Duterte allies crush opposition in midterm election

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's allies have crushed the opposition in the midterm senate election in an apparent endorsement of the leader’s bloody massacre of...

Filipinos demand answers over Cyprus serial killer

Hundreds of Filipino migrant workers have protested outside Cyprus’ presidential palace to mourn seven women and girls who police say an army officer has...

Duterte threatens war with Canada over 103 sea containers 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told Canada to take back tonnes of waste it had “illegally” shipped to Manila or risk "war". Canada is being...

US vessel sails close to Scarborough Shoal

The US has sailed its USS Wasp amphibious assault vessel (pictured) near a strategic reef claimed by the Philippines but occupied by China around...

Philippines wakes to debt-trap peril

The Philippines seems to have caught up with its neighbours like Malaysia in waking to the perils of signing up to Chinese infrastructure projects....

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,...

Asean’s predictable elections could boost growth

Elections are scheduled in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines in the next few months, leading to speculation about how political activity will affect Asean’s...

Philippines accused of crushing free speech

The head of Philippine news website Rappler, which has criticised President Rodrigo Duterte, has been freed on bail a day after her controversial arrest...

Philippines ignores US over Huawei

The telecoms sector is providing another example of the growing influence of China across Asean, as its controversial mobile giant, Huawei, prepares to roll...

World Bank ‘doubles’ Philippine disaster relief

The World Bank says it has almost doubled the coverage of its natural disaster risk insurance for the Philippines.The Washington-based institution said the...

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