- Philippines says notorious bomb-maker killed by rebels Updated: May-06-15 7:44 am
MANILA, Philippines - A Filipino bomb-maker who was one of the country's top terror suspects was killed by Muslim rebels who earlier signed a peace deal with the government, the Philippine military said Wednesday.
- Philippine military chief confirms wanted militant killed Updated: May-04-15 1:01 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine military chief confirmed Monday that wanted Filipino bomb-maker Abdul Basit Usman, who has links to the Indonesian-based Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist network and is a suspect in deadly bomb attacks in the south, has been killed.
- Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat Updated: May-03-15 11:26 am
MANILA, Philippines - Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao's defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero.
- Filipino baker makes life-sized cake of Pacquiao Updated: May-02-15 1:47 am
MANILA, Philippines - Fans of Manny Pacquiao have a new way of showing how much they love the boxing superstar - by eating him.
- May Day demos staged around the world; Turkey square blocked Updated: May-01-15 1:21 pm
HAVANA - Left-wing groups, governments and trade unions were staging rallies around the world Friday to mark International Workers Day.
- Filipinos urged to turn off appliances during Pacquiao fight Updated: May-01-15 8:56 am
MANILA, Philippines - An officer at a Philippine electric company has urged customers to turn off major appliances to help prevent outages that have recently plagued his province so people can watch the much-awaited fight between Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.
- As Philippine congressman, Pacquiao seen as underachieving Updated: May-01-15 2:29 am
MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao has been an inspiration for millions of Filipinos not just as a boxer, but as a philanthropist. As a politician, not so much.
- Australia wary of escalating rift after Indonesia executions Updated: Apr-29-15 2:04 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia said it would withdraw its ambassador to Indonesia after two Australians were among eight drug traffickers executed by the Southeast Asian country Wednesday, but was wary of escalating hostilities with its neighbor despite a public outcry.
- Filipino boxers try to follow Pacquiao's path out of poverty Updated: Apr-29-15 4:37 am
MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao's rise from crushing poverty to global fame and fortune has inspired a whole generation of Filipino fighters, who look up to his legend as their dream and boxing as a ticket out of harsh lives and uncertainties.
- Indonesia's attorney general says female Philippines drug convict spared from execution Updated: Apr-28-15 2:55 pm
CILACAP, Indonesia - Indonesia's attorney general says female Philippines drug convict spared from execution.
- Malaysia: ASEAN to avoid confronting China in S. China Sea Updated: Apr-27-15 5:26 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's leader said Monday that Southeast Asian countries will avoid direct confrontation with China but push for a quick conclusion to a binding code of conduct to govern behavior in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.
- Philippines urges ASEAN to stop China in South China Sea Updated: Apr-26-15 6:16 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Philippines on Sunday urged its fellow Southeast Asian countries to take immediate steps to halt land reclamation by China in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, warning that failure to do so will see Beijing take "de facto control" of the area.
- Philippines, China trade accusations over sea threats Updated: Apr-24-15 9:34 pm
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines accused China of aggressive maneuvers against its reconnaissance plane and fishermen in disputed seas where Beijing has stepped up construction of artificial islands, but China reiterated its claim on the strategic waterways.
- US, Philippines start combat drills amid Chinese reclamation Updated: Apr-20-15 9:37 am
MANILA, Philippines - More than 11,500 American and Filipino military personnel launched one of their largest annual combat exercises Monday amid growing alarm over massive land reclamation by China in disputed South China Sea territories.
- At Manila's autism-friendly cafe, it's A-OK to be different Updated: Apr-16-15 2:38 am
MANILA, Philippines - Guided by a therapist and cue cards, Jose Canoy carefully removed a waffle from the griddle, turned off the waffle maker and asked for a serving plate from the kitchen staff at Manila's brightly-decorated Puzzle Cafe. Each of Canoy's next moves were similarly laid out in index cards with pictures: A script for greeting customers, offering them the menu, serving the food and finally handing out the bill.
- New Pacquiao film shows how poor boy grew up to be champion Updated: Apr-16-15 12:22 am
MANILA, Philippines - As a dirt-poor rookie boxer in the southern Philippines, Manny Pacquiao started his phenomenal rise to global fame not as the Pacman, as he is sometimes called, but as "Kid Kulafu."
- Philippines says Muslim rebel who backed IS group has died Updated: Apr-15-15 8:50 am
MANILA, Philippines - A Muslim rebel chief whose forces in the southern Philippines have pledged support to the Islamic State group has died following a long ailment and was replaced by a Middle East-trained militant, the Philippine military and insurgents said Wednesday.
- 8 dead, 25 hurt in Philippine troops' clash with Abu Sayyaf Updated: Apr-09-15 5:19 am
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine troops, backed by attack helicopters and artillery fire, battled with at least 250 Abu Sayyaf militants Thursday in the country's restive south, leaving two soldiers and six militants dead, the military said.
- Filipino family appeals to Indonesia to save convicted maid Updated: Apr-08-15 4:01 am
MANILA, Philippines - Family members of a Filipino maid facing the death penalty after being convicted of drug trafficking in Indonesia made a last-minute appeal Wednesday for clemency to the country's president.
- Gunmen abduct mayor of southern Philippine town Updated: Apr-07-15 12:58 am
MANILA, Philippines - Armed men have abducted the mayor of a southern Philippine town from her house and fled with her on motorboats, officials said Tuesday.