Launching drills, Philippines voices alarm at China island activity

Apr 20, 2015

Launching drills, Philippines voices alarm at China island activity

The Philippines voiced alarm Monday about Chinese “aggressiveness” in disputed regional waters as it launched major war games with the United States. Philippine military chief General Gregorio Catapang released what he said were satellite photos of intense recent Chinese construction over seven reefs and ...

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 ...