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Second quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

Porac - Philippine rescuers raced Tuesday to reach some two dozen people still feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a deadly earthquake, as a powerful second tremor hit the nation.

Frantic hunt for survivors after powerful Philippine quake

Porac - Philippine rescuers were scrambling Tuesday to reach dozens of people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake, as the death toll climbed to 11.The 6.

Extreme Easter: Flogging, crucifixions in Philippines

San Fernando - Eight men and a woman were nailed to crosses while hundreds of barefoot men beat themselves with flails on Good Friday, in a blood-soaked display of religious fervour in the Philippines.

Extreme Easter: Flogging, crucifixions in Philippines

San Fernando - A man was nailed to a cross with up to 10 more to follow while barefoot men beat themselves with flails on Good Friday, in a blood-soaked display of religious fervour in the Philippines.

US warship cruises disputed sea in Philippine war games

Manila - A US warship laden with hi-tech fighter planes took centre stage at key war games in the Philippines Thursday, brandishing military might as fresh tensions bubble in the contentious South China Sea.

Protesters warn of Chinese 'invasion' of Philippines

Manila - Protesters descended on the Chinese embassy in Manila on Tuesday to oppose the Asian superpower's growing sway in the Philippines and as tensions rise over Beijing's presence in the disputed South China Sea.

Philippines calls Chinese ships 'illegal' near disputed island

Manila - The Philippines on Thursday branded as "illegal" the recent presence of hundreds of Chinese ships near a disputed island in the South China Sea -- a rare public rebuke of Beijing by Manila, which has largely set aside the once tense standoff.

Jiu-jitsu champ battles Philippines' sex abuse scourge

Manila - Abandoned and sexually abused as a young girl, Angelica, like thousands of minors in the Philippines -- a global blackspot for child abuse -- struggled to cope with the horrors of her past, but a new campaign run by a sporting champion is giving her an...

EU to probe allegations of aid diverted to Philippine rebels

Manila - The European Union said Saturday it would investigate allegations that its aid funds were being funnelled to Philippine communist guerrillas waging a decades-old insurgency that has killed thousands.

Philippines rearrests Duterte critic journalist Maria Ressa

Manila - Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, a prominent critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, was rearrested on Friday in what press freedom advocates called retaliation for her news site's dogged coverage of the government.

Philippines arrests journalist Maria Ressa on fraud charge

Manila - Philippine journalist Maria Ressa was arrested Friday on a fraud charge, her second detention in what press freedom advocates have said is retaliation for her news site's criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte.

No end in sight as Philippines communist revolt marks 50th year

Manila - Philippine policewoman Ruby Buena's introduction to one of the oldest communist insurgencies in the world was a roadside bomb blast followed seconds later by an eruption of gunfire.

'We need to eat': Philippine boy's struggle to feed his family

Manila - Reymark Cavesirano, 13, leaves before dawn each weekend day on a perilous trip out into Manila Bay to make enough to feed his family, one of millions of deeply poor Filipinos who face a daily struggle for survival.

Philippines set to leave ICC over drug war inquiry

Manila - The Philippines is poised to officially quit the International Criminal Court on Sunday, though the beleaguered tribunal has pledged to pursue its examination of possible crimes in the government's deadly drug war.

Thousands march against Duterte on International Women's Day

Manila - Thousands of women took to the streets of Manila Friday in protest against President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged misogyny as an exhibition marking International Women's Day exhibited the clothes of Philippine rape victims.

Malaysian PM warns Philippines against foreigner influx

Manila - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday warned the Philippines against letting in foreigners who could "disturb the political equations" as President Rodrigo Duterte's Beijing pivot sparks an influx of Chinese workers.

Philippines to charge Sanofi officials over dengue vaccination deaths

Manila - The Philippine government said Friday it would file criminal charges against six officials of the French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur over the deaths of children injected with its Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine.

US vows Philippines defence if attacked in China-claimed sea

Manila - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday vowed to defend the Philippines against "armed attack" in the disputed South China Sea, in Washington's starkest warning yet against Chinese claims to most of the strategic waterway.

Philippines' Duterte backs smacking kids, vetoes ban

Manila - A draft law that would have made it illegal for parents to smack their children in the Philippines has been vetoed by President Rodrigo Duterte, the presidential palace said Thursday.

Fighter to minister: Philippine Muslim rebel's new 'struggle'

Manila - Murad Ebrahim's life as the Philippines' top Muslim rebel led him into fierce jungle combat and to meet with Osama bin Laden, but a very different challenge now awaits him: governing.
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