Philippines

Philippines faces call for UN inquiry into war-on-drugs killings

Activists back call for UN action, saying 27,000 people have been killed in Duterte's campaign against narcotics.

Philippines faces call for UN inquiry into war-on-drugs killings

Asia Pacific

Philippines prepares for earthquake it labels 'The Big One'

The Philippines is one of the top 10 countries in the world most vulnerable to natural disasters.

Philippines

Duterte attempting to 'silence political opponents': Report

Southeast Asian parliamentary group calls out Philippine leader's 'unprecedented crackdown' on opposition politicians.

Duterte attempting to 'silence political opponents': Report

Asia Pacific

The Philippines's problem with plastic that won't go away

Filipino activists engage schoolchildren in the battle against single-use plastic that is choking the environment.

Asia Pacific

Philippines seeks probe into boat sinking by Chinese vessel

President of the Philippines demands answers after fishermen were left stranded at sea when a Chinese ship rammed their boat

Philippines

UN rights experts seek inquiry into Philippines killings

President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs has seen thousands of alleged dealers killed by police.

UN rights experts seek inquiry into Philippines killings

Asia Pacific

Why Philippines is building military base near Taiwan

How the Philippine military's efforts to build a defence zone in northern Philippines can greatly influence other territories in the South China Sea.

Philippines

Dutch hostage held in Philippines killed in gun battle

Ewold Horn shot dead during firefight between ISIL-linked group and Philippines military forces after years-long ordeal.

Dutch hostage held in Philippines killed in gun battle

Asia Pacific

Philippines ships 69 containers of dumped rubbish back to Canada

Tonnes of waste loaded onto ship after long campaign urging Canada to take it back; will reach Vancouver in 20 days.

Philippines ships 69 containers of dumped rubbish back to Canada

101 East

Philippines: Dying For Gold

We investigate why people are risking their lives in an illegal gold industry worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Asia Pacific

Canada to remove rubbish from Philippines by end of June

Announcement comes on the heels of a threat made by Philippine government to dump the waste into Canadian waters.

Canada to remove rubbish from Philippines by end of June

Philippines

Duterte's allies dominate Philippines Senate race

Opposition shut out as president's allies win majority of 12 Senate seats in midterm elections, official count shows.

Philippines: President Duterte's allies dominate Senate race

Inside Story

Should rich nations dump their rubbish on developing countries?

A dispute between the Philippines and Canada is exposing the dirty side of the global trade in waste disposal.

Opinion

The Philippines' Duterte: In pursuit of an imperial presidency

The recent midterm election in the Philippines drastically enhanced the president's power.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Philippines

Philippines recalls envoy, consuls from Canada over rubbish row

Move comes after deadline set for Canada to take back tonnes of rotting rubbish mistakenly shipped to Manila expired.

Philippines recalls envoy, consuls from Canada over rubbish row