Duterte threatens to cut US relations

Rodrigo Duterte is often compared to US Republican hopeful Donald Trump. Source: YouTube The Philippine's presidential frontrunner is warning that he is prepared to cut...

Presidential hopeful in trouble for rape joke

Rodrigo Duterte: Source: Flickr Rodrigo Duterte, a presidential candidate in the Philippines, is under fire after a video surfaced of him apparently joking about a...

US military boss to view joint exercises

Balikatan's beach landing drills are presumably particularly contentious in Beijing. Source: Wikimedia US Defence Secretary Ash Carter has arrived in the Philippines to reinforce the...

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...

18 troops dead after Abu Sayyaf counterattack 

Philippine special forces suffered in a heavy counterattack. Source: Wikimedia The Philippines said 23 people were killed and 70 injured in the deadliest clash between...

US/Philippine military exercise starts

US high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS) will be used during the Philippine exercise. Source: Wikimedia Around 8,000 US and Philippine personnel have begun their annual...

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...

Abu Sayyaf blamed for Indonesian sailor seizures

Jakarta says that 10 of its citizens are being held hostage in the Philippines after their vessel was seized in the unstable border region...

Chinese-Filipino named in bank probe

Manila’s banking centre, Ayala Avenue. Source: Wikimedia Chinese-Filipino tycoon Kam Sin Wong, who is also known as Kim Wong, is suspected to have masterminded the...

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...

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