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The rise of the unlikely new leader Duterte

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

US, Philippines to jointly patrol South China Sea

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

High-rollers brought in heist money: Agent

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

Heist exposes Manila’s dirty money secrets

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


Bangladesh: Central bank governor quits after heist

‘$30m in cash sent to a Manila casino junket operator’

16 Mar 2016 6:13 AM

Boxing champ Pacquiao is on a political crusade

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

DNA rice breakthrough raises hopes of new ‘green revolution’

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

Filipino boxer calls gay couples ‘worse than animals’

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

Manila to auction Marcos’ jewellery

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


Barack Obama faces South China Sea challenge

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 buy Jasper in move into 'Internet of Things'

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

Gold heads for best month in a year as US data disappoints

Spot gold was little changed at $1,115.20 an ounce.

29 Jan 2016 10:43 AM

Gold slips from 12-week high, peaked at $1,127.80 an ounce

US gold for February delivery gained 0.4 per cent to $1,120 per ounce.

28 Jan 2016 10:04 AM

Japan's emperor Akihito visits Philippine WWII cemetery

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


Manila says worried Filipinos could join Islamic State in Middle East

President Benigno Aquino said authorities would ask their Middle East counterparts to monitor possible radicalisation.

15 Jan 2016 3:02 PM

Philippines offers 8 bases to US

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

Philippines Supreme Court upholds US military accord: spokesman

The agreement will see more US troops rotate through the Philippines for war games.

12 Jan 2016 12:26 PM

Death toll climbs as more floods threaten Philippines

Cold monsoon winds blowing from the northeast brought rains to Luzon.

19 Dec 2015 10:58 AM

Meet the ‘Unstoppables’: Family chases cage-fighting dream

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