Hibiya Park plaque to honor late Filipino leader Quirino

May 22, 2016

Hibiya Park plaque to honor late Filipino leader Quirino

The late former Philippine President Elpidio Quirino will next month receive a memorial marker at Tokyo’s Hibiya Park in honor of his contribution to bilateral ties, his family’s foundation said. The Quirino Memorial Marker, the first of its kind in Japan for a Philippine ...

May 17, 2016

Philippines detains 25 Chinese fishermen for suspected poaching

Philippine fishing authorities said Tuesday they had detained 25 Chinese crew of two seized fishing boats on suspicion of poaching, a move that could further strain ties between two countries at odds over maritime sovereignty. A joint team from the Philippine coast guard and ...

May 16, 2016

Philippine Islamist kidnappers set new ransom deadline

Islamist extremists in the Philippines who last month beheaded a Canadian man say they will kill another Western hostage if a multimillion dollar ransom is not paid within four weeks. A video released by Abu Sayyaf — whose leaders have sworn allegiance to the ...