Philippines announces start of joint patrols with US forces

US and Philippine troops resume joint patrols to counter China’s assertiveness in the South China Sea. President Marcos emphasizes collaboration for regional security, deploying navy vessels and aircraft. Tensions rise amid warnings of Chinese military interest and recent incidents at sea.

Philippines vows not to surrender ‘square inch’ of territory

President Marcos vows to protect Philippine territory amid rising tensions in the South China Sea. Despite recent talks with China, he asserts sovereignty and seeks support from allies like the United States, Australia, South Korea, and Japan.

Myanmar nationals ask Philippines to probe alleged war crimes

Five Myanmar nationals filed a groundbreaking complaint in the Philippines, accusing 10 Myanmar military members, including Chin Chief Minister Vung Suan Thang, of war crimes against the Chin minority. The complaint alleges killings, attacks on churches, house burnings, and blocking relief supplies in Chin state.

Philippines, China trade blame over collisions in disputed sea

Chinese and Philippine vessels collided near Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea, leading to blame trading. The incident occurred during a Philippine resupply mission to a remote outpost, sparking tensions in the disputed region.

Marcos lifts cap on Philippines’ rice prices

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos lifts rice price ceiling, aiming to address market distortion concerns. Despite this, continued government assistance for farmers and the poor is emphasized.