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Top cop caught in Philippines drugs scandal resigns

Oscar Albayalde is less than a month away from retirement.

Supertyphoon Hagibis gives new wind to Filipino disco band

Decades-old outfit hopes inquiries and feelers pouring in for typhoon will translate into bookings.

Raid uncovers dozens of China prostitutes in Philippines

Women 'smuggled to work as prostitutes exclusively for Chinese nationals'.

Unkempt? Duterte smells ‘refreshing’, spokesman tells Russians

Critics challenged ‘to try to be close to Philippine president’ before calling him scruffy.

Gender stereotypes keep half of working-age Filipino women at home

Government looking for ways to boost number of females in jobs.

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes off southern Philippines

There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Trash to tulips: Philippine city turns plastic bottles into flowers

Garden in Basilan built using 26,877 bottles from 45 villages.

Palm oil, pineapples threaten Southeast Asia’s indigenous lands

Indigenous people have legal rights to only about 10%.

Land activist murders show ‘disturbing’ jump under Duterte

Global Witness allege Philippines president’s speeches and policies embolden killers.

Philippines halts aid talks with backers of UN rights probe into...

Rodrigo Duterte’s office denies the order was ever issued.

Polio resurfaces in Philippines after over two decades

Millions to be vaccinated by Department of Health.

Duterte wants ex-cons ‘dead or alive’

President Duterte places a million peso price reward to capture ex-cons.

20, including children, killed as truck plunges down Philippines ravine

Mishap the latest in long list of deadly crashes on the nation's dangerous roads.

Philippines not satisfied with lower tax take from online gaming

Philippines finance secretary threatens to close down online gaming companies that fail to pay their taxes.

Filipinos dropping out of workforce could benefit economy

A better educated workforce would be a great boost down the line for a country that counts population size as a major driver of its economy.

Philippines basketball coach quits after World Cup shutout

Yeng Guiao resigns as coach as his team failed to win a game at the FIBA Basketball World Cup and finished last.

Philippines say no to UN investigation on its war on drugs

UN investigators will not be allowed to work in the Philippines, says foreign secretary Teodoro Locsin.

Sabah part of Malaysia but Filipinos can come as tourists, says...

The Sabah chief minister dismisses a renewed claim by Manila, saying the state became part of Malaysia after the Cobbold Commission referendum.

Iran seizes ship for fuel smuggling, holds 12 Filipino crew

Iran has been fighting rampant fuel smuggling by land to neighbouring countries and by sea to Gulf states.

US and Asean kicks off first joint naval exercise

The drills come at a time of stepped-up US engagement in the region and tensions between Beijing and Southeast Asian nations over the South China Sea.

7 killed in Philippine light aircraft crash

The crash sparked a fierce blaze sending terrified locals fleeing.

Beijing refuses to ‘budge’ on South China Sea, says Philippines

Duterte is under growing pressure at home to challenge China, with tensions high after a Chinese fishing trawler hit and sank a Filipino boat in June in the contested waters.

Philippine lawmakers want a ‘Designated Survivor’ in case of leadership crisis

The Presidential Succession Act is popularly referred to as the ‘Designated Survivor’ bill.

Philippines’ Duterte to visit Beijing amid China sea tensions

Beijing claims most of the South China Sea, including waters close to Philippine shores, and has ignored a 2016 international tribunal ruling that declared their assertion as without basis.