Five people have been killed in the Philippines and tens of thousands have fled from floods caused by days of unrelenting rain, rescuers said Sunday.
The Philippines and mainland China discussed setting up a "two-track" system that would allow them to cooperate in some areas while separately handling "contentious issues" such as their South China Sea territorial dispute, a Manila envoy said Saturday.
The Philippines' firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte has sparked a fresh diplomatic row with his colorful language, calling the U.S. ambassador "gay" in comments that prompted Washington to summon Manila's envoy to complain.
Philippine officials said on Tuesday the government would build new jails to address severe congestion made worse by President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, describing conditions as "inhumane" and "unacceptable."
Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos said Tuesday that he wants to focus on points of common interest with China such as tourism and commercial fishing as part of efforts to smooth relations with Beijing roiled by the South China Sea dispute.
The oldest house in Luzon and the second oldest in the Philippines has been demolished without any national culture agency or local government unit coming to its rescue.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte publicly linked more than 150 judges, mayors, lawmakers, police and military personnel to illegal drugs Sunday, ordering them to surrender for investigation as he ratcheted up his bloody war against what he calls a "pandemic."
The Philippines on Saturday protested US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's characterization of Filipinos as a threat to the security of the superpower, pointing out that they had made "deep and varied" contributions to America.1 Comment
The Philippines protested on Saturday U.S. Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump's characterization of Filipinos as a threat to the security of the superpower, pointing out that they had made "deep and varied" contributions to America.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to maintain his "shoot-to-kill" order against drug dealers while in office and says he "does not care about human rights."