Asean’s plastic shame

Multilateral firms are polluting oceans by selling goods packaged in plastic to the Philippines, Indonesia and their neighbours, Greenpeace argues. It singled out Nestle,...

Manila poised to increase rates

With Indonesia and Vietnam both lowering interest rates in the past two months and Thailand under increasing pressure to follow suit, the Philippines is...

Whole police force sacked 

A whole Philippine city police force has been sacked after some of its members were accused of the killings of three teenagers, while others...

Manila stocks shame region 

The Philippine stock exchange has climbed more than 1 per cent to a record high, led by industry and real estate, while its controversial...

Duterte son denies meth claims

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s son has told a Senate inquiry he had no links to a seized Chinese shipment of crystal methamphetamine worth US$125...

Duterte eyes Asean task force 

The Philippines' president, Rodrigo Duterte, says he will hold talks with Indonesia and Malaysia on the possibility of creating a task force to combat...

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...

Church blasts drug killings 

The head of the Catholic Church in the Philippines, Cardinal Luis Tagle, has criticised President Rodrigo Duterte's drugs slaughter, condemning "those who kill even...

Manila downplays peso slide 

The Philippine central bank is hoping to ease the troubled foreign exchange market after the peso hit an 11-year low, saying it would work...

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...

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Thai share rises end

Thailand’s share index on Thursday recorded its biggest single-day fall since mid-November, while stocks in the Philippines reversed losses by the end of the...

US knew about slaughter: files

The US knew that civilians were being "delivered for slaughter" and did nothing during Indonesia’s 1965-66 anti-Communist massacres, declassified documents have revealed. Between 500,000 and...

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The appointment of Paik Jin-hyun, a South Korean, to head the little-known International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) is likely to...