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July 30, 2021, 4:10 AM

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
July 30, 2021, 4:10 AM
July 27, 2021, 2:29 AM

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
July 27, 2021, 2:29 AM
Duterte to deliver final speech to Congress amid crises
1 month 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 month ago
5 months ago

Philippines launches virus vaccinations amid supply problems

Country is trying to contain one of Southeast Asia’s worst coronavirus outbreaks
5 months ago
6 months 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
6 months ago
9 months 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
9 months ago
9 months 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
9 months ago
10 months 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
10 months ago
9 prisoners killed as rival gangs clash in Philippine prison
10 months 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
10 months ago
Duterte suspected extrajudicial killings in drug crackdown
1 year ago

Gunmen kill 9 motorcycle riders in southern Philippines

Gunmen stopped a group of motorcyclists and opened fire in a busy downtown area.
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
At least 10 killed in bomb attacks in southern Philippines
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
The Latest: Philippine police raid illegal hospital
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
Typhoon leaves 1 dead, extensive damage in Philippine towns
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
Officials say ex-guard releases hostages, leaves Manila mall
1 year ago

Philippines notifies US of intent to end major security pact

The pact allows American forces to train in the country.
1 year 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
2 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.
2 years ago
Dengue epidemic declared in Philippines; over 600 dead, nearly 150,000 cases in 2019
2 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
2 years ago
7,800 police in Philippines punished for deadly drug raids
2 years ago

Duterte critics laud UN vote to scrutinize drug killings

Duterte's spokesman on Friday condemned the resolution.
2 years ago
Duterte critics laud UN vote to scrutinize drug killings
2 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.
2 years ago
More than 200 fall ill after eating at Imelda Marcos party
2 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.
2 years ago
2 years ago

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

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

Philippine quake knocks over building; at least 3 dead

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

Devotees nailed to crosses on Good Friday in Philippines

The gory ritual is a tradition in the Philippines.
2 years ago
Devotees nailed to crosses on Good Friday in Philippines
2 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
2 years ago
2 years ago

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

The outbreak has been blamed partly on recent vaccination fears.
2 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
3 years ago

Three policemen convicted of murder in deadly Philippines drug war

The convictions are the first rebuke to police since Duterte's election.
3 years ago
Three policemen convicted of murder in deadly Philippines drug war
4 years ago

Erupting volcano in Philippines forces evacuation of thousands of villagers

The Mayon volcano in the Philippines continued to erupt Tuesday evening.
4 years ago
Volcano in Philippines continues to erupt, thousands more evacuate
4 years ago

US Secretary of State offers Philippine President help with war on drugs, if he changes tactics

Tillerson is said to have offered specific resources to help the Philippines.
4 years ago
US Secretary of State offers Philippine President help with war on drugs
4 years ago

Duterte dismisses human rights concerns after meeting Tillerson

Rodrigo Duterte dismissed concerns about his country's human rights record.
4 years ago
Duterte dismisses human rights concerns after meeting Tillerson
4 years ago

Video from Manila resort attack shows gunman setting fire to casino

Video footage from the Manila resort's deadly attack shows the gunman setting fire to the casino, stealing gambling chips, and shooting at security forces in a stairwell.
4 years ago
Video from Manila resort attack shows gunman setting fire to casino
4 years ago

Video shows deadly attack at Manila casino

The Associated Press releases video from the Resorts World Manila showing the gunman set fire to the casino, which resulted in at least 36 deaths.
4 years ago
Video shows deadly attack at Manila casino
4 years ago

What we know about the Philippine resort attack and how it unfolded

A timeline of the deadly attack at Resorts World Manila and its aftermath.
4 years ago
What we know about the Philippine resort attack and how it unfolded
4 years ago

ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Manila attack

Thirty-six died in the attack.
4 years ago
ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Manila attack
4 years ago

36 people dead after the attack at a resort in Manila, Philippines

Police say the attack was a robbery attempt, not terrorism, but ISIS has claimed responsibility.
4 years ago
36 people dead after the attack at a resort in Manila, Philippines
4 years ago

At least 35 dead in Philippine resort attack; suspect dead after taking own life

Resorts World Manila went on lockdown after the shooting.
4 years ago
At least 35 dead in Philippine resort attack
4 years ago

At least 35 dead in Philippine resort attack

A gunman, who was later found dead as well, stormed Resorts World Manila and torched gambling tables, law enforcement officials said.
4 years ago
At least 35 dead in Philippine resort attack