Scores of people in the Philippine capital held a demonstration Friday to protest China's increasingly bellicose rhetoric about a monthlong naval standoff between Beijing and Manila over a disputed lagoon in the South China Sea.
Former Philippines President Gloria Arroyo was stopped from boarding a plane at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport Tuesday, hours after the country's Supreme Court overruled government-imposed restrictions on her travels.
A powerful family accused in what is considered the worst politically motivated killings in recent Philippine history has committed many other atrocities with impunity over two decades, a human rights group says.
The Philippine government will pursue administrative sanctions, rather than criminal charges, against officials involved in a botched hostage rescue that left eight tourists from Hong Kong dead, the country's president said.
Philippine Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has vowed to criminally or administratively sanction police and other government officials responsible for the bungled August 23 rescue of a group of Hong Kong tourists taken hostage by a dismissed former policeman.
As the bodies of eight tourists killed in a bus hijacking in the Philippines arrived in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, the Hong Kong government urged citizens not to take their grief and anger out on Filipinos despite "the poor way" the hijacking was handled by authorities.
CNN was in the Philippines to cover the national elections on May 10. Although it would take three more weeks for the Philippine Congress to officially declare the winners, Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III was largely expected to become the country's 15th President.
As many Filipinos noisily celebrate the inauguration of their quiet new president, the inevitable question forms on many observers' lips: What's their new leader -- Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III, better known as "Noynoy," really like?
Sen. Benigno Aquino III, the son of former Philippine president Corazon Aquino, led contenders for the Philippines presidency Tuesday, as authorities tabulated returns from the country's national elections.
Two years before it was even published, Miguel Syjuco's debut "Ilustrado" won the Palanca Grand Prize for the novel -- the Philippines' top literary prize, given only every three years -- and the Man Asian Literary Prize, Asia's top honor.
The crowd gathered inside Concepcion church could not have seemed better to Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III: Most people were clad in yellow, the color his mother -- revered former president Corazon "Cory" Aquino -- wore to symbolize her fight for democracy. The candidate received a rock-star welcome, with supporters vying to get near him.
On the streets of Manila, flight attendant Lesly succinctly sums up her view on life: "Being positive and optimistic -- it's the only way. If you think too deeply about all the problems here, it'll only get you down and stop you from doing anything -- or make you want to leave."
A member of a politically powerful family in the southern Philippines pleaded not guilty to dozens of murder charges filled against him in connection with a November massacre in Maguindanao province, Philippine news outlets reported.
The Philippine House of Representatives and Senate were meeting Monday to debate the imposition of martial law in the country's south by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the aftermath of last month's massacre of 57 civilians.
Charges of rebellion will be leveled against many of those arrested during martial law in the southern Philippines -- declared in the aftermath of last month's massacre of 57 civilians, the nation's justice secretary said.
Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared martial law beginning Friday night in the southern province of Maguindanao, where 57 people were killed last week, an army spokesman told CNN Saturday.
One hundred more suspects -- including police officers -- could face arrest over a massacre in the Philippines, a government official said Friday after authorities charged the alleged architect of the killings.
Filipinos are used to violence during the run-up to elections -- they'll often say with a sad shrug, a grimace and resignation that it's "normal." They're only too aware that politics can be a dangerous business in this country, so often mixed with guns, greed and money.
The Philippines government has increased security in the southern region of Maguindanao after gunmen kidnapped and killed at least 22 people, according to military officials and the country's national news agency.
Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino, whose "People Power" movement pushed out longtime strongman Ferdinand Marcos less than three years after her husband's assassination, has died at age 76, her family announced Saturday.
Three Red Cross workers kidnapped this week in the southern Philippines have made contact with the aid group to say they are unharmed, but they remain missing, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Saturday.
Allies of Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Wednesday defeated an attempt by opposition leaders to impeach her on large-scale corruption charges -- the fourth such attempt in four years.