Search operations following a Philippine Air Force C-130 cargo plane crash at the vicinity of Jolo airport, Sulu island, southern Philippines. Photograph: EPA

Philippine authorities ordered on Monday an investigation into the crash of an Air Force plane that overshot a runway killing 47 soldiers on board, th(...)

(From right), Lt-Cmdr K Suzuki with Shoji Otake, Japanese consul on Cebu  and Gsugomu Nakagawa, minister at the Japanese Embassy in Manila. Photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

A small and not insignificant moment in history was passed this weekend at the Philippines Air Force base adjoining Cebu Airport on Cebu Island in the(...)