Philippine legislators this week approved the Bangsamoro Organic Law, which gives money, resources and control to a Muslim region in the south.
Families are packing into congested temporary shelters and expect to stay up to five years as their old family homes were destroyed in a 2017 civil war.
Communication authorities ordered a 3-month suspension of the Tuoi Tre news website over allegations it ran a report that upset national unity
At a summit with EU leaders in Beijing this week, Chinese officials called for a stronger partnership with European trading bloc.
Hours spent by Western allied ships in the sea claimed by China have hit a high so far this year, They effectively curb Chinese expansion, analysts say.
The Philippine president once spurned the United States and courted China, but now Manila and Washington are doing naval exercises in a sea claimed by Beijing.
Beijing says it ‘cannot accept’ closer ties between self-ruled Taiwan, which it sees as its own territory, and the US government.
The EU and Vietnam are set to ratify a tariff-cutting free trade agreement by year’s end after meeting this month.
The Chinese armed police will run the coast guard from July 1, That move follows passage of US naval vessels in the contested South China Sea.
Mahathir wants to temper Chinese investment, allowing him to challenge China's claims.
The Philippine president is expected next month to an autonomy-sharing accord covering parts of a southern island racked for decades by separatist violence.
Thousands of people have demonstrated this month against Chinese investment, a cybersecurity law and the lawmaking process.
Two countries that argued bitterly over competing maritime claims just two years ago now discussing tentative fisheries deal, Philippine media say.
Playing to a home audience, Paris and London will send ships to the South China Sea.
Protesters fear a bill that would let foreigners lease land for 99 years could lead to a dangerous level of Chinese investment
Washington sending official for ribbon-cutting this week.
Southeast Asian states that claim parts of the sea would need the backing of a broader U.S. foreign policy to feel confident in resisting Chinese control.
Beijing sees US naval maneuvers in the South China Sea as cause to expand militarily on islands claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines and others.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says his government is working on a $1.46 billion upgrade to the navy, which lags the strength of Asian peers.