Jun 29, 2015

Philippines rebel commander is slain, setback to insurgency

The Philippine military has shot dead an infamous communist guerilla leader in a blow to one of the world’s longest-running Maoist insurgencies, authorities said Monday. New People’s Army (NPA) commander Leonardo Pitao was killed in a mountainous hamlet near the major southern city of ...

Japan, U.S. join Philippines in South China Sea navy drills

Jun 22, 2015

Japan, U.S. join Philippines in South China Sea navy drills

The U.S. and Japan are conducting separate military drills with the Philippines near disputed islands in the South China Sea, signaling support for the country as China builds out reclaimed reefs in the waters. The annual CARAT Philippines joint exercise started Monday off Palawan ...

Jun 21, 2015

Philippines takes precautions as volcano turns lively

The Philippines has stockpiled food supplies in case of evacuations after a volcano emitted ash and smoke six times in recent weeks, officials said Sunday. In addition to the emergency food packs, authorities are closely watching communities near Bulusan volcano 390 kilometers (243 miles) ...