Abu Sayyaf behead German hostage

A video of Jurgen Kantner with Abu Sayyaf. Source: YouTube   A video has been released in the Philippines reportedly showing the beheading of a German...

Asean’s predictable elections could boost growth

Elections are scheduled in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines in the next few months, leading to speculation about how political activity will affect Asean’s...

Philippines transitions to online schooling amid coronavirus

The upcoming school year in the Philippines will push through as planned but the government was still not keen on allowing face-to-face classes. The Office...

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...

Philippine records hacked in ‘largest ever’ govt breach

Ballot boxes used for the 2007 Philippine Barangay election in Davao. Source: Wikimedia The personal details of more than 50 million voters in the Philippines...

Intensified alert needed to fight online fraud during virus outbreak

Internet penetration has significantly grown over the past six months as a result of the governments’ confinement measures to keep the coronavirus outbreak at...

Duterte demands US troop withdrawal

USS Essex enters port at Subic Bay. Source: Wikimedia The Philippines' president, Rodrigo Duterte, has said US forces must leave the unstable island of Mindanao,...

Fitch upgrades Philippine rating 

Fitch has upgraded the Philippines’ sovereign rating on the back of domestic demand and foreign direct investment which was seen as indicative of strong...

Duterte faces impeachment attempt

President Rodrigo Duterte with former US secretary of state John Kerry, who habitually towered over Asean’s leaders. A Philippine parliamentarian has filed an impeachment complaint...

US sends arms to Marawi 

Washington has given the Philippines machine guns, pistols and grenade launchers to reportedly battle Islamist insurgents in the besieged southern city of Marawi. "This equipment...

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