Philippines` Duterte looking to destroy `Imperial Manila`

Philippines` Duterte looking to destroy `Imperial Manila`

Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte, who won last month`s elections in a landslide, has vowed to have the constitution rewritten to achieve his bold plans

Philippines detains 25 Chinese, 18 Vietnamese fishermen

The arrests near tiny islands off the main island of Luzon came as a maritime dispute between Manila and Beijing simmers in the South China Sea.

10 Indonesian crewmen kidnapped in Philippines

Ten Indonesian crewmen were reportedly kidnapped by terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in southern Philippines, military sources said on Monday.

Philippines impounds North Korean ship under UN sanctions

Philippines impounds North Korean ship under UN sanctions

The Philippines said Saturday it had impounded a North Korean vessel in response to tough new United Nations sanctions introduced in response to Pyongyang`s recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests.

Philippines asks China to respect sea dispute arbitration

Philippines asks China to respect sea dispute arbitration

The Philippines on Monday urged China to respect a forthcoming ruling by an arbitration court in The Hague on a territorial dispute in the South China Sea after Beijing accused Manila of "political provocation".

Japanese airlines to alter routes to avoid North Korea missile

Japan`s two biggest airlines said on Friday they are changing routes for some flights as North Korea plans to launch what it says will be a satellite-bearing rocket later this month.

Philippine Supreme Court upholds US military accord: Spokesman

The Philippine Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday a military accord with the United States was constitutional, paving the way for a greater presence of US forces in the former American colony as tensions simmer in the South China Sea.

Philippines opposes China runway test in South China Sea

Philippines opposes China runway test in South China Sea

The Philippines says that like Vietnam, it opposes a recent Chinese flight test in a newly completed runway on one of seven islands Beijing constructed in the disputed South China Sea.

New Year mayhem kills two, injures hundreds in Philippines

Stray bullets and exploding firecrackers have killed two and injured hundreds in the Philippines.

14 killed in Muslim rebel attacks in southern Philippines

Christmas attacks by Muslim rebels in Christian villages in the southern Philippines left at least 14 people dead and may have been partly influenced by the notoriety of the Islamic State group, officials said today.

Why is Santa absent in Philippines this year?

Why is Santa absent in Philippines this year?

Wading through knee-deep floods, 12-year-old Joana Yambao pushes her infant sister in a black wash basin along the surface of the filthy water in a typhoon-hit Philippine village where residents have little to celebrate this Christmas.

Heavy flooding as Philippine typhoon death toll climbs to 11

Rescuers on speedboats hauled rain-soaked residents off rooftops in the Philippine countryside on Wednesday after Typhoon Melor killed at least 11 people and cut power for millions.

Heavy flooding as Philippine typhoon death toll climbs to nine

Rain-soaked residents in the rural Philippines huddled on rooftops today after Typhoon Melor caused heavy flooding and killed at least 9 people.

Nine killed as storm causes chaos in central Philippines

The typhoon, known locally as Nona, was about 150 km (95 miles) northwest of Mindoro island, just to the south of Manila.

Heavy flooding as Philippine typhoon death toll climbs to 9

Heavy flooding as Philippine typhoon death toll climbs to 9

Rain-soaked residents in the rural Philippines huddled on rooftops Wednesday after Typhoon Melor caused heavy flooding and killed at least 9 people, authorities said.

World number one Serena Williams back after bout with `pain`

World number one Serena Williams back after bout with `pain`

The 34-year-old was largely rusty as she lost in mixed doubles before beating Ana Ivanovic at IPTL tournament in Manila.

US Marine Joseph Pemberton jailed in Philippines for killing transgender woman

US Marine Joseph Pemberton jailed in Philippines for killing transgender woman

A Philippine court found a US Marine guilty of killing a transgender woman on Tuesday, jailing him for six to 12 years in a case that has reignited debate over the American military presence in its former colony.

US Marine jailed in Philippines for killing transgender woman

A Philippine court on Tuesday found a US Marine guilty of killing a transgender woman, jailing him for six to 12 years in a case that has reignited debate over the American military presence in the country.

Asia Pacific leaders urge ramped-up terror fight

The annual 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gathering hosted this year by the Philippines.

Final day of Asia-Pacific talks sidetracked by sea dispute

Asia-Pacific leaders will Thursday wrap up two-days of talks in Manila that have been overshadowed by an arm-wrestle for regional influence between the United States and China.