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TheNation | 6:02 AM

A 69 year old Japanese businessperson has been arrested by police in Khon Kaen for allegedly having sex with at least three teenagers, multiple times. The teenagers were aged [...] » More

Yingluck gets Serbian citizenship

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who was sentenced in Thailand to five years in prison on graft-related charges, has received Serbian citizenship. The [...] » More

Thailand Manages to Neutralise Impact of US-China Trade War

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Plenglish | 6:02 AM

Thailand began to take radical measures to neutralise the impact of the US-China trade war and its repercussions on the economies of Southeast Asia and a large part of the [...] » More