Apr 9, 2015

At least 14 dead in Philippines clash with Abu Sayyaf insurgents

Eight Philippines troops died and 25 were injured after a battle with at least 250 Abu Sayyaf militants in the country’s restive south, Philippines officials said Thursday. The engagement, backed by attack helicopters and artillery fire, appeared to leave at least six militants dead. ...

Filipino nurses feared kidnapped in Libya are safe

Mar 17, 2015

Filipino nurses feared kidnapped in Libya are safe

The Philippine government said Tuesday that four Filipino nurses reported to have been kidnapped from a Libyan hospital by militants from an Islamic State group affiliate were actually taken to a safe place by a friend and were not abducted. The Philippine Embassy in ...

Mar 8, 2015

China defends island-building in South China Sea

China’s foreign minister on Sunday defended his government’s controversial policy of reclamation on disputed isles in the South China Sea, which has sparked regional concern, and said Beijing is not seeking to overturn the international order. Last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping tried to ...

WWII battleship Musashi found, says Microsoft's Allen

Mar 4, 2015

WWII battleship Musashi found, says Microsoft's Allen

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he has found the Imperial Navy’s biggest warship, lying on the seabed in the Philippines 70 years after U.S. forces sank it. Allen posted a photo on Twitter on Tuesday of what was described as the battleship Musashi’s rusty ...

Young 3/11 survivors bound for U.N. disaster summit

Feb 27, 2015

Young 3/11 survivors bound for U.N. disaster summit

by May Masangkay

As survivors of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami cope with the loss of their families, homes and livelihoods, some of the younger generation are focusing their energies on helping people elsewhere in Asia. Haruka Kurosawa, 19, lived through the 2011 calamity and afterward ...