• Tue, 07 Aug 2018 01:00
    Philippines must beware those loans from China
    In order to finance its ambitious “Build, build, build” programme, the Rodrigo Duterte administration would need the infusion of massive foreign loans. In the past, the Philippines depended on the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and other Western financial institutions. Now, the main source of loans is China.
    opinion
  • Thu, 02 Aug 2018 12:47
    Will next UN rights chief be gentler?
    He suggested the Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte needed a “psychiatric evaluation,” called Hungary’s prime minister a racist, and accused US President Donald Trump of driving humanity off a mountain.
    ASEAN+
  • Fri, 29 Jun 2018 01:00
    Let her stay
    Sister Patricia Fox, a 71-year-old Australian nun, is the Mother Superior of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion. She first came to the Philippines in 1990 as a volunteer missionary and has been here since, devoting her life to caring for poor and rural Filipinos. She learned to speak the language, and lived in the poor communities she ministered to.
    opinion
  • Thu, 28 Jun 2018 01:00
    Why is Duterte risking the wrath of God?
    He never pretended to be pious, much less religious. But even by his own personal standards, President Rodrigo Duterte certainly said the unthinkable – or the unsayable – when he called God “stupid” last week.
    opinion
  • Sat, 23 Jun 2018 01:00
    Sister Pat not only victim of Duterte’s war on the Catholic Church 
    A farce.” “F**king shit.” These are among the choice words President Rodrigo Duterte has aimed at the Catholic Church and its teachings – foul vitriol spat at those he perceives to be standing in his way.
    opinion
  • Mon, 18 Jun 2018 01:00
    Are priests no longer safe in Duterte’s Philippines?
    Father Richmond Nilo was the third priest killed in the Philippines six months, and the fourth targeted for assassination.
    opinion
  • Thu, 14 Jun 2018 01:00
    ADB raises funding for Philippine programme by $945m
    THE ASIAN Development Bank will raise its funding to the Philippines by US$945 million this year mainly for infrastructure projects as part of the Manila-based multilateral lender’s commitment to support the Duterte administration’s ambitious “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure programme.
    ASEAN+
  • Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:43
    Philippines' Duterte defends kiss: 'We enjoyed it'
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte brushed off claims of misogyny Wednesday after he kissed a Filipina woman on the lips onstage in Seoul -- saying they had both "enjoyed it".
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 07 May 2018 15:15
    Duterte takes a break, goes to Makati mall to window shop
    Special Assistant to the President Secretary Christopher “Bong” Go said the President only wanted to take a breather and wind down from his hectic schedule.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:37
    Duterte’s policy: Make China great again
    It is clear now, on hindsight, that regardless of developments in other parts of Asia – such as the election of an avidly pro-China Philippine president – Beijing under Xi Jinping would still have sought to consolidate power for the Communist Party of China and project its growing power in the region.
    opinion
  • Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:39
    Philippines' Duterte says Kuwait work ban 'permanent'
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said the temporary ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait is now permanent, intensifying a diplomatic standoff over the treatment of migrant workers in the Gulf nation.
    ASEAN+
  • Sun, 29 Apr 2018 15:28
    Philippines' Duterte calls Kuwait work ban 'permanent'
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said the temporary ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait is now permanent, intensifying a diplomatic standoff over the treatment of migrant workers in the Gulf nation.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 28 Apr 2018 01:00
    By expelling nun, Duterte has shamed and damaged the Philippines 
    The decision to expel Australian missionary Patricia Fox from the Philippines, her mission field of 27 years, is a grave mistake. It is also an outrage, a stain on the Filipino character, and a self-serving manipulation of our legal system.
    opinion
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:19
    Philippines to deport Australian nun who angered Duterte
    The Philippines on Wednesday ordered the deportation of an elderly Australian Catholic nun who angered President Rodrigo Duterte, accusing her of engaging in illegal political activities outside of her missionary work.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 21 Apr 2018 01:00
    Philippine joint oil exploration with China: path to peace or pipe dream?
    The Philippines’ exuberant announcement that President Duterte and China’s President Xi Jinping had approved a joint oil exploration venture in the South China Sea could turn out to be a pipe dream and could give the Filipino people false hopes.
    opinion
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