Manila slashes contraceptive budget

Manila Cathedral. The Catholic church wields considerable power in the Philippines. Source: Wikimedia The parliament in Manila has slashed the government’s contraceptives budget, despite legislation...

Hanoi, Manila and Tokyo condemn Chinese island runway test

China’s claims to the South China Sea are incompatible with those of its neighbours. Source: Wikimedia Hanoi has accused Beijing of violating its sovereignty by...

Philippine troops kill 10 Islamist militants from Abu Sayyaf group

The Sulu provincial capitol building on the island of Jolo. Photo: Agtillah/Wikimedia Commons. Philippine commandos yesterday killed 10 Islamist militants in a battle on the...

Aquino promises to bolster military 

The Chinese navy is unlikely to be overly concerned at the arrival of the US-made M113A2 armoured personnel carriers in the Philippines. Source: Wikimedia  Philippine...

Philippine military storm Abu Sayyaf camp

The Philippine military's claims are yet to be independently confirmed. Source: Wikimedia  After a week-long series of attacks by Philippine troops, a Muslim extremist camp...

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...

EU pledges cash for southern Philippines

The EU wants to stop the violence in the southern Philippines. Source: Wikimedia The European Union will boost aid to the Philippines, primarily to...

EU pledges cash for southern Philippines

The EU wants to stop the violence in the southern Philippines. Source: Wikimedia The European Union will boost aid to the Philippines, primarily to...

Philippines eyes rosy economic future

Can the Philippines scale new economic heights? Volcano Mayon, Albay Province, Philippines. Source: Pixabay The Philippines is trying to sell itself as a manufacturing hub...

Malaysia moves for Philippine anti-terror alliance

Tulay mosque in the southern Philippine island of Sulu. Source: Flickr Malaysia has called for closer ties with the Philippines to tackle terror threats. Intelligence reports...

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