Philippines

Body of Filipina maid killed in Kuwait comes home

Joanna Demafelis went to Kuwait four years ago to work as a maid. She came home in a coffin, received by her distraught family.

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte: $384 bounty for every communist rebel killed

Rights groups, rebels and indigenous activists accuse Philippine president of encouraging troops to commit war crimes.

Rodrigo Duterte offers 'per head' bounty for rebels

Opinion

Can the ICC probe end Duterte's deadly war on drugs?

The ICC probe already re-energised the opposition in the Philippines and put pressure on Duterte's western partners.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte: Shoot female rebels in their genitals

Rights groups slam Philippine president for the latest in a series of derogatory and demeaning comments about women.

Duterte: Shoot female rebels in their genitals

Asia Pacific

Philippine's Duterte seeks constitutional change

Critics of the move to change the 1987 Constitution and switch to federalism say it is a smokescreen to prolong his tenure.

South China Sea

Filipinos protest China's build up in disputed sea

Protesters demand end to China's activities in the South China Sea after reports of its structural expansion on islands.

Filipinos protest China's build up in disputed sea

Rodrigo Duterte

ICC to probe Duterte over crimes against humanity

President's spokesman calls move a 'waste of time', and questions international court's jurisdiction over the killings.

ICC to probe Duterte over crimes against humanity

Philippines

Bangladesh to sue Manila bank over massive cyber-heist

Unidentified hackers stole $81 million from Bangladesh Bank’s account at the New York Fed in February 2016.

Bangladesh to sue Manila bank over massive cyber-heist

South China Sea

Philippines on China military build-up: No war option

Manila refuses to confront Beijing despite new evidence showing continued expansion in disputed South China Sea areas.

Media

Duterte's 'fake news' crackdown aims to 'silence dissent'

Advocacy groups say the move is an attack on free speech and punishes journalists and bloggers for publishing dissenting views.

The Listening Post

Rappler's SEC case: Taming the Filipino media?

We ask if the Rappler case amounts to the Duterte government issuing a formal declaration of war against the media.

Asia Pacific

Protests in Philippines over Chinese exploration of Benham Rise

Critics of the Philippine government are protesting against a Chinese research expedition to the resource-rich "Benham Rise".

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte offers '42 virgins' to visitors of Philippines

President makes unsavoury joke in New Delhi as he secures $1.25bn 'investment pledge' after meeting business leaders.

Duterte offers '42 virgins' to visitors of Philippines

The Listening Post

Duterte vs Rappler: Media on notice in the Philippines

As Filipino news site Rappler battles with authorities, media feel the chill. Plus, climate sceptics and the news media.

Philippines

Philippines' most picturesque volcano erupts

Famous for its majestic shape, Mt Mayon's fresh lava prompts evacuations and schools to be closed.

Philippines' most picturesque volcano erupts