Death toll in Philippines ferries disaster rises to 25

2019-08-04 12:56

Six people remain missing after three ferry boats capsize off two central Philippine provinces.

Philippines storm death toll tops 200, tens of thousands displaced

2017-12-24 11:33

At least 200 people have been killed and scores are missing in the southern Philippines after a tropical storm triggered severe flooding and landslides that also wrecked Christmas for tens of thousands of survivors.

Water cannon repel anti-Trump protesters

2017-11-13 20:57

Riot police use water cannon and sonic alarms to repel hundreds of protesters shouting anti-Donald Trump slogans on the sidelines of a major summit in Manila.

Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China

2017-04-29 18:09

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faces little support at a regional summit in his efforts to weaken Southeast Asian resistance to Chinese expansionism.

US, Philippines launch joint South China Sea patrols

2016-04-14 18:04

The US has launched joint South China Sea naval patrols with the Philippines, escalating its presence.

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.


7 dead, 13 missing as boats capsize in Philippines

2019-08-04 09:01

At least seven people have died and 13 are missing after two boats capsized in rough seas off the central Philippines, rescuers say.

Trump does not publicly rebuke Duterte for drug war killings

2017-11-13 21:50

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sanctions a bloody drug war that features extrajudicial killing, yet that went unmentioned by US President Donald Trump.

Dozens flee Islamist gunmen in war-torn Philippine city

2017-06-03 08:59

Dozens of people ran to freedom through a terrifying gauntlet of military air strikes and Islamist gunmen Saturday, nearly two weeks after being trapped in a deadly battle for a Philippine city.

23 inmates escape Phillipine prison in mass jailbreak

2016-08-28 13:00

Muslim extremists who support the Islamic State group have staged a daring jailbreak in the southern Philippines, freeing 23 detainees in the latest in a series of mass escapes.

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.

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