The Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group has condemned extremist jihadists in Iraq and Syria, and vowed to stop the spread of their “virus” into the Southeast Asian nation.
Communist insurgents raided two banana plantations in one day in the southern Philippines in some of their most brazen attacks for months in the face of recent setbacks, authorities said Sunday.
Philippine world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has won a Supreme Court reprieve in his battle to avoid paying tens of millions of dollars in extra taxes, authorities said Thursday.
The Philippines said Monday it would protest to China about what it called Beijing's increasing patrols in a disputed area of the South China Sea believed to hold vast oil and gas resources.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino will on Monday receive a completed draft bill to create a Muslim autonomous area, aimed at ending decades of fighting that has claimed thousands of lives, his spokesman said.
A retired Philippine general implicated in multiple political assassinations was arrested in a rundown house in the nation's capital on Tuesday after nearly three years on the run.
Peace negotiators for the Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim rebel group said Sunday they had “reached agreement on substantial portions” of a draft self-rule law aimed at ending years of bloody rebellion.
The administration of Philippine President Aquino has proposed to allocate 239.8 billion pesos (US$5.5 billion) for the Manufacturing Resurgence Program, aimed at enhancing the local manufacturing sector.
The Philippines on Sunday appealed to thousands of its nationals to flee Libya, warning that the situation there could worsen after only a few hundred heeded calls to return home.
An autobiographical documentary by one of America's best known immigrants living in the U.S. illegally has opened an independent film festival in his home country of the Philippines to applause, laughter and tears.