Duterte son denies meth claims

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s son has told a Senate inquiry he had no links to a seized Chinese shipment of crystal methamphetamine worth US$125...

Abu Sayyaf blamed for Indonesian sailor seizures

Jakarta says that 10 of its citizens are being held hostage in the Philippines after their vessel was seized in the unstable border region...

Duterte church row continues

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is entitled "not to believe in any faith" and express religious opinions, his spokesman has said, after his outspoken boss...

Duterte threatens to burn S’pore flag

Even the affable Pope Francis fell foul of Rodrigo Duterte’s tongue in the staunchly Catholic Philippines. Source: Flickr Philippine's outspoken presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte says...

Asean cautious about South China Sea

An early release of Asean chairman's statement ahead of the leaders’ summit in Kuala Lumpur says the group's views on South China Sea disputes...

Duterte gets Trump invite 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been invited to the White House by his political soulmate Donald Trump, who  an interest in developing a "warm,...

Asean cautious about South China Sea

An early release of Asean chairman's statement ahead of the leaders’ summit in Kuala Lumpur says the group's views on South China Sea disputes...

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...

Manila poised to increase rates

With Indonesia and Vietnam both lowering interest rates in the past two months and Thailand under increasing pressure to follow suit, the Philippines is...

Duterte: pro-medical pot, anti-ghost

President Ferdinand Marcos hosts a meeting of Seato (Southeast Asia Treaty Organisation) during the Vietnam war in 1966 at the allegedly haunted Malacanang Palace in Manila. Former...

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