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Philippines reports third confirmed case of novel coronavirus

Wed, 05 Feb 2020 - 11:30 GMT

The Chinese national arrived in Cebu City from Wuhan, China, via Hong Kong on January 20, Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo said in a briefing.

Explainer: Who is behind the Philippine church bombings?

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 - 10:46 GMT

Philippines security investigating a deadly twin bombing at a church on a predominantly Muslim southern island are zeroing in on what they say is an affiliate of the militant Abu Sayyaf Group.

Philippines wins fourth Miss Universe crown

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 - 09:39 GMT

Catriona Gray from the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday, the fourth time the Southeast Asian country has won the international beauty pageant.

Hundreds of Philippine mums in show of support for breast-feeding

Sun, 05 Aug 2018 - 11:36 GMT

About 1,500 women, some of them wearing tiaras and superhero T-shirts, sat on the vast floor of a Manila stadium and let their babies suckle to the beat of dance music.

Philippines president apologies to Kuwait for 'harsh' words

Mon, 04 Jun 2018 - 09:49 GMT

He apologized at the height of a months-long diplomatic row over the treatment of domestic workers.

Kuwait orders Philippines ambassador to leave in domestic workers dispute

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 - 07:37 GMT

Kuwait on Wednesday ordered the ambassador from the Philippines to leave within a week and recalled its own envoy for consultations.

Kuwait orders Philippines ambassador to leave: KUNA

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 - 01:50 GMT

Kuwait has ordered the Philippines’ ambassador to leave the Gulf Arab state within a week and recalled its envoy in Manila for consultations.

Philippines to develop rules on cryptocurrency trading

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 - 09:50 GMT

The regulation, which will cover issuance and registration of cryptocurrencies, is expected to be finalised this year, said Emilio Aquino, SEC commissioner in charge of enforcement and investor protection.

Philippine volcano 'fireworks' draw tourists as residents flee

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 - 11:44 GMT

Spectacular lava "fireworks" shooting from its crater are drawing tourists to the Philippines' most active volcano.

Asia stocks flirt with historic highs on global growth cheer

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 - 09:23 GMT

Activity was especially strong in Europe, lifting bond yields there and driving the euro up.

20 dead in Philippines bus crash on way to Christmas mass

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 - 09:47 GMT

Twenty pilgrims from the same extended family were killed Monday in a head-on bus collision while travelling to Christmas Day mass in the northern Philippines.

Philippines storm toll tops 200, tens of thousands displaced

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 - 08:56 GMT

Some 200 people have been killed in the southern Philippines after a tropical storm battered the archipelago nation's second-largest island.

37 feared dead in Philippine mall blaze: vice mayor

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 - 12:03 GMT

Thirty-seven people were believed killed in a fire that engulfed a shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao.

Philippine ferry capsizes with 251 on board, four reported dead

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 - 11:06 GMT

A Philippine ferry with 251 people on board capsized during bad weather on Thursday off an island near the capital, Manila.

Rescuers search for dozens missing after Philippine storm

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 - 11:09 GMT

Rescuers used bulldozers to dig through mountains of mud in the eastern Philippines to search for over 30 people missing after a powerful storm triggered landslides on the weekend

26 dead in landslides after Philippine storm: officials

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 - 10:55 GMT

Landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Kai-Tak have killed 26 people and 23 more are missing in the eastern Philippines, authorities said Sunday.

Confiscation crusaders try to save Philippine paradise

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 - 09:15 GMT

Tata gives hand signals for his men to drop to the rainforest floor as the searing whine of a chainsaw fades.

Philippines president likely to return police to drugs war soon

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 - 09:57 GMT

There is a “strong likelihood” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will lift a suspension on police from his war on drugs.

Amnesty urges independent probe into atrocities, in Philippines's Marawi

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 11:39 GMT

The war in Philippine's Marawi city saw Islamist insurgents execute civilian, while military air strikes killed non-combatants, an Amnesty International report said.

Human rights, killings not addressed in Duterte-Trump talks

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 - 10:50 GMT

The issue of human rights and alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines was not discussed during a meeting on Monday.

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