Philippines issues national alert against dengue threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the surge of dengue fever reports, the Philippines declared a national alert on Monday (July 15) to increase public awareness of the mosquito-borne disease. The So...

Philippine Navy celebrates 121st anniversary with slew of new naval assets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippine Navy celebrated the 121st anniversary of its founding on Monday (June 17) with announcements of new equipment and capability upgrades. According to a gov...

After Canada garbage row, Manila eyes waste shipped from Hong Kong, Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the diplomatic crisis between the governments of the Philippines and Canada moves towards resolution, the Duterte administration is being advised by lawmakers to consid...

Philippine troops kill 12 Abu Sayyaf militants in clashes

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military says 12 Abu Sayyaf militants have been killed in clashes as army troops pressed an offensive in a southern province after the extremists were blam...

The Philippines in the sights of IS

The Bato Ali Mosque was once a beautiful edifice with a distinct green dome. Now, only an ugly, bombed-out skeleton topped by a perforated minaret remains. The ravaged mosque stands out as a reminder ...

Mahathir meets Philippine Muslim rebel chief-turned-governor

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday met a Filipino Muslim rebel leader who has become a regional governor under a Malaysian-brokered peace deal, telling him ...

Taiwan govt. apologizes for placing Philippine flag in state of war at airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Labor (MOL) today issued a statement yesterday (Feb. 14) apologizing for inadvertently placing the Philippine national flag upside down in a state of war in two...

New measles case confirmed in Greater Taipei: CDC

Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed on Wednesday a new imported measles case and alerted people in the Greater Taipei area to beware of possible exposure as the patient used the T...

Will Mindanao referendum bring peace to Philippines' restive region?

Meccah Samanodi, 24, cast her vote at Vilo elementary school, a short walk from Notre Dame University in Cotabato city where she is a faculty member. "I voted in favor of Cotabato city becoming p...

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...

Deadly bombs target cathedral in south Philippines

Two bombs have exploded outside a church during Sunday Mass in the southern Philippines, killing at least 19 people and injuring 48 others, officials have said. The first bomb went off outside the Ro...

Filipino Muslims approve new autonomous region in referendum

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Muslims in the southern Philippines overwhelmingly approved in a referendum the creation of a new autonomous region in hopes of ending nearly half a century of unrest,...

Philippines: Muslims vote in autonomy referendum

Residents of Muslim regions on the Philippine island of Mindanao headed to the polls on Monday to vote in a long-awaited referendum on autonomy. More than 2.83 million people were registered to vote ...

Islamist threat lingers in Philippines despite Marawi victory

Abdul, his young face hidden by a headscarf, stares into the camera as he contemplates his shattered dream. He has lost dozens of friends. His family has been displaced. "Our original plan was l...

Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Congress has approved a request by the president to extend martial law in the country's volatile south by a year due to continuing threats by Islamic State gr...