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.

'Mummified' sailor found near the Philippines

2016-03-01 12:18

Philippine police say they're trying to determine the identity and cause of death of a sailor who was found dead while sitting slumped on a table by the radio of a wayward yacht found adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

Philippines' peace process in tatters

2016-02-07 20:04

A Manila report says after years of negotiations, the Philippines is now confronting the threat of renewed conflict.

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.


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 impounds N Korean ship under UN sanctions

2016-03-05 11:01

The Philippines has impounded a North Korean vessel in response to tough new UN sanctions introduced in response to Pyongyang's recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests.

Philippine bishops say Madonna concert is the devil's work

2016-02-24 14:44

Philippine Catholic bishops called on the faithful to boycott pop diva Madonna's sexually charged concerts in the nation's capital, calling them the devil's work.

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.

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