Updated Thursday, August 27, 2015 0:10 am TWN
The Philippine defense chief said he asked the visiting U.S. Pacific commander on Wednesday to help protect the transport of Filipino troops and supplies to Philippine-occupied reefs in the disputed South China Sea by deploying American patrol planes to discourage mainland Chinese moves to block the resupply missions.
The son and namesake of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos said Wednesday he may run for president in next year's elections, offering his once-exiled family the chance of the ultimate political comeback.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Typhoon Goni lashed the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa with heavy rains and winds on Monday, as the death toll rose to 19 in the northern Philippines. The latest victims include a 9-month-old boy and his 2-year-old sister who drowned in flash floods.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Typhoon Goni blew out of the northern Philippines on Sunday, leaving at least 15 people dead and several others missing, including in a gold-mining village where more than 100 rescuers dug through a huge mudslide in a frantic search for a dozen miners, officials said.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
A two-story ferry with 544 passengers caught fire after docking in the central Philippines on Saturday and people jumped into the sea and clambered down the roof deck to escape black smoke. All passengers were safe and only two crew suffered bruises and cuts, officials said.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Mainland China respects freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea but will not allow any foreign government to invoke that right so its military ships and planes can intrude in Beijing's territory, the Chinese ambassador said.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Philippine authorities have moved to file corruption charges against two top politicians, including an ally of President Benigno Aquino, the justice secretary said Saturday, as part of a massive graft scandal that has embroiled numerous officials.
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