Muslim rebel commanders transform into Philippine officials

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Some of the fiercest Muslim rebel commanders in the southern Philippines are in Manila to be sworn in as administrators of a new Muslim autonomy region in a delicate milesto...

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vac...

AP Interview: Philippine journalist sees threat to democracy

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The head of a Philippine online news site who was arrested by government agents in a libel case accused President Rodrigo Duterte's administration on Thursday of acting like...

Journalist and Duterte critic posts bail after libel arrest

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration has been freed on bail after her arrest in a...

Philippines detains Duterte-critical journalist Maria Ressa

(Deutsche Welle) — Award-winning Philippine journalist Maria Ressa was arrested by government agents on Wednesday. Ressa, a regular critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs,...

Duterte advocates renaming Philippines 'to assert national identity'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has endorsed the idea of renaming the Philippines to "Maharlika," SunStar Manila reported on Tuesday. Presidential Spokes...

Chinese student charged with assault after tossing tofu drink at Philippine cop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A female Chinese student has been indicted for assault after she hurled a tofu drink at a Philippine police officer in front of a Manila Metro Rail Transit (MRT) station. In...

Philippine troops battle Muslim militants after church blast

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops clashed with Abu Sayyaf gunmen in fierce jungle fighting that left five soldiers and three militants dead, as the military pushed forward with a fres...

Japan, Philippines planning joint naval exercises in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Tuesday, Jan. 29, the Japanese destroyer JS Ikazuchi (DD-107), arrived for a port call in Manila, marking what may be the beginning of increased cooperation between the...

Duterte sees bombed church, tells army to crush Abu Sayyaf

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte and his top security officials on Monday visited a Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippines where suspected Islamic militants set off b...

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PRESIDENT SKEPTICAL ABOUT CHANCES FOR BUDGET AGREEMENT Do...

Duterte to visit site of bombings that killed at least 20

JOLO, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his top security officials are scheduled to visit the southern Philippines where suspected Islamic militants bombed a Catholic cathedr...

20 dead as bombs target Sunday Mass in Philippine cathedral

JOLO, Philippines (AP) — Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and woundin...

Philippines may soon lower 'age of criminal liability' from 15 to 12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government of the Philippines appears set to lower the “age of criminal liability” in the country from 15 years old to 12 years old, if a bill which just p...

Breakfast with Manny Pacquiao on a rainy day in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Breakfast at Manny Pacquiao's house began with a silent prayer, followed by more silence around the big dining room table as his massive entourage waited for the fighter to take the...