New Philippine mayor to pay bounties

The Heritage of Cebu Monument in Pari-an, Cebu. Source: Wikimedia The mayor-elect of the Philippine city of Cebu says he will pay bounties to those...

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...

Police braced for Manila summit

Around 26,000 police officers will be deployed for the 30th Asean summit and its spin-off meetings between April 26 and 29 in Pasay, according...

Aquino warns of return to tyranny

Presidents Benigno Aquino and Barack Obama. The US will miss Aquino. Source: Wikimedia Outgoing Philippine President Benigno Aquino has called for people to defend their...

Indonesia coal exports return 

Indonesia is the Philippines’ main supplier of coal. Source: Flickr   Indonesia plans to resume coal exports to the Philippines after they were cancelled amid fears...

Duterte not to blame for slowdown: analysts

Hong Kong is a major destination for Filipino migrants. Source: Wikimedia  The Philippine economy is suffering amid the global turndown rather than as a reaction...

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...

Duterte ready to attack communists 

New People's Army has been fighting for almost 50 years. Source: YouTube Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he is abandoning peace talks with communist insurgents...

Manila fighting ‘Isis invasion’

Indonesians and Malaysians were among foreign Jihadists battling the military who have taken control of the southern Philippine city of Marawi (pictured), Manila claimed.  Referring...

Philippine banking reputation in tatters

Ayala Avenue, dubbed the Wall Street of the Philippines. Source: Wikimedia Manila is scrambling to tighten rules on illicit fund transfers after an US$81-million bank...

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