Philippines

Polls close in Philippines vote seen as referendum on Duterte

More than 18,000 posts are at stake, including half of the seats in the upper house Senate.

Philippines

Philippines midterm polls to test Rodrigo Duterte's grip on power

More than 61 million people are registered to vote with roughly 43,000 candidates vying for government posts.

Canada

As Canada rubbish festers in Philippines, activists demand action

Activists say Canada has violated international law by not taking back thousands of tonnes of waste from Philippines.

As Canada rubbish festers in Philippines, activists demand action

Asia Pacific

Livelihood at risk: Farmers question Philippines rice tax

The cost of rice in the Philippines is on the decline thanks to a new tariff, but farmers say they are paying the price.

Asia Pacific

Rescuers search for survivors after deadly Philippine quake

Rescuers race to find survivors after the second earthquake hits the island nation.

Philippines

Philippines earthquake: Man loses family in deadly cataclysm

Chuzon Supermarket in Porac was the only major structure completely destroyed by the quakes that killed at least 16.

Philippines earthquake: Man loses family in deadly cataclysm

Philippines

Search for survivors under way after Philippines quake

At least 16 killed and more than 80 injured after magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits 110km north of Manila.

Northern Philippines jolted by magnitude 6.1 earthquake

Philippines

Philippines to take legal action against China for clams harvest

Filipino fishermen reported that Chinese vessels were 'mass harvesting giant clams' from Scarborough Shoal.

Philippines to take legal action against China for clams harvest

South China Sea

Duterte tells China to 'lay off' disputed island

Philippine president warns of possible military action if Beijing 'touches' Thitu island in South China Sea.

Back off from Thitu island: President Duterte tells China

Philippines

Philippines housing crisis: Filipinos need affordable homes

Southeast Asia's fastest-growing economy has a housing shortage, with more than 6 million homes needed for impoverished families.

Asia Pacific

Philippines: War widows of Abu Sayyaf fighters suffer stigma

More than four decades of continuous conflict has made Mindanao a region of war widows.

Philippines

Philippines: Beleaguered journalist Maria Ressa arrested again

Rappler news site reported extensively on President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drugs crackdown that has killed thousands.

Asia Pacific

Philippines: Former officer accuses Duterte adviser of drug trade

The government says that it has cleared one of the suspected drug lords of involvement, but did not explain the process it used to dismiss the 15 years of details in the document.

Asia Pacific

One in five people in Philippines lives in extreme poverty

Experts say 20 percent of Filipino children are underweight and the Philippines ranks ninth in the world for the number of children with stunted growth.

Philippines

Philippines officially out of the International Criminal Court

Manila moved to quit after the body launched an examination in 2018 into President Rodrigo Duterte's drug crackdown.

Philippines officially out of the International Criminal Court