Philippines bans US senators, mulls visa for Americans

2019-12-27 20:00

The Philippines banned two US senators and threatened to introduce visa restrictions for Americans entering the country, the president's spokesperson said on Friday, if Washington pushes ahead with sanctions against Filipino officials involved in jailing a leading opposition leader.

Seven US destroyer crew missing after collision: Japan coastguard

2017-06-17 06:27

A US Navy destroyer has collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship off the coast of Japan, leaving seven crew from the American vessel unaccounted for, the Japanese Coast Guard says.

Military says 89 gunmen killed during Philippine urban battle

2017-05-31 18:32

Philippine security forces kill 89 Islamist militants during more than a week of fighting in a southern city but the gunmen are still offering strong resistance and holding hostages.

Philippine leader imposes strict ban on smoking

2017-05-19 16:59

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signs an executive order that will impose a wide-ranging ban on smoking in public.

US forces to gain access to more Philippine bases - Carter

2016-04-13 21:02

US forces will gain access to more military bases in the Philippines than the five already announced, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says as he began a visit to the longstanding Asian ally.

Bomb kills 1, wounds 16 in southern Philippines

2014-11-17 10:59

A bomb has exploded on a pedestrian overpass in a southern Philippine town threatened by Muslim rebels in the past, killing a student and wounding 16 other, police and military officials say.

Blasts rock Philippine army munitions depot

2014-05-07 13:32

A ball of fire and explosions has ripped through a munitions depot at the Philippine army’s headquarters near the financial district in manila, injuring 25 people.

Philippine mayor among 4 dead in Manila ambush

2013-12-20 10:27

Four people, including the mayor of a southern Philippine town and his wife, have been killed in an ambush outside Manila international airport’s passenger terminal, its general manager says.


Uber's Philippine suspension: What we know

2017-08-18 12:46

Ride-sharing app Uber faces a month-long suspension in the Philippines, in its latest run-in with authorities around the world.

Philippine friendly fire airstrikes kill 11 troops

2017-06-01 17:25

Philippine airstrikes aimed at ISIS militants who are holding hostages as human shields kill 11 soldiers.

ISIS-linked militants besiege Philippine city

2017-05-25 16:02

Army tanks packed with soldiers roll into Philippine city amid sounds of gunfire and explosions after militants torched buildings.

Work with ICC rather than withdraw, UN tells countries

2016-11-18 10:10

Countries thinking of leaving the International Criminal Court should instead work within the system to improve the court, a UN spokesperson says.

1 dead, 37 injured in Philippines blast

2015-01-23 13:03

One person has been killed and 37 others injured after a suspended bomb exploded outside a bus depot in the southern Philippine port of Zamboanga, the city mayor says.

Philippine couple in animal torture videos jailed for life

2014-09-30 16:10

A Philippine has been jailed for life for forcing young scantily-clad women to torture or kill animals for the sexual gratification of online customers, a court official says. WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO

Philippine typhoon survivors still struggling

2014-05-05 13:08

Tens of thousands of Philippine survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan face long-term problems finding permanent homes and jobs half a year after the disaster, the Red Cross says.

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