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Philippines demands China return rifles and pay for boat damage after hostilities

The Philippine military chief has demanded that China return several rifles and equipment seized by the Chinese coast guard in a disputed shoal and pay for damage in an assault he likened to an act of piracy in the South China Sea
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FILE - A dilapidated but still active Philippine Navy ship BRP Sierra Madre sits at the Second Thomas Shoal, locally known as Ayungin Shoal, at the disputed South China Sea on Aug. 22, 2023. The United States renewed a warning Tuesday, June 18, 2024 that it’s obligated to defend its close treaty ally a day after Filipino navy personnel were injured and their supply boats damaged in one of the most serious confrontations between the Philippines and China in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
June 19, 2024 at 1:34 AM

US renews warning it's obligated to defend the Philippines after its clash with China

Philippine security officials say Chinese forces have seized two Philippine rubber boats that were delivering food and other supplies to a military ship outpost in a disputed South China Sea shoal in a tense confrontation in which some Filipino navy pe...
June 19, 2024 at 1:34 AM
FILE - A dilapidated but still active Philippine Navy ship BRP Sierra Madre sits at the Second Thomas Shoal, locally known as Ayungin Shoal, at the disputed South China Sea on Aug. 22, 2023. The United States renewed a warning Tuesday, June 18, 2024 that it’s obligated to defend its close treaty ally a day after Filipino navy personnel were injured and their supply boats damaged in one of the most serious confrontations between the Philippines and China in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
June 5, 2024 at 11:34 AM

Philippines police officers arrested for kidnapping 4 tourists, demanding a ransom

Philippine officials say four police officers in the capital region have been arrested for kidnapping for ransom that victimized four foreign tourists
June 5, 2024 at 11:34 AM
Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos speaks during a news conference in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, June 5, 2024. Four police officers assigned in the Philippine capital region have been arrested for kidnapping for ransom that victimized four foreign tourists, officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo)
1 year ago

How the Mayon volcano eruption is wreaking havoc in the Philippines

Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines are facing long-term displacement as the Mayon volcano, the most active on the archipelago, continues to erupt.
1 year ago
Mount Mayon spews lava during an eruption near Legazpi city in Albay province, south of Manila, June 11, 2023.
1 year ago

Huge fire breaks out at bus terminal in Philippines

A huge blaze broke out at a bus terminal in Quezon City, prompting evacuations at nearby businesses and rerouting buses.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Huge fire breaks out at bus terminal in Philippines
5 years ago

Dengue epidemic declared in Philippines; over 600 dead, nearly 150,000 cases in 2019

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.
5 years ago
Dengue patients lie inside a room at the San Lazaro government hospital in Manila, Philippines, Aug. 7, 2019.
6 years ago

Three policemen convicted of murder in deadly Philippines drug war

The convictions are the first rebuke to police since Duterte's election.
6 years ago
Two of three police officers are escorted out of the courtroom after being found guilty and sentenced up to 40 years without parole for the killing of a student, Nov. 29, 2018, in Caloocan city, Philippines.
6 years ago

Erupting volcano in Philippines forces evacuation of thousands of villagers

The Mayon volcano in the Philippines continued to erupt Tuesday evening.
6 years ago
This photo taken from a drone shows a column of ash shooting up from the Mayon volcano as it continues to erupt, seen from the city of Legazpi in Albay province, south of Manila, Jan. 24, 2018.
7 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.
7 years ago
U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson, left, poses with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during the former's courtesy call at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines, Aug. 7, 2017.
7 years ago

Duterte dismisses human rights concerns after meeting Tillerson

Rodrigo Duterte dismissed concerns about his country's human rights record.
7 years ago
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, shakes hands with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prior to their meeting at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Aug. 7, 2017.
7 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.
7 years ago
Manila Police and Resorts World Manila released this image made from security video on June 3, 2017 showing a gunman walking away after setting fire to a gambling table in the Resorts World Manila entertainment and gambling complex, June 2, 2017 in Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines.
7 years ago

VIDEO: Manila casino shows video of the deadly gunman attack
7 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.
7 years ago
Smoke rises from the Resorts World Manila complex in suburban Pasay city, Philippines, June 2, 2017.
7 years ago

ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Manila attack

Thirty-six died in the attack.
7 years ago
7 years ago

VIDEO: 36 people dead after the attack at a resort in Manila, Philippines
7 years ago

At least 35 dead in Philippine resort attack, suspect has killed himself

Resorts World Manila went on lockdown after the shooting.
7 years ago
Smoke rises from the Resorts World Manila complex in suburban Pasay city southeast of Manila, Philippines, June 2, 2017.
7 years ago

VIDEO: At least 35 dead in Philippine resort attack