Phillipines

February 26, 2017
February 26, 2017

Pacquiao to fight Britain's Khan in April

Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and British fighter Amir Khan confirmed separately on Sunday that they would face each other on April 23 after weeks of conflicting reports.

February 23, 2017
February 23, 2017

Manny Pacquiao 'in negotiations' to fight Amir Khan

Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao on Thursday said he was "in negotiations" to face British fighter Amir Khan, after weeks of conflicting reports over his next bout.

November 6, 2016
November 6, 2016

Pacquiao beats Vargas to reclaim title

Filipino star Manny Pacquiao reclaimed the World Boxing Organization welterweight title for the third time with a unanimous decision victory over former champion Jesse Vargas in his comeback fight.

June 22, 2016
June 22, 2016

BB unlikely to extend FireEye contract for heist probe

Bangladesh's central bank is unlikely to extend the contract of US cyber security firm FireEye to investigate the electronic theft of $81 million of its money, sources at the bank say, citing high costs as one of the factors.

May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016

BB heist: Ex-RCBC branch head denies involvement

Former Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) Branch Manager Maia Santos-Deguito denies involvement in the transfer of stolen $81-million funds from the Bangladesh Bank (BB) to RCBC using fictitious accounts.

March 30, 2016
March 30, 2016

Marcos jewels used to tackle Philippines corruption

A "virtual exhibit" of jewellery once owned by former first lady Imelda Marcos is being used as an anti-corruption campaign in the Philippines.

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 through the cracks of the local financial system with the bank’s branch in Jupiter Street, Makati as the gateway.

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 million stolen from the US account of Bangladesh Bank.

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.