Typhoon Bopha moved northwest of the Philippines Thursday one day after ravaging the island nation, leaving 327 dead and 380 missing, officials said.
Muslim rebel leaders in the southern Philippines signed a peace agreement with the government Monday that brings to an end years of violence, negotiators said.
The Philippine government has reached a preliminary agreement to create an autonomous Muslim region after decades of militant insurgency, officials said.
Philippine coast guard divers said they located the engine of the plane that crashed into the sea killing Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, 54, and two others.
The rains that deluged Manila appeared to be easing Wednesday, but not before leaving several dead in the already typhoon-crippled Philippine capital.
Monsoon rains that triggered massive flooding in the Philippines are being blamed for the deaths of at least eight people in metro Manila, officials said.
Thousands protested the government's perceived failure to help laborers, and scores were injured in Manila, Philippines, officials said Monday.
Tensions between China and the Philippines over disputed areas in the South China Sea have been rising following the sinking of a fishing vessel.
The United States and the Philippines plan to maintain their long relationship on economic and strategic issues of mutual interest, President Obama said Friday.
China was on "high alert" because a group of Philippine citizens planned to sail to China's Huangyan Island and plant a flag, an official said Friday.