Philippines


Philippines detains 2 for bomb attempt near US embassy

2016-11-30 18:09

Philippine police have detained two men for an attempted bombing near the US embassy that has been blamed on Islamic State sympathisers.

Duterte offers refugees a home in the Philippines

2016-11-17 19:05

'Send them to us. We will accept them," the president says at a time many Western nations are closing their borders.

Philippine president wants to be friends with Trump, Putin

2016-11-17 05:35

The Philippine president, who has been hostile to Barack Obama for criticising his deadly anti-drug crackdown, has congratulated Donald Trump for a "well-deserved victory" and says he is excited to meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

Philippines says it has resumed patrols at disputed shoal

2016-11-07 20:49

The Philippine coast guard says it has resumed patrols at a shoal at the centre of a territorial dispute with China using two vessels, including one supplied by Japan.

China still guarding shoal, but Filipinos back

2016-10-30 17:00

The Philippine defence chief says aerial surveillance shows Chinese coast guard ships are still guarding a disputed shoal but Filipinos were seen fishing there "unmolested" for the first time in years.

No peace for the dead in Duterte's drug war

2016-10-27 11:08

In the Philippines, families who cannot afford to pay funeral parlour expenses to claim bodies of relatives, watch them buried en masse.

Typhoon Haima lashes China; toll up in Philippines

2016-10-21 21:34

Typhoon Haima isbarreling into southern China after hammering the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages.

Super Typhoon Haima kills at least 7 in Philippines

2016-10-20 12:05

At least seven people have been killed after Super Typhoon Haima smashed into the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and rains, flooding towns and forcing thousands to flee before weakening and blowing away into the South China Sea.

Haiyan-like deluge feared as super typhoon nears Philippines

2016-10-19 15:40

Philippine forecasters are warning that a super typhoon set to slam into the country's northeast may bring widespread damage similar to that wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

Philippines' Duterte says kill threat 'perfect'

2016-10-14 19:12

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has defended his threat to kill criminals as "perfect" and vowed no let-up in his war on crime, as the death toll surged past 3 700.

 

Manila police detonate suspected bomb near US Embassy

2016-11-28 08:17

Manila police have detonated a suspected bomb found in a trash bin just a few meters from the US Embassy.

Philippines' Duterte threatens to copy Russia ICC exit

2016-11-17 17:45

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to follow in Russia's footsteps and pull his country out of the International Criminal Court.

Philippines allows pursuit of kidnappers into its waters

2016-11-11 06:56

The Philippines will allow Malaysian and Indonesian maritime forces to pursue Islamist kidnappers into its waters, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says.

Philippine senator asks court to stop Duterte attacks

2016-11-07 17:44

A Philippine senator who President Rodrigo Duterte has linked to the illegal drug trade and described as a "dirty woman" for her alleged affair with her driver has asked the Supreme Court to stop the attacks.

Philippine mayor and 9 others killed in clash with anti-drug police

2016-10-28 18:12

A town mayor and nine of his men have been killed in a gun battle with anti-narcotics officers, Philippine police have said, in the deadliest operation since President Rodrigo Duterte launched a crackdown on illegal drugs.

Philipines' Duterte wants US troops out in two years

2016-10-26 12:33

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wants US troops out of his country in the next two years and is willing to scrap defence pacts with long-time ally Washington if necessary.

China, Philippines: Money talks

2016-10-20 18:56

China has scored a major diplomatic victory, wielding its economic might and political clout to coax the Philippines into resuming a bilateral dialogue on their South China Sea territorial dispute following months of acrimony.

Philippine police van runs over protesters

2016-10-20 05:36

A Philippine police van has rammed and run over baton-wielding protesters outside the US embassy in Manila.

Thousands flee as typhoon flogs Philippines

2016-10-16 15:09

Typhoon Sarika has lashed the main Philippine island of Luzon, ripping off roofs, toppling power pylons and forcing more than 12 000 people to flee to safer ground.

Duterte's next campaign - ban on public smoking

2016-10-11 17:12

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is turning to another battle, aside from his fight against illegal drugs - smoking.

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