Tue, 28 Jun, 2016
Millions of Filipinos lined up in blazing heat to elect a new president in a race whose front-runner is a brash mayor known for his sex jokes, pledges to kill criminals and a promise to end corruption within six months.
Tue, 10 May, 2016
A foul-mouthed, crime-busting mayor many compare to Donald Trump is the man to beat in the Philippines presidential election as voters weary of poverty, corruption and uprisings in the hinterlands look for a radical change at the top.
Mon, 09 May, 2016
The Philippine government and the country’s largest Muslim rebel group have reached a preliminary peace deal that is a major breakthrough toward ending a decades-long insurgency that killed tens of thousands and held back development in the south.
Mon, 08 Oct, 2012
Former Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo pleaded not guilty to an electoral fraud charge today at the opening of a landmark trial that is seen as a key test of her reformist successor’s campaign to stamp out corruption.
Thu, 23 Feb, 2012
Military honour guards carried former President Corazon Aquino’s flag-draped casket to a school gym today for public viewing, as Filipinos mourned the democracy icon who swept away a dictator and fought off seven coup attempts.
Sat, 01 Aug, 2009