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

Asia Pacific

Duterte allies beat opposition in key Philippines midterm vote

Nine pro-Duterte candidates look set to win in Senate polls, boosting his already favourable numbers in 24-seat chamber.

Duterte allies beat opposition in key Philippines midterm vote

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