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Pres. Rodrigo Duterte shows a pile of documents containing the list of government officials allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade during the first Armed Forces of the Philippines–Philippine National Police joint command conference in Malacañang on Friday, January 6, 2017. (Malacañang Photo) | mb.com.ph

Duterte leads AFP–PNP joint command conference

By Elena Aben President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday, January 6 presided over the first joint command conference of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and…

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) sits next to Japanese Economic Revitalisation Minister Nobuteru Ishihara (L) and Japanese Finance and Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso (R) during a cabinet meeting at Abe's official residence in Tokyo on December 22, 2016. Abe's cabinet on December 22 approved Japan's biggest annual defence budget in the face of North Korea's nuclear and missile threats and a territorial row with China. JIJI PRESS / AFP/ Manila Bulletin

Japan cabinet approves biggest defense budget

By Agence France-Presse Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet on Thursday approved Japan's biggest annual defence budget in the face of North Korea's nuclear and missile…

President-elect Donald Trump addresses the nation after winning the election, around 3 a.m. in New York, Nov. 9, 2016. Trump said that he had received a phone call of congratulations from Hillary Clinton. (Eric Thayer/The New York Times) Manila Bulletin

Trump win casts pall of uncertainty over Asia

BEIJING – President-elect Donald Trump”s vague and ambiguous foreign policy positions have cast a pall of uncertainty over whether American influence will decline in Asia,…