Philippines

Philippine military chief visits South China Sea island

By Mon, May 11, 2015 6:50PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ military chief has flown to a Filipino-occupied island in the South China Sea amid territorial disputes in the area with China, vowing to defend the islet and help the mayor develop tourism and marine resources there.

Philippines, Japan to hold naval drill in South China Sea

By Mon, May 11, 2015 10:36AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine navy chief says a naval drill that Japan and the Philippines will hold in the South China Sea on Tuesday should not be a cause for concern for China, which is embroiled in territorial disputes with the two countries.

Pacquiao Watch: Measuring greatness

By Mon, May 11, 2015 8:06AM UTC

When I was interviewed by Star Sports for a special on Manny Pacquiao, I was asked where he will rank in the history of Philippine boxing.

Typhoon closes in on Philippines

By Sun, May 10, 2015 2:17PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Forecasters say a strong typhoon is headed to the northern Philippines, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people living on the slopes of a rumbling volcano.

Thai man agrees to leave Philippines voluntarily over racist slurs

By Fri, May 08, 2015 1:48PM UTC

A Thai national threatened with deportation because of racist insults against Filipinos he posted on Facebook has agreed to leave voluntarily.