The Philippines is a diversified island country consisting of some 7,000 islands and islets. Interestingly, the Philippines takes its name from Philip II, who was King of Spain during the Spanish colonisation of the islands in the 16th century. It is one of only two predominantly Roman Catholic countries in Asia, the other being East Timor. The country has always been one of my favourite destinations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A "virtual exhibit" of jewellery once owned by former first lady Imelda Marcos is being used as an anti-corruption campaign in the Philippines.
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.
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.
Two Chinese diplomats are killed and a third wounded after a woman opened fire at a restaurant in the central Philippine city of Cebu.
Two Canadians, a Norwegian and a local woman have been kidnapped from a tourist resort in the southern Philippines, the military has said.
Bangladesh, takes its education seriously but it is not alone in its incredible story of children defeating the odds just to reach school.
At least 38 people dies after a passenger ferry capsized off the coast of Leyte in the central Philippines.
Myanmar's navy refuses to let journalists approach a island where over 700 migrants are said to be held.
The 139 graves uncovered near people-smuggling camps in northern Malaysia appear to hold only one body each, says Malaysia's deputy home minister.
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.
Philippines Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says her country is ready to shelter the “boatpeople” from Bangladesh and Myanmar should the migrants land on Philippine shores.
Alleged trafficking kingpin surrenders to Thai police while, Philippines is ready to shelter “boat people” from impoverished Bangladesh and Myanmar.
A powerful typhoon slams into the north eastern tip of the Philippines as about 2,500 residents in two provinces huddles in shelters following warnings by officials to evacuate coastal and mountainous villages.