- Philippines fears new fighting with stalled Muslim autonomy Updated: Feb-03-16 7:21 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Congress ended its last regular session of its term Wednesday without passing a Muslim autonomy bill that aims to peacefully settle a decades-long Muslim rebellion in the south, sparking concerns the setback may ignite new fighting.
- Philippine leader welcomes Japan's emperor as ties blossom Updated: Jan-27-16 9:04 am
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine President Benigno Aquino III gave a red-carpet welcome to Japan's emperor Wednesday in a sign of blossoming ties between the two nations, both mired in territorial disputes with China, while further moving past painful memories of Japan's World War II aggression.
- US welcomes court ruling on Philippine defense pact Updated: Jan-12-16 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States on Tuesday welcomed a court ruling on the constitutionality of a defense pact with the Philippines, saying it would allow the allies to strengthen their maritime cooperation amid tensions with China in the disputed South China Sea.