Asia Today: Manila back under lockdown as virus cases surge

Commuter trains, buses and other public vehicles stayed off the main roads of the Philippine capital Tuesday (Aug 4) and police were again staffing checkpoints to restrict public travel as surging vir...

Philippine capital returning to lockdown as virus surges

The Philippine president has agreed to place the capital and outlying provinces back under a lockdown after medical groups warned that the country was waging “a losing battle” against the ...

China, Australia spar on Twitter over South China Sea

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

The Latest: Philippine capital going back under lockdown

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is reimposing a moderate lockdown in the Philippine capital and outlying provinces after medical groups appealed for the move as coronavirus infections ...

Asia Today: Duterte reimposing virus lockdown on Manila area

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is reimposing a moderate lockdown in the capital and outlying provinces after medical groups appealed for the move as coronavirus infect...

Philippines virus cases top 100,000 in 'losing battle'

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Philippines surged past 100,000 Sunday in a troubling milestone after medical groups declared that the country was waging “a losing battle” aga...

12 dead as Philippine troops battle militants in south

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops clashed with Muslim guerrillas allied with the Islamic State group in the country’s south, leaving two soldiers and about 10 militants dead, military offic...

Duterte gives in to Beijing's claimed possession of South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday (July 27) admitted that he "cannot do anything" against Beijing's aggressive pursuit of territory in the South...

US-China spats rattle world, prompting calls for unity

BEIJING (AP) — Antagonisms between the U.S. and China are rattling governments around the world, prompting a German official to warn of “Cold War 2.0” and Kenya’s president to appeal for unity to figh...

Hundreds rally in Manila ahead of Duterte's annual speech

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hundreds of protesters in the Philippine capital marched and staged motorcades Monday against a new anti-terror law and other issues despite police threats of arrests ahead ...

Philippine president suggests using gasoline for mask disinfection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made headlines again by suggesting the use of gasoline to disinfect face masks against the coronavirus. The leade...

Filipino journalist Ressa pleads not guilty to tax evasion

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Award-winning Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who was last month convicted of libel in what was widely criticized as an attack on press freedom, on Wednesday pleaded not ...

Philippines: Journalist Maria Ressa pleads not guilty in tax case

Filipina journalist Maria Ressa pleaded not guilty to charges of tax evasion at a Manila court on Wednesday. The case is one of several government lawsuits that she and her online government-critical...

Philippines president reaffirms intention to arrest people not wearing masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has continued raging in the Philippines since the country reopened its economy in June, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte r...

COVID-19 in Philippines: Police deployed to implement fresh lockdowns

The Philippines on Monday confirmed 1,521 new coronavirus cases and four new deaths, its fifth straight day of reporting over a thousand infections. The Health Ministry said total deaths have increase...