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.
Prospects of reviving peace talks with Philippine communist insurgents have faded following the arrest of a married couple who are senior rebel leaders, officials and analysts said Sunday.
Amnesty International criticized the Philippine government Wednesday for allegedly failing to crack down on torture committed by the security forces against detained persons.
The Philippines plans to vaccinate seven million dogs within two years to end its status as one of the world's most rabies-prone nations, the health department said Monday.
The Philippines is to upgrade a navy base facing disputed South China Sea waters to serve the extra ships being acquired to protect its territory, the military said Thursday.
A Philippine mayor who forced a man to walk in public with a sign saying he stole fish was denounced by the government's rights body Wednesday amid online outrage.
Power was restored in the southern Philippines Friday after a massive blackout left millions without electricity for hours, but officials warned of more outages due to ageing equipment.
Police clashed briefly in the Philippine capital Tuesday with about 300 protesters opposed to a planned visit by U.S. President Barack Obama and continued U.S. military presence in the country.