image descriptionArchives

NPA rebels belonging to the Far South Mindanao Regional command.Pic by Edwin Espejo

Philippines: NPA rebels suffer heavy losses in Sarangani

By Thu, Nov 06, 2014 7:45AM UTC Comments Off NPA rebels belonging to the Far South Mindanao Regional command.Pic by Edwin Espejo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Successive losses in the battlefield have put the New People’s Army (NPA) on the defensive as three more communist rebels were slain in Maasim, Sarangani Wednesday, November 5....

Philippines to sue militants who seized Germans

By Wed, Nov 05, 2014 7:43PM UTC Comments Off Philippines to sue militants who seized Germans

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police say two German tourists who were freed last month by Abu Sayyaf militants after six months of jungle captivity have helped investigators identify at least five of their captors, who will face criminal complaints. Police Senior Superintendent Roberto Fajardo said Wednesday that the Germans identified the leaders of their...

Abu Sayyaf militants kill 6 Filipino soldiers

By Sun, Nov 02, 2014 1:51PM UTC Comments Off Philippine military honor guard carry a flag-draped casket of one of seven slain marines as it arrives at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines amid a downpour on Sunday May 26, 2013. At least 14 Philippine marines and Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in a clash in a new U.S.-backed offensive aimed at rescuing six foreign and Filipino hostages and stopping the al-Qaida-linked gunmen from staging more kidnappings in the country's south, a military commander said Sunday. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military says Abu Sayyaf guerrillas have killed at least six soldiers who were guarding a road project that has been delayed by militant attacks in the country's impoverished southern region....

Filipinos remember typhoon dead on All Saints’ Day

By Sun, Nov 02, 2014 11:46AM UTC Comments Off Typhoon Haiyan, as seen from space, approaches the Philippines Thursday. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos are paying their respects to departed loved ones in All Saints' Day rituals in cemeteries around the archipelago, including at mass graves for victims of a powerful typhoon that killed more than 6,300 people last year....

Amid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 8:48AM UTC Comments Off Philippine marines storm a beach with their counterpart from the U.S. Marines Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit based in Okinawa, Japan, during the annual joint military exercise, dubbed PHIBLEX (RP-US Amphibious Landing Exercise), at San Antonio, Zambales province northwest of Manila, Philippines. When President Obama arrives in Australia on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to kick off a four-day Asia-Pacific visit, he should receive a warm reception from America's longtime allies in the region. The U.S. has deepened military ties with Asia in the past year, at once reassuring its partners of its commitment and capitalizing on mutual fears about China's rise. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat says an accord with the U.S. that allows thousands of American troops to join combat exercises in the country is "imperfect" but Manila likely won't move to amend it....

Page 2 of 207123...Last »

AP NewsLatest News