Voters in the Philippines appear to have delivered a resounding victory to President Benigno Aquino in midterm elections. The son of former President Corazon Aquino looks set to control both houses of Congress, giving him a mandate to continue his reform policies. His biggest worry now is making them stick.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino appeared set to win control of the 24-member Senate with vote counting under way in legislative elections, a result that would bolster his plans for an expanded anti-corruption drive.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino said China may harm relations with its trading partners if it fails to respect a United Nations-backed arbitration ruling over its claims in disputed waters with oil and gas reserves.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino spent a third of his working days in the past two months campaigning for allies seeking seats in the senate, where he barely won the vote to raise tobacco and liquor taxes.
Farmer Rene Ravalo loads coconuts onto a truck in the Philippines for the 30-minute trip to market on a road built last year. It previously took half a day for a water buffalo to inch the goods down a mountain track.
The husband of former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo asked the Supreme Court to stop her prosecution on charges of electoral fraud, potentially setting up the latest legal standoff with the government.
Philippine police arrested former President Gloria Arroyo in a Manila hospital on charges of election fraud, preventing her from again attempting to leave the country after the top court granted her permission to do so.