Philippines


Filipino teacher killed in Mozambique rebel ambush

2016-05-17 15:57

A Filipino teacher has been killed in an ambush on a passenger bus by Renamo rebels in Mozambique as insurgent unrest rises in the country's central region.

Philippine president-elect vows to kill criminals

2016-05-15 22:15

Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to reintroduce capital punishment, saying he preferred hanging to firing squads "to save bullets".

Rodrigo Duterte wins Philippine presidential vote: poll monitor data

2016-05-09 21:44

Anti-establishment firebrand Rodrigo Duterte has won the Philippine presidential elections, according to poll monitor data.

10 dead in Philippine election day violence

2016-05-09 13:11

At least 10 people died across the Philippines in election day violence, as gunmen attacked polling stations, ambushed vehicles and stole vote counting machines, police said.

Seven dead in Philippine election day ambush

2016-05-09 09:15

Seven people have been shot dead and another was wounded when a convoy of vehicles was ambushed in the Philippines just hours before polls open for national elections, police say.

Philippine militants threaten hostages in video warning

2016-05-03 22:34

Islamic militants in the Philippines have issued a fresh warning threatening to harm three hostages, just over a week after they beheaded a captive.

Canadian man decapitated by Philippine extremists

2016-04-26 11:51

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered in the southern Philippines belongs to one of two Canadians taken hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in September.

Philippines military kills four extremists after heavy losses

2016-04-11 15:54

Philippine soldiers have killed four more militants as they pressed their offensive against the Abu Sayyaf after suffering heavy losses in weekend clashes in the troubled south, authorities say.

Philippine volcano spews ash, fiery debris

2016-03-30 19:01

A Philippines volcano spewed ash and fiery debris overnight, triggering a small bushfire on its slope and a warning advisory.

Philippines to lease Japanese planes to patrol disputed sea

2016-03-09 22:09

The Philippine president says his country will lease five aircraft from Japan to help the local navy patrol Manila's territory in the disputed South China Sea

 

Philippines' Duterte vows hangings in war on crime

2016-05-16 14:06

Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to introduce executions by hanging as part of a ruthless law-and-order crackdown that would also include ordering military snipers to kill suspected criminals.

New Philippine leader seen as emancipator, looming dictator

2016-05-10 14:21

Rodrigo Duterte, the bombastic mayor of a major southern city, was poised to become president-elect with an unofficial tally of votes showing him with an assailable lead

Over 200 Filipinos vote on disputed South China Sea island

2016-05-09 17:59

More than 200 Filipinos have voted on a Philippine-occupied island in the South China Sea with the mayor saying the elections proved Manila has sovereignty in the far-flung area

Trump-like mayor favoured to be next Philippine President

2016-05-09 10:30

A foul-mouthed, crime-busting mayor is the man to beat in the Philippine presidential elections as voters weary of poverty, corruption and insurgencies in the hinterlands look for a radical change at the top.

Malaysia searches for foreigners missing in seas off Borneo

2016-05-04 15:59

Malaysian authorities are searching for three foreigners who went missing in waters near the Philippines where a spate of recent kidnappings have taken place, a coast guard official says.

After hostage beheading, is Philippines facing ISIS threat?

2016-04-28 17:05

The beheading of a hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines has happened before, but the latest killing of a Canadian mining executive raises a troubling prospect of the involvement of the Islamic State group

Philippine quake injures at least 3 people

2016-04-14 08:22

Philippine officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6 rattled a southern region as people slept, collapsing the walls of three houses and injuring at least three people.

Islamic militants kill 18 Philippine soldiers

2016-04-10 09:39

A Philippine offensive against the extremist Abu Sayyaf group after a spate of kidnappings has left 18 soldiers and five fighters dead in the worst violence in the troubled south this year.

10 Indonesian sailors kidnapped in Philippines

2016-03-29 07:38

Ten Indonesian sailors have been kidnapped in Philippine waters by Islamic militants who have demanded a ransom for their release, an official said Tuesday.

American tests positive for Zika virus after Philippine trip

2016-03-06 16:01

An American woman who visited the Philippines in January, has tested positive for the Zika virus in the United States.

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