EU pledges cash for southern Philippines

The EU wants to stop the violence in the southern Philippines. Source: Wikimedia The European Union will boost aid to the Philippines, primarily to...

Filipinos demand answers over Cyprus serial killer

Hundreds of Filipino migrant workers have protested outside Cyprus’ presidential palace to mourn seven women and girls who police say an army officer has...

Soldier beheaded on Sulu

A Filipino soldier kidnapped last week in the southern Philippines by Abu Sayyaf has been found beheaded hours after the military claimed to have...

Duterte set to win presidency

Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to challenge China over the South China Sea. Source: YouTube   Outspoken Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte has a commanding lead in...

Manila defies Pope on death penalty

The Philippine government says it will continue in its push to legalise the death penalty, despite Pope Francis’ recent declaration that capital punishment was...

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...

US supports Marawi assault  

US troops are engaged in the southern Philippine city held by Islamist insurgents, it has been announced. The foreign troops were deployed in non-combat, support...

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...

Isis extends Mindanao grip: analysts 

Islamic State appears to be on the rise on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao with up to 100 foreign fighters and a growing...

Philippine wrestles with giant mango surplus 

The Philippines is facing a surplus of millions of extra mangoes, with the agriculture minister, Emmanuel Piñol, saying farmers had reported an unusual increase...

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Vietnam has asked China to remove an oil drillship that is operating near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea after Beijing reportedly...

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