Philippines to lease Japanese planes to patrol disputed sea

2016-03-09 22:09

The Philippine president says his country will lease five aircraft from Japan to help the local navy patrol Manila's territory in the disputed South China Sea

Philippines plans $3bn effort for typhoon victims

2014-08-01 14:59

The Philippines will spend $3bn to rehouse some 200 000 families displaced by last year's super typhoon Haiyan that killed 6 100 people.

Philippine group protests Chinese reclamation

2014-06-12 10:40

Members of a political party allied with President Benigno Aquino III have marked Independence Day by protesting China's moves to reclaim land in in the South China Sea.

New cyclone hits victims of Typhoon Haiyan

2014-01-20 14:28

The United Nations has warned that more is needed to be done to help millions displaced by the Philippines's deadliest typhoon, after a new cyclone tore down flimsy shelters.

Typhoon survivors beg for help

2013-11-11 15:44

Dazed survivors of a super typhoon that swept through the central Philippines killing an estimated 10 000 people have been begging for help and scavenging for food, water and medicine.

Super typhoon forces millions to flee

2013-11-08 08:46

The strongest typhoon to hit this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land has battered the central Philippines, forcing millions of people to flee.

Thousands flee as typhoon nears Philippines

2013-11-07 14:02

Philippine officials have stated that thousands of villagers are being evacuated as one of Asia's most powerful typhoons this year approaches.

Fighting spreads as rebels besiege Philippine city

2013-09-12 15:02

Philippine forces are fighting Muslim rebels on two fronts as troops launched an offensive to retake parts of a key southern city besieged by guerrillas.

1000s of Filipinos in corruption protest

2013-08-26 11:56

Thousands of Filipinos have protested in a Manila park to call for the scrapping of a corruption-tainted development fund that allows lawmakers to allocate government money unfairly.

Philippines adds 2nd warship to fleet

2013-08-06 14:55

The Philippines has celebrated the arrival of a US Coast Guard cutter as its second major warship to challenge China's massive territorial claims, including potentially oil-rich seas.


Filipino govt, rebels discuss Muslim self-rule

2014-08-01 19:55

The Philippine government and rebel negotiators have began a new round of meetings to draft a Muslim self-rule law after falling behind a timetable laid out in a peace treaty.

Philippine President: A bomb couldn't stop reform

2014-07-28 17:54

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has called his opponents desperate and expressed confidence that many people will carry on his reforms even if he was stopped by a bomb.

Philippines and Muslim rebels sign peace deal

2014-03-27 13:41

The Philippine government has signed a peace accord with the country's largest Muslim rebel group, the culmination of years of negotiations.

Desperate survivors seek to flee typhoon zone

2013-11-12 07:29

Thousands of survivors have swarmed an airport in the Philippines city which bore the brunt of Typhoon Haiyan, but only a few hundred managed to leave the shattered, rain-lashed city.

Typhoon survivors beg for help as aid dwindles

2013-11-11 09:13

Dazed survivors of a super typhoon that swept through the central Philippines killing an estimated 10 000 people have been begging for help and scavenging for food, water and medicine.

Massive typhoon hits the Philippines

2013-11-08 07:27

One of the most intense typhoons ever recorded has torn into the Philippines, triggering flash floods and ripping down buildings as millions of people huddled indoors.

Massive devastation after Philippines quake

2013-10-16 12:34

Residents have told of the sheer terror and devastation of a 7.2 magnitude Philippine earthquake as blocked roads and destroyed bridges hinder the rescue efforts.

Filipino president snubbed by China

2013-08-29 12:01

The Philippines says that China has withdrawn an invitation to President Benigno Aquino to visit a trade fair in an apparent snub as the two countries are locked in a territorial dispute.

7 troops hurt in new Philippine bomb blast

2013-08-07 15:01

Two roadside bombs have exploded in the southern Philippines, one of which wounded seven soldiers, police say, in the latest attack to hit the restive region.

Philippines vows to defend territory

2013-06-12 14:04

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has vowed his country will not back down from any challenge to its sovereignty and territory amid a sea dispute with China.

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