Duterte-Obama meeting in doubt

Barack Obama experienced an amicable relationship with the previous president, Benigno Aquino. Source: Wikimedia The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has called his US counterpart and...

Beijing called to respect court’s maritime ruling

The overlapping claims to the South China Sea. Source: Flickr Manila has urged Beijing to respect an arbitration court’s ruling in The Hague on the...

Philippines’ largest media firm lays off thousands following shutdown

The Philippines’ largest media network was forced to lay off thousands of employees after it was shut down by the government by not being...

EU agrees Philippine aid package

The European Union is set to provide the Philippines with 243.1 million peso (€3.8 million) for its drug rehabilitation programme, despite having rocky relations...

Philippines gets much-awaited ‘A’ credit grade

The Philippines has nabbed the much-coveted “A” credit grade, with the Japan Credit Rating Agency (JCR) upgrading the country’s rating to “A-” with a...

Duterte son denies meth claims

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s son has told a Senate inquiry he had no links to a seized Chinese shipment of crystal methamphetamine worth US$125...

Canada to retrieve trash from Philippines

Canada has backed down in its dispute with the Philippines, agreeing to take back tonnes of waste shipped to Manila in 103 sea containers.  The...

Duterte threatens to expel envoys

The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has warned the European Union and United Nations that he could expel their ambassadors within 24 hours if they...

‘Philippines-US free-trade deal likely next year’

The Philippines is next in line on sealing a free-trade agreement (FTA) with the United States, the world’s largest economy. Ebb Hinchliffe, executive director of...

Manila slashes contraceptive budget

Manila Cathedral. The Catholic church wields considerable power in the Philippines. Source: Wikimedia The parliament in Manila has slashed the government’s contraceptives budget, despite legislation...

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