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Philippines holds drills with US, Japan near disputed sea

By Tue, Jun 23, 2015 11:53AM UTC 0 Comment

PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has begun separate naval exercises with the United States and Japan on an island province facing the disputed South China Sea, displaying its security alliances amid an increasingly tense territorial rift with Beijing....

Philippines presidential prospect Rodrigo Duterte reveals ‘leftist’ leanings

By Mon, Jun 22, 2015 8:18AM UTC 0 Comment

SARANGANI, Philippines - Either you love him or hate him. Davao City’s Rodrigo Duterte is a colorful man and you will drop everything you are doing to listen to his equally colorful language – like it or not....

Filipino Muslim rebels hand over arms to reinforce peace deal

By Tue, Jun 16, 2015 6:01PM UTC 0 Comment

SULTAN KUDARAT, Philippines (AP) — The largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines handed over a batch of firearms Tuesday as a gesture to reinforce a peace pact stalled by a public outcry over the recent killings of dozens of anti-terror police commandos in a battle with insurgents....

Philippine court orders 9 jailed Chinese fishermen freed

By Tue, Jun 09, 2015 7:29PM UTC 0 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has ordered the release of nine Chinese fishermen who served a year in prison for poaching hundreds of endangered giant sea turtles from a disputed South China Sea shoal....

Philippine economic growth slows to 5.2 percent in 1Q

By Thu, May 28, 2015 7:28PM UTC 0 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say Philippine economic growth slowed in the first quarter of this year largely due to sluggish government spending....