JC Gotinga

JC Gotinga

South China Sea

Philippines' lacklustre fight in the South China Sea

Amid South China Sea dispute, President Rodrigo Duterte balks at pushing back after landmark maritime rights ruling.

Philippines' lacklustre fight in the South China Sea

Philippines

Philippine museum traces war to lost tribal kinship

Descendants of Mindanao's Moro Muslims, Christian settlers and Lumad reminded to keep the promise to remain brothers.

Philippine museum traces war to lost tribal kinship

Philippines

Philippines: Marcos ouster rally targets 'dictator' Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte skips 'People Power' commemoration as opposition denounces his 'authoritarian' administration.

Philippines: Marcos ouster rally targets 'dictator' Duterte

Volcano

Philippines: Thousands flee as volcano readies to blow

Mt Mayon has erupted at least 50 times in the last 500 years and appears ready to blow again at any time.

Philippines: Thousands flee as volcano readies to blow

Environment

Villagers struggle in aftermath of Philippines storm

Rural communities in the Philippines are trying to pick up the pieces after losing everything in Tropical Storm Tembin.

Villagers struggle in aftermath of Philippines storm

Human Rights

'War crimes' in fight over Philippines' Marawi: Amnesty

State forces and ISIL-linked fighters have committed abuses that 'amount to war crimes', Amnesty International says.

'War crimes' in fight over Philippines' Marawi: Amnesty

Human Rights

ASEAN summit silence on Rohingya 'an absolute travesty'

Southeast Asian leader skirt the issues of the Rohingya plight and the Philippines' drug campaign in summit meetings.

ASEAN summit silence on Rohingya 'an absolute travesty'

Donald Trump

'Say it like it is' presidents Duterte, Trump to meet

Philippine leader hosts US President Trump on Sunday in Manila in their much anticipated first face-to-face meeting.

'Say it like it is' presidents Duterte, Trump to meet

Asia Pacific

Overkill? Some locals question Marawi shelling

Residents returning to Marawi's centre find an apocalyptic wasteland after months of shelling by the Philippines army.

Overkill? Some locals question Marawi shelling

ISIS

Stalled peace deal crucial in Philippines ISIL fight

ISIL's lingering influence on armed groups is a major challenge but a pending peace deal may offer a solution.

Stalled peace deal crucial in Philippines ISIL fight