Beijing lambasts Manila for South China Sea ship repair

Beijing has hit out at Manila for repairing a crumbling ship serving as its outpost in the disputed South China Sea, branding the Philippines as a "hypocritical troublemaker and rule breaker".

Manila charges crew, owners of sunk ferry with murder: Official
Manila charges crew, owners of sunk ferry with murder: Official

 Philippine police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized and left 56 dead, an official said Saturday.

Philippine warlord on trial for massacre `dying of cancer`

The patriarch of a political clan who is on trial for the Philippines` worst political massacre is dying of liver cancer, his lawyer said Thursday.

Philippines takes precautions as volcano turns lively
Philippines takes precautions as volcano turns lively

 The Philippines has stockpiled food supplies in case of evacuations after a volcano emitted ash and smoke six times in recent weeks, officials said today.

Filipinos fear `armed conflict` with China over sea row: Poll
Filipinos fear `armed conflict` with China over sea row: Poll

Eight in 10 Filipinos are worried a festering South China Sea territorial dispute could lead to "armed conflict" with the world`s most populous nation, an independent polling outfit said Friday.

Philippines to present China sea case at Hague next month

The Philippines will argue its case against China`s claim over most of the disputed South China Sea at The Hague next month, the foreign department said Monday.

Philippines and China in "video war" over South China Sea

The Philippines will broadcast a three-part documentary to defend its position on the disputed South China Sea on Friday, countering a Chinese television series that laid out Beijing`s so-called nine-dash line claims.

Philippines, Japan to hold fresh naval drills

The Philippines and Japan will hold their second joint naval drills this year, the Filipino military said Tuesday, as the World War II foes deepen security ties while China aggressively develops islands in disputed waters.

Philippine leader welcomes evolving Japan security role

Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday welcomed Japan`s growing security engagement, as regional tensions with China grow, the day after signing a deal to buy 10 ships to bolster his coastguard.

Japan agrees to beef up Philippine military with hardware

 The Philippines may soon be getting military equipment from Japan as the Southeast Asian country looks to better defend itself in an increasingly tense territorial dispute with China.

India to deliver corvette class warship to Mauritius on Dec 20

India will soon join the elite club of warship exporters, with the Kolkata-based defence PSU Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) all set to deliver the first corvette class warship to Mauritius worth USD 58.5 million.

Philippines' Jamie Herrell wins Miss Earth 2014 title

Jamie Herrel of the Philippines was Saturday crowned Miss Earth 2014. The runners-up are Miss USA, who was crowned Miss Air, Miss Venezuela won the Miss Water title and Miss Fire went to Miss Russia.

Philippines, US launch exercises near China-claimed waters

Thousands of Philippine and US marines today began military exercises close to flashpoints in the South China Sea, where Beijing is engaged in a bitter territorial with its neighbours.

The Filipino `warrior peacekeepers` guarding the world`s war zones

After nearly two decades on the frontlines against Muslim insurgents in the Philippines` violence-plagued south, Army Captain Teodoro Nicor is looking forward to guarding a war zone abroad.

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said on Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.

Philippines arrests suspect in deadly Malaysian raid

Philippine police said Wednesday they had arrested a Filipino Islamic militant suspected of taking part in at least one deadly kidnapping raid on a Malaysian diving resort island.

Filipino worker beheaded by militiamen in Libya

A Filipino construction worker kidnapped by militia men in Libya has been beheaded by his captors, becoming the first Filipino casualty in the renewed violence in the North African state, the Philippine government said.

Filipino cops accused of using `wheel of torture`

Philippine police officers played a "wheel of torture" game at a secret detention facility near Manila as a way to extract information from criminal suspects and also to have fun, the government`s human rights commission said on Tuesday.

Cyclone Phailin damage control recognised by UN

The Odisha government`s success in minimising the devastation caused by Cyclone Phailin which struck Odisha in early October came in for UN recognition.

Philippine typhoon floods rice fields, kills 13

A typhoon that flooded villages and farms in the Philippines` major rice-growing region on Saturday has killed at least 13 people, officials said.