Duterte hits back on Mindanao

Helicopters and infantry have attacked militants in a besieged city on Mindanao in the southern Philippines after meeting heavy resistance. Tanks rolled into the mainly...

Nomura picks 2018 GDP winners 

Prolonged growth in Indonesia and the Philippines will extend beyond 2018 driven by domestic demand and infrastructural projects, Nomura Securities investment bank has predicted.  The...

Isis extends Mindanao grip: analysts 

Islamic State appears to be on the rise on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao with up to 100 foreign fighters and a growing...

RCEP negotiations set for conclusion in November

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its six trade partners are hoping for the conclusion of the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive...

Southeast Asian central banks roll out anti-virus measures

Four central banks in Southeast Asia signaled aggressive policy action this week to curtail the impact of the new coronavirus. The central banks are from Indonesia, the...

Philippine records hacked in ‘largest ever’ govt breach

Ballot boxes used for the 2007 Philippine Barangay election in Davao. Source: Wikimedia The personal details of more than 50 million voters in the Philippines...

Duterte-Obama meeting in doubt

Barack Obama experienced an amicable relationship with the previous president, Benigno Aquino. Source: Wikimedia The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has called his US counterpart and...

Embassy tries to ease Duterte rage

The US and the Philippines have a long history of military cooperation. Source: Wikimedia Washington's Manila embassy says it will work with Philippine President Rodrigo...

Australia offers Duterte military help 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been offered Australian help to train the Philippine military in its fight against Islamist extremists, according to Canberra's foreign...

Critics rage at Duterte ICC exit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) will not effect the probe into alleged human-rights abuses during his so-called war...

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