Philippines mulls submarines as row with China over SCS simmers

The Philippines may invest in its first ever submarine fleet to help protect its territory in the disputed South China Sea, President Benigno Aquino said on Wednesday.

Philippine military says 73 Muslim rebels dead in offensive

The Philippine military says its forces have killed 73 hard-line Muslim rebels and a suspected foreign militant in a three-week offensive in the restive south, where 44 anti-terror police commandos were killed in January by insurgents.

Seven dead as Philippine soldiers battle Islamic militants

 A Philippine military assault against Islamic militants on a remote southern island triggered a day-long battle on Wednesday that left five rebels and two soldiers dead, authorities said.

Recriminations as Philippines probes slaughter of police

 The Philippine military and police defended their actions Wednesday as an angry nation demanded answers following the slaughter of 44 police commandos in a chaotic anti-terror operation.

Philippine military says 17 Muslim rebels killed

The Philippine military said on Tuesday it had 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.

Philippine military attacks hardline Muslim renegades

The Philippine military attacked a Muslim renegade faction today, two days after the country`s main Muslim rebel group successfully ended negotiations to end a decades-long insurgency that has killed tens of thousands.

Eight Filipino troops killed in land mine attacks

Fuming over the reports of the US having monitored over 70 million phone calls in France, Franc has summoned US ambassador, calling the act as “unacceptable”.

Philippines gets US patrol boats to fight militants

The United States gave the Philippine military six patrol boats on Tuesday to be used in a southern region where armed Muslim militants are active, the military said.

Filipino troops deployed after 10 soldiers killed

At least four gunmen were believed killed in the clashes, one of the deadliest in the south in recent weeks.

Philippines: Most-wanted terror leaders killed

The dawn strike targeting a militant camp on a southern Philippine island killed Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan.

Filipino militants free US teen after 5 months

The Philippine military says a
14-year-old American boy who was abducted with his mother and
cousin by suspected Muslim militants five months ago has been
released.