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Philippines 10 Jun 2020 | 7:00 AM

US$26mil plan for island

The Philippines plans to spend 1.3 billion pesos (US$26mil) to build more structures on a disputed island in the South China Sea, says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

AseanPlus News 12 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

US warship cruises disputed sea in Philippine war games

MANILA: A US warship laden with hi-tech fighter planes took centre stage at key war games in the Philippines, brandishing military might as fresh tensions bubble in the contentious South China Sea.

AseanPlus News 10 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Protesters warn of Chinese ‘invasion’ of Philippines

Manila: Protesters descended on the Chinese embassy in Manila to oppose the Asian superpower’s growing sway in the Philippines and as tensions rise over Beijing’s presence in the disputed South China Sea.

AseanPlus News 06 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

China told to back off from disputed island

Manila: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned Beijing to back off from a disputed island in the South China Sea, warning of possible military action if China “touches” it amid rising tensions over the key waterway.

AseanPlus News 05 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Philippines: Chinese ships illegal

Manila: The Philippines has branded as “illegal” the recent presence of hundreds of Chinese ships near a disputed island in the South China Sea – a rare public rebuke of Beijing by Manila, which has largely set aside the once tense stand-off.

Philippines 28 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Giving child offenders in the Philippines a second chance

IN a rare show of spinal fortitude, members of the Philippines’ House of Representatives have scrapped a proposal to lower the minimum age of criminal liability from 15 to nine years.