VP accepts Duterte's offer for her to play role in drug war

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The vice president of the Philippines has accepted an offer by President Rodrigo Duterte for her to play a lead role in his deadly crackdown against illegal drugs even thoug...

3rd strong quake this month kills 5 in southern Philippines

KIDAPAWAN, Philippines (AP) — The third strong earthquake this month killed five people Thursday, injured several others and destroyed buildings that were already damaged by the earlier shaking ...

Spokesman: Duterte suffering from muscle spasms but can work

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A spokesman says a medical checkup showed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is suffering from painful muscle spasms that prompted him to cut short a trip to Japan. ...

Duterte cuts short Japan trip due to 'unbearable' spine pain

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is cutting short his trip to Japan due to "unbearable pain" in his spinal column caused by his fall during a motorcycle ride last week. ...

Philippine president bruised, scratched from motorcycle fall

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A spokesman says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was bruised and scratched from falling off his parked motorcycle at the palace grounds. Presidential ...

Strong quake leaves 1 dead, dozens injured in Philippines

An earthquake hit the southern Philippines late Wednesday, killing a girl, and injuring more than two dozen people in collapsed houses, and sending thousands of panicked people scrambling out of homes...

Philippine police chief resigns amid drug allegations

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine national police chief resigned on Monday after he faced allegations in a Senate hearing that he intervened as a provincial police chief in 2013 to preve...

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 territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

Philippines eager to drive up falling investments from Taiwan

The two-day Philippine Tourism Investment Forum concluded Friday in Taipei, with the neighboring country eager to increase investments from Taiwan in its tourism sector as the overall Taiwanese invest...

Duterte flies to Russia for 2nd time to meet 'idol' Putin

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has left for Moscow to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, and press efforts to broaden relations while maintaining robust ties with treat...

Duterte suspending loan talks with backers of rights probe

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A presidential spokesman says the Philippines is suspending negotiations and signing of loans and grants with 18 countries that backed a U.N. human rights resolution calling...

Philippines official raises alarm over military's deal with China Telecom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An anonymous cyberintelligence official in the Philippines government has come forward to tell the media that a pending agreement between a Chinese telecom company and the...

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 territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

After rejecting Duterte in China, Xi offers Manila gas deal in Philippine EEZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Tuesday (Sept. 10), Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte publicly stated that Chinese leader Xi Jinping has offered the Philippines a controlling stake in a joint offsh...

A US priest, a Philippine village, and decades of secrecy

TALUSTUSAN, Philippines (AP) — The American priest's voice echoed over the phone line, his sharp Midwestern accent softened over the decades by a gentle Filipino lilt. On the other end, recording the ...