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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Philippine volcano trembles more, spews lava half-mile high

A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous eruption, as tens of thousands of people fled …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Powerful typhoon leaves at least 4 dead in Philippines

Typhoon Kammuri barreled across the Philippines with fierce winds and rain Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead, forcing hundreds of thousands of villagers to abandon high-risk communities and prompting …


Powerful typhoon nears Philippines, forcing evacuations

A powerful typhoon drew closer to the Philippines on Monday, forcing tens of thousands of villagers to flee to safety, knocking out power in entire provinces and prompting authorities to …


Philippines confirms 2nd polio case after declaring outbreak

Philippine health officials on Friday confirmed a second case of polio in a 5-year-old child a day after declaring the country’s first outbreak in nearly two decades, and announced plans …


Philippine police file sedition case against vice president

Philippine police filed sedition and other criminal complaints Thursday against the vice president, three opposition senators, four Roman Catholic bishops and other critics of President Rodrigo Duterte for allegedly plotting …


Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

Passengers of a plane from China that veered off a runway at Manila’s airport and lost an engine and a wheel after landing hard in a rainstorm recalled Friday their …


As a child, Spokane woman was taken captive in Philippines during WWII

A lifelong fear of snakes, acute memories of hunger and an abiding gratitude for the U.S. military is the legacy of Sharon Kromholtz’s time as a POW.


U.S. says aircraft to help Philippines fight pro-IS militants

The United States has been providing the Philippines with surveillance capabilities, training, information and aircraft to help it fight a monthslong siege of a southern city by pro-Islamic State group …


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017

Dozens reported dead after gunman reportedly sets fires in Manila casino

A gunman burst into a casino at a resort complex in Manila early Friday, set fire to gambling tables and stuffed a bag with casino chips. He was later found …


Philippine VP quits Cabinet in new Duterte dilemma

The Philippine vice president resigned her Cabinet post Monday after citing irreconcilable differences with President Rodrigo Duterte, who had banned her from attending Cabinet meetings, in a new political dilemma …