Philippine investors unfazed by CITIRA as foreign pledges up

THE increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) during the first half of the year showed that businesses were not spooked by the planned rationalization...

Trump praises fellow populist 

Donald Trump has hailed his relationship with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, ignoring media questions about human rights and the thousands killed during his host’s bloody...

China blocks Filipino fishing boats

President Rodrigo Duterte’s meeting with Peter Lim. Source: YouTube The Chinese coastguard is apparently preventing fishing boats from the Philippines reaching the contested Scarborough Shoal, Manila...

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...

Abu Sayyaf behead German hostage

A video of Jurgen Kantner with Abu Sayyaf. Source: YouTube   A video has been released in the Philippines reportedly showing the beheading of a German...

Children ‘fighting’ in Marawi

The Philippine military claims children and hostages are being forced to fight with Islamic State volunteers in the southern city of Marawi. Extensive areas of...

Obama to raise South China Sea dispute

US President Barack Obama (pictured) and Asean leaders plan to raise the South China Sea dispute at this weekend’s summit in Kuala Lumpur, according...

Canadian trash leaves Philippine port

A cargo ship carrying 69 sea containers filled with Canadian rubbish has left the Philippines to be returned home as Asean increasingly rejects western...

Manila denies foreign crackdown

A Philippine presidential spokesman has denied that there is a crackdown on foreigners, saying that the ban on their political participation is in the...

Duterte yet to justify China policy 

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Manila this week has produced more deals on economic cooperation with the Philippines but analysts are sceptical about...

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The Philippine transportation system is unimaginably awful

THE Philippines has long been left out when it comes to modernizing its public transport system as compared with its neighboring Asian countries Malaysia...

Philippine conglomerate gets Court favor over Ilijan dispute

Philippine conglomerate San Miguel Corp.—through its subsidiary SMC Global Power Holdings Corp.—won its case anew versus the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp....

Risk aversion among Singaporean youth, survey reveals

The ASEAN youth sentiments survey commissioned every year by the World Economic Forum recently revealed an aversion to risk among Singaporean youths. Young people...