As fears grow that China is on an aggressive South China Sea territorial grab, a sleepy Philippine village is being transformed into a major naval base that may host US warships. Ulugan Bay, a small, picturesque cove encircled by thick […]
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The Philippine government and Muslim rebels on Sunday signed a crucial power sharing accord, paving the way for a final peace agreement aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency that has killed tens of thousands. The power sharing annex had been […]
Chinese vice foreign minister Fu Ying said Beijing was fully ready for an escalation of a drawn-out maritime standoff with the Philippines, as a tense row over a disputed shoal continues. “The Chinese side has… made all preparations to respond […]
Britain called on Philippine Muslim rebels Monday to end attacks that have killed 35 since last week, and backed President Benigno Aquino’s stand to press ahead with peace talks. British ambassador Stephen Lillie said the leadership of the Moro Islamic […]
The United States said Thursday it would help boost the Philippines’ capacity to patrol its waters as part of a larger goal of keeping vital Asian sea lanes open amid the rise of China. The pledge came from US Assistant […]