• Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    ICC writing is on the wall for Duterte 
    The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, announced on February 8 that her office has begun a “preliminary examination” of the situation in the Philippines. Her office “will [analyse] crimes allegedly committed in [the Philippines] since at least July 1, 2016, in the context of the ‘war on drugs’ campaign launched by the government of the Philippines”.
    opinion
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:16:54
    'I fear for my life': Philippine lawyer behind Duterte probe
    Philippine lawyer Jude Sabio felt it was his duty to bring President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs to the attention of international war crimes prosecutors, but now that a probe into the killings is under way, he fears he too has become a target.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    Japan backs $14.4 bn Philippine projects
    JAPAN will finance 19 infrastructure projects worth at least US$14.4 billion under the ambitious “Build, Build, Build” programme of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
    ASEAN+
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    A warning from the Philippines’ paradise lost
    From being named among the world’s best beaches in 2011 and 2012 to being declared a cesspool by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine island of Boracay has suffered a crashing fall in its reputation. 
    opinion
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:08:46
    Philippines' President Duterte slammed for ‘shoot in the vagina’ statement
    President Rodrigo Duterte came under fire after ordering soldiers to shoot female communist rebels in the vagina.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    Okay, ‘build, build, build’, but for whom?
    The Duterte administration is embarking on a proposed $180-billion (Bt5.7 trillion) infrastructure programme to usher in a “golden age of infrastructure” by raising annual spending from 3 per cent to 7 per cent of the gross domestic product for construction projects in 2016-2022. 
    opinion
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 16:44:26
    Philippine rights chief ready to work with ICC in Duterte probe
    The Philippine human rights chief said Saturday that his agency was ready to work with the International Criminal Court as it investigates the thousands of killings carried out in President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug war.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:05:08
     Philippines crushes sports cars in Duterte graft warning
    Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte watched bulldozers flatten dozens of sports cars and other luxury vehicles Tuesday as part of a drive to fight corruption at the country's customs bureau.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    BSP to curb inflation from excise tax hikes
    MONETARY planners in the Philippines are keeping a careful watch on potential “second round” effects of the Duterte administration’s tax hikes that were implemented last month in a bid to keep prices of goods and services from rising more than they should, the country’s central bank chief said.
    ASEAN+
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:36:06
    Duterte allies say people are fed up with elections
    Binan City - Saying “the people are tired of elections,” President Duterte’s allies are courting village leaders’ support for Charter change (Chacha) and a shift to federalism by suggesting the possibility of postponing the barangay and midterm elections.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 02 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    Why Duterte’s spokesman should be working for Trump 
    What happens when the head of government is himself the source of false information?
    opinion
  • Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:26:18
    Philippine congressman hurt, two police dead in grenade attack
    A Philippine congressman and ally of President Rodrigo Duterte was slightly wounded early Thursday in a grenade attack that killed two police officers, police said.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:00:00
    Duterte govt is facilitating China’s creeping ‘invasion’
    This is not the kind of invasion that Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warns about, but a subtle and insidious mode of conquest that could undermine Philippine sovereignty in the long term.
    opinion
  • Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00
    Media now in the firing line of Duterte’s ‘war’ 
    The decision to revoke the business licence of Rappler, an online news outlet, has met with astonishment, angst and above all anger in the Philippines.
    opinion
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:03:45
    Duterte has nothing to do with SEC ruling vs Rappler, says Palace
    President Rodrigo Duterte has denied he had a hand on the controversial ruling of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoking Rappler’s license for allegedly violating ownership rules.
    ASEAN+
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