Ship came within 30 nautical miles of a Vietnamese oil rig.
Muslim residents in south worry that they could be targeted under new terrorism law.
Opponents tell court that the law’s definition of terrorism is too vague.
China’s navy, meanwhile, just concluded an exercise in waters around a contested island chain.
U.N. human rights chief had warned the law could be used against people engaged in peaceful criticism and advocacy.
China kicked off drills in and around the disputed Paracel Islands on July 1.
BIFF members failed to stop at checkpoint, leading to a shootout, army spokesman says.
Drills could send Southeast Asian nations message that China can “kick them off their islands,” one expert says.
Duterte administration is conducting campaign “without due regard for the rule of law,” Michelle Bachelet says.
Fourteen people from a capsized Filipino fishing boat are still missing at sea.
Nine police officers are under investigation for allegedly gunning down soldiers tracking Abu Sayyaf militants.
Authorities are investigating the apparent friendly fire shooting.
Amphibious transport dock makes a rare appearance at China’s biggest military base in the South China Sea.
Presidential spokesman says it is unfair to compare the country to Singapore, other smaller nations.
A Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship collided with fishing boat off Mindoro Island.
The development in the Paracel chain comes amid concern over Beijing’s assertion of territorial claims.
U.N. rapporteurs jointly call for sanctions against Philippine officials linked to rights abuses.
Islamic State black flags were recovered at the scene along with bomb-making materials, officials say.
Discussions occurred the day before Vietnam hosts a virtual ASEAN summit.
Ronnel Mas had allegedly offered a bounty via Twitter to kill the country’s president.
The list is released as U.S. and Japanese ships participate in a training exercise.
“It really goes against the rules-based international order,” says U.S. Air Force’s regional commander.
In 2020, Chinese survey ships have been detected off the Philippines, Malaysia and other countries.
Clash left at least one soldier dead and others wounded on the government side.
Additional case by businessman Wilfredo Keng came to light days after the Rappler editor’s conviction.
Kahar Indama (alias Khang) took part in a deadly bombing at the House of Representatives in 2007, officials allege.
Supplement to April forecast projects GDP contractions in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.
Documents of “high intelligence value” recovered after shootout in Mabinay town, military says.
Ombudsman Samuel Martires is investigating allegations of anomalies in the acquisition of protective equipment and test kits.
UN envoy, European Union and United States question court’s conviction of Rappler editor Maria Ressa.