Manila’s troops killed in Sulu fighting 

Sabah has been targeted by Abu Sayyaf. Source: Wikimedia Three Philippine soldiers were killed and 17 injured during around two hours of fighting with about...

Philippine Airlines lets go of 300 workers

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines has laid off some 300 employees as part of its retrenchment program as the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) continues to...

Philippine military storm Abu Sayyaf camp

The Philippine military's claims are yet to be independently confirmed. Source: Wikimedia  After a week-long series of attacks by Philippine troops, a Muslim extremist camp...

Aquino promises to bolster military 

The Chinese navy is unlikely to be overly concerned at the arrival of the US-made M113A2 armoured personnel carriers in the Philippines. Source: Wikimedia  Philippine...

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...

Duterte withdraws suspension of rice imports

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday withdrew his earlier pronouncement to stop the further entry of rice commodities into the Philippines, and instead sought for...

Embassy tries to ease Duterte rage

The US and the Philippines have a long history of military cooperation. Source: Wikimedia Washington's Manila embassy says it will work with Philippine President Rodrigo...

Duterte talks tough on Isis

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. Source: Wikimedia The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has promised to ignore human rights if so-called Islamic State fighters flee from West Asia...

Philippines turns to online sellers for revenues

The Philippine government has set its sights on online sellers as the country scrambled for revenues amid the global pandemic. In a memorandum posted on...

Malaysian woman released by Abu Sayyaf

Malaysian woman released by Abu Sayyaf   Muslim militants in the Philippines have released a Malaysian woman held for nearly half a year. Thien Nyuk Fun and...

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