May 2, 2016

Philippine front-runner open to talks with China on sea dispute

Rodrigo Duterte, the tough-talking Davao City mayor who is leading Philippine presidential polls, said he will hold bilateral talks with China to resolve a territorial dispute in the South China Sea if the current multilateral discussions do not bear fruit within two years. Duterte ...

Philippines' Aquino vows to 'neutralize' Abu Sayyaf kidnappers

Apr 27, 2016

Philippines' Aquino vows to 'neutralize' Abu Sayyaf kidnappers

Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed Wednesday to launch a military assault aimed at “neutralizing” Islamic militants who beheaded a Canadian hostage and are holding more than 20 other foreign nations. “Casualties are to be expected. But what has to be of utmost importance is ...