Duterte: China should temper its behavior in disputed waters

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said Tuesday that China's claim to airspace above newly built islands and surrounding waters in the disputed South China Sea "is wron...

Philippines forces in S. China Sea threatened daily by Chinese military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chief of Staff for the Philippine military was quoted as saying that Philippine aircraft and ships are regularly harassed by Chinese forces during routine patrols...

Wyoming officials oppose returning war-trophy church bells

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Elected officials from Wyoming say they oppose plans to return church bells seized as war trophies from the Philippines over a century ago. Two of the Bells of ...

Philippine president to visit Israel, meet Netanyahu

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte has accepted an invitation to visit Israel next month in a sign of improving ties, which had hit a sore spot early in his presidency when h...

Russia may provide Philippines navy with first submarine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Reports from media in the Philippines have revealed that Russia is prepared to offer loans to the Philippine government to assist the country with purchasing a new Russian...

Philippine Navy successfully tests fires first-ever missile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippine Navy announced a successful test fire of the Israeli developed "Spike-ER" portable missile system on Aug. 9, marking the first ever missile l...

Philippines bars elderly Australian who it says joined rally

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine immigration bureau says it has blocked the entry of an Australian who is on a blacklist for reportedly joining a 2015 rally in violation of regulations barrin...

Philippine delegation attends bilateral industry forum, seeks cooperation with Taiwanese companies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A delegation led by Vice Mayor Bernard E. Al-ag of the Philippine city of Davao attended the "Taiwan-Davao City Connectivity Forum" (台灣─菲律賓產業連結論壇) held at N...

Vice Mayor of Davao, Philippines, visits Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The vice mayor of Davao on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao, Bernard Echavez-Al-ag, arrived in Kaohsiung Wednesday at the invitation of National Sun Yat-sen Uni...

Duterte berates, threatens to kill corrupt police on live TV

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has threatened to kill corrupt police in an expletives-laden encounter on live TV. Philippine officials say more than 100 policeme...

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 ...

Manila thanks Taipei for arrest, deportation of Filipino fugitive

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Philippines top envoy to Taipei on Wednesday expressed gratitude to Taiwan for its arrest and deportation of a Philippine city councilor, who was wanted in his home country for dru...

Filipino anti-corruption official sacked after disclosing Duterte’s undeclared wealth: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Arthur Carandang, an official of the independent government agency, Office of the Ombudsman was dismissed on August 1, after disclosing details of an investigation into th...

UN chief calls new Muslim region in Philippines 'a landmark'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling a new law in the Philippines creating a Muslim autonomous region "a landmark achievement on the road to lasting peace" in the c...

China falls short of its US$24 billion pledge for the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been under mounting criticisms over his seemingly failed strategy to align with China, which promised US$24 billion in investm...