In a nation with a famously raucous political scene, Rodrigo Duterte stands out as one of the Philippines’ most colourful, unorthodox and controversial figures.
11 May 2016 6:41 AM
27 Apr 2016 6:48 AM
A US-made HIMARS fires at a target during the 11-day joint US-Philippines military exercise at Crow Valley in Tarlac province, north of Manila, on Thursday. (Photo: AP)
15 Apr 2016 2:08 AM
A Chinese junket operator in Manila said on Tuesday that two high-rollers from Beijing and Macau were responsible for bringing $81 million stolen by hackers from Bangladesh’s central bank into the Phi
30 Mar 2016 11:57 PM
RCBC bank manager Maia Deguito (right) during a Philippines Senate inquiry into the allegations stemming from the Bangladesh bank heist. (Photo: AFP)
21 Mar 2016 3:37 PM
‘$30m in cash sent to a Manila casino junket operator’
16 Mar 2016 6:13 AM
Philippines boxing legend Manny Pacquiao dribbles basketballs during training at a sports complex in General Santos City, southern Philipppines. Manny Pacquiao still trains with the joy that has been a trademark of his spectacular boxing career, but outside of the ring he speaks in ominous, biblical tones about his political crusade against wickedness. Pacquiao, already a congressman, is running for a Senate seat in the May elections. (Photo: AFP)
27 Feb 2016 1:11 AM
Rice-growing techniques learned through thousands of years of trial and error are about to be turbocharged with DNA technology in a breakthrough hailed by scientists as a potential second “green revol
22 Feb 2016 1:59 AM
Eight-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has sparked a firestorm of criticism in the Philippines after describing gay couples as “worse than animals”.
17 Feb 2016 5:42 AM
Philippine authorities pledged on Monday to auction off as soon as possible millions of dollars’ worth of jewellery recovered from late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family.
16 Feb 2016 5:39 AM
With the symbolic handshakes and unity photo-op, President Barack Obama’s high-profile summit with Southeast Asian leaders in California this week aims to step up pressure against China’s behaviour in
15 Feb 2016 3:01 AM
Cisco to pay $1.4 billion in cash in a move to help its customers connect, automate and manage billions of Internet-connected devices
04 Feb 2016 10:28 AM
Spot gold was little changed at $1,115.20 an ounce.
29 Jan 2016 10:43 AM
US gold for February delivery gained 0.4 per cent to $1,120 per ounce.
28 Jan 2016 10:04 AM
Akihito's visit is the first by a Japanese emperor to the Philippines and comes as the two countries fortify economic and defence ties.
27 Jan 2016 4:05 PM
President Benigno Aquino said authorities would ask their Middle East counterparts to monitor possible radicalisation.
15 Jan 2016 3:02 PM
The Philippines has offered the United States eight bases where it can build facilities to store equipment and supplies under a new security deal, a military spokesman said on Wednesday, amid rising t
14 Jan 2016 6:18 AM
The agreement will see more US troops rotate through the Philippines for war games.
12 Jan 2016 12:26 PM
Cold monsoon winds blowing from the northeast brought rains to Luzon.
19 Dec 2015 10:58 AM
Mixed martial arts competitors Christian (left) and his sister Angela “Unstoppable” Lee train with their parents Jewelz and Ken in a hotel gym in Manila. — AFP
12 Dec 2015 12:15 AM