Duterte says he wants to "separate" from US, praises China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he wants to "separate" from the United States and praised China in a speech to a business forum in Beijing.

Philippines' Duterte sees "springtime of relationship" in China visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping committed more than 9 billion dollars in loans for development projects at his meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine presidential communications...

Typhoon Haima kills eight, displaces thousands in Philippines

Typhoon Haima blew out of the Philippines on Thursday after pummeling its northern provinces and leaving at least eight people dead and more than 90,000 displaced, officials said.

Thousands evacuated in Philippines as Super Typhoon Haima approaches

Thousands of people were evacuated from towns and villages across the northern Philippines on Wednesday as a powerful typhoon threatened to pummel the region with record-breaking flooding and...

Philippine police van rams protestors outside US embassy in Manila

A Philippine police van rammed demonstrators who were Wednesday protesting against the presence of US troops in the country outside the US embassy in Manila, a protest organizer said.

Philippine president arrives in China for portentous state visit

Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte touched down in Beijing on Tuesday evening for a portentous four-day state visit at the invitation of President Xi Jinping.

Vietnam next after typhoon leaves two dead in the Philippines

Typhoon Sarika slammed into the north-eastern Philippines on Sunday, leaving at least two dead and forcing more than 12,000 to flee their homes, officials said.

Philippines confirms end of joint patrols with US, shuns aid

The Philippines has told the US that joint patrols in the South China Sea are suspended and says it can "live without" the country's financial aid, the Philippine defence chief said Friday.

Survey: Majority of Filipinos satisfied with president's drug war

The majority of Filipinos are satisfied with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war despite mounting criticisms about the killings, a survey showed Friday.

Philippines top diplomat says US has failed former colony

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte is seeking to realign his country's foreign policy away from the US, stating "America has failed us."

After Duterte threatens "break up," US stresses alliance

The US-Philippines relationship remains a priority to the US despite remarks by President Rodrigo Duterte threatening to "break up with America" and telling US President Barack Obama to "go to...

Three Indonesian hostages in Philippines released

Three Indonesians who had been held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf militant group in the Philippines have been released, local media reported Sunday. 

Philippines' Duterte likens himself to Hitler in anti-drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday likened himself to Adolf Hitler, saying he would “be happy” to kill millions of drug addicts in the country.

Duterte to scrap joint military exercises between Philippines, US

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to scrap joint military training exercises with the US.

Philippines to the UN: "Have faith in our democracy"

The United Nations and its member states should "have faith" in the democratic system of the Philippines to handle its domestic affairs, including its war on drugs, said Perfecto Yasay, Philippine...