- China to snub arbitration hearing on feud with Philippines Updated: Jul-06-15 8:46 am
MANILA, Philippines - China is standing pat on its decision to reject arbitration by an international tribunal that will begin formal hearings this week to resolve a long-seething feud between Beijing and Manila over the South China Sea, the Chinese ambassador to Manila said Monday.
- Foreigner in Philippines tests positive for MERS virus Updated: Jul-06-15 2:20 am
MANILA, Philippines - A 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus, health officials said Monday.
- Storm causes floods, knocks out power in north Philippines Updated: Jul-05-15 8:16 am
MANILA, Philippines - A tropical storm blew across the northern Philippines on Sunday, causing floods and power outages in several towns and prompting rescue teams to scramble to evacuate villagers in low-lying communities.
- Murder complaints filed over capsized Philippine ferry Updated: Jul-04-15 8:10 am
MANILA, Philippines - Police in a central Philippine city said Saturday that they have filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port, leaving more than 50 people dead.
- The Latest on Philippines: Deaths revised to 35; 20 missing Updated: Jul-02-15 8:35 am
MANILA, Philippines - The latest on the ferry sinking in the Philippines (all times local):
- Top Philippine police chief ordered dismissed over contract Updated: Jun-30-15 7:52 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines' anti-graft prosecutor on Tuesday ordered the national police chief and 10 other officers dismissed from the service for approving a contract to deliver gun licenses with a courier company that had no track record.
- Filipino LGBT people celebrate Gay Pride, US court decision Updated: Jun-27-15 9:28 am
MANILA, Philippines - Several hundred gays, lesbians and transgender people held a Gay Pride rally Saturday in the Philippine capital to push for LGBT rights and to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing gay marriages in all U.S. states as a victory for their cause.
- ADB: Climate change makes poor poorer in Asia-Pacific Updated: Jun-24-15 6:49 am
MANILA, Philippines - Climate change has been making the poor in the Asia-Pacific region even poorer and is also setting back efforts to haul them out of poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report Wednesday.
- Militant bombings kill 2 soldiers in southern Philippines Updated: Jun-24-15 12:54 am
MANILA, Philippines - Two Philippine soldiers have been killed and three others wounded in bomb attacks by Abu Sayyaf militants in a southern province, the military said Wednesday.
- THE LATEST: Filipino activists encouraged by pope's message Updated: Jun-18-15 8:02 am
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- ADB: Asia must boost investment in clean energy Updated: Jun-17-15 5:27 am
MANILA, Philippines - Asia has made huge strides in developing clean energy over the last decade but must boost investment and its use of energy efficiency technology to meet rising demand and cope with climate change, Asian Development Bank officials and other experts said Wednesday.
- Philippine volcano spews ash, no violent eruption expected Updated: Jun-16-15 5:20 am
MANILA, Philippines - A Philippine volcano spewed plumes of ash Tuesday, but volcanologists say the steam-driven explosions do not indicate an imminent violent eruption.
- Philippines airs program about sea disputes with China Updated: Jun-12-15 10:23 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine government broadcast a television program on Friday aimed at boosting public opposition to China's increasingly assertive moves to press its territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea.