Asean set to unveil vision for future

Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The blueprint for Asean's future will top the agenda for the 27th regional summit in November 21 in Kuala Lumpur. The 2025 blueprint...

Duterte flips finger to EU

President Rodrigo Duterte extends his middle finger to the European Union. Source: YouTube Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has used agricultural language to respond to the European...

Bomb kills 14 in Duterte’s hometown

People’s Park in Davao. The city was known as one of the Philippines’ safest. Source: Flickr At least 14 people have been killed and many...

Indonesia set to execute 15 inmates

The island of Nusakambangan, dubbed the "Alcatraz of Indonesia". Source: Wikimedia   Amnesty International has condemned Indonesia's decision to execute death-row inmates, following reports of prisoners being moved...

Isis extends Mindanao grip: analysts 

Islamic State appears to be on the rise on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao with up to 100 foreign fighters and a growing...

RCEP negotiations set for conclusion in November

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its six trade partners are hoping for the conclusion of the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive...

Southeast Asian central banks roll out anti-virus measures

Four central banks in Southeast Asia signaled aggressive policy action this week to curtail the impact of the new coronavirus. The central banks are from Indonesia, the...

‘Philippines’ active virus cases seen to reach 500,000’

THE Philippine Health department is projecting active coronavirus cases to approach the 500,000-level by the end of April if the country does not impose...

Nike dumps homophobic Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao is planning one more bout. Source: Flickr Nike has scrapped its sponsorship deal with the Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao after he said homosexuals were “worse...

300 die in Duterte drug war

Drug users and dealers are running scared in the Philippines. Source: Wikimedia The Philippines’ new president Rodrigo Duterte's drugs crusade has killed an estimated 300...

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