In one of Asia’s longest-running insurgencies, negotiators on both sides say a peace accord could be reached as early as next month.
Philippines President Benigno Aquino III asks a royal Muslim clan leader to order his followers to withdraw from Malaysian land they claim as their own.
After years of fighting the government from hidden jungle bases in the southern Philippines, an Al-Qaida-linked militant group is facing a new adversary.
The Philippines takes a legal step against China’s claims to virtually the entire South China Sea, saying it is seeking international arbitration.
A 150-day ban on the carrying of firearms outside residences begins in the Philippines to prevent violence that could erupt during May 13 elections.
The Philippines seeks patrol ships and communications equipment from Japan to better secure its territory in its conflict with China over the South China Sea.
Thousands of villagers flee their homes as a strong typhoon roared closer to the southern Philippines.
Southeast Asian leaders to ask China to start formal talks on crafting a legally binding accord to preventing violence over disputed South China Sea territories.
Southeast Asian leaders plan to adopt a human rights declaration in a region notorious for violations despite criticism that the pact fails international standards.
Suspected Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines free a mayor after seven months of captivity in a southern jungle where he was kept barefoot.
Philippines armed forces searching for long-held hostages battle al-Qaida-linked militants in a fierce clash that killed three marines and two insurgents in the resistive south.
Archaeologists have unearthed remnants of what they believe is a 1,000-year-old village on a jungle-covered mountaintop in the Philippines.
Philippine government and Muslim guerrilla negotiators are drafting a preliminary agreement to settle a decades-long rebellion in the country’s south.
Around 300 rescuers search for Philippine Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo after his small plane crashed into the sea while attempting an emergency landing.
Suspected militants from a breakaway Muslim rebel group set off bombs in the southern Philippines but failed to inflict injuries or disrupt army assaults against its fighters.
Philippine troops pursue Muslim rebels after attacks on multiple army outposts in the south left seven people dead and sniper fire paralyzed a major highway.
Typhoon Saola has caused the deaths of at least seven people while more than 20,000 have been displaced from their homes.
An Indonesian mountaineer who faced death threats while battling illegal loggers is among six recipients of the 2012 Ramon Magsaysay Award for social work.
Chinese fishing boats have returned to the Scarborough Shoal despite an agreement to clear the area of all vessels, Manila says.
Al-Qaida-linked militants in the Philippines staged more attacks in the last four years despite many battlefield setbacks, claims a military report.