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May 17, 2022, 1:57 PM

Activists ask top court to void Marcos Jr's presidential win

Human rights activists have asked the Philippine Supreme Court to block Congress from proclaiming Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as the next president, alleging that he lied when he said he had not been convicted of any crime
May 17, 2022, 1:57 PM
Activists ask top court to void Marcos Jr's presidential win
May 11, 2022, 11:20 AM

Marcos Jr. declares victory, faces calls to ensure democracy

Marcos Jr. garnered more than 31 million votes.
May 11, 2022, 11:20 AM
Marcos Jr. faces calls to ensure democracy, human rights
May 11, 2022, 1:01 AM

New generation of Marcos, Duterte set to lead Philippines

The son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos is the Philippines new president.
May 11, 2022, 1:01 AM
Marcos, Duterte new Philippines president and vice-president
May 9, 2022, 5:21 PM

Dictator's son far ahead in Philippine presidential vote

The son of an ousted dictator and a rights champion are the top contenders.
May 9, 2022, 5:21 PM
With Marcos Jr. tipped to win, Philippines at tenuous moment
May 8, 2022, 5:11 AM

Dictator’s son, rights lawyer vie for Philippine presidency

Voters in the Philippines will be choosing their next leader between the son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and a human rights lawyer, the current Vice President Leni Robredo
May 8, 2022, 5:11 AM
Dictator’s son, rights lawyer vie for Philippine presidency
1 month ago

Japan, Philippines seek pact to further defense cooperation

Japan and the Philippines have agreed to start talks toward a possible defense agreement that would allow closer cooperation between their militaries amid regional tensions with China and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
1 month ago
Japan, Philippines seek pact to further defense cooperation
2 months ago

Philippine volcano spews ash and steam, evacuation underway

A small volcano in a scenic lake near the Philippine capital has belched a white plume of steam and ash 1.5 kilometers (1 mile) into the sky in a brief but powerful explosion on Saturday
2 months ago
Philippine volcano near capital spews ash and gas
2 months ago

Philippine leader's top critic wages poll battle from jail

A Philippine senator who is one of President Rodrigo Duterte's staunchest critics has been waging an uphill campaign for reelection from a high-security jail
2 months ago
2 months ago

Philippines to proceed with deal to buy Russian helicopters

The Philippine government says it will proceed with a deal to purchase 17 military transport helicopters from Russia that was signed and partially paid for before the Russian invasion of Ukraine
2 months ago
Philippines to proceed with deal to buy Russian helicopters
3 months ago

Traffic jams back in Philippine capital as restrictions ease

Traffic jams and outdoor crowds are back in the Philippine capital and 38 other cities and provinces
3 months ago
5 months ago

375 dead, 56 missing after typhoon slams Philippines

52 other people are still missing.
5 months ago
More than 200 dead after typhoon slams Philippines
5 months ago

Typhoon leaves 12 dead, traps people on roofs in Philippines

A powerful typhoon that battered the central Philippines has left at least 12 people dead in massive floods that trapped residents on roofs and damaged buildings including a hotel and an airport
5 months ago
Typhoon leaves 12 dead, traps people on roofs in Philippines
5 months ago

2 Philippine planes involved in accidents, all aboard safe

A Philippine Airlines plane veered off the runway.
5 months ago
2 Philippine planes involved in accidents, all aboard safe
6 months ago

Gunmen kill town mayor, wound another in south Philippines

Motorcycle-riding gunmen have killed a town mayor and wounded another in a brazen attack that also killed their driver and caused villagers to flee to safety in a coastal village in the southern Philippines
6 months ago
Gunmen kill town mayor, wound another in south Philippines
7 months ago

Filipino activists want Marcos son out of presidential race

Human rights groups have asked the Philippine Commission on Elections to disqualify the son and namesake of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos from running for president in next year’s elections
7 months ago
Filipino activists want Marcos son out of presidential race
8 months ago

Philippine leader Duterte announces retirement from politics

Duterte is backing out of his plan to run for vice president next year.
8 months ago
8 months ago

Pacquiao files bid for presidency as Philippine race heats

Newly retired boxing star Manny Pacquiao has filed his certificate of candidacy for the Philippine presidency at the start of the registration period for the May elections
8 months ago
10 months ago

Philippine leader recalls decision to void US security pact

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reversed his termination of a key defense pact with the United States that allows large-scale combat exercises between U.S. and Philippine forces
10 months ago
10 months ago

Philippine leader unabashedly threatens to kill drug dealers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has unabashedly renewed a threat to kill drug dealers in his final state of the nation speech, while defending his nonconfrontational approach in the country’s territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea
10 months ago
Duterte to deliver final speech to Congress amid crises
1 year ago

Duterte open to running for VP, lashes out at ally Pacquiao

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he may consider running for vice president next year when his term ends “if there is a space for me,” although opponents have described such a prospect as “a joke of the worst kind.”
1 year ago
1 year ago

Philippines launches virus vaccinations amid supply problems

Country is trying to contain one of Southeast Asia’s worst coronavirus outbreaks
1 year ago
1 year ago

Philippine ice plant ammonia leak leaves 2 dead, 90 sickened

Philippine officials say two people died and more than 90 others have been sickened or injured after ammonia leaked from an ice plant in a fish port near the capital
1 year ago
2 years ago

Powerful typhoon lashes Philippines, killing at least 10

A super typhoon has killed at least 10 people in the Philippines and triggered volcanic mudflows that engulfed about 150 houses before weakening as it blew away from the country
2 years ago
2 years ago

Philippines: Typhoon displaces 120,000 people, 8 missing

Officials say a strong typhoon has blown out of the Philippines after displacing more than 120,000 people, leaving several fishermen missing and causing at least six vessels to sink or run aground in storm-tossed waters
2 years ago
2 years ago

9 prisoners killed as rival gangs clash in Philippine prison

Officials say nine prisoners have been killed when rival gangs clashed with knives in one of the Philippines’ most overcrowded prisons
2 years ago
9 prisoners killed as rival gangs clash in Philippine prison
2 years ago

Duterte suspected extrajudicial killings in drug crackdown

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says that like his fierce critics, he also suspects extrajudicial killings may have happened under his drug crackdown
2 years ago
Duterte suspected extrajudicial killings in drug crackdown
2 years ago

Gunmen kill 9 motorcycle riders in southern Philippines

Gunmen stopped a group of motorcyclists and opened fire in a busy downtown area.
2 years ago
2 years ago

14 killed, 75 wounded in bomb attacks in south Philippines

Philippine military officials say Muslim militants allied with the Islamic State group have set off a powerful motorcycle explosive followed by a suicide bombing that together killed 14 people, many of them soldiers
2 years ago
At least 10 killed in bomb attacks in southern Philippines
2 years ago

Philippine journalist convicted of libel, given 6-year term

Journalist Maria Ressa has been convicted of libel in a Philippine court decision called a blow to press freedom in an Asian bastion of democracy
2 years ago
2 years ago

The Latest: Japan ending state of emergency in 3 prefectures

Japan is preparing to remove a coronavirus state of emergency later Thursday in Osaka and two neighboring prefectures in the west where the infection is deemed slowing, while keeping the measure in place in the Tokyo region and Hokkaido
2 years ago
The Latest: Philippine police raid illegal hospital
2 years ago

Study: Philippines a global hot spot for online child abuse

A U.S. official says the Philippines has emerged as a global hot spot for online child sexual exploitation and that coronavirus lockdowns that restrict millions to their homes may be worsening the abuses
2 years ago
2 years ago

Strong typhoon slams into pandemic-hit Philippines

A strong typhoon is pounding the eastern Philippines, knocking out power and threatening food crops in a new emergency for a country already overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic
2 years ago
2 years ago

