Filipino nurses in Libya safe, not kidnapped

2015-03-17 14:19

The Philippine government says that four Filipino nurses reported to have been kidnapped from a Libyan hospital by militants from an Islamic State group affiliate are in a safe place were not abducted.

Pope defends church teaching against birth control

2015-01-16 20:30

Pope Francis has issued his strongest defence yet of church teaching opposing artificial contraception, using a rally in the Philippines to urge families to be ‘sanctuaries of respect for life’.

AirAsia plane overshoots runway

2014-12-30 15:19

An AirAsia Zest plane with 159 people has skidded off a Philippine runway after landing in windy weather.

US marine in court for transgender murder case

2014-12-19 11:07

A US marine accused of killing a transgender Filipino has appeared in a Philippine court for the first time, as his lawyers sought the suspension of the trial.

Quakes damage 83 houses in Philippines

2014-09-21 09:45

A series of earthquakes have destroyed 17 houses and damaged 66 others in a southern Philippine town, slightly injuring three people.

Pulitzer journalist held by US Border Patrol

2014-07-15 20:54

An Immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning Philippine journalist has been detained by the US Border Patrol in Texas.

Philippines allows phone use on planes

2013-12-31 11:06

The Philippines' civil aviation authority says it will allow passengers to use mobile phones and laptops to make calls and access the Internet during flights.

From the front lines: On the ground

2013-11-21 08:19

News24's Lauren Hess, who is in the Philippines to cover the SA team's rescue mission, visits a hospital devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.


Typhoon Haiyan aftermath

2013-11-11 09:34

More than 10 000 people have been killed in one of the strongest typhoons on record as savage winds and giant waves levelled communities across the Philippines. See all the pictures.

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More than 10 000 feared dead

2013-11-10 08:37

A super typhoon that destroyed entire towns across the Philippines is believed to have killed more than 10 000 people.


Filipino nurses kidnapped from Sirte, Libya

2015-03-16 22:34

Four Filipino nurses have been kidnapped from a hospital in Sirte, Libya.

Pope demands Philippine leaders end corruption

2015-01-16 10:16

Pope Francis has demanded leaders in the Philippines end "scandalous social inequalities", as he called on them to show integrity and reject corruption.

Pope to meet religious leaders in Philippines

2014-12-22 19:34

Pope Francis will meet with leaders of various religions when he visits the Philippines next month, pushing a message of tolerance in order to combat global religious conflicts.

US Marine in transgender murder gets charged

2014-12-15 18:57

Philippine prosecutors have filed murder charges against a US Marine accused of killing a Filipino transgender woman, in a case that has fanned anti-American sentiment.

Filipinos returning home amid Libya violence

2014-07-31 17:14

The Philippines is preparing to evacuate 13 000 citizens from Libya as violence rages and after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse was gang-raped there.

Child labour up in typhoon-hit areas in Philippines

2014-06-11 12:29

The United Nation's labour agency says a study has found more children toiling in harsh and dangerous work in Philippine villages hit by Typhoon Haiyan last November.

UN's Ban calls for more funds for Philippines

2013-12-21 20:19

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has stepped up an appeal for funds to help the Philippines recover from a devastating typhoon last month after visiting stricken areas.


Rescuers are struggling to get desperately needed aid to areas of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan - as a new storm approaches. Watch.

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Typhoon Haiyan slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday; it's the strongest typhoon of the year and one of the strongest on record. See aerial footage.

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Philippines troops kill 8 Muslim rebels in clashes

2013-09-19 14:00

Philippine security forces have killed eight Muslim rebels as they hunted the remnants of a guerrilla force hiding in homes of a major city and believed to be holding hostages.

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