Prehistoric remains found in Luzon 

Archaeologists have found evidence that humans were living in the Philippines over 700,000 years ago, many millennia earlier than previously thought. Ancient stone tools and...

Tribunal rips maritime dispute open

China’s reclamation work was condemned for causing severe environmental harm. Source: YouTube The uneasy stalemate between China and most of the global community 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 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...

Philippine militants pledge IS allegiance

Remote Mindanao has become increasingly lawless. Source: Wikimedia There are increasing fears that Islamist groups in the southern Philippines have united to announce an alliance...

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...

Manila denies foreign crackdown

A Philippine presidential spokesman has denied that there is a crackdown on foreigners, saying that the ban on their political participation is in the...

China admits sinking Philippine fishing boat 

China has confirmed that a Chinese trawler “bumped into” a Philippine fishing boat in the South China Sea but denied claims the incident was...

Pacquiao eyes boxing return

Manny Pacquiao with former vice president Jejomar Binay, who stepped down last month. Source: Wikimedia Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is planning to fight again...

US sends arms to Marawi 

Washington has given the Philippines machine guns, pistols and grenade launchers to reportedly battle Islamist insurgents in the besieged southern city of Marawi. "This equipment...

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Indonesia sends back US trash 

Indonesia has followed the Philippines and Malaysia and returned five sea containers of trash to the United States, saying it will not become a...

China admits sinking Philippine fishing boat 

China has confirmed that a Chinese trawler “bumped into” a Philippine fishing boat in the South China Sea but denied claims the incident was...

Meth trade extends its web 

Intrepid visitors to Yangon should not miss the military’s bizarre Drug Elimination Museum.  Its gory mannequins depict the dangers of drug abuse and the military’s...