Philippine SEC to probe into P700-M stock theft

The Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to probe into the multi-million theft by a stock trader which led to the closure...

Philippines to gain from global oil price drop: Oxford Economics

Lower global oil prices would partially offset the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Philippine economy, UK-based Oxford Economics said. “Under the current period of...

Drug death toll nears 2,000

UN drugs boss Agnes Callamard has managed to offend to offend Rodrigo Duterte, adding her name to an increasingly long list. Source: Flickr Approaching 2,000...

Duterte and junta vow to tackle drugs

Bangkok’s Soi Cowboy. Drug and human trafficking remains a huge issue in Thailand. Thailand’s prime minister and the Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte have agreed...

Rebels agree to oversight body

Mindanao has suffered from decades of violence. Source: Wikimedia Manila and what was once the largest Moro rebel group have agreed to increase the scope...

Manila credit rating upgraded

Manila's prospects are looking up. Source: Wikimedia Seoul's debt watcher NICE Investors Service has upgraded the Philippines' credit rating allowing the country to secure a...

Filipinos demand answers over Cyprus serial killer

Hundreds of Filipino migrant workers have protested outside Cyprus’ presidential palace to mourn seven women and girls who police say an army officer has...

ASEAN to focus on virus outbreak; set aside visa talks ‘for now’

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are not yet keen on bringing to the table any talks about visa exemptions and...

Filipino farm squatters ‘massacred’

Nine Filipino members of a sugar workers association, including two teenagers, were killed in a gun attack in the Philippines’ Negros Occidental at the...

ASEAN-5 growth forecast trimmed as exports slow

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) trimmed its growth forecast for five members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members amid their continued...

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