Will Mindanao referendum bring peace to Philippines' restive region?

Meccah Samanodi, 24, cast her vote at Vilo elementary school, a short walk from Notre Dame University in Cotabato city where she is a faculty member. "I voted in favor of Cotabato city becoming p...

Deadly bombs target cathedral in south Philippines

Two bombs have exploded outside a church during Sunday Mass in the southern Philippines, killing at least 19 people and injuring 48 others, officials have said. The first bomb went off outside the Ro...

Filipino Muslims approve new autonomous region in referendum

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Muslims in the southern Philippines overwhelmingly approved in a referendum the creation of a new autonomous region in hopes of ending nearly half a century of unrest,...

Row delays Duterte speech, rebel deal; Arroyo named speaker

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A leadership row in the Philippine House of Representatives delayed President Rodrigo Duterte's delivery of his annual state of the nation address and passage of c...

Philippine Congress' approval of Muslim peace deal delayed

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine House of Representatives has failed to ratify as expected a new autonomy deal that many hope will peacefully settle one of Asia's longest-raging Muslim separa...