Philippines

Duterte ends US defence pact; Washington calls it 'unfortunate'

Manila's top diplomat says termination notice was delivered to the US Embassy and will take effect after 180 days.

Duterte ends US defence pact; Washington calls it 'unfortunate'

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte reaffirms bid to end defence pact with US: spokesman

Presidential spokesman says foreign affairs chief has been told to give formal notice to the US to terminate 1998 deal.

Duterte reaffirms bid to end defence pact with US: spokesman

Media

'Chilling': Duterte tries to shut Philippines biggest broadcaster

ABS-CBN, owned by one of the Philippines richest families, has been target of Duterte disdain since 2016 election.

'Chilling': Duterte tries to shut Philippines biggest broadcaster

Hong Kong

Hong Kong domestic workers fight for day off amid infection fears

Hong Kong’s domestic workers struggle to defend already meagre rights as virus triggers calls for them to stay at home.

Hong Kong domestic workers fight for day off amid infection fears

Philippines

Philippines' Duterte moves to terminate defence pact with US

The president had threatened to end the 1999 agreement after the US government cancelled the visa of a political ally.

Philippines' Duterte moves to terminate defence pact with US

Asia Pacific

Reports of anti-Chinese bias in Philippines over coronavirus

Some Chinese-Filipinos and mainland Chinese tourists allege bias against them in Philippines as China travel ban imposed.

Philippines

Prayers, fury after Philippines reports first coronavirus death

Filipinos offer special prayers and turn on government as they discover the country had not one, but two cases of virus.

Prayers, fury after Philippines reports first coronavirus death

Asia Pacific

Philippines volcano: Restrictions lifted, thousands heading home

Back in the shadow of the volcano, returning evacuees in the Philippines rebuild their lives.

Volcano

Philippine volcano alert lowered, thousands can return home

Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate when volcano south of Manila began spewing ash and steam into air.

Philippine volcano alert lowered, thousands can return home

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines's Duterte threatens to end military deal with US

Philippine president issues threat after US move to cancel visa of a political ally who oversaw the deadly drug war.

Philippines's Duterte threatens to end military deal with US

Asia Pacific

Philippines residents refuse to leave volcano danger zones

Despite repeated warnings that the Philippines's Taal volcano could erupt at any time, some are risking their lives to stay close to home.

Asia Pacific

Philippines volcano: Evacuees concerned about long-term plans

Taal volcano alert level remains high as concerns grow about illnesses that may develop due to conditions in temporary shelters.

Human Rights

'Those charges are bulls**t': Philippines jailed de Lima defiant

Senator was detained three years ago after she began a Senate probe into President Duterte's deadly 'drug war'.

'Those charges are bulls**t': Philippines jailed de Lima defiant

Indigenous rights

China-backed dam threatens Indigenous people in the Philippines

Proposed $800m project will involve construction of 143-metre dam that will flood thousands of acres of Indigenous land.

China-backed dam threatens Indigenous people in the Philippines

Asia Pacific

Philippines volcano: Evacuees return to collect belongings

Thousands of evacuees from a town near the Philippines' Taal volcano have been allowed back to briefly visit their homes.