Philippine quake death toll rises to five  

The 6.7-magnitude quake that struck the Mindanao region mid-afternoon on Friday caused part of a shopping mall ceiling to collapse, triggered power cuts and sent people fleeing into the streets.

published on : 18th November 2023

Magnitude 6.7 quake shakes southern Philippines

There were no immediate reports of casualties but the quake was felt across a wide area of the mountainous island.

published on : 17th November 2023

A Philippine radio anchor is fatally shot while on Facebook livestream watched by followers

The Philippines has long been regarded as one of the most dangerous places for journalists in the world.

published on : 5th November 2023

Philippines detains nearly 600 in anti-trafficking raid

International concern has been growing over internet scams in the Asia-Pacific region, often staffed by trafficking victims tricked or coerced into promoting bogus crypto investments.

published on : 28th October 2023

US renews warning it will defend treaty ally Philippines after Chinese ships rammed Manila vessels

A Chinese Coast Guard ship and one of its militia vessels separately bumped a Philippine coast guard ship and a military-run supply boat Sunday off a contested shoal.

published on : 23rd October 2023

Philippines says its coast guard ship and supply boat are hit by Chinese vessels near disputed shoal

The top Philippine security official said that the incidents near the Second Thomas Shoal could have been worse if they were not able to manoeuvre rapidly away from the Chinese ships.

published on : 22nd October 2023

Hundreds flee floods as super typhoon brushes past Philippines

"These coastal towns have no protection because they are directly facing the Pacific," said Isabela rescue official Constante Foronda, putting the number of evacuees in Isabela at 372.

published on : 27th August 2023

US, Japan and Australia plan joint navy drills in disputed South China Sea, say Philippine officials

The drill will include three aircraft and helicopter carriers sailing together in a show of force and undertaking joint drills.

published on : 20th August 2023

Philippines accuses China Coast Guard of firing water cannon at its boats

Saturday's incident was the first time since November 2021 that the Chinese coast guard had used water cannon against a Philippine resupply mission to Second Thomas Shoal.

published on : 6th August 2023

Philippines plane crash: Bodies of Indian student pilot, his trainer retrieved

Edzel John Lumbao Tabuzo, 24, and student-pilot Anshum Rajkumar Konde who were killed in the two-seater Cessna plane crash on Tuesday in Luna, Apayao.

published on : 4th August 2023

US-born Sarina Bolden now a Women’s World Cup star for Philippines with winning goal

The reaction to Bolden’s goal was instant. The large contingent of Filipino fans standing behind their team’s bench erupted as the New Zealand fans around the stadium let out cries of shock.

published on : 25th July 2023

Philippines shocks co-host New Zealand 1-0 for its first win at Women's World Cup

For the co-hosts, the jubilation that surrounded their 1-0 win over Norway in the tournament opener and transformed a rugby-mad nation into one suddenly besotted by football, melted away too soon.

published on : 25th July 2023

Switzerland beats Philippines 2-0 in its Women’s World Cup opener

The Group A encounter was the first game inside Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium, the tournament’s only indoor venue.

published on : 21st July 2023

Philippines hope 'meteoric rise' to debut World Cup changes everything

The team hope getting the Philippines to their first World Cup can be a game-changer for football in the country.

published on : 19th July 2023

Philippines considering US request to host visa processing center for Afghans despite concerns 

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken first relayed the request to his Philippine counterpart last year, and President Joe Biden discussed the request when Marcos visited the United States in May.

published on : 29th June 2023

2 dead, 7 missing after Philippine fishing boat sinks

The 23-crew member Genesis 2 sank on Thursday, 337 kilometers east of the main southern island of Mindanao.

published on : 23rd June 2023

Poor villagers risk their lives in danger zone as Philippines' most active volcano erupts

The thousands of villagers who live within Mayon's danger zone reflect the plight of many impoverished Filipinos who are forced to live in dangerous places across the archipelago.

published on : 20th June 2023

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Philippines: US Geological Survey

The earthquake struck at a depth of 124 kilometres (77 miles) at around 10:00 am (0200 GMT) in waters about three hours' drive from the capital Manila.

published on : 15th June 2023

Philippines' Mayon volcano spews lava down its slopes in gentle eruption, thousands on alert

More than thousands remain within the permanent danger zone below Mayon, an area long declared off-limits to people but where generations have lived and farmed because they have nowhere else to go.

published on : 12th June 2023

Thousands evacuated as Philippine volcano spews ash, rocks

Mayon, about 330 kilometres (205 miles) southeast of the capital Manila, is considered one of the most volatile of the country's 24 active volcanoes.

published on : 11th June 2023
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