Philippine troops kill 10 Islamist militants from Abu Sayyaf group

The Sulu provincial capitol building on the island of Jolo. Photo: Agtillah/Wikimedia Commons. Philippine commandos yesterday killed 10 Islamist militants in a battle on the...

Duterte threatens war with Canada over 103 sea containers 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told Canada to take back tonnes of waste it had “illegally” shipped to Manila or risk "war".  Canada is being...

Aquino promises to bolster military 

The Chinese navy is unlikely to be overly concerned at the arrival of the US-made M113A2 armoured personnel carriers in the Philippines. Source: Wikimedia  Philippine...

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...

Duterte demands US troop withdrawal

USS Essex enters port at Subic Bay. Source: Wikimedia The Philippines' president, Rodrigo Duterte, has said US forces must leave the unstable island of Mindanao,...

Duterte defends dengue decision

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said the previous administration acted in good faith in launching its ill-fated dengue immunisation drive. Pharmaceutical manufacturer Sanofi’s Dengvaxia vaccine...

Philippine records hacked in ‘largest ever’ govt breach

Ballot boxes used for the 2007 Philippine Barangay election in Davao. Source: Wikimedia The personal details of more than 50 million voters in the Philippines...

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...

Marcos protest turns on Duterte

Protesters across the Philippines have condemned President Rodrigo Duterte amid events to mark the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law under strongman...

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...

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