Durterte calls for calm over Chinese sinking of fishing boat

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has called for calm amid an outcry after a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat, which sank and put 22 fishermen in danger in the disputed S...

Filipino game show host rocks Independence Day fest in New Taipei

Veteran Filipino game show host and former public servant Arnell Ignacio stole the hearts of over 5,000 people who gathered at an event in New Taipei on Sunday to celebrate the 121st anniversary of th...

Philippines protests sinking of boat in disputed waters

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday he has filed a diplomatic protest after an anchored fishing boat was hit by a suspected Chinese vessel which then abandoned the 2...

Duterte wary over US-China trade war, wants it resolved soon

TOKYO (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed deep concerns about the escalating U.S.-China trade war and its impact on the global economy, including that of his country. ...

Cargo ship arrives in Philippines to return Canadian trash

SUBIC, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says a cargo ship has arrived in a northern port to pick up and return 69 containers of Canadian garbage which the government in Manila says was shipped...

Canada does U-turn on garbage shipped to Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Canada has agreed to retrieve tons of refuse it shipped to the Philippines between 2013-2014. Canada's federal environment minister Catherine McKenna announced on W...

Ex-Philippine judge says she was held at Hong Kong airport

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A former Philippine Supreme Court justice who accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court said she was barr...

Duterte's allies dominate Senate race, shut out opposition

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Final results from the Philippines' midterm elections last week show the president's allies won a majority of the 12 Senate seats being decided, while a shutout of the oppos...

Philippine youth losing faith in political system

Bernise Tan, an 18-year-old college student, was casting her vote for the first time, and she wanted to make an informed opinion about all candidates. She researched about the backgrounds and manifest...

Philippines threatens to sever diplomatic ties with Canada over garbage row

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Relations between the Philippines and Canada have reached their worst point in decades over Ottawa’s inability to retrieve tons of garbage that was sent to the Asian...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

South Korean violinist Won Hyung Joon and North Korean soprano Kim Song Mi held a rare joint performance between artists from the rival countries. The concert in Shanghai was the first both Won and Ki...

Philippines recalls envoys in Canada over trash shipments

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine foreign secretary says the ambassador and consuls in Canada are being recalled over Ottawa's failure to take back truckloads of garbage that Filipino official...

Philippines midterm elections boost Rodrigo Duterte's power

Candidates supported by President Duterte looked set to win most of the seats in a key midterm senatorial election in the Philippines, unofficial results showed Tuesday. With 94 percent of ballots cou...

Millions vote in Philippine elections crucial to Duterte

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos have begun voting in midterm elections highlighted by a showdown between President Rodrigo Duterte's allies who aim to dominate the Senate and an opposit...

Duterte allies seek to dominate Philippine midterm polls

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s name is not on the ballot, but Monday’s midterm elections are seen as a crucial referendum on his rise to power with...