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.
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.
Philippine bush man Edward Serrano struck two rocks together and wrapped the faint spark in wood shavings, building a fire in much the same way Stone Age man must have done 2 million years ago.
The Philippines on Sunday vowed to take further action to aid those displaced by deadly Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, following U.N. criticism that the government's response so far had been "inadequate."
The Philippine military said Sunday it had detained a senior communist rebel leader, the latest in a series of arrests or killings which have damaged one of the world's longest-running insurgencies.
As she eyes the colorful ice creams on offer at a Baskin-Robbins in one of Manila's most luxurious shopping centers, Philippine teenager Jamie Gamboa admits to being an incurable mall rat -- but not only for the shopping.
The Philippines has not done enough to rebuild after Super Typhoon Haiyan, as thousands remain in shanties without power or water for nearly two years, a United Nations representative said Saturday.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Friday he had picked Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II as the administration candidate to succeed him in elections next year.
Filipinos poured out of buildings and shopping malls in a massive drill across Manila on Thursday to brace for a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that experts fear could kill tens of thousands and displace millions.
President Benigno Aquino urged the Philippines on Monday to elect a new leader with the zeal to pursue reforms which he said had led to high growth in a country impoverished by rampant corruption.
Even in death, Andal Ampatuan Sr. will have to answer for the massacre of 58 people nearly six years ago in a town bearing his name, the deadliest election-related violence in the country.
The Philippines on Sunday hailed what it termed growing international support for its efforts to counter the People's Republic of China's claims to most of the South China Sea.
The new U.S. commander of the Pacific Fleet assured allies Friday that American forces are well-equipped and ready to respond to any contingency in the South China Sea, where long-seething territorial disputes have set off widespread uncertainties.
The Philippines said Thursday it would re-open a former U.S. naval base that was closed more than 20 years ago, stationing its own military hardware at the facility that faces the flashpoint South China Sea.