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Aquino says Chinese survey ships seen in Philippine waters

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 13:44

Philippine President Benigno Aquino said two Chinese survey vessels had been sighted in a gas-rich area of its exclusive economic zone, raising concerns of heightened tensions in the disputed South China Sea.

Aquino says Chinese survey ships seen in Philippine waters

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 13:01

Philippine President Benigno Aquino said two Chinese survey vessels had been sighted in a gas-rich area of its exclusive economic zone, raising concerns of heightened tensions in the disputed South China Sea.

Philippine Muslim self-rule bill due on Monday

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 16:09

Philippine President Benigno Aquino will on Monday receive a completed draft bill to create a Muslim autonomous area, aimed at ending decades of fighting that has claimed thousands of lives, his spokesman said.

Philippine leader may seek controversial second term

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 19:48

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has said he may try to change the constitution and serve a second term in office, a stunning announcement in a nation haunted by dictatorship.

Philippine leader may seek controversial second term

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 11:48

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has said he may try to change the Constitution and serve a second term in office, a stunning announcement in a nation haunted by dictatorship.

Philippine ex-general arrested over missing women

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 17:02

A retired Philippine general implicated in multiple political assassinations was arrested in a rundown house in the nation`s capital on Tuesday after nearly three years on the run. 

Philippines arrests ex-general wanted for rights abuses

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 12:04

Philippine security forces arrested a fugitive army general and former congressman over the disappearance of two students in 2006, ending a three-year manhunt for a person human rights groups accuse of massive violations. 

`China aggressively expanding to catch up with West`

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 14:45

The "aggressive expansion" of China in markets across the world is because of their strong aspiration to have power, wealth, and to catch up with the West in the race to dominate the world, according to renowned Chinese historian and visual artist Dr Tong Lam.

Philippine city offers bounties for dead rats

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 17:05

A Philippine city is offering bounties for dead rats in an effort to prevent a repeat of a deadly epidemic spread by rodent urine, an official said on Wednesday.

Philippine peace deal in jeopardy as Muslim rebels cry foul

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 14:18

An historic peace settlement in the southern Philippines is at risk of breaking down as Muslim rebels accuse the government of going back on its word over a proposed law to create self-rule for the war-torn region.

Philippine peace deal in jeopardy as Muslim rebels cry foul

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 12:38

An historic peace settlement in the southern Philippines is at risk of breaking down as Muslim rebels accuse the government of going back on its word over a proposed law to create self-rule for the war-torn region.

Philippines sending ship for workers trapped in Libya

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 18:20

The Philippines said Tuesday it would send a ship to pick up at least 700 of its nationals trapped in strife-torn Libya as it presses on with efforts to rescue thousands of workers.