Philippines

US not allowed to launch South China Sea patrols from the Philippines

Manila will not allow the United States to launch naval and aerial patrols in the disputed South China Sea from the Philippines, the defence secretary said Friday.

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.

Bomb explodes outside Catholic church in Philippines

A homemade bomb exploded in front of a Catholic Church in the southern Philippines on Sunday, injuring two people, local officials said.

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. 

Philippine leader lashes out at US at APEC meeting with Putin

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte criticized the US and other Western nations on Saturday, during his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Fourteen killed in clash between Philippine troops, Islamic militants

Fourteen people were killed in a clash between Philippine troops and Islamist militants holding captive a German national and more than 20 other hostages, the military said.

Duterte warns Philippines could follow Russia's ICC withdrawal

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he might follow Russia's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has criticized a spate of killings under his...

Philippines arrests Malaysian with more than 4 kilos of cocaine

A Malaysian national was arrested in the Philippines after authorities found more than 4 kilos of cocaine in his luggage, immigration officials said Tuesday.

Jailed Philippine mayor killed in shoot-out with police inside prison

A local mayor from a Philippine town detained on drugs charges and a fellow inmate were killed in a shoot-out with police inside a provincial jail, officials said Saturday.

Manila seeks new rifle supplier as rights worries prompt US sale stop

The Philippines will look for new suppliers for thousands of assault rifles for its national police after the United States halted a planned sale due to human rights concerns, the country's police...

Philippine police arrest town mayor accused of illegal drugs links

Philippine police on Saturday arrested a town mayor allegedly involved in the illegal drugs trade during a raid on his house, where several unlicensed firearms were seized, a regional spokesman...

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.