Chinese leader Xi Jinping will visit the Philippines by end of year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Foreign Secretary of the Philippines Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday Aug. 7 announced that Chinese leader Xi Jinping is expected to visit the Philippines for a meeting ...

Three Philippine soldiers killed in clash with communist rebels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Violence between communist rebels and the Philippine government was reignited this past weekend when government forces engaged in a shootout with rebels in the north ...

Most Filipinos have 'little trust' in China, disapprove of Manila's S. China Sea policy 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A survey in the Philippines by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) organization has found that the majority of Filipinos are deeply unsatisfied with the government’s S...

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...

Confirmed: Communist plot to overthrow Duterte in the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On July 3 in the Philippines, a plot by communist rebels to overthrow the government of President Rodrigo Duterte was confirmed by the country’s Armed Forces. Acc...

Chinese Coast Guard harassing Philippine fishermen, stealing catches in S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government of the Philippines issued a formal demand to Beijing and the Chinese Coast Guard on June 11, warning them to stay away from territorial fisheries belonging ...

Duterte may declare national emergency, promises 'radical changes' in coming days

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Wednesday to resort to emergency powers and enforce them “to the hilt” to deal with relentless criticism ov...

Philippine top judge, Duterte’s critic, ousted by colleagues

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Supreme Court ousted its chief justice, a critic of the country’s authoritarian president, in an unprecedented vote Friday by fellow judges that s...

Philippine top judge, Duterte's critic, ousted by colleagues

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Supreme Court ousted its chief justice, a critic of the country's authoritarian president, in an unprecedented vote Friday by fellow magistrates that she and ...

Philippines eyes joint exploration deal with China, Vietnam looks for peace in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – While the Philippines is looking to cooperate with China to jointly explore for oil and gas in a part of the South China Sea waterway claimed by both countries, Vietnam an...

Philippines to shut down Boracay, a polluted tourist spot Duterte called a cesspool

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the closure of the tourist destination of Boracay for up to six months after saying the waters off its famed white-sa...

Duterte withdrawing Philippines from Int'l Criminal Court

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte announced Wednesday that the Philippines is withdrawing its ratification of a treaty that created the International Criminal Court, where he ...

Duterte wants to step down two years early, says he is tired, would like to rest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to local reports, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday dismissed rumors about any desire to stay in power and become a dictator, saying that he actually...

Thousands join nationwide rally in Philippines against Duterte’s drug war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Thousands took to the streets of Manila to mark the 32nd anniversary of People Power revolution of 1986 and protested Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's push to a...

Duterte: Labor ban to Kuwait stays, may be expanded

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said Thursday that a ban on the deployment of workers to Kuwait, where a Filipina was found dead in a freezer, will continue and could be expa...