Philippine leader threatens to end US pact over ally's visa

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has renewed a threat to terminate an accord that allows American forces to train in the country unless Washington restored a visa of a political all...

Philippines looks for safer homes for volcano residents

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials said Sunday the government will no longer allow villagers to return to a crater-studded island where an erupting volcano lies, warning that living the...

Filipino Catholics pray for Mideast peace in Nazarene event

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A mammoth crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics prayed for peace in the Middle East as they began an annual procession of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ ...

Philippines orders evacuation of Filipinos from Iraq

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government said Wednesday that it has ordered the mandatory evacuation of Filipino workers from Iraq and the coast guard said it is sending a vessel to ...

Philippines braces to evacuate its workers in Iraq, Iran

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the military to prepare to deploy its aircraft and ships “at any moment’s notice” to evacuate thousands ...

Philippines braces to evacuate its workers in Iraq, Iran

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the military to prepare to deploy its aircraft and ships “at any moment’s notice” to evacuate thousands of Filipino workers in I...

Duterte to end martial law in Philippine south after 2 years

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to end more than two years of martial law in the southern Philippines after government forces considerably weakened Islamic militant gr...

America’s influence, once so dominant, waning under Trump

It’s whispered in NATO meeting rooms and celebrated in China’s halls of power. It’s lamented in the capital cities of key U.S. allies and welcomed in the Kremlin. Three years into Do...

Defense chief tells Duterte martial law in south can now end

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine defense chief says he has recommended that the president not extend martial law in the country’s south, which was declared in 2017 to help troops quell a bloo...

Approaching storm, snafus cast pall on Southeast Asian Games

CLARK, Philippines (AP) — An approaching typhoon is threatening to complicate the hosting by the Philippines of the largest biennial games in Southeast Asia, already marred by logistical foul-ups that...

Philippine rebel spokesman nabbed in Manila hospital

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military officials say a communist guerrilla leader and spokesman has been arrested while being secretly treated for hypertension in a hospital in an upscale resi...

Duterte fires VP from anti-drug post weeks after offering it

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has fired the vice president from a lead role in his anti-drug crackdown just weeks after she accepted the post and vowed to make a camp...

Philippines becomes China’s largest banana exporter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China and the Philippines' improved relationship means China has overtaken Japan to become the largest importer of bananas from the Philippines, the Liberty Times repo...

Philippines President Duterte to ban vaping products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Tuesday (Nov. 19) that he would ban e-cigarettes as the country reported its first vaping-related lung injury. A 16-year-o...

VP accepts Duterte's offer for her to play role in drug war

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The vice president of the Philippines has accepted an offer by President Rodrigo Duterte for her to play a lead role in his deadly crackdown against illegal drugs even thoug...