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Philippines, US sign defence pact

The Philippines and the United States signed an agreement Monday to allow a bigger US military presence on Filipino territory, hours ahead of a visit to Manila by US President Barack Obama.


Kerry in Philippines to propel troop deal as China row simmers

MANILA( AFP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is due to arrive in the Philippines Tuesday for a two-day trip that could fast-track a deal on expanding the US military presence as a territorial dispute simmers with China.


Super typhoon Haiyan hits Philippines (Updated)

MANILA, Nov 08, 2013 (AFP) - One of the most intense typhoons on record whipped the Philippines Friday, killing at least three people and terrifying millions as monster winds tore apart homes.


KL commended for role as facilitator of Philippines’ peace framework agreement

PETALING JAYA: The United States has commended Malaysia for facilitating the framework agreement between the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).


Philippines mulls submarines as China row simmers

MANILA: The Philippines may invest in its first-ever submarine fleet to help protect its territory in the disputed South China Sea, President Benigno Aquino said Wednesday.


Obama warns China, backs Philippines

US President Barack Obama ended an Asian tour Tuesday with a warning to China against using force to resolve territorial disputes, and an "ironclad" promise of military support for the Philippines.


Philippines typhoon death toll tops 5,200

TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 23, 2013 (AFP) - The number of people dead or missing after one of the world's strongest typhoons struck the Philippines climbed towards 7,000 on Saturday, as the United Nations warned much more needed to be done to help desperate survivors.


Many good reasons to visit the Philippines

Travellers will not run out of reasons to visit the Philippines next year, as a host of activities and events has been lined up for Visit the Philippines Year (VPY) 2015.


Philippines voices China alarm as US war games begin

MANILA - The Philippines voiced alarm Monday about Chinese "aggressiveness" in disputed regional waters as it launched giant war games with the United States that were partly aimed as a warning shot to Beijing.


Millions evacuate as typhoon bears down on Philippines

Millions of people in the Philippines began seeking shelter in churches, schools and other makeshift evacuation centres on Friday as a monster typhoon bore down on the disaster-weary nation.