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US-Philippines defence treaty covers Chinese attack in South China Sea: Blinken

Washington: The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said his nation is committed to defend the Philippines against a Chinese attack in the South China Sea (SCS).

Military plane carrying 85 people crashes in Philippines, 17 dead, 40 rescued so far

Cotabato/IBNS: At least 17 people were killed after a military plane carrying at least 85 people crashed in the southern Philippines on Sunday, media reports said. 

Conflict with China: Philippines to convert Thitu Island into a major military logistics hub in the South China Sea

Manila: Countering Chinese aggression, the Philippines is set to convert its underdeveloped Thitu Island into a major military logistics hub in the South China Sea, media reports said.

Whitsun Reef conflict: Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana slams China

Manila: Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has asked China not to perform such acts which will disturb peace and stability in the region.

Chinese vessels crowd disputed Whitsun Reef, US backs Philippines

The Philippines’ air force has been conducting daily aerial patrols over Chinese fishing vessels which have been spotted near the disputed Whitsun Reef, media reports said.

Philippines: UN rights office appalled over simultaneous killings of ‘red-tagged’ activists

New York: The UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Tuesday that it was “appalled” by what appears to be the simultaneous arbitrary killings of nine activists in the Philippines during police-military operations in provinces surrounding the metropolitan area of the capital, Manila.

Trouble with China: Philippines govt to protect its fishermen by deploying more naval forces

Manila: The Philippines government will beef up its naval presence in the South China Sea to protect its fishermen, officials said recently.

Philippines: Authorities apprehend 8 suspected Chinese members of kidnap gang

Manila: Philippines recently said eight members of a Chinese kidnap-for-ransom gang have been apprehended, media reports said.

Philippines: Humanitarians respond as millions caught in wake of devastating ‘super typhoon’

New York: UN agencies and humanitarian actors in the Philippines are mobilizing to support communities hit by super Typhoon Goni, which has barrelled across the country, leaving massive devastation in its wake.  

At UN General Assembly, Philippines’ Duterte denounces groups ‘weaponizing’ human rights

New York: While every country has its own strategy to fight coronavirus, the world needs coordinated international efforts and a common purpose to end the crisis, the President of the Philippines said on Tuesday, underlining the importance of universal access to anti-COVID-19 technologies in the recovery from global pandemic. 

US to provide military assistance if China attacks in South China Sea, warns Philippines Minister

Manila: Giving a strong message to China, the Philippines have made it clear that it would turn to the US for military help during ongoing flare-ups between Manila and Beijing on the issue of conflict related to the South China Sea.

Two explosions rock southern Philippines

Manila/Xinhua: Two explosions hit the town of Jolo in the southern Philippine province of Sulu Monday noon, a military report said, adding that blasts "resulted in numerous casualties."

UN rights office ‘appalled’ at violence against human rights defenders in the Philippines

New York: The UN human rights office, OHCHR, has called for effective measures to protect rights defenders in the Philippines, amid a spate of deadly attacks against them.

South China Sea: Philippines calls on China to comply with a 2016 arbitral tribunal ruling

Manila: As China continues its aggressive stance against its neighbours at a time when the world is witnessing COVID-19 outbreak,  the Philippines has publicly called on China to comply with the 2016 arbitral ruling which said China has no 'historic rights over the waters of South China Sea'.

Road explosion in southern Philippines kills two, injures 4 police officers

Manila/Xinhua: An improvised explosive device that went off on a road in Maguindanao Province in southern Philippines killed a police officer and a civilian, the Philippine National Police chief said on Saturday.