The Philippines' highest court approved Tuesday a controversial birth control law that supporters said would transform the lives of millions of poor Filipinos, in a stunning defeat for the powerful Catholic Church.
The new Chinese Ambassador to the Manila urged the Philippines to set aside its United Nations arbitration case over the South China Sea dispute in order to bring back the good relations of both countries.
Philippine police said Monday they have detained a vacationing Italian diplomat and filed complaints of human trafficking and child abuse after he was allegedly found in the company of three underage boys at a resort.
A band of robbers armed with guns and hammers engaged in a shoot-out with Philippine police inside one of the world's largest shopping malls Sunday, sending Manila shoppers scrambling for safety, police and witnesses said.
The Philippines on Sunday presented evidence to an international tribunal against China's sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea, ignoring Beijing's warning that the case will damage ties.
A Philippine government ship slipped past a Chinese coast guard blockade Saturday and brought food and fresh troops to a marooned navy ship used as a base by Filipino troops to bolster the country's territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea.
A day after his former comrades in arms signed a treaty to end 42 years of bloodshed in the Philippines, an aging Muslim guerrilla leader packing a rusty handgun vowed to fight on.
The Philippines said Friday it planned to defy Chinese warnings and pursue a case in the United Nations challenging Beijing's claim to most of the South China Sea.
The biggest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines signed an historic pact Thursday to end one of Asia's longest and deadliest conflicts, promising to give up their arms for an autonomous homeland.
The Philippine government and Muslim rebels will sign a pact Thursday to end one of Asia's longest and deadliest insurgencies, but both sides caution much work needs to be done to secure a lasting peace.