China has been reclaiming more land to bolster its military presence in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, where its increasing assertion of its territorial claims has brought it into standoffs with its neighbors, Philippine officials said Thursday.
Eight women died in the Philippine capital on Friday as a fire engulfed a building in which they had been locked in by their employer, police said.
An overnight fire razed a tent used as a temporary shelter by survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, killing a woman and five of her children, including a 4-month-old girl, officials in a central Philippine city devastated by the massive storm said Wednesday.
Gunmen shot dead a radio broadcaster in the violence-stricken southern Philippines on Friday — the latest in a string of deadly attacks on journalists, police said.
A strong quake struck at sea off a major island in the central Philippines on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and no tsunami warning was issued.
Two men on a motorcycle killed five people in an apparent shooting spree in a suburb of the Philippine capital on Sunday, a police official said.
The Philippine government said Saturday it was investigating a Filipina diplomat charged in Canada for alleged human trafficking involving the exploitation of her nanny.
Scores of U.S. and Filipino marines launched mock assaults on a South China Sea beach in the Philippines Friday, as a row escalates between Beijing and its smaller neighbors over the strategic waters.
Philippine authorities are investigating whether 11 detained Chinese fishermen entered the country's waters illegally to catch endangered turtles, police said Thursday, despite a Chinese demand for their immediate release.1 Comment
The Philippines said Wednesday it seized a Chinese fishing boat and its 11 crewmen on charges of catching endangered sea turtles in disputed South China Sea waters, prompting China to demand their release and accuse Manila of being provocative.
Gunmen have shot dead a radio broadcaster in the strife-torn southern Philippines in the latest in a spate of attacks on media workers, authorities said Tuesday.
Dozens of people have been arrested in the Philippines in a multinational crackdown on the exploding global menace of Internet “sextortion,” Interpol and local police announced on Friday.
A battle between Philippine marines and Muslim militants, who launched a surprise attack to regain control of a captured jungle training encampment, has left 14 Abu Sayyaf fighters and one marine dead, officials said Wednesday.
U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday he had no desire to contain or counter China despite clinching a defense pact with the Philippines which will inject U.S. forces close to the volatile South China Sea.