Beijing calls for talks with Manila

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. Source: Wikimedia Beijing says it is ready to start negotiations with Manila over the South China Sea...

Philippine approves addict slaughter

  The Philippines’ drug addicts are now in greater peril. Source: Flickr Rodrigo Duterte, the new president of the Philippines, has told people to “go ahead...

Duterte sworn in at low-key ceremony

Rodrigo Duterte is sworn in as president. Source: YouTube Rodrigo Duterte, the outspoken former mayor of Davao, has been sworn in as Philippine president after...

Activist to join Duterte cabinet

Environmentalist Gina Lopez. Source: Flickr The Philippines’ president-elect, Rodrigo Duterte, has threatened to cancel mining projects that cause environmental damage after an anti-mining activist accepted...

Duterte pledges communist talks

  The New People's Army has been in the field for decades. Source: YouTube Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has promised to resume stalled peace talks with...

Aquino warns of return to tyranny

Presidents Benigno Aquino and Barack Obama. The US will miss Aquino. Source: Wikimedia Outgoing Philippine President Benigno Aquino has called for people to defend their...

Duterte backtracks on apparent media threat

President Benigno Aquino and then Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in 2013. Duterte’s outbursts are best not taken too seriously. Source: Wikimedia After saying that journalists...

Duterte: pro-medical pot, anti-ghost

President Ferdinand Marcos hosts a meeting of Seato (Southeast Asia Treaty Organisation) during the Vietnam war in 1966 at the allegedly haunted Malacanang Palace in Manila. Former...

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...

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...

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