China executes female Filipino drug trafficker

A 35-year-old Filipino woman convicted of drug trafficking in China was executed in that country on Wednesday, the Philippine government said.

Breakthrough? Taiwan, Philippines Agree To Shun Violence At Sea

After the shooting death of a fisherman and more than a month of diplomatic fury, Taiwan and the Philippines suddenly agreed to avoid violence when enforcing territorial rights in the ocean channel between them. It’s the start of mending relations.

Filipino UN Peacekeeper wounded in Golan Heights

A Filipino United Nations peacekeeper was wounded and hit by “a wayward indirect fire” at Camp Ziouni in ceasefire line Golan Heights.

Confusion over Philippines birth policy

Varied implementation of a Department of Health (DOH) policy, known as the Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) issued in March 2011 to address the country’s stagnant maternal mortality ratio (MMR), advocating health facility-based delivery under the care of a skilled birth attendant (SBA) has health officials and advocates worried that the policy may be doing more harm than good.