Gas talks hit deadlock 

Any deal between the Philippines and the Chinese to jointly drill for gas on Reed Bank in the South China Sea would be illegal...

Philippines scrambles to solve water shortages

The Philippine Senate is due to conduct a public hearing on March 19 into the water shortages gripping the country, especially Manila and Rizal,...

PH economy grows at its fastest in nearly 2 years

THE Philippine economy grew at its fastest in nearly two years, on the back of the government’s catch-up in spending to make up for...

Philippines transitions to online schooling amid coronavirus

The upcoming school year in the Philippines will push through as planned but the government was still not keen on allowing face-to-face classes. The Office...

Typhoon Melor batters Philippines

Melor kills 4 in Philippines.  Source: Wikimedia  Typhoon Nona, as it is known in the Philippines or Melor internationally, has killed at least four people...

Mine crackdown boosts nickel price

President Rodrigo Duterte (centre) and his environment minister Regina Lopez. Source: Wikimedia Manila has widened a crackdown on mines over environmental concerns, sparking a surge...

Manila eyes Beijing ties 

US naval operations in the South China Sea. Source: Flickr   The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs' think tank has said Manila and Beijing are concentrating...

Mindanao at the crossroads 

The southern Philippine island of Mindanao is increasingly being seen as Asean’s frontline in the battle against so-called Islamic State. Unfortunately the Philippines’ president, the...

Manila alarmed at China warnings

The Philippines has expressed concern to Beijing over what it says is an increasing number of Chinese radio threats to Philippine aircraft and ships...

Top judge clashes with Duterte over fishing rights

China is allowed to fish in regions of the South China Sea where the Philippines has exclusive rights, President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman said. The pro-Beijing...

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