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The supposed unrest is linked to the West Philippine Sea.
The defense leadership on Sunday dismissed as "fake news" reports that active and retired military officials were plotting via Viber to withdraw support from President Rodrigo Durterte over his handling of the West Philippine Sea standoff with China.Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana and Lt. ...
 
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Japan claims Fukushima’s treated radioactive water is safe to drink.
A spokesman from China’s ministry of foreign affairs challenged a Japanese official who claimed treated radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear plant is safe to drink. This comes after Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso said the treated radioactive water from the nuclear ...
 
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He tested positive for COVID-19.
Taipan Lucio Tan has been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, but is now in stable condition and responding well to treatment. According to Tan’s daughter, Vivienne Tan, her father is now recovering after the health scare.“Thank you for all your concern ...
 
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MiG-29 jet fighters thunder across Burmese skies. 
MiG-29 fighters roar across Burmese skies as the military junta targets ethnic rebels who are fighting for independence. The Kaichin Independence Army is the armed group fighting for the Kaichin people, an ethnic group composed of six tribes whose ancestral domain encompasses territories ...
 
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China's pulled out most of its ships at Julian Felipe Reef.
In a surprising move, the Philippines sent its strongest response yet against China’s expansion into the West Philippine Sea. Not since 2012 has the Philippines moved its naval forces to the West Philippine Sea to challenge China’s militarization of the area. The ...
 
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The ban was imposed by his predecessor Aquino.
President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted a nearly decade-old ban on new mining agreements imposed by his immediate predecessor Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, in a bid to support the government’s ambitious infrastructure push.Duterte, through Executive Order No. 130, said new mining agreements could ...
 
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Don't become an imperial power.
Philippine business groups on Wednesday joined calls for China to withdraw its ships near a reef in the West Philippine Sea and reminded the economic giant to stop acting like a colonizer.Organizations such as the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and ...
 
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Japan is grappling with a fourth wave of infections.
Japan is mulling the cancelation of the Tokyo Olympics if COVID-19 continues to spread, a senior Japanese official said. Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of the Liberal Democratic Party, told TBS that if surges in infections continue to swell within 100 days of the ...
 
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Filipinos protected the giant clams for many years.
Chinese fishermen harvested giant clams off the Philippines' Pag-asa (Thitu) Island while Chinese ships sailed close to Burgos (Gaven) Reef, based on photos released by Filipino security forces.The Philippines is demanding that China pull out its fishing and militia ships out of ...
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