Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Philippines News

Drive-by blessings in virus-hit Philippines

Manila - Priests delivered blessings from the back of trucks and motorised tricycles in the Philippine Sunday, adapting the deeply Catholic nation's traditions to the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

Duterte tells Philippine police to shoot dead lockdown troublemakers

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told security forces they should shoot dead anyone causing "trouble" in areas locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Plane catches fire on takeoff at Philippine airport, eight dead

Manila - A Japan-bound plane caught fire on takeoff at Manila airport in the Philippines late Sunday, killing all eight people on board, airport authorities said.

US cancels major Philippines war games due to virus

Manila - The US military has cancelled a large-scale exercise involving thousands of troops in the Philippines because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Nine doctors die from coronavirus in Philippines

Manila - Nine doctors have died in the Philippines from the coronavirus, the country's top medical association said Thursday, as hospitals were overwhelmed and medics complained about a lack of protection on the front lines.

Perfect storm of virus peril in Asia's sprawling slums

Tondo - Mary Grace Aves is terrified of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, but the best weapons to protect her family -- isolation and sanitation -- are unreachable luxuries in the Manila shantytown they call home.

Philippines closes off capital to fight virus

Manila - Police began closing off access to the Philippines' sprawling and densely populated capital Manila on Sunday, imposing a quarantine that officials hope will curb the nation's rising number of coronavirus cases.

Philippines diplomat is first coronavirus case at UN HQ

New York - A Philippine diplomat in New York has tested positive for the new coronavirus in the first recorded case at United Nations headquarters in the city, diplomatic sources said on Thursday.

Philippine president orders virus lockdown of capital

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced plans Thursday for a sweeping lockdown of the capital's 12 million people, including a halt to domestic travel, in a bid to contain the deadly new coronavirus.

Philippine leader takes 'precautionary' virus test

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was tested for the new coronavirus on Thursday, officials said, as key government buildings were being disinfected over an exposure scare.

Virus-hit Philippines calls off ritual crucifixions

Manila - The Philippines' crucifixion reenactments will be cancelled this year as coronavirus cases climb, said authorities in the city where the annual tourist spectacle is held.

Grieving children's choir breaking Philippine drug war cycle

Manila - The dozen children stared shyly at the audience but grew bolder when they began to sing, pouring their grief into music for the fathers they lost to the Philippines' drug war.

Philippines to resume aid talks with backers of UN drug war probe

Manila - The Philippines said Wednesday it is resuming aid talks with Western countries it had rebuked just months earlier for backing a UN resolution to review human rights abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte's rule.

Manila mall hostage-taker surrenders

Manila - A sacked security guard gave himself up and set free dozens of hostages he seized at gunpoint Monday in a Manila mall, ending a day-long standoff that terrified shoppers and left one man wounded.

Philippines says will withdraw from US military pact

Manila - The Philippines told the US on Tuesday it was quitting a pact key to their historical military alliance, triggering a six-month countdown to the deal's termination.

China's economy suffers as first virus death hits Philippines

China ramped up measures to contain the coronavirus epidemic and shore up an economy hit by travel curbs and business shut-downs on Sunday as the first death from the illness was reported outside the country.

Philippines reports first virus death outside China: WHO

Manila - The Philippines has reported the first death outside China from the coronavirus that has killed over 300 and spread to other countries, the World Health Organization said Sunday.

Asian nations try to shield against deadly outbreak

Manila - Asian nations were ramping up defences against a deadly viral epidemic Tuesday, sealing borders, shuttering public places and clamping down on visitors from China.

'House of Kobe': Basketball-mad Philippines mourns NBA legend

Manila - A city in hoops-mad Philippines inaugurated on Sunday a new community centre and basketball court named in honour of Kobe Bryant -- only hours before news of the NBA legend's death broke.

Signs of life at 'no-man's land' around Philippine volcano

Taal - A desolate landscape of ash dunes and bare trees left by the eruption of the Philippines' Taal volcano lay in contrast with a few signs of life at ground zero of the disaster on Tuesday.

Evacuation crackdown ordered as Philippine volcano 'recharges'

Tanauan - Philippine authorities ordered a crackdown Monday on evacuees' daily visits to their homes in the danger zone around Taal volcano as scientists warned it could be "recharging" for a more powerful explosion.

Filipinos turn volcano's ash, plastic trash into bricks

Poblacion - Ash spewed by a Philippine volcano is being mixed with plastic waste to make bricks in an inventive response to the country's persistent problems of pollution and frequent natural disasters.

