Philippine leader likens China to Nazi Germany

2015-06-03 09:49

Philippine President Benigno Aquino drew a parallel between present day China and Nazi Germany during a speech in Japan, hinting the world cannot continue to appease Beijing as it claims ever-more territory in the South China Sea.

US Marine in transgender murder gets charged

2014-12-15 18:57

Philippine prosecutors have filed murder charges against a US Marine accused of killing a Filipino transgender woman, in a case that has fanned anti-American sentiment.

US, Philippine ties above transgender murder

2014-10-20 16:39

Philippine President Benigno Aquino says the murder of a Filipino transgender prostitute allegedly by a US Marine should not sour ties with the United States.

Philippines thanks world for typhoon aid

2014-02-08 09:03

The Philippines have taken to social media and bought ad space in the world's most prominent strips to thank the global community for its help three months after typhoon Haiyan.

Philippine military says 17 Muslim rebels killed

2014-01-28 09:33

The Philippine military says it has killed 17 militants opposed to a peace deal between the government and the country's main Muslim rebel group, as fighting raged for a second day.

Destruction hampers rescue efforts after Haiyan

2013-11-11 00:30

Rescue workers are struggling to reach ravaged towns and villages in the central Philippines to deliver aid to survivors of a powerful typhoon that killed an estimated 10 000 people.

Church fights birth control in Phillipines

2013-07-09 11:00

A relentless Catholic Church campaign to derail a birth control law in the Philippines has started its final phase at the Supreme Court, the verdict will impact millions of poor Filipinos.

5 killed in Philippines mine attack

2013-05-04 16:06

Communist insurgents has attacked a major mining company in the central Philippines, killing five soldiers and burning equipment and buildings.

7 killed in clashes in Malaysian Borneo

2013-03-03 10:00

Five Malaysian policemen and two gunmen have died in a fresh clash on Borneo as fears mounted that violence had spread to other areas, police say.

Philippine leader criticises gunmen

2013-02-21 15:51

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has criticised gunmen who entered a Malaysian state in a bizarre effort to stake a territorial claim, warning their actions could lead to conflict.


Philippines faces unequal growth

2015-02-02 11:00

The Philippines may surpass China to be Asia's fastest growing economy, but its bigger challenge is working out how to share the gains of the past five years.

Philippines reviews blacklisting of Hong Kong journos

2014-11-24 12:14

The Philippines is set to review its entry ban on nine Hong Kong journalists who shouted questions at President Benigno Aquino during a summit in Indonesia last year, an official says.

Obama warns China, backs Philippines

2014-04-29 10:03

US President Barack Obama has ended an Asian tour with a warning to China against using force to resolve territorial disputes, and an "ironclad" promise of military support for the Philippines.

China, Philippines trade insults over territory

2014-02-07 18:36

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has brushed off a barrage of Chinese insults that were triggered by him comparing China's rulers with the Nazis.

Imelda Marcos ordered to hand over jewels

2014-01-14 14:43

A Philippine court decision ordering the widow of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to relinquish more than $100 000 in jewellery is a victory for Filipinos, an official says.

Kerry reassures Asia amid US shutdown

2013-10-10 14:24

Secretary of State John Kerry has assured Asian nations that the US is committed to resolving a fiscal impasse as some leaders, expressed anxiety over the lingering.

Six killed in Manila blast

2013-06-01 09:00

Six people have been killed when a powerful explosion tore through a luxury apartment block in the Philippine capital, officials say.

Golan fears as rebels hold peacekeepers

2013-03-07 16:00

Syrian rebels are keeping 21 UN peacekeepers hostage on the Golan Heights despite world condemnation of the spillover of Syria's conflict onto the sensitive armistice line with Israel.

Compensation for martial law victims

2013-02-25 08:13

Victims of human rights violations under the leadership of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos are to receive compensation under a law signed by President Benigno Aquino III.

US salvage should not damage reef: Aquino

2013-01-21 14:04

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has given instructions not to allow the US to salvage its grounded minesweeper without Philippine involvement, in order to minimise damage to coral reefs.

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