Philippines


WATCH | Traffic jams cause patients' death in ambulances

2019-09-09 16:09

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.

51 injured as shallow earthquake rocks southern Philippines

2019-07-13 18:23

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.

Turtle found dead after eating plastic

2019-07-01 08:00

According to scientists, the creatures mistake the plastic bags for jellyfish and end up eating them.

WATCH: Philippines ships dumped trash back to Canada

2019-05-31 13:29

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.

Fire hits 21-story Manila building, no reports of injuries

2019-04-29 20:46

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.

Philippines hit by magnitude 6.3 quake, Manila buildings emptied

2019-04-22 13:23

The Philippines was struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that shook buildings and prompted the evacuation of thousands onto the streets of Manila.

Philippine water shortage affects more than 6 million people

2019-03-15 05:22

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..

Over 1 500 turtles found inside luggage in Philippines

2019-03-05 12:13

Philippine authorities have found more than 1 500 live exotic turtles stuffed inside luggage at Manila's airport.

Philippine agents arrest award-winning journalist critical of president

2019-02-13 16:10

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.

SA condemns deadly attacks in the Philippines

2019-01-30 08:16

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.

 

'Worse than prison': Abuses in Philippine youth homes

2019-07-23 05:12

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.

WATCH: Hundreds down with food poisoning at Imelda Marcos 90th birthday party

2019-07-03 22:29

Hundreds of people are believed to have suffered food poisoning at a 90th birthday celebration for former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos.

WATCH: A Filipino market highlights the war with plastic

2019-06-21 20:16

In Manila's downtown marketplace, thin, single-use plastic bags are a common sight. WATCH.

MUST WATCH: A pearl as you've never seen it before

2019-05-07 16:41

The Giga Pearl weighs 27kg and insurers say it is worth up to $200m. But its owner is in no rush to sell it.

WATCH: Frantic hunt for survivors after deadly Philippine quake

2019-04-23 07:32

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.

University throws graduation ceremony for campus cat

2019-04-05 11:50

A university in the Philippines threw a graduation for its adorable mascot, Archer.

WATCH: How the world is marking women's day

2019-03-08 19:44

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.

Philippines: US more likely to figure in war at sea than us

2019-03-05 11:23

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.

Philippine police: 5 suspects in church bombing in custody

2019-02-04 22:09

The Philippine police chief says five suspected Abu Sayyaf militants wanted for alleged involvement in the bombing of a church have surrendered to authorities.

27 dead as bombs target Sunday Mass in Philippine cathedral

2019-01-27 15:08

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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