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Filipino fishermen aboard their wooden boats sail past a Chinese coast guard ship near the China-controlled Scarborough Shoal, in disputed waters of the South China Sea on Feb. 15.
Feb 20, 2024
Philippines joint air patrol with U.S. to 'protect territory'
China claims sovereignty over most of the South China Sea, a conduit for more than $3 trillion of commercial shipping annually.
The International Olympic Committee denied Manny Pacquiao's request to compete in the Paris Games due to his age.
Feb 19, 2024
Manny Pacquiao gives up Olympic dream after being denied spot in Paris
Pacquiao conceded that his Olympic boxing dream was over after being denied a berth at this year's Paris Games.
Philippine Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo speaks during an interview in Pasay City, Metro Manila, on Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 17, 2024
Philippines eyes hosting 'two-plus-two' security talks with Japan this year
The countries' foreign and defense ministers will likely meet toward the middle or second half of the year, with a key security pact on the agenda.
This frame grab from handout video released by the Philippine Coast guard on Feb. 11 shows a Chinese coast guard vessel (front R) blocking and sailing past Philippine coast guard ship BRP Teresa Magbanua (back L) near Scarborough Shoal, in the disputed South China Sea.
Feb 12, 2024
Philippines accuses Chinese vessels of 'dangerous' maneuvers
The reef of the incident has been a flash point between the countries since China seized it from the Philippines in 2012.
U.S. and U.K. military aircraft have carried out over a hundred bombing missions on Iran-backed Houthi forces in Yemen, as well as against Tehran's proxies in Iraq and Syria, since last month.
Feb 6, 2024
2024 looks to be a very bloody year
Preventing a conflagration and wider wars depends first on preventing regional crises from escalating, which demands a strong deterrent posture.
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was quick to play down the tensions, saying that the coalition was still intact.
Feb 2, 2024
'Open warfare': Philippines' Marcos-Duterte alliance crumbles
The alliance between the two was always expected to collapse, but analysts are surprised by how soon the gloves have come off.
Ground Self-Defense Force members land using an amphibious vehicle on the shore of Tokunoshima island in Kagoshima Prefecture as part of large-scale joint drills with the U.S. Marine Corps in March 2023.
Feb 2, 2024
Japan starts 2024 with flurry of security deals
In January alone, Tokyo signed cooperation deals with at least four countries, strengthening and expanding its network of like-minded partners.
Philippine's Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (left) and Vietnam's President Vo Van Thuong at a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on Tuesday
Jan 30, 2024
Amid China concerns, Manila and Hanoi agree to better manage maritime disputes
The Philippines is turning to neighboring South China Sea claimant states to boost security ties and potentially forge a united front against Beijing.
A Philippine flag flutters from BRP Sierra Madre, a dilapidated Philippine Navy ship that has been aground since 1999 and become a Philippine military detachment on the disputed Second Thomas Shoal, part of the Spratly Islands, in the South China Sea in March 2014.
Jan 29, 2024
Philippines denies 'special arrangements' with China over reef
The Chinese coast guard had said it had temporarily allowed the Philippines to provide food and water to soldiers stationed at the Second Thomas Shoal.
Jesus Crispin Remulla, Philippines' justice secretary, speaks during an interview at the Justice Department in Manila on Thursday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 22, 2024
Philippines says it has learned lessons from 'Luffy' crime ring case
One lesson is to place a limit on detainees access to smartphones and other communication tools.
Philippine Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Romeo Brawner walks past an honor guard during the arrival ceremony at Western Command, in Puerto Princesa, on the Philippine island of Palawan last August.
Jan 21, 2024
Manila gets tough in the South China Sea as a showdown looms
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has taken a tough stance on territorial disputes with China — and he is backing this up with bold moves.
People gather on top of Tata Consultancy Services pavilion on which a slogan related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) is displayed, during the 54th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,on Tuesday.
Jan 18, 2024
Philippines to propose ASEAN AI regulatory framework
The move will be a challenge in ASEAN, a region comprised of 10 countries with widely differing views on censorship, intellectual property, misinformation and social media.
The Philippines and China have had numerous confrontations recently in certain disputed waters in the South China Sea, with both trading accusations of provoking conflict in the economic strategic waterway.
Jan 18, 2024
China and Philippines seek better dialogue regarding South China Sea
In the talks, the two sides reaffirmed that the South China Sea dispute is "not the whole story of bilateral relations."
Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
Jan 16, 2024
China summons Philippine ambassador over Taiwan election comments
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Beijing "is strongly dissatisfied and resolutely opposes" Marcos's remarks.
Philippine Defense Minister Gilberto Teodoro arrives to attend the ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting in Jakarta in November.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 16, 2024
Philippines hopes to sign troops pact with Japan early this year
Manila hopes to sign in the first quarter of the year a deal with Tokyo allowing the deployment of military forces on each other's soil, the Philippines' defense chief said.
Philippines Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Romeo Brawner speaks to the media during a press briefing in Puerto Princesa, Philippines, last August.
Jan 15, 2024
Philippines to develop islands in South China Sea, military chief says
Manila will develop islands in the waterway that it considers part of its territory to make them more habitable for troops, military chief Romeo Brawner said.
A Chinese coast guard ship blocks a Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources' vessel near the Chinese-controlled Scarborough Shoal in the disputed South China Sea on Sept. 22.
Jan 4, 2024
China holds sea patrols as U.S. and Philippines drill in same region
China’s military didn’t say where its patrols happened or what types of aircraft and vessels were involved.
Kiyoto Imamura, suspected to be a senior members of a crime ring, is transported to prosecutors from a police station in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward in a vehicle on July 21.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 27, 2023
Four 'Luffy' suspected ringleaders indicted over 2022 robbery
The men are suspected to have planned from the Philippines a home invasion in western Tokyo, in which a resident was beaten and robbed of gold and cash.
A Philippine supply boat sails near a Chinese Coast Guard ship during a resupply mission for Filipino troops stationed at a grounded warship in the South China Sea on Oct. 4.
Dec 26, 2023
Philippines not stirring conflict in South China Sea: spokesperson
Instead Manila accused Beijing of performing dangerous maneuvers that sometimes result in collisions at sea.
Philippine Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro speaks at a ceremony held at a former U.S. military base in San Fernando, the Philippines, on Wednesday.
Dec 20, 2023
Japan hands over air radar system to Philippines
The system, which can detect approaching fighter jets and missiles, will help bolster the country's defense amid China's growing aggressiveness.


At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation