Philippines sets sights on leading IT market

Training the next generation of Philippine IT specialists: MCCID College School Building, San Mateo, Rizal Province. Source: Wikimedia The Philippines says it can become the...

Manila angers Beijing with Japanese arms deal

The arrival of five unassuming TC-90 planes is unlikely to threaten Beijing's dominance in the South China Sea. Source: Wikimedia The Philippines is to lease...

Isis blamed for attack on Saudi preacher

Zamboanga, mixed between Christians and Muslims, has long been a militant target. Source: Flickr An 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: Flickr An 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: Flickr Manila 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: Flickr Nike 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: Wikimedia There 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: Wikipedia Abu 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: Wikimedia Philippine 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: Wikimedia Out of a study ranking freedom in 178 economies, the Philippines...

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