Philippines


South Korean kidnapped, murdered by Philippine police

2017-01-18 09:30

A South Korean businessman who went missing in the Philippines three months ago was kidnapped by policemen and murdered on the day he disappeared, a Seoul official said,

Thousands evacuated as storm hits Philippines

2017-01-08 20:01

About 6 000 people have been evacuated from their homes as a tropical storm hit the southern Philippines, raising the risk of floods and landslides.

Twin Philippine bombings wound 33

2016-12-29 09:04

At least 33 people have been injured in two separate bomb attacks in the Philippines.

Christmas typhoon kills 4, destroys homes in Philippines

2016-12-26 10:22

A powerful typhoon that spoiled Christmas Day in parts of the Philippines, leaving at least four people dead and destroying homes, has roared over a congested region near Manila with slightly weaker but still-strong winds.

12 hurt in Christmas Eve blast near Philippine church

2016-12-25 06:30

A blast ripped through a police car outside a Catholic church in the southern Philippines authorities said, wounding 12 people including a police officer.

Filipinos warned of stormy Christmas weather

2016-12-23 09:02

Weather forecasters say a severe tropical storm has gained strength as it moves closer to the Philippines and may intensify further into a typhoon.

US says it will work with Duterte after latest outburst

2016-12-18 22:13

The US says it will work with the Philippine president to address any concerns after he threatened to terminate a pact that allows US troops to visit the Philippines.

Philippines' Duterte says Trump made him feel like a saint

2016-12-08 05:50

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he felt "like a saint" after his phone conversation last week with US president-elect Donald Trump, who he says praised him for "doing great" in his deadly campaign against illegal drugs.

Philippine vice president to quit Cabinet

2016-12-04 20:36

The Philippine vice president Leni Robredo says she will resign her Cabinet post, citing "major differences in principles and values" with President Rodrigo Duterte.

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.

 

Duterte orders troops to blast militants and their hostages

2017-01-15 10:17

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his troops to bomb extremists who flee with their captives in a bid to stop a wave of kidnappings at sea, calling the loss of civilian lives in such an attack "collateral damage".

Rodrigo Duterte: I once threw a man from a helicopter

2016-12-29 11:52

The president of the Philippines says he will throw corrupt officials from a helicopter mid-air, adding that he has done it before.

Philippines searches for 18 crewmen of ship sunk by typhoon

2016-12-27 11:16

The Philippine coast guard has pressed its search for 18 missing Filipino crewmen from a cargo ship that sank at the height of Typhoon Nock-Ten, which struck the country on Christmas Day, spoiling holiday celebrations in Asia's largest Catholic natio

Christmas typhoon hits Philippines

2016-12-25 21:10

A powerful typhoon has hit the Philippines cutting off electricity to millions and disrupting Christmas celebrations for tens of thousands who fled its approach.

Philippines urges evacuations ahead of Christmas Day typhoon

2016-12-24 20:16

Philippine authorities urged hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes as a strong typhoon threatened to wallop the country's east coast on Christmas Day.

UN pushes for murder probe into Philippines president

2016-12-21 09:11

The UN's human rights chief has urged Philippine authorities to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte's claims that he killed three people while mayor of Davao City, as well as the growing carnage in his war on drugs.

Philippines' Duterte says he personally killed people

2016-12-14 18:33

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he personally killed suspected criminals when he was mayor of a southern city to set an example for police.

Citing differences, Philippine vice president quits Cabinet

2016-12-05 15:53

There was no immediate reaction from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to the country's vice president saying she will resign her Cabinet post, citing "major differences in principles and values" with Duterte.

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.

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