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Philippines eyes US helicopters after scrapping Russian deal

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials are considering a U.S. offer to provide heavy-lift helicopters like its widely used Chinooks after Manila scrapped a deal to buy military choppers from ...

Philippine leader threatens to fire officials in sugar mess

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has threatened to fire top agricultural officials if an investigation shows they improperly made and announced a decision to import sugar amid a sho...

Ex-Philippine leader and democracy defender Ramos is buried

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos was laid to rest in a state funeral Tuesday, hailed as an ex-general who backed and then helped oust a dictatorship and became a defe...

Blinken commits U.S. to defending Philippines against armed attacks

Secretary of State Antony Blinken assured the Philippines on Saturday that the United States would come to its defence if attacked in the South China Sea, seeking to allay concerns about the extent of...

Blinken: China should not hold global concerns 'hostage'

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Saturday that China should not hold hostage talks on important global matters such as the climate crisis, after Beijing cut off c...

Marcos Jr. says Philippines won't rejoin international court

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Newly elected President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said Monday the Philippines has no plan to rejoin the International Criminal Court, a decision that supports his predecessor’s s...

Ramos, ex-Philippine leader who helped oust dictator, dies

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Former Philippine President Fidel Valdez Ramos, a U.S.-trained ex-general who saw action in the Korean and Vietnam wars and played a key role in a 1986 pro-democracy uprisin...

Philippines: Ex-president, military leader Fidel Ramos dies at 94

Philippines' former President Fidel Ramos, who oversaw a stable tenure following the upheaval which peaked with the overthrow of a dictatorial regime, died on Sunday aged 94. Known as "stead...

US official warns Asian aggressors will face Western might

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Any Asian aggressor who violates the sovereignty of other countries in the region risks punitive counter actions, just like what Russia is confronting now for its invasion o...

AP Exclusive: Philippines scraps Russian chopper deal

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government has scrapped a deal to purchase 16 Russian military transport helicopters due to fears of possible U.S. sanctions, Philippine officials said. ...

Powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes Philippines

MANILA, July 27 (Reuters) - A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the northern Philippine island of Luzon on Wednesday killing fourpeople, damaging buildings and sending strong tremors through th...

Strong quake kills 2, injures dozens in northern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong earthquake left at least two people dead and injured dozens in the northern Philippines on Wednesday, where the temblor set off small landslides and damaged buildin...

Philippine president orders rescue, relief operations in quake-hit province

Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr has ordered the immediate dispatch of rescue and relief teams to the earthquake-affected province of Abra, his press secretary said on Wednesday. Marcos wi...

Facing headwinds and history, Marcos makes policy speech

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. delivered his first State of the Nation address Monday with momentum from his landslide election victory, but he's hamstrung by his...

Philippines: Marcos Jr. vows recovery but quiet on human rights in first policy speech

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday offered a extensive list of goals during his first State of the Nation address since taking office after a landslide election victory in May. Afte...