Pentagon chief troubled by Philippine president's latest comments

Oct 1, 2016

Pentagon chief troubled by Philippine president's latest comments

Defense Secretary Ash Carter hinted Friday at U.S. impatience with the Philippine government over inflammatory comments by President Rodrigo Duterte. At a news conference, Carter was asked his view on pursuing greater military collaboration with the Philippines in light of Duterte’s latest remarks. Earlier ...

Duterte wants alliances with Russia and China

Sep 27, 2016

Duterte wants alliances with Russia and China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he will visit Russia and China this year to chart an independent foreign policy and “open alliances” with two powers that are rivals to the United States. Duterte said the Philippines was at the “point of no return” ...

Sep 26, 2016

Smoke alert aboard Philippine Airlines flight to Haneda

Smoke from an air vent forced a Philippine Airlines flight to Japan to turn back 20 minutes after takeoff on Monday, aviation officials said. “Apparently there was information that the pilot detected smoke in the cabin. So as part of safety measures, the pilot ...

Sep 24, 2016

Magnitude-6.3 quake shakes Philippine island of Mindanao

A strong magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck off the Philippine’s Mindanao island on Saturday, sending hotel guests and construction workers running from buildings in Davao, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.5, ...