Stories By Christine Ong
127 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).
221 Jul 2014 Mon
Yvonne Phua says she is innocent of the charges filed against her and denies being an illegal recruiter.
314 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.
411 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.
503 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.
625 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.
726 May 2014 Mon
Amid an ongoing territorial dispute with China, the Philippine Navy will on Tuesday celebrate its anniversary at a strategic naval base facing the South China Sea. President Benigno Aquino will attend as part of his government's visible push to try and modernise the country's defence forces.
822 May 2014 Thu
Vietnam has assured business leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum in Manila that its government has taken prompt action against those behind last week's violent anti-China protests in Hanoi.
921 May 2014 Wed
Despite strong economic growth, unemployment in the Philippines remains the highest in Southeast Asia.
1009 May 2014 Fri
Calls to review the new US-Philippine defence deal signed during US President Barack Obama's visit to Manila are mounting in the Philippines.