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...

Philippines deploys Japanese plane

The Philippine military says it has deployed a Japanese patrol plane to a disputed Chinese-controlled shoal in the South China Sea or West Philippine...

Duterte yet to justify China policy 

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Manila this week has produced more deals on economic cooperation with the Philippines but analysts are sceptical about...

Chinese-Filipino named in bank probe

Manila’s banking centre, Ayala Avenue. Source: Wikimedia Chinese-Filipino tycoon Kam Sin Wong, who is also known as Kim Wong, is suspected to have masterminded the...

Filipino epic wins Venice film award

The Woman Who Left. Source: YouTube A film lasting almost four hours about a schoolteacher's fight for revenge and process of forgiveness after 30 years...

Duterte plans free condom scheme 

Catholicism is the dominant religious denomination in the Philippines. Source: Wikimedia  The Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to ensure free access to...

Manila stocks shame region 

The Philippine stock exchange has climbed more than 1 per cent to a record high, led by industry and real estate, while its controversial...

Manila probes Facebook data leak 

The Philippines says it was investigating a Facebook data breach by the scandal-ridden political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The National Privacy Commission has written to Facebook...

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...

Asean called to tackle Abu Sayyaf

The Black Standard of ISIL, which was adopted by Abu Sayyaf. Source: Wikipedia Asean must work together to break the kidnapping threat of the Abu...

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Malaysia Court defers Najib trial to August 26

A Malaysian Court on Monday has deferred one of the five trials of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak over a multi-billion-dollar scam involving...

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Cambodia’s opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, has said he plans to return to the increasingly oppressive state on November 9 along with fellow government critics. National...