Japanese sub docks in Philippines

The Imperial Japanese Navy is moving south. Source: Wikimedia Japan has sent a submarine to a Philippine port for the first time in 15 years...

Duterte to ‘destroy’ Abu Sayyaf

The Philippine military is one of the most poorly funded in the region. Source: Wikimedia   The Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, called for the Abu Sayyaf...

Duterte’s two faces 

President Rodrigo Duterte even wore a suit when he met his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in October. Source: Wikimedia The colourful Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte,...

‘Most-wanted’ militant killed in Marawi

The last two surviving leaders of the prolonged siege in the southern Philippines, including a principal terror suspect, were reportedly killed in an assault...

Duterte church row continues

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is entitled "not to believe in any faith" and express religious opinions, his spokesman has said, after his outspoken boss...

Philippine wrestles with giant mango surplus 

The Philippines is facing a surplus of millions of extra mangoes, with the agriculture minister, Emmanuel Piñol, saying farmers had reported an unusual increase...

Masatsugu Asakawa is new ADB head

Masatsugu Asakawa is the new president of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Asakawa, who is currently serving as a special advisor to Japan’s prime minister...

Philippines eyes rosy economic future

Can the Philippines scale new economic heights? Volcano Mayon, Albay Province, Philippines. Source: Pixabay The Philippines is trying to sell itself as a manufacturing hub...

Voters to make Duterte Harry’s day

President Benigno Aquino meets service personnel. He is alarmed at the rise of Rodrigo Duterte. Source: Wikimedia     Final campaign rallies are being held in the...

UK aristocrat’s daughter killed

Rodrigo Duterte's children, from the left, Sebastian, Veronica, Sara and Paolo escort their father to his inauguration ceremony in June. Source: Wikimedia The daughter of...

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