Philippines


1 000s join quake drill in Philippine capital

2015-07-30 19:55

Thousands of people have participated in an earthquake drill in the Philippine capital to prepare the city of nearly 12 million for a feared magnitude-7.2 quake that could kill thousands and displace millions.

Philippines nabs 155, mostly Chinese, for working illegally

2015-07-22 13:09

Philippine immigration officials say they've arrested 155 foreigners, mostly Chinese, who will be deported for working in the country illegally.

Basic hygiene blamed for mass food poisoning in Philippines

2015-07-16 15:02

Philippine authorities say the poison in a batch of candy that sent nearly 2 000 children to hospital was likely a common germ from dirty hands or sweaty armpits.

Philippines 'poison' sweets sicken nearly 2 000

2015-07-13 13:08

The number of people who have fallen ill after eating a batch of 'poisoned' candy in the Philippines has risen to nearly 2 000, authorities said as they worked to identify the source of the contamination.

Aid pours in after pic of Filipino boy studying on street goes viral

2015-07-10 09:28

A homeless Filipino boy has been overwhelmed with aid after a heart-wrenching photo of him studying on the pavement and using faint light from a McDonald's outlet went viral on the Internet.

Tropical storm causes havoc in Manila

2015-07-06 07:24

All shipping has been ordered to remain in harbour and some flights have been cancelled in the northern Philippines, while schools are closed in the capital due to flooding and landslides from a tropical storm, disaster officials say.

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.

 

Stuck in Manila for a second day Chris Brown pleads: Please, let us leave

2015-07-24 12:11

In a profanity-laced video, Chris Brown has vented his frustration at being stuck in the Philippines for a second day over a fraud complaint.

3 dead, 6 missing in coal mine collapse in Philippines

2015-07-17 10:53

A governor in the central Philippines says three workers have died and at least six others are missing after a wall of a coal mining pit collapsed after days of rains.

Rescue saves rare Philippine turtles from 'brink of extinction'

2015-07-15 11:31

Thousands of rare forest turtles have been rescued from horrifying conditions of captivity in the Philippines, saving the critically endangered animals from possible extinction, wildlife experts say.

Monsoon rain kills 8 people in Philippines

2015-07-13 09:30

Torrential monsoon rains have killed at least eight people in the Philippines, the country's disaster relief agency says, and the toll was expected to rise as two tropical storms battered northern Luzon, the main island in the archipelago.

Philippines confirms second MERS case

2015-07-06 10:25

The Philippines have confirmed a second case of the deadly MERS corona virus in a 36-year-old foreigner who showed symptoms of the disease after arriving in Manila from Dubai.

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.

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