Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them — a U.S. Marine authorities suspect in the brutal slaying at a cheap hotel more than a week ago.
By Matikas Santos
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) released photos Thursday of Mabini Reef (Johnson South Reef) showing China’s reclamation activities on the disputed area.
By TJ A. Burgonio
President Aquino on Sunday held up a peace pact with Moro rebels as a model for conflict resolution in the region, but called for rehabilitation of the survivors.
By Nikko Dizon
The Philippines and the United States appear to be on the homestretch of negotiations for an agreement that would allow a larger presence of American military forces in the country, which is widely viewed as a deterrent to China’s aggressive assertion of territorial claims in the South China Sea, including a part that the Manila government refers to as the West Philippine Sea.
A Philippine diplomat who went without food for 14 days last year will lead another fast on Saturday in a bid to pressure world leaders over climate change.