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Philippines on terror alert after foiled bomb attack in Manila

The Philippines has been placed on "terror alert level 3" after a foiled bombing near the US embassy in Manila, national police chief Ronald Dela Rosa said on Thursday.

Marcos' "hero's burial" prompts mass rally in Manila

Thousands of Filipinos gathered for a grand rally on Wednesday to protest the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the country's cemetery for military heroes, Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Police defuse bomb near US embassy in Manila

Police on Monday defused an explosive device on a main road near the United States embassy in the Philippine capital of Manila.

Philippine protesters demand Marcos' hero's funeral be undone

Protesters massed in Manila Friday to condemn last week's clandestine burial of former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos in the country's Heroes' Cemetery.

Philippines arrests 1,240 illegal Chinese workers

Philippine authorities arrested 1,240 Chinese nationals suspected of working illegally in a province north of Manila, authorities announced Friday. 

Philippines' poverty decreasing according to government report

Poverty in the Philippines has declined by nearly five percentage points in the last six years, amid improved incomes and higher employment, a government report showed Thursday.

Philippines' Duterte sees "springtime of relationship" in China visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping committed more than 9 billion dollars in loans for development projects at his meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine presidential communications...

Philippine police van rams protestors outside US embassy in Manila

A Philippine police van rammed demonstrators who were Wednesday protesting against the presence of US troops in the country outside the US embassy in Manila, a protest organizer said.

President Duterte declares "state of lawlessness" in the Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday declared a “state of lawlessness” in the country after 14 people were killed in a bomb blast at a night market in his home city.

Philippines jail violence kills 10 inmates

Ten inmates at a Philippine city jail, including two Chinese nationals, were killed in a grenade explosion after a gunfight at the warden’s office, police and jail officials said Friday.

Manila: China must respect international law in maritime disputes

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said he and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida discussed shared concerns about regional security, stability and prosperity amid tensions about...

Philippine leader rows back on apparent martial law threat

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte would never undermine the country's constitution, his spokesman insisted Wednesday, after the hardline leader appeared to suggest the introduction of martial...

Philippine court dismisses corruption charges against ex-president

The Philippine Supreme Court dismissed plunder charges against former president Gloria Arroyo on Tuesday for insufficient evidence, and ordered her immediate release.

Beijing's South China Sea claims have no "legal basis" rules tribunal

China's claim to a large swathe of the South China Sea was refuted Tuesday by an international tribunal, in a case brought by the Philippines about contested islets in the resource-rich area.

Tribunal denies China's territorial claims in the South China Sea

China's claim to a large swathe of the South China Sea was refuted Tuesday by an international tribunal, in a case brought by the Philippines over contested islets in the resource-rich area.