CHINA WEAPONS ON DISPUTED ISLE

The Philippines has filed a low-key diplomatic protest with China after a U.S. think tank reported that Beijing appears to have installed anti-aircraft and anti-missile weapons on its man-made islands in the strategically vital South China Sea, the country\'s top diplomat said Monday. More »

 

Kidnapped Korean strangled inside Camp Crame

MANILA — Former Hanjin executive and South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo was strangled inside Camp Crame, headquarters of the Philippine National Police, shortly after he was kidnapped by rogue policemen in October,

Seoul demands answers in murder of Korean

MANILA — South Korea demanded answers on Wednesday after the Philippine government confirmed that a South Korean businessman was murdered after he was kidnapped last year by a group led by a

Jee’s slay alarms South Koreans

ANGELES CITY—The South Korean community here expressed alarm on Wednesday when authorities confirmed that South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo was killed shortly after his abduction in October last year allegedly by rogue

Duterte to governors: Stop drugs, or else . . .

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After PH protest, Duterte, Chinese official meet

MANILA – Amid fresh concerns over China’s installation of weapons systems on artificial islands it has built in disputed waters, visiting Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin met with President Duterte at

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Eleven people, including eight children, died in floods that sent thousands of families fleeing their homes in Northern Mindanao region and parts of the Visayas as heavy

Dismantle ‘Aquinomics,’ Duterte urged

MANILA — women’s rights group Gabriela on Tuesday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic managers for allegedly pushing for an economic program similar to that of the Aquino administration. The group called for

World on edge as Trump era nears

LONDON—The Germans are angry. The Chinese are downright furious. Leaders of Nato are nervous, while their counterparts at the European Union are alarmed. Just days before he is sworn into office, US

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We don’t recommend martial law, says AFP

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Alvarez allays fears of martial law

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PH protests China weapons installation on islands

MANILA — The Philippines has filed a low-key diplomatic protest with China after a U.S. think tank reported that Beijing appears to have installed anti-aircraft and anti-missile weapons on its man-made islands