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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...

US military boss to view joint exercises

Balikatan's beach landing drills are presumably particularly contentious in Beijing. Source: Wikimedia US Defence Secretary Ash Carter has arrived in the Philippines to reinforce the...

Soldiers to focus on terror: Duterte

Philippine troops need to work more closely with the police, their president says. Source: Wikimedia Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said all soldiers must train...

Philippines to form drugs battalion

The Philippine military is famously under-invested. Source: Wikimedia The Philippine armed forces chief says he will create a battalion-sized task force with the anti-narcotics agency...

Duterte threatens to expel envoys

The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has warned the European Union and United Nations that he could expel their ambassadors within 24 hours if they...

Duterte hails Korean triumph 

South Korea and the Philippines have purportedly signed US$4.9 billion of deals in trade and investment pledges during President Rodrigo Duterte's official visit.  There were...

Philippines eyes rosy economic future

Can the Philippines scale new economic heights? Volcano Mayon, Albay Province, Philippines. Source: Pixabay The Philippines is trying to sell itself as a manufacturing hub...

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