Philippines

In Southeast Asia, Facebook becomes a hotbed of anti-migrant sentiment

By Tue, May 19, 2015 12:49PM UTC

Authorities in the countries directly affected by the Southeast Asian migrant crisis are becoming increasingly concerned about anti-migrant sentiment on social media.

Pressure mounts on ASEAN nations to deal with Rohingya migrant crisis

By Mon, May 18, 2015 3:00PM UTC

Southeast Asian nations faced increasing pressure to deal with the growing migrant crisis Monday, as the countries involved continued to blame their neighbors for the issue.

John Kerry urges China to reduce tensions in South China Sea

By Sun, May 17, 2015 6:29AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is urging China to halt increasingly assertive actions it is taking in the South China Sea.

Philippines shadow play performance wins ‘Asia’s Got Talent’

By Fri, May 15, 2015 11:32AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipino shadow play performer El Gamma Penumbra has won the grand prize of the first season of “Asia’s Got Talent,” the pan-Asian talent search in Singapore.

Report: Philippines factory fire death toll rises to 72

By Thu, May 14, 2015 2:09PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say the death toll in a rubber slipper factory fire in a suburb of the Philippine capital climbed to 18 after police retrieved another 15 charred bodies from the gutted building, but dozens more remain missing and feared dead.