Stories By Christine Ong
128 Jul 2014 Mon
In his fifth State of the Nation address on Monday (July 28), Philippine President Benigno Aquino defended his administration's controversial stimulus programme, and talked up the benefits of the Disbursement Acceleration Programme (DAP), while thousands of demonstrators gathered to protest.
227 Jul 2014 Sun
Economic growth and tackling unemployment are set to be top of the agenda for Philippine President Benigno Aquino when he delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address on Monday (July 28).
321 Jul 2014 Mon
Yvonne Phua says she is innocent of the charges filed against her and denies being an illegal recruiter.
414 Jul 2014 Mon
Philippine President Benigno Aquino has defended his pump-priming budget strategy, questioning the Supreme Court's decision to strike it down as unconstitutional. Speaking in a televised speech, Mr Aquino also said he would appeal the decision.
511 Jul 2014 Fri
Families of the deceased are looking at alternatives as land prices rise, and that has led to the flourishing business of cremation in the country.
603 Jul 2014 Thu
Electric shuttles will soon replace Manila's iconic jeepneys, as one of the city's main forms of public transport. The diesel-powered jeepney is the Philippines’ most popular and inexpensive mode of public transport, but it has been contributing to pollution.
725 Jun 2014 Wed
With potentially dozens of lawmakers in the Philippines involved in a huge corruption scandal known as the 'pork barrel' scam, civil groups and analysts want the government to speed up efforts to wipe out rampant corruption in its ranks.