Patronage politics is not necessarily an offshoot of Filipino culture and it is common in other Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, according to an American professor visiting the Philippines to study patronage politics during the elections.
Three Filipinos could face death penalty in Indonesia after being caught trying to smuggle methamphetamine with a street value of $2.1 million into the country, an official said Tuesday.
By DJ Yap
There was no threat of a tsunami hitting the Philippines after a strong earthquake struck near Papua New Guinea and Indonesia at noon Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
By Allan Nawal
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is pushing for a diplomatic solution to the Sabah crisis, the Indonesian news agency Antara reported on Monday.
Malacañang on Saturday confirmed that government forces “successfully neutralized” two members of the regional terror group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) in separate incidents in Mindanao last year.
The threat posed by Islamist militants in Southeast Asia has largely been suppressed thanks to the efforts of nations in the region, Malaysia’s prime minister said Friday.
By Marlon Ramos
The Indonesian government on Monday came to the aid of thousands of typhoon “Pablo” (Bopha) victims in the Visayas and Mindanao, donating $1 million and four tons of relief items through the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Indonesia on Tuesday warned its nationals not to work as maids in Malaysia after a weekend raid freed 105 women who were confined against their will and forced to work without pay.
Indonesia is circulating among Southeast Asian nations a draft code of conduct for the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), hoping for progress before a regional summit in November, its foreign minister said Tuesday.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Indonesia on Monday hoping to encourage Southeast Asian nations to present a united front to the Chinese in dealing with territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).
By Tarra Quismundo
In the forests of Indonesia, community loggers control the cutting and replanting of trees, turning the business into a responsible enterprise that leaves the land as green as when they found it.
The Bureau of Customs on Thursday filed charges in the Department of Justice against seven suspected foreign drug carriers who had been arrested trying to bring into the country shabu worth millions of pesos.