Phillipines

March 23, 2016
March 23, 2016

Philippine bank president goes on leave amid $81m dirty money investigation

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) president Lorenzo Tan has gone on indefinite leave of absence on the heels of the government’s probe on the US$81 million in dirty money that slipped...

March 19, 2016
March 19, 2016

BB fund heist: Philippines bank manager ‘not telling truth’

Maia Santos-Deguito is not telling investigators the truth behind the money laundering of US$81 million that has once again put the Philippines on the map of notorious countries.

March 13, 2016
March 13, 2016

Banker in midst of heist controversy

Maia Santos-Deguito, manager of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation's (RCBC) Jupiter Street branch in Makati City of the Philippines is feeling the heat of the allegation of laundering $81...

October 21, 2015
October 21, 2015

2 Chinese diplomats shot dead in Philippines

Two Chinese diplomats are killed and a third wounded after a woman opened fire at a restaurant in the central Philippine city of Cebu.

September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015

Gunmen kidnap tourists, local woman in Philippines

Two Canadians, a Norwegian and a local woman have been kidnapped from a tourist resort in the southern Philippines, the military has said.

September 3, 2015
September 3, 2015

7 odd ways to go to school

Bangladesh, takes its education seriously but it is not alone in its incredible story of children defeating the odds just to reach school.

July 2, 2015
July 2, 2015

38 dead as Philippine ferry capsizes

At least 38 people dies after a passenger ferry capsized off the coast of Leyte in the central Philippines.

May 31, 2015
May 31, 2015

Myanmar navy stops reporters approaching migrant island

Myanmar's navy refuses to let journalists approach a island where over 700 migrants are said to be held.

May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015

Only 1 body per grave found at trafficking camps: Malaysia

The 139 graves uncovered near people-smuggling camps in northern Malaysia appear to hold only one body each, says Malaysia's deputy home minister.

May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015

Entire communities in Thailand helping traffickers: BBC

As the trade in human beings becomes more and more profitable, the BBC's Jonathan Head discovers that entire communities in Thailand are helping the traffickers.