Philippines willing to share South China Sea, says government

Jul 8, 2016

Philippines willing to share South China Sea, says government

The Philippines is willing to share natural resources with Beijing in contested South China Sea areas even if it wins a legal challenge next week, Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay told AFP Friday. Yasay said President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration hoped to quickly begin direct talks ...

Thirty killed in four days in Philippine war on drugs

Jul 8, 2016

Thirty killed in four days in Philippine war on drugs

Thirty “drug dealers” were killed in the first four days after Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as Philippine president on June 30, police said, announcing the seizure of nearly $20 million worth of narcotics but sparking anger from a lawyers’ group. Duterte won the ...

Jul 7, 2016

Taiwan and Philippines brace for powerful Typhoon Nepartak

Taiwan canceled flights and ordered schools and offices to close Thursday as a powerful typhoon barreled toward the coast. In the Philippines, fishing boats were urged not to venture out to sea and commercial ships were warned of storm-force waves. Fast-moving Typhoon Nepartak was ...

Beheaded Canadian's body dug up in southern Philippines

Jul 2, 2016

Beheaded Canadian's body dug up in southern Philippines

A Philippine military official says troops have dug up what they believe is the body of Canadian hostage Robert Hall, who was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf extremists more than two weeks ago in the south after a ransom deadline lapsed. Regional military spokesman Maj. ...

Jul 2, 2016

Beheaded Canadian's body dug up in southern Philippines

Philippine troops on Saturday dug up what they believe is the body of Canadian hostage Robert Hall, who was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf extremists more than two weeks ago in the south after a ransom deadline lapsed. Villagers led the troops to a hinterland ...

Japan's U.N. envoy airs concern over South China Sea disputes

Jul 2, 2016

Japan's U.N. envoy airs concern over South China Sea disputes

Japanese Ambassador to the United Nations Koro Bessho on Friday voiced deep concern about territorial spats between China and other countries and said the U.N. Security Council will take up the issue if requested. “Japan is deeply concerned about the situation” associated with the ...