Lost and damaged: Philippine volcano steals livelihoods

Amadeo - Decimated fish, scarred coffee plants and vanished tourists: the Taal volcano eruption in the Philippines has inflicted significant damage on the livelihoods of tens of thousands and is expected to cause more.

Former Philippine police chief indicted for drugs war corruption

Manila - The former chief police enforcer of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs will be charged with corruption for allegedly protecting officers linked to the narcotics trade, the justice department said Thursday.

Philippines says danger high despite volcano 'lull'

Tagaytay - The threat of the Philippines' Taal volcano unleashing a potentially catastrophic eruption remains high, authorities warned Thursday, saying it was showing dangerous signs despite a "lull" in spewing ash.

Philippines struggles to keep evacuees away from volcano

Talisay - Philippine authorities were struggling Wednesday to keep thousands of evacuees from returning to homes in areas threatened by a feared massive eruption of Taal volcano.

Risking lives to rescue horses in Philippine volcano 'no man's land'

Balete - The horses were still caked in grey ash as they stepped off the boat, lucky beneficiaries of a risky rescue mission to ground zero of the Philippines' Taal volcano eruption.

Catching up with Jeff Timmons: Plans for 2020, tour, digital age Special

Jeff Timmons, the founding member of the group 98 Degrees, chatted with Digital Journal about his plans for 2020, which include performing overseas with 98 Degrees.

Tens of thousands face uncertainty as Philippine volcano spews lava

Tanauan - Taal volcano in the Philippines could spew lava and ash for weeks, authorities warned Tuesday, leaving tens of thousands in limbo after they fled their homes fearing a massive eruption.

Philippines on alert as volcano spews ash, lava

Talisay - Lava and broad columns of ash illuminated by lightning spewed from a volcano south of the Philippine capital on Monday, grounding hundreds of flights as authorities warned of a possible "explosive eruption".
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 77 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Philippines


Philippines Image

Diagram showing the digestive process in the giant shipworm.
Courtesy of the University of Utah.
Diagram showing the digestive process in the giant shipworm. Courtesy of the University of Utah.
PNAS
Boxers Manny Pacquiao (L) of the Philippines and Brandon Rios of the U.S. pose for photographs durin...
Boxers Manny Pacquiao (L) of the Philippines and Brandon Rios of the U.S. pose for photographs during a news conference in New York August 6, 2013. Pacquiao and Rios will fight in a welterweight match at the Venetian Macao in Macau on November 24
With permission by Reuters / Shannon Stapleton
The culture of the Philippines was brought to downtown Toronto in front of City Hall at Nathan Phill...
The culture of the Philippines was brought to downtown Toronto in front of City Hall at Nathan Phillips Square.
SONA 2012: A Day In The Life of Philippines
SONA 2012: A Day In The Life of Philippines
Mindanao  Philippines
Mindanao, Philippines
Thomas Galvez
A man and his bicycle seem to float on water as the road is submerged in flood including the vast ri...
A man and his bicycle seem to float on water as the road is submerged in flood including the vast ricefield behind him in the Philippines
IRRI Images
SONA 2012: A Day In The Life of Philippines
SONA 2012: A Day In The Life of Philippines
Boxer Bernabe Concepcion of the Philippines.
Boxer Bernabe Concepcion of the Philippines.
PR Best Boxing Inc.
PEACETIME: A U.S. 7th Fleet Band ensemble  Orient Express  performs for children from local orphanag...
PEACETIME: A U.S. 7th Fleet Band ensemble, Orient Express, performs for children from local orphanages during a community service event in Subic Bay, Philippines, in 2013.
Stephen Hickok-US Navy/Wikimedia Commons
SONA 2012
SONA 2012
A Japanese torii at dusk at Itsukushima Shrine
A Japanese torii at dusk at Itsukushima Shrine
Rdsmith4
Undersecretary Abigail Valte  the Philippine deputy presidential spokesperson
Undersecretary Abigail Valte, the Philippine deputy presidential spokesperson
PULPOlitika
Northern and Central Luzon and Bicol region will experience stormy weather due to Typhoon  PEDRING  ...
Northern and Central Luzon and Bicol region will experience stormy weather due to Typhoon "PEDRING" while the rest of Southern Luzon and Western Visayas will have rains with gusty winds.
pagasa.dost.gov.ph
SONA 2012: A Day In The Life of Philippines
SONA 2012: A Day In The Life of Philippines
SONA 2012: A Day In The Life of Philippines
SONA 2012: A Day In The Life of Philippines
SONA 2012: A Day In The Life of Philippines
SONA 2012: A Day In The Life of Philippines

Latest News
Top News