EU pledges cash for southern Philippines

The EU wants to stop the violence in the southern Philippines. Source: Wikimedia The European Union will boost aid to the Philippines, primarily to...

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...

Philippines moves to end divorce ban

The Philippines, the only country apart from the Vatican to ban divorce, moved towards legalisation when the lower house passed legislation which would allow...

Abu Sayyaf release child hostage

Philippine Marines training with US Marines. The Philippines has one of the region’s worst equipped armed forces. Source: Wikipedia Abu Sayyaf militants have freed the three-year-old grandson...

China unveils island-making ship

In a move that threatens Philippine claims in the South China Sea, Beijing has unveiled a giant dredging ship capable of creating more artificial...

Anger at heroes’ burial for Marcos

President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda with US President Lyndon Johnson in Manila in 1966. Source: Wikimedia Philippine Senator Franklin Drilon has urged President...

Philippine approves addict slaughter

  The Philippines’ drug addicts are now in greater peril. Source: Flickr Rodrigo Duterte, the new president of the Philippines, has told people to “go ahead...

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...

Mine crackdown boosts nickel price

President Rodrigo Duterte (centre) and his environment minister Regina Lopez. Source: Wikimedia Manila has widened a crackdown on mines over environmental concerns, sparking a surge...

Philippine banking reputation in tatters

Ayala Avenue, dubbed the Wall Street of the Philippines. Source: Wikimedia Manila is scrambling to tighten rules on illicit fund transfers after an US$81-million bank...

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