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Hope as Philippines communist peace talks open: Govt

The Philippines expressed hope Thursday of securing a permanent ceasefire deal with communist rebels waging one of Asia`s longest insurgencies, as peace talks resumed in Italy.

Philippines' Duterte asks priests to try meth before slamming drugs war

Philippines' Duterte asks priests to try meth before slamming drugs war

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte called priests and bishops, who oppose his violent anti-narcotics campaign that has left more than 6,200 dead since 2016, "hypocrites" and urged them to try drugs to understand the importance of the campaign.

South Korean kidnapped, murdered by Philippine police, claims Seoul

A South Korean businessman who went missing in the Philippines three months ago was kidnapped by policemen and murdered on the day he disappeared, a Seoul official said today.

China's sea militarisation very troubling: Philippines

China's sea militarisation very troubling: Philippines

China's militarisation of the South China Sea is "very troubling" and neither peaceful nor friendly, the Philippines' defence secretary said today.

China`s sea militarisation `very troubling`: Philippine defence chief

China`s militarisation of the South China Sea is "very troubling" and neither peaceful nor friendly, the Philippines` defence secretary said on Tuesday.

China shelved South China Sea dispute during Vietnam leader's visit: Media

China shelved South China Sea dispute during Vietnam leader's visit: Media

China sought to improve political and military ties with Vietnam, shelving the maritime dispute over the South China Sea, during Vietnamese Communist Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong's ongoing visit amid Hanoi's push for closer relations with India, state-run media here has said.

South Korean hostage released in Philippines: Govt

A South Korean captain and a Filipino crewman abducted by suspected Islamist militants off the southern Philippines were released on Saturday, authorities said, ending a three-month ordeal where they endured beatings and hunger.

China to build research centre in South China Sea

China announced on Thursday a five-year plan to develop clean energy and open a research centre in the South China Sea - which could escalate tensions in the hotly-contested waters.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe first foreign leader to visit Duterte`s Philippines

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the Philippines on Thursday, becoming the first foreign leader to visit since President Rodrigo Duterte took office last year and launched his deadly war on crime.

Eight Filipino fishermen killed in suspected pirate attack in southern Philippines

Eight Filipino fishermen were fatally shot by at least five suspected pirates who boarded their boat in the southern Philippines, officials said on Tuesday.

Undersea earthquake of 7.3 magnitude hits southeast of Philippines: USGS

A major undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck southeast of the Philippines on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Huge crowds stage frenzied Catholic procession in Philippines

Masses of Catholic devotees in the Philippine capital braved sizzling weather and terrorist fears on Monday in a frenzied bid to touch a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ that is believed to have miraculous powers.

Philippines kills leader of Islamic State-linked militant group in clash

Philippine security forces killed the leader of a militant group supporting Islamic State in a clash early on Thursday, the country`s police chief said, warning against possible retaliation.

110 inmates on run after Philippines` biggest jailbreak

Philippine authorities said Thursday they had captured or killed dozens of men who escaped in the nation`s biggest jailbreak but more than 110 remained on the run in vast farmlands and isolated villages of the nation`s strife-torn south.

Head of pro-IS Philippine militant group slain: Police

Mohammad Jaafar Maguid, founder and leader of Ansarul Khilafa Philippines, was tracked down and shot at a beach resort on the southern island of Mindanao.

One die, 158 inmates escape in shocking Philippine prison break

A guard was killed and 158 inmates escaped when gunmen attacked a prison facility in southern Philippines on Wednesday morning, authorities said.

One die, 158 inmates escape in Philippine prison break

A guard was killed and 158 inmates escaped when gunmen attacked a prison facility in southern Philippines on Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Russia flags war games with US ally Philippines

The Philippines, a former American colony, had for decades been one of the United States` most important and loyal allies in Asia. The two are bound by a mutual defence pact.
 

Duterte seeks 'strategic shift' from US to China: Envoy

Duterte seeks 'strategic shift' from US to China: Envoy

Manila has been one of Washington's most loyal allies in Asia, but Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to end the decades-long alliance.

Philippines to insist on tribunal ruling if China drills

Philippines to insist on tribunal ruling if China drills

Duterte also criticized the United States, saying it did not do anything when China started building artificial islands in the disputed sea.