Philippines leader rebuffs top judge over drug row
President Rodrigo Duterte warned the Philippines' top judge Tuesday to let him pursue a deadly anti-crime campaign that has left hundreds of suspects dead, suggesting otherwise he would impose "martial law".
UN must condemn Philippine drug killings
Over 300 anti-narcotics and human rights groups from around the world Tuesday called for the United Nations to condemn Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs that has already killed hundreds of people.
Philippines' Duterte declares communist ceasefire
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Monday announced a unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels waging one of Asia's longest insurgencies, saying it is his "dream" to end the rebellion.
EU urges 'peaceful' resolution to South China Sea row
The EU urged China and the Philippines to settle peacefully their dispute over the South China Sea but stopped short of pushing Beijing to abide by an international tribunal's ruling against Beijing's claims.
Manny Pacquiao plans to fight again this year
Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao plans to come out of retirement to fight, his promoter said Tuesday, though the boxer said no fight has yet been set.
China rejects Hague tribunal judgement
Beijing "does not accept and does not recognise" the ruling by a UN-backed tribunal on its dispute with the Philippines over the South China Sea, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.
China has 'no historic rights' in South China Sea says tribunal
China has no legal basis to claim "historic rights" to islands in the South China Sea and has violated Manila's sovereign rights, an international tribunal ruled on Tuesday, in a bitter dispute that risks stoking further tensions in Southeast Asia.
Facebook 'declares war' in Philippine flag gaffe
Facebook has apologised for accidentally declaring the Philippines was in a state of war, in what was meant to be an innocuous flag tribute for Independence Day.
Habitat III impasse resolved with Mexico, Philippines to lead talks
A political impasse that had stalled progress on negotiations toward the new urban agenda, the outcome strategy of this year’s Habitat III conference on urbanisation ...