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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 …


Philippines declares dengue outbreak a national epidemic

The Philippines’ Department of Health on Tuesday declared the country’s outbreak of dengue to be a national epidemic.


Duterte: No way to stop China from fishing in exclusive zone

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday there was no way to stop Chinese nationals from fishing in his country’s exclusive economic zone claimed by China and added that he would …


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 …


7,800 police in Philippines punished for deadly drug raids

Thousands of Philippine police officers have received administrative punishments with more than 2,000 dismissed for wrongdoings during raids where drug suspects were killed under the president’s crackdown, officials said Thursday.


Philippines recalls envoys in Canada over trash shipments

The Philippines is recalling its ambassador and consuls in Canada over Ottawa’s failure to comply with a deadline to take back truckloads of garbage that Filipino officials say were illegally …


Duterte allies seek to dominate Philippine midterm polls

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s name is not on the ballot but Monday’s mid-term elections are seen as a crucial referendum on his rise to power with a brutal anti-drug crackdown, …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 8:26 p.m.

Bones from Philippine cave reveal a new human cousin

Fossil bones and teeth found in the Philippines have revealed a long-lost cousin of modern people, which evidently lived around the time our own species was spreading from Africa to …


Philippine agents arrest journalist critical of president

The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration was arrested Wednesday by government agents in a libel case.


Arrested senator and Duterte critic: ‘Democracy lost today’

President Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest critic in Congress was arrested Tuesday after the president revoked his 2011 amnesty for a failed coup attempt and revived rebellion charges against him in an …


Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated

Philippine troops and police forcibly evacuated residents of five villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of a mountainside buried dozens of homes and killed at least 29 people in …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 2:33 p.m.

Typhoon pounds south China after killing 64 in Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday, killing two people after lashing the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 64 dead and dozens more …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Typhoon kills 12 in Philippines, heads to southern China

Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the northern Philippines with destructive winds and heavy rain that set off landslides and destroyed homes on Saturday, leaving at least 12 people dead, as Hong Kong …


Monster typhoon barrels closer to north Philippines, China

Typhoon Mangkhut retained its ferocious strength, gained speed and shifted slightly toward more densely populated coastal provinces on Friday as it barreled closer to the northeastern Philippines, where a massive …


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 …


Group says activist murders keep rising, with 2017 deadliest yet

Killings of land and environmental activists rose in 2017 as Mexico and the Philippines registered worrying increases in such murders and Brazil saw the most ever registered in a single …


Officials: Couple busted with banned ivory at Sea-Tac airport

Authorities say a couple was caught at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with more than three dozen pieces of ivory in their luggage when they returned from the Philippines.


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Filipino veterans to receive Congressional Gold Medals for WWII service

On Saturday, hundreds of Filipino veterans and their families will receive Congressional Gold Medals in recognition of their service in World War II.


Kuwait expels Philippines ambassador amid maid abuse dispute

Kuwait on Wednesday expelled the Philippines ambassador and recalled its own envoy from Manila over a growing diplomatic dispute sparked by complaints of the abuse of Filipina housemaids and workers …


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Devotees nailed to crosses on Good Friday in Philippines

Seven Filipino Roman Catholic devotees, including a woman, were nailed to wooden crosses in a Good Friday reenactment of Jesus Christ’s suffering that was watched by thousands of spectators but …


Duterte offers kill bounty for rebels to save on war costs

The Philippine president has offered a nearly $500 bounty for each communist rebel killed by government forces to save on anti-insurgency costs and says insurgents are easier to hit than …


Duterte orders halt to purchases of Canada choppers, U.S. arms

The Philippine president on Friday ordered the cancellation of a multimillion-dollar deal to buy 16 helicopters from Canada and said purchases of U.S. arms should also be stopped because of …


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.


Philippines warns powerful volcanic eruption may still come

A Philippine volcano which has repeatedly disgorged fountains of lava, ash and molten rock and driven more than 78,000 villagers from their homes remains swollen with magma and could erupt …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Philippine volcano explodes, authorities raise alert level

The Philippines’ most active volcano has exploded thunderously and authorities warn a hazardous eruption is possible within days.


Vietnam escapes worst of typhoon that battered Philippines

A powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction in the Philippines was downgraded to a tropical depression Tuesday and failed to make landfall in Vietnam.


Filipino firefighters find all 37 bodies of workers in mall

Philippine firefighters have found all 37 bodies of employees of a U.S.-based company who were trapped in a blaze that gutted a shopping mall in southern Davao city.


Vietnam evacuates hundreds of thousands ahead of storm

Hundreds of thousands of people in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta were evacuated as the region braced for the arrival of Typhoon Tembin after the storm left more than 160 people dead …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 9:35 p.m.

Fire hits Philippine mall; 2 dozen employees feared trapped

Firefighters battled a blaze for the second day Sunday at a southern Philippine shopping mall where some two dozen employees are feared to have been trapped in the four-story building, …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 5:18 p.m.

Storm leaves 120 dead, 160 missing in southern Philippines

A tropical storm in the southern Philippines unleashed flash floods that swept away people and houses and set off landslides, reportedly leaving more than 120 people dead and 160 others …