Imperial Couple arrive in Philippines

Jan 26, 2016

Imperial Couple arrive in Philippines

Emperor Akihito says Japan must remember the tremendous loss of life in the Philippines during World War II as he and Empress Michiko start a four-day visit to the Southeast Asian country.

Filipina Miss Universe gets a hero's welcome in Manila

Jan 25, 2016

Filipina Miss Universe gets a hero's welcome in Manila

Tens of thousands of people in the beauty pageant-crazed Philippines were set to give newly crowned Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach a heroine’s welcome home during a colorful parade through Manila on Monday. The parade is one of the highlights of a weeklong celebration ...

Vietnam warns China over oil rig in disputed waters

Jan 20, 2016

Vietnam warns China over oil rig in disputed waters

Vietnam warned China on Tuesday against drilling in disputed waters in the South China Sea after Beijing steered an oil rig that was the subject of a previous standoff into an area where jurisdiction is unclear. Vietnam closely tracks the movement of the oil ...

Jan 19, 2016

Beijing says Manila exaggerating tensions with aircraft claim

China accused the Philippines on Tuesday of deliberately trying to scare people by saying China had warned a small civilian plane carrying Philippine officials it was trespassing as they inspected an island in the disputed South China Sea. The Philippines said the incident happened ...

Manila plans flight-tracking system covering sea area in China dispute

Jan 19, 2016

Manila plans flight-tracking system covering sea area in China dispute

The Philippines said Monday it would install a civilian flight-tracking system in the disputed South China Sea after China landed several aircraft on one of its man-made islands in the potential flashpoint region. The automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) machine, which detects aircraft positions using ...