• Mon, 18 Mar 2019 01:00
    What Philippines loses by withdrawing from the ICC
    He would be more than happy to stick his neck out, President Rodrigo Duterte said, should the International Criminal Court (ICC) decide to hang him one day.
    opinion
  • Mon, 11 Mar 2019 01:00
    Why is the Philippines’ Duterte so enamoured of China?
    Pompeo reiterating Washington’s vow to come to our aid if China attacks; the issue of illegal Chinese labour in the Philippines, which Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad has seen fit to warn us about; the matter of Chinese loans (the parties to similar loans elsewhere are either taking a hard second look or no longer want to do business with China).
    opinion
  • Fri, 08 Mar 2019 19:30
    Thousands march against Duterte on International Women's Day
    Thousands of women took to the streets of Manila Friday in protest against President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged misogyny as an exhibition marking International Women's Day exhibited the clothes of Philippine rape victims.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 27 Feb 2019 01:00
    Rice tariffication, new BSP charter ‘credit positive’: Moody's
    TWO LANDMARK measures signed into law by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte this month — one expanding the mandate of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and another liberalising the rice trade — are expected to enhance the country’s financial and macroeconomic stability, according to debt watcher Moody’s Investors Service.
    ASEAN+
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:00
    Philippines liberates rice market
    THE PHILIPPINES' Rice Tariffication Bill has been signed into law by President Duterte amid opposition from farmer groups and consistent prodding from economic managers and business organisations.
    ASEAN+
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:00
    From wars to Duterte: Ressa ‘refuses to hide’
    Philippine journalist Maria Ressa is a veteran of conflict zones who now finds herself at the heart of a fight against government legal attacks she says are intended to silence her.
    your say
  • Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:39
    Latest : Philippines frees on bail Duterte critic journalist Ressa
    Philippine journalist Maria Ressa was freed on bail on Thursday following an arrest that sparked international censure and allegations she is being targeted over her news site's criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte. 
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 11 Feb 2019 01:00
    The mystery of the missing president
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte once again made a disappearing act last week, vanishing from public view for several days after attending a movie premiere on Tuesday, then skipping a peace summit in Palo, Leyte.
    opinion
  • Fri, 01 Feb 2019 01:00
    Duterte and Moro terrorists have blood on their hands
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is the only leader in Southeast Asia who proudly calls himself a murderer. Rather than hampering his political career, his bloody track record reportedly played a major role in winning the presidential election in June 2016.
    opinion
  • Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:00
    Flippant Duterte nearly justifies sexual offences
    It comes with the territory: That was how President Rodrigo Duterte described the heinous crime of rape against overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in a speech last week. It’s a given for those “working as slaves [overseas],” he said. “Rape comes with the territory.”
    opinion
  • Mon, 14 Jan 2019 01:00
    Chinese eye Hanjin Philippines
    TWO CHINESE shipbuilding firms are interested to take over the Philippine business of the Hanjin Group of South Korea, a government official said as the Duterte administration steps in to help save the troubled investor in Subic.
    ASEAN+
  • Thu, 03 Jan 2019 01:00
    Is Duterte even making a list?
    Before Christmas, Filipino actor Jaime Fabregas declared on Twitter, “We really have a weak president. The politicians love him because they can control him. They make him think he’s in control. Duterte is not running this country. Congress under Gloria Arroyo is.”
    opinion
  • Thu, 13 Dec 2018 01:00
    From wars to Duterte: A Philippine truth-seeker ‘holds the line’
    Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who was named this week as a Time magazine “Person of the Year”, has extensive experience in conflict zones, but is now fighting a war to fend off government moves to put her behind bars.
    opinion
  • Mon, 10 Dec 2018 01:00
    A stoned head of state at war with drugs
    Referring to his tight schedule at the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation  Summit in Papua New Guinea, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said, “I use marijuana to stay awake.” 
    opinion
  • Thu, 06 Dec 2018 01:00
    Another blow to press freedom
    Filipino news website Rappler is under attack again for contradicting and criticising an intolerant president
    opinion
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