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Trump's secretary of State nominee told senators that the US should deny access to China's man-made islands in the disputed region, a move that Chinese state media warned could lead to war.
Rodrigo Duterte separation from US? The Philippines president says that he wants his country 'to be a part of the greater plans of China about the whole of Asia.' But that isn't necessarily a negative for the US.
China is 'rolling out the red carpet' for the Philippines leader, whose four-day visit caps a months-long initiative to improve a strained relationship. Both sides are looking for concessions.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is pledging a harsh crackdown on Abu Sayyaf rebels in Mindanao in hopes of ending decades of violence that has deterred investment.
The Hague tribunal said China's harm to coral reefs violates environmental provisions of the Law of the Sea, a ruling seen as having a lasting impact on protecting the ocean.
A Hague tribunal ruled in favor of the Philippines in the first such case challenging China's claims over broad swaths of the South China Sea.
The newly inaugurated president of the Philippines faces accusations that as mayor of Davao he used death squads to clean up crime. He is pledging to be just as tough in his new job, but he will need to show his softer side, too.
President Obama visits Vietnam and Japan this week. The US approach to security in the region is shifting as its friends in the region forge new ties among themselves.
Activists say government permits for mining companies threaten the way of life of the Mangyan indigenous people on the island of Mindoro.
Describing their expedition as a 'a patriotic voyage,' the protesters planned to camp on the island for three days in a symbolic act of defiance against China.
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