Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vac...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2019. There are 326 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Feb. 8, 158...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Talks on pact to avoid sea clashes could end in 3 years: Xi

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday negotiations between Beijing and Southeast Asian nations on a nonaggression pact to prevent clashes in the disputed South Chi...

The Paradox of Duterte’s Foreign Policy

HONOLULU (IPP Review) -- Two of the most controversial foreign policy stances of the administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte involve the nation’s human rights and territorial inte...

South Korean celeb admits dating former Filipino president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korean expat Grace Lee, a TV news personality in the Philippines, has admitted to having dated the country's former president Benigno Aquino III. Grace L...

What lies ahead for Taiwan in 2018?

MANILA (Taiwan News) -- On the eve of Lunar New Year, Feb. 15, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) delivered a special message for the people of Taiwan from the Rainbow Hall, Presidential Offi...

Philippines says it won't be embroiled in US-China sea spat 

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines said Sunday that it won't get embroiled in a fresh spat between the U.S. and China involving Beijing's protest of an American warship...

Editorial: Taiwan can further intensify its links with Duterte’s Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is known for using direct or even crude language to put his message across, and while on the domestic scene, he has been focusing on his literal “war...

Philippines' ex-leader faces charges for role in clash

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The anti-graft prosecutor in the Philippines has ordered the filing of criminal charges against former President Benigno Aquino III for his alleged liability in a 2015 clash...

China pledges continued assistance to Philippines

BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister has told his Philippine counterpart that Beijing is ready to provide more aid to the Southeast Asian country as ties between the former antagonists improve. ...

ASEAN leader Philippines go easy on China over sea disputes

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines followed up a summit of Southeast Asian leaders by releasing a final communique Sunday that removed mention of international concerns over China's "militariz...

Leading critic of Philippine leader arrested on drug charges

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine opposition senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug crackdown was arrested Friday on drug charges but professed her ...

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Philippine factory fire put out; all workers accounted for

GENERAL TRIAS, Philippines (AP) — A fire at a Philippine factory complex that injured 126 workers was finally put out Friday after two days, and an official said all employees had been accounted for. ...