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Philippine volcano simmers, officials brace for long crisis

January 18, 2020 4:47 pm

About 125,000 people fled from ash-blanketed villages and crammed into hundreds of emergency centers in Batangas alone and many others took shelter in relatives' homes, disaster-response officials said, appealing for masks, bottled water, portable toilets, food and sleeping mats.

At least 15 dead as truck falls off south Philippine cliff

September 17, 2019 2:04 pm

Deadly road accidents are common in the Philippines because of weak enforcement of traffic laws, rickety vehicles and inadequate road safety railings and signs, especially in the countryside.

Top Philippine court orders government to protect South China Sea

May 03, 2019 8:56 pm

The court was responding to a petition by fishing communities from two provinces who alleged that island-building by the Chinese state and Chinese fishing practices were violations of a 2016 ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, in a case lodged and won by the Philippines.

Philippine police kill 14 men rights groups say were farmers

March 31, 2019 9:40 am

Regional police chief Debold Sinas says police backed by army troops were to conduct court-authorized home searches Saturday in three towns in Negros Oriental province when the 14 violently fought back. Fifteen others were arrested while six escaped in the anti-insurgency and criminality sweep.

Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos convicted of graft, court orders her arrest

November 09, 2018 11:08 am

The special anti-graft Sandiganbayan court sentenced Marcos, 89, to serve 6 to 11 years in prison for each of the seven counts of violating an anti-corruption law when she illegally funneled about $200 million to Swiss foundations in the 1970s as Metropolitan Manila governor.

Philippines' Duterte sacks 20 for graft in military medical buys

August 13, 2018 4:39 pm

Reining in government corruption was a key election plank for Duterte, who has been a big supporter of the security forces, promising equipment and boosting their budget and salaries to help tackle crime, drugs and armed rebellions.

Seven dead as small plane slams into house in Philippines

March 17, 2018 3:06 pm

Plaridel police chief Supt. Julio Lizardo says all five Filipinos on board the six-seat plane were killed and the crash killed two other people on the ground and ignited a fire in a house that was hit by the aircraft.

Rodrigo Duterte demands dignity for Filipinos in threat to withdraw workers from Kuwait

January 24, 2018 4:57 pm

The comments were the second time in less than a week that Duterte expressed anger about alleged abuse in Kuwait, where he said low-paid Filipinos were made to endure rape and starvation.

Philippine leader declares unilateral ceasefire for Christmas

December 20, 2017 10:10 am

Rodrigo Duterte restarted a stalled peace process and freed several communist leaders as a gesture of good faith when he came to office last year

Philippine leader gives order to start easing foreign business restrictions

November 23, 2017 7:10 pm

Duterte's directive ordered government agencies to "take immediate steps to lift or ease restrictions on foreign participation", including those that will require new legislation.