Asean lacks economic freedom: US think tank

An MRT-3 train in Manila. The Philippines’ infrastructure is holding it back. Source: Wikimedia Out of a study ranking freedom in 178 economies, the Philippines...

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...

Supreme court decides on presidential disqualification

Senator Grace Poe has added some colour to the presidential race. Source: Wikimedia The Supreme Court in the Philippines has begun to hear oral arguments...

China slams Philippine-US defence pact

The Royal New Zealand Air Force at Clark airfield, Luzon, in 1984. Foreign jets will soon return. Source: Wikipedia Chinese state media has condemned the...

Hanoi claims China endangered civilian aircraft

China is unwilling to compromise over its extensive claims to the South China Sea. Source: Wikimedia Hanoi has accused Beijing of endangering civilian flights over the...

Philippine militants claim Isis alliance

Tulay Mosque in Sulu province. Source: Flickr Four Islamist extremist groups in the southern Philippines have reportedly merged to form a detachment of Islamic State...

Manila slashes contraceptive budget

Manila Cathedral. The Catholic church wields considerable power in the Philippines. Source: Wikimedia The parliament in Manila has slashed the government’s contraceptives budget, despite legislation...

Manila slashes contraceptive budget

Manila Cathedral. The Catholic church wields considerable power in the Philippines. Source: Wikimedia The parliament in Manila has slashed the government’s contraceptives budget, despite legislation...

Hanoi, Manila and Tokyo condemn Chinese island runway test

China’s claims to the South China Sea are incompatible with those of its neighbours. Source: Wikimedia Hanoi has accused Beijing of violating its sovereignty by...

Philippine troops kill 10 Islamist militants from Abu Sayyaf group

The Sulu provincial capitol building on the island of Jolo. Photo: Agtillah/Wikimedia Commons. Philippine commandos yesterday killed 10 Islamist militants in a battle on the...

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