A formal statement, which was issued by ASEAN leaders after they met with Myanmar General Min Aung Hlaing in Jakarta, calls for “immediate cessation of violence in Myanmar” and urges all parties to “exercise utmost restraint”.
Manila described the presence of hundreds of Chinese boats inside its exclusive economic zone at Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea as "swarming and threatening." Beijing says the boats were sheltering from rough seas and no militia were aboard.
In a nightmarish situation, Covid-19 patients in Manila are being forced to drive from one hospital to the next as emergency rooms and even their waitlists run over capacity.
Manila condemns Beijing's "unlawful presence" around contested Spratly Islands, saying more than 200 Chinese ships are scattered across there, while China says all vessels are fishing ships sheltering from bad weather.
Severe poverty in the Philippines has for decades driven people to seek higher-paying jobs abroad where millions currently work legally and illegally.
Battle between economic optimism and fears about inflation and possible rate hikes that recovery will fuel has continued to play out on trading floors.
Philippine defence chief Delfin Lorenzana says the vessels are manned by militias and their presence is a "provocative action of militarising the area."
Police say nine people linked to “communist terrorist groups” have been killed, but rights groups say victims were unarmed political activists and workers, demanding an independent investigation.
Radio and TV host Ramon Tulfo said that he received a dose in October from a batch of smuggled vaccines that was also given to President Rodrigo Duterte's bodyguards.
Coronavirus has killed more than 2.47 million people and infected over 111.9 million globally. Here are virus-related developments for February 22:
New Coast Guard Law authorises navy to demolish other countries' structures built on reefs and islands claimed by China and to seize or use weapons against foreign vessels illegally entering its territorial waters.
Footage shows Police Senior Master Sergeant Jonel Nuezca shooting Sonya Gregorio and her son Frank at point-blank range outside their house in Paniqui after a heated confrontation.
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