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...

Abu Sayyaf release child hostage

Philippine Marines training with US Marines. The Philippines has one of the region’s worst equipped armed forces. Source: Wikipedia Abu Sayyaf militants have freed the three-year-old grandson...

Drug death toll nears 2,000

UN drugs boss Agnes Callamard has managed to offend to offend Rodrigo Duterte, adding her name to an increasingly long list. Source: Flickr Approaching 2,000...

Duterte talks tough on Isis

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. Source: Wikimedia The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has promised to ignore human rights if so-called Islamic State fighters flee from West Asia...

HRW attacks Duterte’s bloody year 

The Philippines' president, Rodrigo Duterte, has unleashed a "human rights calamity" during his first year in office, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).  His so-called...

Manila, Beijing discuss maritime exploration 

The Philippines and China are in talks to jointly pursue oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea, according to Manila’s foreign minister...

Philippines ignores US over Huawei

The telecoms sector is providing another example of the growing influence of China across Asean, as its controversial mobile giant, Huawei, prepares to roll...

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ASEAN, US to launch maritime drill, fight “wrongdoings”

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has joined forces with the United States in holding maritime exercises which were aimed at preventing other...

Malaysia dismisses UN poverty claims 

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The Royal Malaysia Police have barred Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik from speaking on all media, citing national security concerns. The Head of Corporate Communications...