Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte said Manila's relations with Beijing will not be jeopardised despite two former officials filing a complaint with the International Criminal Court over China's aggression in the disputed South China Sea.
Two former Philippine officials have filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court accusing Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity over his government's assertive actions in the disputed South China Sea, which they say deprived thousands of fishermen of their livelihoods and destroyed the environment.
A whale in the Philippines is the most recent of the sea's greatest creatures washing ashore with an important announcement for all of us: We are choking in your trash. And soon humans may be, too, writes Carl Safina. The time has come to ban plastics that cannot be recycled.
Philippine authorities have seized more than 160 kilograms (350 pounds) of methamphetamine concealed in tea wrappers in their second-largest drug haul this year in a sign of how the problem has persisted despite the president's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs.
Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek lost an appeal on Tuesday against the Philippines' decision to refuse to grant it a license due to its failure to meet local ownership criteria, in a major blow to its Southeast Asia expansion plans.
Scientists have removed 88 lbs of plastic bags from a dead whale's stomach in the Philippines. The juvenile male Cuvier's Beaked Whale's carcass was recovered on the shore of the Philippines' Compostela Valley province. Included in the find were 16 rice sacks and multiple shopping bags. The museum plans to release a full list of the plastic items recovered from the whale carcass.
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