Massive Philippine crowd asked to spread gospel

2016-01-31 16:32

Pope Francis's special envoy has told a gathering of hundreds of thousands in the Philippines that they had a special role to play in spreading the gospel, even to developed nations.

Heroine's welcome home for Philippines' Miss Universe

2016-01-25 12:42

Tens of thousands of people in the beauty pageant-crazed Philippines are set to give newly crowned Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach a heroine's welcome home during a colourful parade through Manila.

Filipinos raped by troops demand compensation

2016-01-06 14:43

Elderly Filipino women raped by Japanese troops during World War II are calling for compensation from Japan as well as an apology.

Two killed in Philippine extremist attack

2015-12-28 13:32

Two soldiers were killed in a pre-dawn attack by Islamic extremists in the conflict-racked southern Philippines, a local military spokesperson said.

Sex addict convicted over pics of naked girls

2015-12-25 21:15

A former school headteacher who reportedly paid for sex with 12 000 women in the Philippines, has been convicted in Japan for taking photos of naked Filipino girls.

Death toll climbs as more floods threaten Philippines

2015-12-19 07:25

Heavy rains have pummelled the entire Philippines, threatening to aggravate flooding that has prompted the government to declare a state of "national calamity".

Manila slum inferno kills 9

2015-12-11 10:48

An inferno in one of Manila's huge shanty towns has killed nine people, authorities said Friday, the third blaze to have struck the city's slums in as many weeks.

US Marine found guilty of killing transgender Filipino

2015-12-01 12:24

A Philippine court has convicted a US Marine of killing a Filipino after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel in the Philippines while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country.

Philippine journos want justice over 2009 massacre

2015-11-23 19:22

Hundreds of journalists and rights activists have taken to the streets of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, demanding justice for 58 people killed six years ago at a political rally.

Apec leaders: Urgent need to co-operate against terrorism

2015-11-19 10:07

Asia-Pacific leaders have called for governments to urgently increase cooperation in the fight against terrorism as they held annual talks overshadowed by the Paris attacks.


Mother, son charged with smuggling gun parts to Philippines

2016-01-27 07:48

A Southern California woman and her son have been charged with smuggling an arsenal of ammunition and gun parts to the Philippines.

Manila plans flight-tracking system in disputed sea

2016-01-18 19:08

The Philippines says it will install a civilian flight-tracking system in the disputed South China Sea after China landed several aircraft on one of its man-made islands in the potential flashpoint region.

New Year's mayhem in Philippines kills two

2016-01-01 11:02

Stray bullets and exploding firecrackers have killed two and injured hundreds in the Philippines amid the country's New Year celebrations.

Bloody Christmas in Philippines as Muslim guerrillas kill 10

2015-12-27 13:25

Muslim guerrillas have killed 10 civilians in the majority Catholic Philippines over Christmas with some Christians in the affected areas now too scared to sleep in their homes.

Death toll at 36 in Philippines after typhoon; areas still flooded

2015-12-20 14:48

The death toll from Typhoon Melor has increased to 36, with six people still missing, according to figures from the Philippines' national emergency body and other agencies.

700 000 flee as powerful typhoon slams Philippines

2015-12-14 11:26

More than 700 000 people in the central Philippines fled to safer areas for fear of giant waves, floods or landslides as Typhoon Melor slammed into the archipelago nation Monday, officials say.

Monkey-eating eagle hatched in Philippines

2015-12-10 17:25

A monkey-eating eagle has been hatched in captivity in the Philippines, boosting the critically-endangered giant bird's fight against extinction.

Hague court begins South China Sea hearing

2015-11-24 22:28

An international tribunal has began hearing a case brought by the Philippines over disputed islands in the South China Sea, in an increasingly bitter row with China.

Chinese ship near Philippine-claimed island

2015-11-19 18:44

A Chinese coast guard ship sailed near a Philippine-occupied island in the disputed South China Sea and stayed in the waters for more than one week.

Protesters jostle with police, burn mock US flag in Philippines during Apec

2015-11-18 08:22

About 200 protesters trying to march on the venues for APEC meetings are blocked by riot police. Protesters jostled with police and burnt a mock US flag.

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