Philippine troops rescue abducted Catholic priest

2017-09-18 12:44

Philippine officials say government forces have rescued a Roman Catholic priest and another civilian who were among dozens of people abducted in Marawi.

2 die in landslides after Philippines hit with heavy rains

2017-09-12 07:10

A tropical depression dumped heavy rains overnight in the Philippines, flooding metropolitan Manila and nearby provinces and causing a landslide in the north that killed two brothers.

Thousands demand end to killings in Duterte's drug war

2017-08-22 05:15

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of the Philippine capital of Manila to denounce President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, as they marked the death anniversary of one of the country's pro-democracy heroes.

Manila: 32 drug suspects dead in single day

2017-08-16 13:24

Philippine police say an updated report shows anti-drug operations in a northern province this week left 32 alleged drug offenders dead - the highest toll in a single day in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

Philippines: 21 alleged drug offenders killed in single day

2017-08-15 12:39

Philippine police say simultaneous anti-drug operations in a northern province have left 21 drug offenders dead after they allegedly offered armed resistance against arresting officers

Strong 6.2 quake rocks Philippines

2017-08-11 13:58

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake has rocked the region south of the Philippine capital, causing buildings in Manila and nearby areas to sway, seismologists and witnesses say.

Rights groups ask Duterte to retract threat to bomb schools

2017-07-26 07:32

Human rights groups have asked the Philippine president to withdraw his threat to order airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels.

Philippine President Duterte threatens to end peace talks following attack

2017-07-19 13:55

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to end peace talks with communist rebels, hours after suspected guerrillas wounded four of his military bodyguards in an ambush.

Militants force kids, hostages to fight: Philippine army

2017-07-11 07:07

Children and hostages are being forced to fight alongside pro-Islamic State gunmen waging a seven-week battle for a Philippine city, the country's military says.

Strong aftershock follows damaging quake in Philippines

2017-07-10 10:22

The strongest aftershock yet has shaken the central Philippines following last week's 6.5-magnitude earthquake that damaged a power plant and other buildings.


Philippines' Duterte may declare martial law

2017-09-15 12:15

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may declare nationwide martial law if threatened massive protests by communists and other leftists against his rule turn violent or disrupt the country, his defence chief says.

France tells Philippines' Duterte: human rights important

2017-08-30 12:43

France on Wednesday rejected claims by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that people were guilty until proven innocent in its legal system, as it emphasised the importance of human rights and rule of law.

Philippines war on drugs escalates

2017-08-18 13:12

Police have killed at least 13 people in Manila on the third night of an escalation in President Rodrigo Duterte's ruthless war on drugs, taking the death toll for one of the bloodiest weeks so far to 80.

Uber forced to suspend operations in Philippines

2017-08-16 09:35

Uber was forced to suspend operations in the Philippines, after the ride-sharing giant's efforts to appeal a one-month ban were quashed as it tussles with authorities over driver permits.

Philippines to cull 200 000 fowl after bird flu outbreak

2017-08-11 20:37

The Philippines will cull at least 200 000 birds after confirming its first bird flu outbreak, but no animal-to-human transmission has been reported

Philippine mayor, 13 others killed in raids linked to drugs

2017-07-30 20:06

Philippine police have fatally shot a city mayor who was among the politicians the president linked to illegal drugs and at least 13 others in gun battles.

Duterte vows end to uprising, 'jail or hell' in drug war

2017-07-25 11:24

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to continue his bloody war on illegal drugs despite international and domestic criticism and warned that offenders will end up in "jail or hell".

Philippines' Duterte makes fresh rape joke

2017-07-14 19:19

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made a new joke about rape, saying he would congratulate a rapist who could carry out the crime even knowing he would die.

World's 'oldest' hippo dies at Philippine zoo

2017-07-10 16:36

Bertha, believed to be the world's oldest hippopotamus, has died aged 65, the Manila Zoo says, having beaten the typical lifespan for the mostly herbivorous mammals by decades.

Panic, damage after deadly Philippine quake

2017-07-07 08:08

Residents have fled their houses in panic overnight as aftershocks hit the central Philippines a day after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake killed two people and injured at least 72 others, authorities say.

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