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...

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...

Manila credit rating upgraded

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

Supreme court decides on presidential disqualification

Senator Grace Poe has added some colour to the presidential race. Source: Wikimedia The Supreme Court in the Philippines has begun to hear oral arguments...

China slams Philippine-US defence pact

The Royal New Zealand Air Force at Clark airfield, Luzon, in 1984. Foreign jets will soon return. Source: Wikipedia Chinese state media has condemned the...

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