Manila axes communist talks 

The Philippines has formally called off peace talks with communist insurgents, after the parties failed to end a dispute over a rebel order to...

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...

Tribunal rips maritime dispute open

China’s reclamation work was condemned for causing severe environmental harm. Source: YouTube The uneasy stalemate between China and most of the global community over the...

Asean waters down China statement 

The Asean chairman's statement at the end of the Manila summit has again failed to condemn Chinese expansionism in the South China Sea.  The communique...

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...

Philippine media trial begins of Duterte critic

In the Philippines, Rappler editor Maria Ressa's libel trial has opened in a case seen as retaliation for reports on President Rodrigo Duterte. The 55-year-old...

Philippine internet among world’s worst: study

The Philippines’ many mountainous islands are not easily brought online. Source: Wikimedia Philippine mobile internet speeds are some of the worst in the world in...

Asean lacks economic freedom: US think tank

An MRT-3 train in Manila. The Philippines’ infrastructure is holding it back. Source: Wikimedia Out of a study ranking freedom in 178 economies, the Philippines...

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...

Philippines ignores US over Huawei

The telecoms sector is providing another example of the growing influence of China across Asean, as its controversial mobile giant, Huawei, prepares to roll...

Stay connected

10,344FansLike
773FollowersFollow

Latest article

How ASEAN’s water scarcity will exacerbate the Covid-19 crisis

While the world’s attention is squarely focused on Europe as the global epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic, Southeast Asia is also well on track...
singapore garden by the bay

Singapore’s corona-tracking measures invite both acclaim and controversy

As the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc around the world, Singapore has garnered praise for flattening the curve of the virus’s spread. The city-state’s...

Pilgrims gather in Indonesia despite coronavirus fears

More than 8,000 Muslim pilgrims have already gathered in Gowa, in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province, despite a formal request to postpone the event from...