Philippines


Capsized Philippine ferry possibly overloaded

2015-07-05 13:44

The death toll from a ferry that capsized in the central Philippines has risen to 61, the coast guard said Sunday, indicating that the vessel was overloaded.

Philippines halts ferry rescue as hopes for survivors fade

2015-07-03 09:02

Rough seas on Friday forced Philippines rescuers to suspend the search for dozens of people still missing a day after a ferry disaster claimed at least 38 lives.

Philippine ferry: Survivors are clinging onto the overturned hull

2015-07-02 11:24

At least 33 people have been killed after a passenger ferry with 173 on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines, a disaster monitoring official says.

Philippines holds naval drills with US, Japan near disputed seas

2015-06-22 20:09

The Philippines are holding separate naval drills with two of the country’s top military allies, the United States and Japan, near the disputed South China Sea.

8 kids rescued in online sex abuse raid

2015-06-11 14:21

Filippino police have freed eight children from a house in Manila where they were allegedly sold for prostitution and forced to have sex for an online audience.

Climate campaigner on global pilgrimage

2015-06-05 20:35

After a high-profile stint as the Philippines' top climate envoy, demanding world powers do more to fight global warming, Yeb Sano is embarking on an epic pilgrimage to force change.

Philippine leader likens China to Nazi Germany

2015-06-03 09:49

Philippine President Benigno Aquino drew a parallel between present day China and Nazi Germany during a speech in Japan, hinting the world cannot continue to appease Beijing as it claims ever-more territory in the South China Sea.

Safety calls after dozens die in Philippines fire

2015-05-15 07:41

International organisations have called for higher safety standards at workplaces in the Philippines after a footwear factory was destroyed by fire, killing at least 72 workers.

Dozens feared dead in slipper factory fire in Philippines

2015-05-13 14:53

A mayor and fire officials in a suburb of the Philippine capital say dozens of workers are feared dead in a fire that razed a rubber slipper factory.

Typhoon intensifies, closes in on Philippines

2015-05-10 08:16

The powerful Typhoon Noul has gained strength as it zeroes in on the northern tip of Philippines and so far 1 400 people have been evacuated.

 

Anguish as search for survivors in Philippine ferry ends

2015-07-03 14:30

Anguished families wept over the bodies of dead relatives as the search for survivors from the Philippines' latest ferry disaster ended with 45 confirmed deaths, officials say.

Philippines ferry: Passengers trapped underneath the water

2015-07-02 16:28

A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew have capsized minutes after it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving at least 36 dead and 26 others missing, coast guard officials say.

Ferry with 173 on board overturns in Philippines

2015-07-02 09:36

A ferry with 173 people on board has overturned in rough waters in the central Philippines as rescuers rushed to the scene, the coast guard say.

Budget Philippine carrier orders 16 planes

2015-06-16 14:08

Budget Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific has ordered 16 turboprop planes from the France-based manufacturer in a deal worth $673m.

Climate debate takes global pulse

2015-06-06 14:01

From the typhoon-ravaged Philippines to the Arizona desert, thousands of people have begun gathering for what is touted as the biggest public debate on climate change.

Philippines, Taiwan coast guards engage in standoff

2015-06-03 13:05

Coast guard vessels from the Philippines and Taiwan engaged in a hourslong standoff after the Philippine patrol boat tried to tow away a Taiwanese fishing vessel for alleged poaching.

Kidnappers demand ransom for Malaysian hostages in Borneo

2015-05-17 12:21

Suspected Philippine Abu Sayyaf rebels have demanded a ransom in exchange for the release of two Malaysians seized in Borneo, a Malaysian police official says.

Anger as Philippine factory fire death toll rises

2015-05-14 09:18

Fifty-eight people have died in a huge blaze at a footwear factory in the Philippine capital and 13 others remain missing, authorities say.

Body of Filipino envoy killed in Pakistan arrives home

2015-05-13 12:50

The body of the Philippine ambassador who was among those killed in a helicopter crash in Pakistan last week has arrived in his home country.

Pakistan helicopter crash kills Norwegian, Philippine ambassadors

2015-05-08 11:16

The Norwegian and Philippine ambassadors to Pakistan have been killed when a military helicopter crashed into a school in the north of the country, an army spokesperson says.

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