Maritime patrols by the Philippines government revealed 250 Chinese armed fishing vessels and at least six Chinese navy warships in the area on Sunday.
Jose Manuel Romualdez said the U.S. would increase the number of ships in the South China Sea "to protect the seaway" from Chinese threats to other nations' sovereignty.
The call between Blinken and his counterpart in Manila comes in the wake of the Philippines' filing of a diplomatic complaint against a new Chinese coast guard law.
Delfin Lorenzana has pointed to increased tensions in the South China Sea, adding that his country would be in the line of fire.
River is the daughter of Reina Mae Nasino, a 23-year-old human rights worker and political activist.
With more than five million subscribers, Cadena was one of the Philippines' most beloved internet personalities.
"I'm delighted we didn't lose 100 percent of our jobs despite the extremely long time we were locked down," President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman said.
Philippines president said Russia had offered his country the vaccine and promised to be one of the first to receive it to prove it was safe.
Duterte's outburst came after a group of medical professionals demanded more action to stem the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Duterte gave the incorrect advice in an address urging citizens to use masks and threatening those who do not with arrest and punishment.
In his latest special, Jo Koy showcases his Filipino roots through music, dance, food, and, of course, comedy.
The Food and Grocery Delivery Services Act aims to deter people from canceling food orders as a prank.
A thunderstorm advisory has been issued in parts of Luzon, the country's largest and most populous island.
Tropical storm locally known as "Ambo" is the first tropical cyclone of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean typhoon season.
"When this whole thing started what kept me up at night is the possibility of mass casualties in our community because it's so apparent there will be communities that will really suffer and that's the community I serve," Riya Ortiz told Newsweek.
The Filipino island of Luzon — including the capital Manila — is under lockdown until at least April 14 as authorities try and contain the novel coronavirus.
"There are years when blooms or populations of a jellyfish are high and there are also years when they are few or even almost absent," said Sheldon Rey Boco, who filmed the event.
China is currently the epicenter of an outbreak of the new 2019-nCov virus.
The Malacanang Palace spokesperson clarified Rodrigo Dutere's latest controversial remarks, this time targeting wealthy Filipinos.
Volcano experts say the danger of another eruption remains high, with more than 100 tremors reported since Wednesday.
Additional eruptions at the Filipino volcano could cause pyroclastic flows, which destroy "nearly everything in their path."
Tens of thousands of people have been urged to leave their homes and officials warned more eruptions could occur.
"We will not sit idly if they continue to interfere with our process as a sovereign state," Salvador Panelo, a spokesperson for the country's president, said.
Duterte ordered senators Richard Durbin and Patrick Leahy banned from visiting the Philippines and warned he may introduce new visa restrictions on American tourists.
People from around the Philippines bought the drink, known as lambanog, from the one shop.
There are hundreds of violent offenders still on the streets in the Philippines who President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered to hand themselves in.
Tropical Storm Jenny is set to make landfall within the next few hours in the Philippines before moving out to sea and toward Hainan and Vietnam.
The boy was killed in the southern Philippines when he was yanked into the water in front of his horrified family.