- ASEAN wants China to stop work in disputed sea: official Updated: Aug-04-15 7:38 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Southeast Asian nations want China to stop land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea, a regional official said Tuesday, but China insisted it has a right to continue the activity.
- Kerry pushes Asia trade pact in Singapore Updated: Aug-04-15 2:37 am
SINGAPORE - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Tuesday for countries negotiating a major Pacific Rim trade deal to overcome differences that have stalled its conclusion.
- Aquino chooses Roxas as Philippine presidential candidate Updated: Jul-31-15 5:52 am
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Friday he had picked Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II as the administration candidate to succeed him in elections next year.
- ADB ready to boost lending to Philippines by 66 percent Updated: Jul-28-15 7:22 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Asian Development Bank said Tuesday it is ready to boost lending to the Philippines by 66 percent to about $3 billion to support the country's infrastructure and development needs.
- Philippine leader seeks laws to end rebellion, dynasties Updated: Jul-27-15 10:22 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine president asked Congress on Monday to pass a troubled Muslim autonomy bill at the heart of efforts to end a bloody rebellion in the country's south and legislation that aims to lessen the stranglehold on power of entrenched political families, which include his.
- Philippine church accusing Chris Brown faces own legal probe Updated: Jul-24-15 9:34 pm
MANILA, Philippines - A politically influential and secretive Christian church involved in a legal dispute with American R&B singer Chris Brown has been caught in a rising tide of its own troubles, including allegations of abductions and misuse of funds.
- Chris Brown leaves Philippines after ordeal over legal issue Updated: Jul-24-15 8:58 pm
MANILA, Philippines - Chris Brown finally left the Philippines and performed at a night club in Macau, but not without last-minute complications at the end of a three-day ordeal.
- Pacquiao joins bid to help Philippines land FIBA World Cup Updated: Jul-24-15 9:29 am
MANILA, Philippines - Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao will travel to Japan next month to lend a hand as the Philippines bids against China to host the 2019 basketball World Cup.
- Bomb kills 1, wounds 8 others in Philippines Updated: Jul-23-15 9:44 pm
MANILA, Philippines - A bomb packed with nails for more lethal effect has exploded in a massage parlor in the southern Philippines, killing one person and leaving at least eight wounded, officials said Friday.
- Feds: 2 men traveled to Philippines for murder-for-hire plot Updated: Jul-22-15 7:50 pm
NEW YORK - Two North Carolina men were arrested Wednesday on charges that they carried out a contract killing, allegedly leaving a woman dead on a garbage pile in the Philippines before each collected a portion of their $35,000 fee.
- Teen hostage held since March escapes Philippine militants Updated: Jul-20-15 11:34 am
MANILA, Philippines - A teenager who was kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf gunmen in March escaped her captors Monday when government troops discovered the militants' jungle hideout in the southern Philippines, the military said.
- Main suspect in 2009 Philippine massacre dies in hospital Updated: Jul-18-15 3:46 am
MANILA, Philippines - Andal Ampatuan Sr., a former Philippine governor and one of the main suspects accused of ordering the killings of 58 people in the Philippines' worst massacre, has died of a heart attack in a government hospital, his lawyer said Saturday.
- 5 die, 4 missing in collapse of coal pit wall in Philippines Updated: Jul-17-15 6:08 am
MANILA, Philippines - A wall in a vast coal pit collapsed in the central Philippines early Friday, killing five workers and leaving at least four others missing at a site where a similar deadly accident occurred two years ago, a governor said Friday.
- Philippine festival expands screenings for Asian films Updated: Jul-16-15 8:19 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines' leading independent film festival is adding a section showcasing Asian films, offering a venue for filmmakers facing censorship in other parts of Asia.
- Philippine police kill 7 suspects in daylong anti-crime raid Updated: Jul-15-15 10:42 am
MANILA, Philippines - Nearly 500 policemen launched simultaneous raids on drug dens and other criminal hideouts in a southern Philippine city on Wednesday, killing seven suspects and arresting 39 others in one of the largest single-day anti-crime operations this year, police said.
- Feds seek $12.5M in California assets in corruption case Updated: Jul-14-15 8:13 pm
LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Department of Justice took action on Tuesday to seize $12.5 million in California property and assets from a businesswoman who is at the heart of a massive corruption scandal in the Philippines.
- Candy sickens 1,080 students in southern Philippines Updated: Jul-10-15 8:52 am
MANILA, Philippines - More than 1,000 students in a southern Philippine province fell ill Friday after eating fruit-flavored candy sold by vendors during their school recess, officials said.
- Foreigner with MERS in Philippines now free of the virus Updated: Jul-10-15 6:46 am
MANILA, Philippines - A 36-year-old foreigner who tested positive for MERS after arriving in the Philippines from the Middle East is now free of the virus and will leave the hospital this weekend, officials said Friday.
- Pacquiao seeks mercy for Filipino on death row in Indonesia Updated: Jul-10-15 4:57 am
MANILA, Philippines - Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao prayed with a Filipino woman on death row in Indonesia and promised to appeal for clemency in the latest bid from her country to save her.
- SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China's island-building almost done Updated: Jul-10-15 4:28 am
The dispute over the strategic waterways of the South China Sea has intensified, pitting a rising China against its smaller and militarily weaker neighbors who all lay claim to a string of isles, coral reefs and lagoons mostly in the Spratly and the Paracel islands. Only about 45 of them are occupied. The area is one of the world's busiest shipping routes, rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves, but it has now emerged as a possible flashpoint involving world powers and regional claimants.
- WHO says too few countries taxing tobacco products enough Updated: Jul-07-15 6:31 am
MANILA, Philippines - Taxing cigarettes up to 75 percent of their retail price is among the most effective ways to reduce tobacco use, but too few governments levy high enough taxes, according to a World Health Organization global report released Tuesday.