Typhoon leaves 1 dead, extensive damage in Philippine towns

A Philippine governor says strong winds and rain from a typhoon have killed at least one person damaged hundreds of homes and coronavirus isolation facilities along with rice and corn fields in five hard-hit eastern towns
2 years ago
Typhoon leaves 1 dead, extensive damage in Philippine towns
2 years ago

Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat

The Philippines has expressed solidarity with Vietnam after Hanoi protested what it says was the ramming and sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat by a Chinese coast guard ship in the disputed South China Sea
2 years ago
2 years ago

Ex-guard frees dozens of hostages in Manila mall, is subdued

Officials say a recently dismissed security guard has released dozens of hostages and walked out of a Philippine shopping mall, ending a daylong hostage crisis
2 years ago
Officials say ex-guard releases hostages, leaves Manila mall
2 years ago

Philippines notifies US of intent to end major security pact

The pact allows American forces to train in the country.
2 years ago
Philippines notifies US of intent to end major security pact
2 years ago

Philippines looks for safer homes for volcano residents

The Philippine government will no longer allow people to live on the crater-studded island that's home to the erupting Taal volcano
2 years ago
2 years ago

Duterte to end martial law in Philippine south after 2 years

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to end more than two years of martial law in the south after government forces weakened Islamic militant groups there with the capture and killing of their leaders
2 years ago
Duterte to end martial law in Philippine south after 2 years
3 years ago

Dengue epidemic declared in Philippines, over 600 dead and nearly 150,000 cases this year

A dengue epidemic has been declared in the Philippines in the wake of 622 deaths and 146,062 cases of the disease having been recorded in 2019 alone.
3 years ago
Dengue epidemic declared in Philippines; over 600 dead, nearly 150,000 cases in 2019
3 years ago

7,800 police in Philippines punished for deadly drug raids

Officials say more than 7,800 Philippine police officers have been punished with more than 2,000 of them fired for wrongdoings during raids where drug suspects were killed under the president's crackdown
3 years ago
7,800 police in Philippines punished for deadly drug raids
3 years ago

Duterte critics laud UN vote to scrutinize drug killings

Duterte's spokesman on Friday condemned the resolution.
3 years ago
Duterte critics laud UN vote to scrutinize drug killings
3 years ago

More than 200 fall ill after eating at Imelda Marcos party

Ambulances transported at least 244 people who either vomited or grew dizzy.
3 years ago
More than 200 fall ill after eating at Imelda Marcos party
3 years ago

Filipinos cast vote in midterm elections crucial to Duterte

Opposition is fighting for checks on a leader they regard as a looming dictator.
3 years ago
3 years ago

Fire hits 21-story Manila building; 1 dead and 5 injured

There were no reports of injuries.
3 years ago
Fire hits 21-story Manila building, no reports of injuries
3 years ago

Philippine quake knocks over building; at least 3 dead

The USGS says the magnitude 6.3 quake struck northwest of Manila.
3 years ago
Strong earthquake shakes areas north of Philippine capital
3 years ago

Devotees nailed to crosses on Good Friday in Philippines

The gory ritual is a tradition in the Philippines.
3 years ago
Devotees nailed to crosses on Good Friday in Philippines
3 years ago

Devotees nailed to crosses on Good Friday in Philippines

Several Roman Catholic devotees have been nailed to wooden crosses in a gory Good Friday ritual in the Philippines, and others flogged themselves or took part in religious plays to reenact Jesus Christ's suffering
3 years ago
3 years ago

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

The outbreak has been blamed partly on recent vaccination fears.
3 years ago
Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak
3 years ago

20 dead as bombs target Sunday Mass in Philippine cathedral

Philippine officials say two bombs exploded outside a Roman Catholic cathedral.
3 years ago
3 years ago

2 dead, nearly 30 wounded in bomb blast at Philippine mall

The bomb was believed to be detonated remotely by suspected Muslim militants.
3 years ago
2 dead, 21 wounded in bomb blast at Philippine shopping mall