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.

Woman gives birth in APEC traffic chaos in Philippines

A Filipina gave birth on a Manila sidewalk after getting caught in traffic chaos caused by a regional gathering of world leaders, police said on Wednesday.

Asia-Pacific leaders in Philippines under security shadow

US President Barack Obama and other Asia-Pacific leaders arrived in the Philippines Tuesday for a summit meant to foster trade unity.

No sea feud talk at APEC summit: China to Philippines

China's top diplomat today asked the Philippines not to raise contentious issues.

Death toll from tropical storm in Philippines climbs to 39

The death toll from the tropical storm that battered the Philippines' main island over the weekend climbed to at least 39, officials said on Wednesday.

Typhoon Koppu smashes into northern Philippines

Powerful Typhoon Koppu hit the northern Philippines early today, the country's weather agency said, battering the coast with powerful winds that forecasters warned could last up to three days.

Philippines warns Typhoon Koppu could linger for days

Philippine authorities on Saturday warned that a powerful typhoon will likely linger over the country for almost three days, bringing prolonged heavy rain, possible floods and sparking storm surges.

Philippines, US launch joint exercises

Philippines and the US on Thursday launched the joint Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 16 in Taguig city.

UN official says women in Asia paid 30 percent less than men

 A UN agency is mounting a worldwide campaign for equal pay for women, who get 24 per cent less than men on global average and around 30 per cent less for those in Asia.

US Marine fought but did not murder Philippine transgender: Lawyer

A US Marine accused of murder told a Philippine court Monday he fought with and subdued a transgender Filipina in self-defence but denied murdering her, his lawyer said.

Watch: Man stealing cell phone in store caught on CCTV
Watch: Man stealing cell phone in store caught on CCTV

A CCTV camera in a convenience store in Philippines' Bacolod City has captured how a man walked away with someone else's cell phone.

Typhoon leaves 15 dead, several missing in north Philippines

 Philippine officials say a powerful typhoon has blown out of the northern Philippines, leaving at least 15 people dead and several others missing, including in a gold-mining village where more than 100 rescuers scramble to dig through a mudslide for possible survivors.

Typhoon death toll in Philippines rises to nine

The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Goni rose to nine after five more people were buried by landslides in mountainous areas, officials said on Saturday.

Philippines forces kill 15 Islamist militants in bid to rescue captives

Philippine security forces killed at least 15 al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants in an attempt on Wednesday to rescue foreign captives on a remote southern island, an army general said as Manila redoubled an offensive against Muslim rebels.

Abu Sayyaf militants kill 2 soldiers in southern Philippines

A Philippine military official says Abu Sayyaf militants have killed two soldiers who went to a market but reinforcement troops later retaliated with an assault that may have killed an unspecified number of the attackers in the country's south.

This move of Japan would surely anger China

Japan wants to give planes to the Philippines that Manila could use for patrols in the South China Sea, sources said, a move that would deepen Tokyo`s security ties with the Southeast Asian nation most at odds with Beijing over the disputed waterway.

Couples apply for first same-sex marriage licenses in Philippines

 Two same-sex Philippine couples applied for marriage licences Monday in a first for the conservative Catholic nation, but were promptly rejected by the government.

Philippine President Aquino endorses interior minister as next leader

Philippine President Benigno Aquino endorsed long-time ally Manuel Roxas on Friday for the country`s 2016 presidential election, saying the interior minister was the best person to advance anti-corruption reforms.

Chris Brown delayed from leaving Manila over fraud allegations
Chris Brown delayed from leaving Manila over fraud allegations

After his concert in Philippine capital, Chris Brown's departure from Manila was delayed due to fraud allegations against him for a cancelled concert last New Year's Eve.