Duterte signs law punishing catcalling, sexual harassment

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has signed a bill into law penalizing a range of acts of sexual harassment including catcalling, wolf-whistling and persistent telling of sexual jok...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines (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. The waters ...

Duterte critics laud UN vote to scrutinize drug killings

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Critics of the Philippine president's deadly anti-drug campaign say a vote by the U.N.'s top human rights body to look into the thousands of deaths of suspects is a crucial ...

UN rights body narrowly passes resolution on Philippines

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights body has narrowly passed a resolution that includes calls for greater scrutiny in the Philippines. The Human Rights Council voted 18-14 with...

Amnesty seeks international probe to end Philippine killings

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Amnesty International has urgently called for international pressure and an immediate U.N. investigation to help end what it says are possible crimes against humanity in the...

China swiftly stripping Philippines' EEZ of marine resources

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hot on the heels of an announcement by the Duterte Administration acquiescing to Communist China's encroachment on its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), experts warn that Chin...

Indonesia returns toxic trash to senders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Indonesian government announced on Tuesday (June 2) that it is sending 49 containers of waste back to their exporters, as Southeast Asian countries increasingly refuse...

Photo of the Day: Filipino journalist gives the finger to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Waldy Carbonell, a Filipino journalist and political commentator, burned the flag of China and gave the finger to the Chinese embassy in Manila today (July 1) to protest Beijin...

Manila kowtows to Beijing, cedes Exclusive Economic Zone in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Duterte administration of the Philippines is continuing to cede ground in the South China Sea through an “informal” and “undocumented” agreemen...

US Navy mulls return to Subic Bay for new naval base in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Navy is considering a new lease on a port facility in the Philippines, which it previously occupied, as a repair and maintenance facility for its fleet in the Ind...

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...

US-China trade war, South China Sea tensions in ASEAN summit spotlight

BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders will commit to conclude a long-delayed regional trade pact this year despite lingering odds to fend off risks from a protracted U.S.-China trade war when t...

Durterte calls for calm over Chinese sinking of fishing boat

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has called for calm amid an outcry after a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat, which sank and put 22 fishermen in danger in the disputed S...

Filipino game show host rocks Independence Day fest in New Taipei

Veteran Filipino game show host and former public servant Arnell Ignacio stole the hearts of over 5,000 people who gathered at an event in New Taipei on Sunday to celebrate the 121st anniversary of th...

Philippines protests sinking of boat in disputed waters

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday he has filed a diplomatic protest after an anchored fishing boat was hit by a suspected Chinese vessel which then abandoned the 2...