As much as our bodies need to occasionally detox, we also need a mental and spiritual detox, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Gridlock in Manila is costing lives as ambulances stuck in traffic face severe delays in the race against the clock to reach the city's hospitals, medics warn.
Fifty-one people have been injured and several homes, churches and other buildings were damaged when an earthquake sent terrified residents of the southern Philippines fleeing their homes before dawn.
According to scientists, the creatures mistake the plastic bags for jellyfish and end up eating them.
Tonnes of garbage sent to the Philippines years ago was shipped back to Canada on Friday after a festering diplomatic row, as Asian nations increasingly reject serving as dumping grounds for international trash.
A fire has raged through the top floors of a 21-story residential building in the Philippine capital in the middle of a scorching summer and officials say firefighters managed to guide residents to safety in time.
The Philippines was struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that shook buildings and prompted the evacuation of thousands onto the streets of Manila.
More than 6 million people have been affected by a water shortage in large areas of the Philippine capital and a nearby province, with long lines forming for rationed water..
Philippine authorities have found more than 1 500 live exotic turtles stuffed inside luggage at Manila's airport.
The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's policies was arrested by government agents in a libel case.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended condolences to President Rodrigo Duterte and the people of the Republic of the Philippines following the terrorists attacks that took place at Jolo Cathedral in Sulu.
Eleven-year-old Jerry's crime was breaking curfew laws after fleeing violence at home. His punishment? Being sent to a youth detention centre, where he says he endured sexual abuse.
Hundreds of people are believed to have suffered food poisoning at a 90th birthday celebration for former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos.
In Manila's downtown marketplace, thin, single-use plastic bags are a common sight. WATCH.
The Giga Pearl weighs 27kg and insurers say it is worth up to $200m. But its owner is in no rush to sell it.
Philippine rescuers are scrambling to reach dozens of people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake, as the death toll climbed to 11. WATCH NOW.
A university in the Philippines threw a graduation for its adorable mascot, Archer.
Marches, protests, strikes and studies - people around the globe are taking action to mark International Women's Day and to push for action to to obtain equality.
The Philippine defence chief says the United States is more likely to be involved in a "shooting war" in the South China Sea than the Philippines and renewed his call for a review of 1951 Mutual Defence Treaty.
The Philippine police chief says five suspected Abu Sayyaf militants wanted for alleged involvement in the bombing of a church have surrendered to authorities.
Two bombs minutes apart have torn through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 27 people and wounding 77 others during a Sunday Mass.
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