Philippines lifts travel ban on medical workers

The Philippine government has finally allowed the deployment of healthcare workers outside the country. Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello was quoted as saying in a...

Twin typhoon smashes into the Philippines

The Philippines was hit by a twin typhoon on Sunday--one of which considered the strongest for the year--claiming the lives of seven people amid...

Najib Razak’s trial deferred anew

The ongoing trial of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case has been deferred anew amid the conditional movement control order (CMCO). This...

Lopez steps down as chairman emeritus of Philippines’ media giant

Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III has stepped down from his position as chairman emeritus of embattled Philippine media giant ABS-CBN Corp., months after the latter...

Philippines’ largest media firm lays off thousands following shutdown

The Philippines’ largest media network was forced to lay off thousands of employees after it was shut down by the government by not being...

Philippines shuts media giant as lawmakers reject franchise bid

The Philippines shut down its largest broadcasting network by thumbing down the renewal of its franchise. Following 13 hearings, the majority of the lawmakers at...

Myanmar frees 25,000 prisoners

Myanmar is set to free nearly 25,000 prisoners this year as the country marks its traditional New Year, the president’s office announced on Friday. This...

Muhyiddin Yassin sworn in as 8th PM

One week of political turmoil starting with former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s resignation on February 24 has finally culminated in a decision from...

New US-Philippines defense pact ‘in the works’

The United States and the Philippines are crafting a new defense pact that could replace the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) that was proposed for...

Malaysia’s royals to discuss next PM

Malaysia's nine royal rulers are due to meet today (Friday) to discuss forming a government after Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced his resignation this...

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