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Where 518 inmates sleep in space for 170, and gangs hold it together

Since Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent anti-drug campaign began in 2016, Philippine jails have become increasingly more packed, propelling the overall prison system to the top of the World Prison Brief’s list of the most overcrowded incarceration systems in the world.

President Rodrigo Duterte does not have cancer, Philippines acting minister says

Duterte's condition "is not serious" and will remain a confidential matter, his spokesman, Harry Roque, said, declining either to confirm or deny the prior remarks of the acting interior minister.


Philippines: Landslide kills 12, dozens feared trapped

Twelve people were pulled out alive after boulders and earth loosened by rain engulfed a cluster of homes near a limestone quarry on the fringes of Naga City on the island of Cebu, where the tally of those missing stood at about 50.

At least 25 die in Philippine typhoon havoc, rescue official says

Twenty deaths in the Cordillera region on the main island of Luzon and four in nearby Nueva Vizcaya province were caused by landslides. Another death resulted from a treefall in the province of Ilocos Sur, Francis Tolentino said by telephone.

Philippine: At least 14 dead as passenger van falls off cliff

Police say 13 passengers were pinned to death while one other died on the way to a hospital after being retrieved from the 80-meter (262-foot) deep ravine.

Philippines gears up to scrap caps on rice imports

Rice prices in the Southeast Asian country's shops and markets climbed about 9 percent from January to July to an average 42 pesos (78 U.S. cents) per kilo amid limited supplies due to import delays.


UN chief welcomes law giving extra autonomy to Muslims in Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed the new legislation, formally known as the Organic Law for Bangsamoro in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, on Thursday.

As many as 22 inmates escape from jail in Manila, 3 recaptured

Police say 22 inmates dashed to freedom in the densely populated district. Three were recaptured and the rest were being hunted by policemen.

WATCH: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte apologises to God

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said, "I only apologise to god, nobody else," adding, "If I have wronged God, he would be happy to listen. Why? Because my God is all-forgiving."

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte calls God 'stupid', stirs controversy

Addressing a summit in Davao City, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, an open critic of the Catholic Church said that he had issues with the Bible and questioned God's logic, calling him "stupid."

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Super Typhoon 'Mangkhut' strikes northern Philippines

A strong typhoon packing winds of more than 200 kph (124 mph) tore across the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday, bringing heavy rain and causing widespread power and communications outages.

Typhoon Koppu leaves 2 dead in Philippines, 16,000 villagers displaced

Typhoon Koppu weakened after blowing ashore with fierce winds in northeastern Philippines on Sunday, leaving at least 2 dead, displacing 16,000 villagers and knocking out power in provinces.


Philippines flood: Typhoon Chan-Hom brings heavy rains to Manila

Typhoon Chan-Hom passing over the northeastern waters of the Philippines heading to northern Taiwan has enhanced the seasonal monsoon, dumping heavy rains over the capital, Manila, and the northern provinces.

29th anniversary of the People Power revolution in Philippines

The protesters were calling for the resignation of Aquino for his alleged role in the botched police operation.

One billion rising- A call to end violence against women

Students and nuns wearing purple ribbons on their wrists, danced raising awareness through the campaign.

Fire gutted more than 200 houses in Philippines

Fire officials said five people were injured and currently investigating its cause.


Typhoon Rammasun leaves at least 27 dead in Philippines

The death toll from the first typhoon of the Philippines' rainy season climbed to at least 27, authorities said.

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Japanese carmaker Nissan showcases future technology

Yokohama/Los Angles, Jan 21 (ANI): Japanese carmaker Nissan recently invited 59 journalists, bloggers and car club members from six countries in Asia and Oceania. As part of the Nissan 360 Asia and Oceania event, the guests visited the global headquarters of Nissan in Yokohama city. Participants from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia joined together to experience what Nissan is all about. Starting from the Nismo Festival held at Fuji racetrack, where 35,000 Nissan race fans congregated at the foot of Mt Fuji. Nissan 360 event is aimed for the participants to get know and experience a wide perspective about the Nissan brand. The event's theme is "Discover Nissan" - Guests experienced firsthand new and future product and technology through the six-day-long program. Participants experienced Nissan heritage tours at the memorial cabinet in Japan's Zama city. The Nissan 360 event program has been designed to understand Nissan from all destinations - its past, present and future. Participants also received the state-of-the-art technology introduction in Nissan Advanced Technology Development Center. The test ride was the showcase of Nissan's latest and greatest vehicles for both road and track use as well as concept models that will soon hit the roads. The Nissan 360 event has received a very favorable reception from the participants. Nissan will to continue the event to communicate and promote to the motor fans.