ISIS-linked militants besiege Philippine city

2017-05-25 16:02

Army tanks packed with soldiers roll into Philippine city amid sounds of gunfire and explosions after militants torched buildings.

Work with ICC rather than withdraw, UN tells countries

2016-11-18 10:10

Countries thinking of leaving the International Criminal Court should instead work within the system to improve the court, a UN spokesperson says.

1 dead, 37 injured in Philippines blast

2015-01-23 13:03

One person has been killed and 37 others injured after a suspended bomb exploded outside a bus depot in the southern Philippine port of Zamboanga, the city mayor says.

Philippine couple in animal torture videos jailed for life

2014-09-30 16:10

A Philippine has been jailed for life for forcing young scantily-clad women to torture or kill animals for the sexual gratification of online customers, a court official says. WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO

Philippine typhoon survivors still struggling

2014-05-05 13:08

Tens of thousands of Philippine survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan face long-term problems finding permanent homes and jobs half a year after the disaster, the Red Cross says.

Filipino dad remembers last moments with son

2013-11-11 14:48

A father mourns his son, who has drowned during the Philippine typhoon surge, as bodies have been placed in a chapel-turned-morgue.

Philippine floods a man-made disaster: experts

2012-08-09 08:34

Deadly floods that have swamped nearly all of the Philippine capital are less a natural disaster and more the result of poor planning, experts say.

Philippine: Search for missing resumes

2012-01-06 09:31

Philippine rescuers have resumed the search for up to 150 people who remained missing a day after a deadly landslide buried a remote gold mining community in the country’s south, the military says.

Philippine floods death toll hits 1 500

2011-12-27 14:45

The death toll from flash floods that swept away entire villages in southern Philippines has climbed to nearly 1 500 as authorities widen their search for bodies.

More help for Philippine flood victims

2011-12-23 15:56

Philippines authorities have doubled the number of dead and missing in deadly floods to more than 2 000, as relief groups rushed in aid for desperate survivors.


Philippine leader imposes strict ban on smoking

2017-05-19 16:59

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signs an executive order that will impose a wide-ranging ban on smoking in public.

US forces to gain access to more Philippine bases - Carter

2016-04-13 21:02

US forces will gain access to more military bases in the Philippines than the five already announced, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says as he began a visit to the longstanding Asian ally.

Bomb kills 1, wounds 16 in southern Philippines

2014-11-17 10:59

A bomb has exploded on a pedestrian overpass in a southern Philippine town threatened by Muslim rebels in the past, killing a student and wounding 16 other, police and military officials say.

Blasts rock Philippine army munitions depot

2014-05-07 13:32

A ball of fire and explosions has ripped through a munitions depot at the Philippine army’s headquarters near the financial district in manila, injuring 25 people.

Philippine mayor among 4 dead in Manila ambush

2013-12-20 10:27

Four people, including the mayor of a southern Philippine town and his wife, have been killed in an ambush outside Manila international airport’s passenger terminal, its general manager says.

Philippine leader criticises gunmen

2013-02-21 15:51

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has criticised gunmen who entered a Malaysian state in a bizarre effort to stake a territorial claim, warning their actions could lead to conflict.

Suspect held in Philippine massacre

2012-03-26 12:03

Philippine police say they have arrested a wanted member of a powerful Muslim clan blamed for the country’s worst political massacre after he was injured in a blast.

25 killed in Philippine landslide

2012-01-05 12:01

At least 25 people have been killed in southern Philippines after a landslide buried gold prospectors who had refused to leave an area declared too dangerous for habitation.

Tent cities loom for Philippine flood victims

2011-12-26 08:30

Tens of thousands of flash flood survivors in the Philippines face life in tent cities for months while safe areas to resettle them are sought.

Philippine solar light bottles offer hope

2011-11-30 10:05

Filipino entrepreneur Illac Diaz is aiming to help a million poor people in a year, and with the help of some plastic bottles and a clever social media campaign may do even better.

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