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February 1, 2023, 2:23 PM

Strong quake shakes southern Philippines, classes suspended

A strong, shallow earthquake has shaken a mountainous region in the southeastern Philippines but there are no immediate reports of major damage or injuries
February 1, 2023, 2:23 PM
January 27, 2023, 12:08 PM

Philippines: Unapproved probe into killings unacceptable

The Philippine justice secretary says any investigation violating the country’s sovereignty by the International Criminal Court into the widespread killings of suspects during an anti-drug crackdown under former President Rodrigo Duterte would be “tota...
January 27, 2023, 12:08 PM
Philippines: Unapproved probe into killings unacceptable
1 month ago

Filipino Catholics hold big procession after pandemic eases

Thousands of Catholic devotees have joined a night procession through downtown Manila to venerate a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ, which was not paraded to discourage an even larger crowd amid lingering fears of COVID-19
1 month ago
Filipino Catholics hold big procession after pandemic eases
1 month ago

Philippine military chief replaced by retiring general

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has cut short the term of the military chief of staff he appointed five months ago and replaced him with a retiring general without explaining the surprise move
1 month ago
Philippine military chief replaced by retiring general
1 month ago

Philippines seeks to cleanse police force of drug ties

The Philippines’ interior secretary has asked all police generals and full colonels to submit their courtesy resignation to clean the ranks of ties to illegal drugs
1 month ago
Philippines seeks to cleanse police force of drug ties
1 month ago

Floods in Philippines leave 51 dead, over a dozen missing

Thousands of people in the Philippines remain in emergency shelters in the wake of devastating Christmas flooding as the death toll climbed to 51 with 19 missing
1 month ago
Floods in Philippines leave 51 dead, over a dozen missing
1 month ago

Air traffic outage in Philippines causes long flight delays

Nearly 300 domestic and international flights at the Manila airport in the Philippines have been either delayed, canceled or diverted after a power outage hampered air traffic operations
1 month ago
1 month ago

Philippines' Marcos seeks agreements in China amid tensions

The Philippines says President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. hopes to sign a number of agreements during a visit to Beijing that comes amid ongoing territorial disputes in the South China Sea
1 month ago
Philippines' Marcos seeks agreements in China amid tensions
2 months ago

Philippine Communist Party founder Sison dies in exile at 83

Jose Maria Sison, the founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines, whose armed wing has been waging one of Asia’s longest-running insurgencies, has died
2 months ago
Philippine Communist Party founder Sison dies in exile at 83
3 months ago

US seeks expansion of military presence in Philippines

U.S. and Philippine officials say the United States is seeking an expansion of its military presence in the Philippines
3 months ago
US seeks expansion of military presence in Philippines
3 months ago

VP Harris to visit front-line Philippine island in sea feud

Vice President Kamala Harris is visiting the Philippines to underscore America’s commitment to defend its treaty ally
3 months ago
VP Harris to visit, support Philippine island amid sea feud
3 months ago

Filipino troops, rebels forge truce after fighting kills 10

Philippine troops have forged a ceasefire with Muslim guerrillas after 10 combatants were killed in clashes in a southern village and frantic efforts were made to prevent an escalation that could threaten a major peace accord
3 months ago
3 months ago

Philippines lifts ban on sending workers to Saudi Arabia

The Philippines has lifted a ban on the deployment of workers, including maids and construction workers, to Saudi Arabia after steps were taken to reduce frequent abuses
3 months ago
Philippines lifts ban on sending workers to Saudi Arabia
3 months ago

Philippine prisons chief charged in journalist's killing

Philippine authorities have filed murder complaints against the country’s top prisons official and an aide, accusing them of masterminding the killing of a radio commentator
3 months ago
Philippine prisons chief charged in journalist's killing
3 months ago

Bus bomb kills 1, wounds 10 others in southern Philippines

Philippine officials say a homemade bomb has exploded in a bus in a southern city and killed one passenger and wounded 10 others in an attack they suspect may be part of an extortion attempt
3 months ago
Bus bomb kills 1, wounds 10 others in southern Philippines
3 months ago

Over 100 dead, dozens missing in storm-ravaged Philippines

It's one of the most destructive storms to lash the Philippines this year.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Philippine storm victims feared tsunami, ran toward mudslide

A Philippine official says many victims of a huge mudslide in a southern coastal village thought a tsunami was approaching and ran to higher ground at the foot of a mountain
3 months ago
Philippine storm victims feared tsunami, ran toward mudslide
3 months ago

50 dead, dozens feared missing as storm lashes Philippines

Philippine officials say flash floods and landslides set off by torrential rains have left at least 50 people dead
3 months ago
4 months ago

Philippines shuts 214 illegal online gambling operations

Philippine officials say they have shut down at least 214 illegal Chinese offshore gambling operations and deported the first six of nearly 400 Chinese workers who have been detained under a renewed crackdown
4 months ago
Philippines shuts 214 illegal online gambling operations
4 months ago

Philippine ex-senator briefly held hostage in jail rampage

Philippine police have killed three detained militants linked to the Islamic State group after they stabbed a jail officer and briefly held a detained former opposition senator in a failed escape attempt at the police headquarters in the capital region
4 months ago
Philippine police kill 3 inmates amid rampage in Manila jail
4 months ago

Marcos Jr. reaffirms US ties in first 100 days of presidency

Saturday marks Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s 100th day in office
4 months ago
Marcos Jr. reaffirms US ties in first 100 days of presidency
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
4 years ago

Three policemen convicted of murder in deadly Philippines drug war

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

Erupting volcano in Philippines forces evacuation of thousands of villagers

The Mayon volcano in the Philippines continued to erupt Tuesday evening.
5 years ago
Volcano in Philippines continues to erupt, thousands more evacuate
5 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.
5 years ago
US Secretary of State offers Philippine President help with war on drugs
5 years ago

Duterte dismisses human rights concerns after meeting Tillerson

Rodrigo Duterte dismissed concerns about his country's human rights record.
5 years ago
Duterte dismisses human rights concerns after meeting Tillerson
6 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.
6 years ago
Video from Manila resort attack shows gunman setting fire to casino
6 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.
6 years ago
Video shows deadly attack at Manila casino
6 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.
6 years ago
What we know about the Philippine resort attack and how it unfolded
6 years ago

ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Manila attack

Thirty-six died in the attack.
6 years ago
ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Manila attack
6 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.
6 years ago
36 people dead after the attack at a resort in Manila, Philippines
6 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.
6 years ago
At least 35 dead in Philippine resort attack
6 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.
6 years ago
At least 35 dead in Philippine resort attack