Beijing slams tribunal decision on South China Sea row

2015-10-30 10:09

China will disregard any findings by an international tribunal on a case brought by the Philippines over disputed islands in the South China Sea, Beijing said after the court decided to consider the action.

Philippine monkeys infected with Ebola not lethal to humans

2015-09-06 07:55

Several monkeys at a research and breeding facility in the Philippines have been infected with an Ebola strain that is non-lethal to humans, health officials say.

Controversial Canadian rubbish heads to Philippine landfill

2015-07-14 16:26

Tons of imported Canadian rubbish has been sent to a northern Philippines landfill, ending a two-year standoff with activists who called for the waste to be returned to Canada, officials say.

Murder charges for owner, crew of Philippine ferry

2015-07-04 11:11

Philippine police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized killing 59 people, an official says.

Philippine soldier holds dozens hostage on tour bus

2015-05-29 13:26

A Philippine soldier in camouflage uniform and carrying an assault rifle held dozens of local tourists hostage on a bus for four hours on, but surrendered peacefully, police say.

2 dead after typhoon passes Philippines

2015-05-11 05:30

Two people have been killed after a powerful storm grazed the country's north-eastern tip over the weekend, civil defence officials say.

Philippines sounds alert for approaching typhoon

2015-05-07 13:31

The Philippines is bracing for a typhoon heading for the northeast of the main island of Luzon and expected to make landfall, bringing heavy to intense rainfall, the weather bureau said.

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.


Gunmen abduct 3 foreigners from Philippine resort

2015-09-22 06:39

Unidentified gunmen have abducted a Norwegian resort manager, two Canadians and a local Filipino woman from a southern Philippine island, the military and police have said.

Chris Brown goes on a foul-mouthed rant and breakdances while stuck in the Philippines

2015-07-23 10:32

Chris Brown, barred from leaving the Philippines over a row with a powerful religious sect, has insisted in a foul-mouthed rant that he did nothing wrong.

Foreigner with MERS in Philippines now free of the virus

2015-07-10 12:22

Officials say a foreigner who tested positive for MERS after arriving in the Philippines from the Middle East is now free of the virus and will leave the hospital this weekend.

Australian pleads not guilty to child rape in Philippines

2015-06-16 13:59

An Australian man accused of raping and trafficking two girls in the Philippines pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, court officials said.

UN chief calls for peaceful solution to sea disputes

2015-05-22 13:15

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where China's assertiveness has alarmed its smaller neighbours.

1 000s evacuated in Philippines as powerful typhoon nears

2015-05-09 12:09

The Philippines has evacuated thousands of people in the north-eastern part of its main island of Luzon, less than 24 hours before a powerful typhoon is expected to make landfall.

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.

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