Bomb kills 14 in Duterte’s hometown

People’s Park in Davao. The city was known as one of the Philippines’ safest. Source: Flickr At least 14 people have been killed and many...

Indonesia set to execute 15 inmates

The island of Nusakambangan, dubbed the "Alcatraz of Indonesia". Source: Wikimedia   Amnesty International has condemned Indonesia's decision to execute death-row inmates, following reports of prisoners being moved...

Philippine growth exceeds expectations

Nagacadan rice terraces, Ifugao Province in the Philippines. The El Nino heatwave has pushed up the price of rice. Source: Wikimedia   The Philippine GDP rose 6.9...

Asean set to unveil vision for future

Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The blueprint for Asean's future will top the agenda for the 27th regional summit in November 21 in Kuala Lumpur. The 2025 blueprint...

Asean called to tackle Abu Sayyaf

The Black Standard of ISIL, which was adopted by Abu Sayyaf. Source: Wikipedia Asean must work together to break the kidnapping threat of the Abu...

Beijing calls for talks with Manila

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. Source: Wikimedia Beijing says it is ready to start negotiations with Manila over the South China Sea...

Duterte praises Chinese hosts

President Rodrigo Duterte appears to believe China is a more valuable ally than the US. Source: Wikimedia     The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, has welcomed the...

Abu Sayyaf attacks top resort

The killing of a Muslim militant leader on a resort island in the central Philippines this week was heralded as a triumph for the...

Fitch upgrades Philippine rating 

Fitch has upgraded the Philippines’ sovereign rating on the back of domestic demand and foreign direct investment which was seen as indicative of strong...

Manila credit rating upgraded

Manila's prospects are looking up. Source: Wikimedia Seoul's debt watcher NICE Investors Service has upgraded the Philippines' credit rating allowing the country to secure a...

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