US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:34AM UTC A Chinese fishing vessel is seen stranded after it ran aground at the Tubbataha reefs. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says the United States will pay 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year.

Philippines pushes arbitration in China sea row

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 9:06AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says an international arbitration Manila has initiated to challenge China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea and a proposed legally-binding “code of conduct” are the only remaining ways to settle the long-raging conflicts peacefully.

Philippine militants free 2 kidnapped Germans

By Sat, Oct 18, 2014 11:11AM UTC

A Philippine official says two Germans kidnapped for six months have been released by a militant group just hours after it had threatened to behead one if no ransom payment was made.

Philippines subpoenas US Marine murder suspect

By Sat, Oct 18, 2014 10:52AM UTC

The Philippine government has served a subpoena for a U.S. Marine accused of killing a transgender Filipino in an emotional case expected to test the country’s military ties with the United States.

Protesters demand Philippine custody of US Marine

By Tue, Oct 14, 2014 2:57PM UTC Protesters demand Philippine custody of US Marine

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Dozens of people have protested at the American Embassy in Manila and demanded that Washington hand over to the Philippine government a U.S. Marine implicated in the killing of a Filipino.

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