Benigno Aquino III
  • Malaysian police officers move the bodies of two commandoes who were killed in a mortar attack after a exchange of fire between Malaysian security forces and the Sulu sultanate intruders in Tahduo, outside of Lahad Datu, Sabab, Malaysia on, Friday, March 1, 2013. Shooting erupted in Lahad Datu village that has been occupied by nearly 200 members of a Filipino clan for three weeks, but the Malaysian home minister denied Friday that his forces were responsible.

    Malaysian authorities tried to end a three-week standoff with about 200 members of a Filipino clan occupying a village in eastern Malaysia.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 01, 2013, 12:47 PM EST
  • An anti-abortion sign flashes outside the Roman Catholic Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in downtown Manila.

    A new law that provides state funding for contraceptives for the poor pitted the dominant Catholic Church against the popular President Aquino and his followers.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 03, 2013, 10:38 AM EST
  • Members of the Philippine Coast Guard carry relief goods for victims of flash floods caused by Typhoon Bopha in Davao province, while loading their ship in Manila, Philippines on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.

    Rescuers were digging through mud and debris Friday to retrieve more bodies strewn across a farming valley in the southern Philippines by a powerful typhoon.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 11:44 AM EST
  • U.S. President Barack Obama, left, is shown the way by Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen before the ASEAN-U.S. leaders meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.

    President Obama's attendance at an annual summit of Southeast Asian leaders set him in the eye of stormy territorial disputes involving his allies and China.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 3:00 AM EST