The Philippines will have the biggest volume of rice imports within this year after the introduction of rice import liberalisation bill. The Phnom Penh Post

In the Philippines, of the 134 party-list groups for the May midterm polls, at least 62 of the groups have ties with the political dynasties, representing special business interest. Inquirer.Net

The Philippines vowed to destroy those behind twin bombings that killed 20 people during a Sunday church service in the country’s restive south. Reuters