Philippines

US will back Philippines if it's attacked in South China Sea: Harris

In such an event, Washington would invoke a 71-year-old mutual defense pact, American vice president says.

Xi steals the limelight at APEC, showcasing China’s regional clout

Biden’s absence provides an opportunity for Xi to push back on U.S. influence in the Indo-Pacific.

Marcos, Xi discuss maritime disputes during first face-to-face meeting

The two presidents held talks on the sidelines of the APEC leaders’ meeting in Bangkok.

China-funded bridge project could harm Paradise Reef, environmentalists warn

The project linking Davao city, Samal island could be moved from the coral reef, they say.

US to supply Thailand, Philippines with modular nuclear reactors

While in Southeast Asia, Vice President Kamala Harris met with leaders to launch clean energy efforts.

China-funded bridge project could harm Paradise Reef, environmentalists warn

The project linking Davao city, Samal island could be moved from the coral reef, they say.

Frequent typhoons force Filipino families to flee

Filipinos pay tribute to dead loved ones