Duterte yet to justify China policy 

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Manila this week has produced more deals on economic cooperation with the Philippines but analysts are sceptical about...

Protests condemn Marcos burial plan

Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos. Source: Wikimedia Protests have been staged against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's approval of the reburial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the...

Duterte shores up Benham Rise grip 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (pictured) has signed a proclamation declaring an area of Benham Rise, also known as Philippine Rise, a marine-protected area. Duterte signed...

China blocks Filipino fishing boats

President Rodrigo Duterte’s meeting with Peter Lim. Source: YouTube The Chinese coastguard is apparently preventing fishing boats from the Philippines reaching the contested Scarborough Shoal, Manila...

Duterte talks tough on Isis

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. Source: Wikimedia The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has promised to ignore human rights if so-called Islamic State fighters flee from West Asia...

Soldier beheaded on Sulu

A Filipino soldier kidnapped last week in the southern Philippines by Abu Sayyaf has been found beheaded hours after the military claimed to have...

Philippine growth exceeds expectations

Nagacadan rice terraces, Ifugao Province in the Philippines. The El Nino heatwave has pushed up the price of rice. Source: Wikimedia   The Philippine GDP rose 6.9...

Duterte killed suspects in Davao

Rodrigo Duterte's speeches are never dull. Source: Wikimedia The Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, has admitted he has killed criminal suspects to show the police how...

Manila defends helicopter deal

The Philippine defence minister Delfin Lorenzana has claimed that 16 helicopters being bought from Canada will not be used to attack insurgents after activists...

New Philippine mayor to pay bounties

The Heritage of Cebu Monument in Pari-an, Cebu. Source: Wikimedia The mayor-elect of the Philippine city of Cebu says he will pay bounties to those...

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