Isis blamed for attack on Saudi preacher

Zamboanga, mixed between Christians and Muslims, has long been a militant target. Source: FlickrAn influential Saudi Arabian preacher, who was recently named as a...

Isis blamed for attack on Saudi preacher

Zamboanga, mixed between Christians and Muslims, has long been a militant target. Source: FlickrAn influential Saudi Arabian preacher, who was recently named as a...

Beijing called to respect court’s maritime ruling

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

Nike dumps homophobic Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao is planning one more bout. Source: FlickrNike has scrapped its sponsorship deal with the Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao after he said homosexuals were “worse...

Philippine militants pledge IS allegiance

Remote Mindanao has become increasingly lawless. Source: WikimediaThere are increasing fears that Islamist groups in the southern Philippines have united to announce an alliance...

Abu Sayyaf release child hostage

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

Philippine internet among world’s worst: study

The Philippines’ many mountainous islands are not easily brought online. Source: WikimediaPhilippine mobile internet speeds are some of the worst in the world in...

Asean lacks economic freedom: US think tank

An MRT-3 train in Manila. The Philippines’ infrastructure is holding it back. Source: WikimediaOut of a study ranking freedom in 178 economies, the Philippines...

Asean lacks economic freedom: US think tank

An MRT-3 train in Manila. The Philippines’ infrastructure is holding it back. Source: WikimediaOut of a study ranking freedom in 178 economies, the Philippines...

Manila credit rating upgraded

Manila's prospects are looking up. Source: WikimediaSeoul's debt watcher NICE Investors Service has upgraded the Philippines' credit rating allowing the country to secure a...

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