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Austin in Philippines to Discuss Larger US Military Presence
February 01, 2023

Austin in Philippines to Discuss Larger US Military Presence

By Jim Gomez
The U.S. defense chief is the latest senior official to visit the Philippines in a sign of warming ties after a strained period under Marcos's predecessor, Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippines’ Marcos Jr. Heads to China Amid Sea Disputes
January 04, 2023

Philippines’ Marcos Jr. Heads to China Amid Sea Disputes

By Associated Press
Alluding to the two countries' territorial dispute in the South China Sea, Marcos said he looks forward to discussing bilateral and regional political and security issues.
Suspected Chinese Rocket Debris Found in Philippine Waters
November 10, 2022

Suspected Chinese Rocket Debris Found in Philippine Waters

By Associated Press
Debris found in two separate locations were likely remnants of a Chinese Long March 5B rocket launched last week from Hainan island.

US Official Meets Marcos in Philippines in Diplomatic Push
June 09, 2022

US Official Meets Marcos in Philippines in Diplomatic Push

By David Rising
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met the president-elect in a clear sign the U.S. is willing to work with the future Marcos administration.

Omicron Driving COVID-19 Wave to New Heights in the Philippines
January 18, 2022

Omicron Driving COVID-19 Wave to New Heights in the Philippines

By Sebastian Strangio
The government is aiming to fully vaccinate the country's adult population by the presidential election on May 9.

Duterte’s Sluggish Typhoon Rai Recovery Spending
December 31, 2021

Duterte’s Sluggish Typhoon Rai Recovery Spending

By Michael Beltran
Frustration is growing two weeks after a devastating typhoon struck the Philippines, with government assistance slow to reach the affected areas.

China Coast Guard Uses Water Cannon Against Philippine Boats
November 18, 2021

China Coast Guard Uses Water Cannon Against Philippine Boats

By Jim Gomez
Two Philippine ships headed for Second Thomas Shoal with food supplies for the Filipino forces there were blasted with water by Chinese coast guard vessels.
Southeast Asia, Geopolitics, and China’s Vaccine Diplomacy
July 21, 2021

Southeast Asia, Geopolitics, and China’s Vaccine Diplomacy

By Ankit Panda
How has China approached vaccine diplomacy in Southeast Asia?

Asian Americans Lobby to Name Navy Ship for Filipino Sailor
June 24, 2021

Asian Americans Lobby to Name Navy Ship for Filipino Sailor

By Janie Har
The secretary of the Navy has final authority and discretion to name and rename ships.

Philippines: Embracing Transparency Critical for Mining Sector
April 02, 2021

Philippines: Embracing Transparency Critical for Mining Sector

By Anj Dacanay
The mining sector in the Philippines has had a lethal impact on people and the environment. Will an international transparency process help end it?

Philippines Demands China Remove Vessels at 6 Islands, Reefs
April 01, 2021

Philippines Demands China Remove Vessels at 6 Islands, Reefs

By Jim Gomez
According to the Philippine government, more than 250 Chinese vessels have been spotted near six Manila-claimed islands and reefs in the disputed South China Sea.
Philippines Deploys More Patrol Ships Amid Rift With China
March 26, 2021

Philippines Deploys More Patrol Ships Amid Rift With China

By Jim Gomez
Manila is beefing up its "maritime sovereignty patrols" in the disputed South China Sea.

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