EAS member nations’ ambassadors meet in Indonesia World

EAS member nations’ ambassadors meet in Indonesia

Ambassadors from member nations of the East Asia Summit (EAS) in Indonesia have gathered at a meeting in Jakarta to review cooperation within the framework of the forum and discuss preparations for the upcoming 14th EAS in Thailand.
Philippine national police chief steps down amidst drug scandal World

Philippine national police chief steps down amidst drug scandal

Philippine national police chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde resigned on October 14 after he faced allegations in a Senate hearing that he intervened to prevent his officers from being prosecuted for allegedly selling a huge amount of illegal drugs they had seized.
ASEAN pushes joint bid to host 2034 World Cup ASEAN

ASEAN pushes joint bid to host 2034 World Cup

An ASEAN ministerial meeting in Manila, the Philippines, has agreed that five ASEAN nations – Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – will launch a joint bid to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup.
US, Philippines, Japan hold disaster-response drills World

US, Philippines, Japan hold disaster-response drills

More than 2,000 US and Philippine military personnel, along with a small number of Japanese soldiers, on October 9 began annual combat exercises aimed at responding rapidly to crises and natural disasters and affirming their commitment to keep the region "free and open."
Philippines benefits from global trade tensions World

Philippines benefits from global trade tensions

The Philippines has gained from the trade war between the US and China, according to a review of export data of the country in the first seven months of 2019 by Maybank Kim Eng analysts.