Military poised to join drug war

A protest against President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs at the Philippines Consulate General in New York City. Source: Wikimedia   The Philippine defence ministry says...

Beijing calls for talks with Manila

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. Source: Wikimedia Beijing says it is ready to start negotiations with Manila over the South China Sea...

UK aristocrat’s daughter killed

Rodrigo Duterte's children, from the left, Sebastian, Veronica, Sara and Paolo escort their father to his inauguration ceremony in June. Source: Wikimedia The daughter of...

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...

Keep on killing: legal boss

Philippine slum dwellers are particularly vulnerable to the unchecked wave of official killings. Source: Pixabay The Philippine government's top legal adviser has called for the...

Duterte allies crush opposition in midterm election

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's allies have crushed the opposition in the midterm senate election in an apparent endorsement of the leader’s bloody massacre of...

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...

S’pore couple jailed for starving maid

Singapore is largely dependent on migrant labour. A Singaporean couple, both 47, have been jailed for starving their Filipina maid over a period of...

Manila talks down China tensions 

The Philippines and China have played down a warning by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that Beijing would go to war if the Philippines drilled...

World Bank ‘doubles’ Philippine disaster relief

The World Bank says it has almost doubled the coverage of its natural disaster risk insurance for the Philippines. The Washington-based institution said the...

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