- Closely fought Philippine presidential race gets underway Updated: Feb-09-16 11:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine presidential candidates launched their campaigns Tuesday in festive showbiz-style rallies to draw in the crowds in what is emerging as a closely fought contest to lead one of Asia's most unwieldy democracies.
- Filipinos talk about 1st visit by Japanese emperor since war Updated: Jan-28-16 5:02 am
Emperor Akihito is making the first visit by a Japanese emperor since World War II to the Philippines, which suffered under Japan's harsh military occupation during the war but now relies on Tokyo as an ally, trading partner and source of aid and investment.
- 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.
- Miss Universe winner says next dream is to be a Bond girl Updated: Jan-24-16 8:46 am
MANILA, Philippines - The reigning Miss Universe has her eyes set on her next big dream: being a Bond girl.