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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine military warns Muslim rebels to surrender

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 09:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Zamboanga

    ... Agence France-Presse in Zamboanga Soldiers and Muslim rebels continue to clash in the southern city of Zamboanga as the government in Manila seeks to end the conflict Philippine soldiers pursued heavily-armed Muslim rebels through the streets and homes of Zamboanga on Wednesday, warning they would be killed or captured unless they surrendered. About 200 members of the Moro ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    37 missing after Philippine ferry sinks

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 09:35am by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Thirty-seven people remain missing after a ferry sank in the central Philippines on Friday, the coastguard said. Of the 57 onboard, 20 have been rescued from the MV Lady of Mount Carmel ferry after it went down near the central island of Burias, coastguard operations officer Ensign Criselda Boroais said.   ...

  3. News - China

    Xi Jinping urges Philippines to mend ties after row

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 01:01pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Chinese leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping has told a visiting Philippine envoy that he hopes ties hurt by a territorial row can recover, state media said on Saturday. Vice-President Xi told Philippine Interior Secretary Mar Roxas that tensions between the two ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Dead whale shark washes ashore near Philippine capital

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 11:07am by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila A dead young whale shark has washed ashore in Manila Bay near the Philippine capital, far from the endangered giant fish’s traditional feeding grounds, fishermen and a wildlife official said Thursday. The five-metre corpse took locals by surprise in Tanza, a fishing district near the mouth of the bay, fisherman Edgar Biri said. “It was near ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Seven dead in Philippine communist attack

    Posted Jul 20th 2013, 03:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Seven people were killed when communist insurgents attacked a rural army outpost in the southern Philippines, the military said on Saturday. Six rebels and a pro-government militiaman were killed while another militiaman was wounded during the five-hour gunbattle on Friday, said the military, adding the attack only ended after they deployed helicopter ...

  6. News - Asia

    5 killed in ambushes on eve of midterm elections in Philippines

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Five killed in ambushes; radio reporter abducted Five people were killed in separate ambushes in the volatile southern Philippines, police and the military said yesterday, and a radio reporter was kidnapped by armed men on the eve of midterm elections. Two men armed with firearms abducted radio journalist Melinda Jennifer Glifonea at dawn ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Muslim rebels protest Philippine arrests

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 06:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Muslim rebels in the Philippines said on Wednesday they had protested at the arrests of four guerillas, warning it could affect talks aimed at ending the decades-long insurgency. The arrests come amid diminishing confidence within the Moro Islamic Liberation Front over the government’s sincerity in trying quickly to seal a deal to end the rebellion ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines, US hold war games near flashpoint reef

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 06:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila A US destroyer will join the Philippine Navy’s flagship for war games starting on Thursday close to a flashpoint area of the South China Sea, adding to tensions with China over rival territorial claims. The exercises are a boost for the Philippines’ poorly equipped military as it struggles with perceived rising Chinese aggression, and follows ...

  9. News - China

    Chinese boat damaged in Philippine reef

    Posted May 04th 2013, 05:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Chinese fishing vessel that crashed into one of the Philippines’ most famous reefs damaged almost 4,000 square metres of centuries-old coral, the marine park said on Saturday. Some 3,902 square metres of coral was destroyed after the boat became stranded in the Tubbataha marine park – a Unesco World Heritage-listed coral reef – the park management ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Chinese poachers’ ship hauled off Philippine reef

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Puerto Princesa, Philippines A Chinese fishing vessel that ran aground on one of the Philippines’ most famous coral reefs more than a week ago was removed on Friday, the coast guard said. The 48-metre ship was hauled by a tugboat from Tubbataha, a Unesco World Heritage-listed coral reef near the western island of Palawan where its crew are facing ...




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