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Wisma Putra slams ‘unfriendly’ Sabah claim by Philippine foreign minister

Malaysia does not recognise and will never entertain any claims by any party on Sabah, says Wisma Putra.

Southeast Asia pulls back on online gambling as China rages

Southeast Asian nations are clamping down on online gambling after strong protest by China as most gamblers are lower-income Chinese in rural areas.

The deadly odds of pigeon racing in the Philippines

Only one in 10 pigeons will finish the MacArthur competition making it one of the deadliest races on the planet.

Duterte calls China a friend amid South China Sea tensions

China isn’t after Philippine territory and hasn’t asked for anything in exchange for the weapons and aid it’s given the Philippines, Duterte said

Five Abu Sayyaf members surrender over Philippine church bombing

An Abu Sayyaf operative and four members of the militant group believed to be behind the deadly bombing of a church in the southern Philippines surrendered to authorities over the weekend.

No rush to reverse Philippine rate hikes, Guinigundo says

Monetary authorities will have to gauge how recent tightening impacted credit, interest rate and inflation expectations.

Breather in Philippine stock exodus doesn’t mean worst is over

The Philippine Stock Exchange Index has become one of the world’s worst-performing equity indexes this year.

Philippines mulls sponsoring catastrophe bond issue

The DOF said it was also looking at offering peso-denominated securities to offshore investors.

Southeast Asia stocks mostly down; Philippine shares fall on inflation concerns

Thai shares bucked the trend by posting marginal gains, helped by the energy and materials sectors.

Militants free 3 Indonesian hostages in southern Philippines

The released hostages, Hamdam Salim, Subandi Sattuh and Sudarlan Samansung, were to be handed to the Indonesian ambassador in southern Zamboanga city later Sunday.

Philippines death toll rises as Typhoon Mangkhut barrels towards China

Mangkhut has weakened since blasting into the Philippine coast but was packing sustained winds hurtled toward China's heavily populated southern coast.

Philippines bombing kills one, wounds over a dozen

The explosion in Isulan was a short distance from where an improvised bomb under a motorcycle blew up, killing three and wounding dozens.

Philippines’ Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip

The four-day stay in Israel is the first by a Philippine leader in over 60 years of diplomatic ties between the two nations.

To ease traffic gridlock, Philippine subway builder eyes ferries

The subway can remove 270,000 cars from the roads daily, and help transport 700,000 of Makati City’s daytime population of 5 million.

China rebuffs Philippines president’s South China Seas rebuke

China's Foreign Ministry states Spratly Islands to be China's inherent territory and that China respects the right to freedom of navigation that all countries enjoy in the South China Sea.

Flood kills six in Philippines, tens of thousands displaced

About 1.1 million people have been affected by the weekend rain, with 59,100 of them moved to safer ground in the Philippines.

Philippine GDP growth at three-year low misses all estimates

The surprise slowdown last quarter may not be enough to halt the central bank from hiking interest rates on Thursday, given a surge in inflation to the highest in more than five years.

Philippine food agency to propose extra 500,000 T of rice imports

The Philippines is one of the world's biggest buyers of rice and usually imports from its Southeast Asian neighbours Vietnam and Thailand.

Philippine c.bank vows to tame inflation as it hits a 5-year...

The Philippines' annual inflation rate shot up to its highest in more than five years in June.

‘I will arrest you’: Duterte warns ICC lawyer to steer clear...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to arrest an International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor if she conducts activities in his country, arguing it was no longer an ICC member so the court had no right to do any investigating.

Duterte banks on China ties to repair war-torn Philippine city

The contract for rebuilding Marawi, the country’s only Muslim-majority city, is expected to be finalized by the end of May, as the two nations seek to improve relations strained by a territorial dispute in the South China Sea.

Now, Sabah-born top-scorer pleads for citizenship too

Arly Mai Geanga, whose mother is a Filipino, wants a chance to further her studies at a public university and work in Malaysia.

3 killed, 23 trapped in Philippine hotel fire

The blaze was still raging six hours after it began on Sunday morning, prompting more than 300 people to flee the area and six to be brought to hospital.

10 dead as Philippine plane crashes into house

All five aboard as well as three children, a mother and a grandmother from the family in the house has been killed in the crash.