Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Philippines News

Philippine vice president accused of roughing up police

Manila - Elderly Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay was accused by Manila police on Wednesday of roughing up officers during a brawl that left several people hurt.

Top rebel slain in blow to Philippine communist rebellion

Davao - The Philippine military has shot dead an infamous communist guerilla leader in a blow to one of the world's longest-running Maoist insurgencies, authorities said Monday.

Japan may consider South China Sea patrols

Toukyo - Japan's military may join US forces on patrol in the South China Sea, the nation's top uniformed officer said in an interview published Thursday, as Tokyo seeks a greater security role.

Japan, Philippines make second flight near disputed waters

Puerto Princesa - Japan and the Philippines flew patrol planes near disputed South China Sea waters for a second straight day on Wednesday, despite Chinese criticism of this week's air and sea exercises.

New Chinese islands don't settle sea disputes: Japan

Toukyo - Japan warned China on Wednesday that its extensive land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea does not make ownership "a done deal", after Beijing announced it had almost finished its controversial island-building.

Philippine leader likens China to Nazi Germany

Toukyo - Philippine President Benigno Aquino likened present-day China to Nazi Germany on Wednesday during a speech in Japan, hinting the world cannot continue to appease Beijing as it claims ever-more territory in the South China Sea.

Drought affects half of the Philippines

Cebu City - Drought brought on by the mild El Niño now sweeping through the Pacific countries has affected more than half of the Philippines, the state weather bureau said.

Philippine leader visits Japan amid China land claim tensions

Toukyo - Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Tuesday began a four-day visit to Japan that will see him court investment and seek support for his opposition to China's land reclamation in the South China Sea.

Elephant grabs B.C. man's GoPro, snaps adorable 'elphie'

Vancouver - An enterprising elephant grabbed a Vancouver tourist's GoPro camera and snapped an "elphie" with the student. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity for Christian LeBlanc, a University of British Columbia student.

Philippines says prepared to help boatpeople

Manila - The Philippines said Tuesday it was ready to help Rohingya and Bangladeshi boatpeople, as its Southeast Asian neighbours faced outrage for turning them away.

Filipino Eden Sonsona stops unbeaten Mexican Adrian Estrella

Filipino bantamweight contender Eden Sonsona of General Santos City, Philippines scored a knockout victory over previously unbeaten Adrian Estrella of Mexico Saturday at Auditorio Miguel Barragan, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Farmers eat rats, trade tails for rice in Philippines

Farmers in Philippines hit by El Niño triggered drought are trading rat tails for rice as part of a government program and eating their meat.

Philippines govt vows to punish anyone liable for deadly fire

Manila - The owners of a Philippine factory where 72 people died in a fire could face time in prison, a government task force said Saturday, vowing to punish anyone found responsible as anger grows over the tragedy.

Philippines factory fire highlights sweatshop abuses

Manila - The deaths of 72 people in a fire that gutted a footwear factory in the Philippine capital has exposed abusive conditions for millions of poor and desperate workers across the nation.

Philippine factory fire kills 72, barred windows blamed

Manila - Seventy-two people died when a fire tore through a footwear factory in the Philippine capital, authorities said Thursday, as survivors blamed barred windows for the disaster and described sweatshop conditions.

Philippines blaze kills 28, dozens more feared dead

Manila - At least 28 people were killed and dozens more feared dead after a fire tore through a factory producing flip-flops in the Philippine capital Manila on Wednesday, the city's fire marshal said.

Philippines to announce national rules for ride-sharing

Manila - The Philippines has become the first country to come up with national rules governing Uber and other ride-sharing services, the transport department said Tuesday, following criticism of the industry as unsafe and unregulated.

Philippines to turn disputed sea outcrops into tourist draws

The Philippines plans to turn some disputed South China Sea islands into tourist sites to promote peace as China builds suspected military facilities on nearby reclaimed reefs, Filipino officials said Monday.

Two dead as powerful typhoon clips north Philippines

Manila - Two people have been killed in a powerful typhoon that grazed the Philippines' northeastern tip, according to authorities who said Monday that the evacuation of coastal villages and volcanic slopes averted a higher toll.

Thousands flee as typhoon hits north Philippines

Manila - Typhoon Noul slammed into the northern tip of the Philippines Sunday, triggering warnings of possible flash floods, landslides and storm surges and prompting almost 3,000 people to flee their homes.

Hundreds flee rumbling Philippines volcano, typhoon

Sorsogon - Hundreds of people fled their homes on the slopes of a rumbling Philippine volcano on Friday as authorities warned of rain-driven mudflows from an approaching typhoon that could bury them alive.

Philippines hails 'miracle' reprieve for death row Filipina

Manila - The last-minute reprieve for a Filipina drug convict facing execution in Indonesia sparked an outpouring of euphoria and disbelief on Wednesday, with crowds weeping for joy and her children crying "Mama will live!

Mother of Filipina spared Indonesia execution hails 'miracle': radio

Manila - The mother of a Filipina drug convict reprieved at the 11th hour after facing execution in Indonesia told Philippine radio Wednesday: "Miracles do come true".

Heartrending final farewells for Indonesia death row convicts

Cilacap - Led by the hand through a scrum of reporters to an Indonesian prison island, the six-year-old Filipino looked confused and frightened as he made one of his final visits to his mother before her execution.

Pacquiao pleads for Indonesia to spare death row Filipina

Manila - World boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao took time out Monday from final preparations for his $400 million megafight with Floyd Mayweather to plead for the life of a Filipina on death row in Indonesia.

Thousands beg Australia not to deport autistic Filipino boy

Sydney - A 10-year-old autistic Filipino boy made an emotional plea Monday for permission to stay in Australia, as tens of thousands called for him not to be deported despite the potential cost of his condition.

Beijing 'poised to take de facto control' of S. China Sea'

Kuala Lumpur - Beijing is poised to take "de facto control" of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned Sunday, but its call for a robust Southeast Asian response at a regional summit was shot down.

Filipina on Indonesia death row 'told she will be executed Tuesday'

Jakarta - A Filipina on death row in Indonesia has been informed that she will be executed on Tuesday, her lawyer said.

Philippines wants 90 Muslim rebels charged for bloody ambush

Manila - The Philippine Justice Department on Wednesday recommended murder charges against 90 Muslim rebels, even though such a move could jeopardise a peace process championed by President Benigno Aquino.

International drug gangs prey on Filipinos abroad

Manila - Filipina maid Mary Jane Veloso faces imminent execution in Indonesia, but relatives say her only crime was to fall victim to international drug gangs who are threatening to kill them if they speak out.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 33 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Philippines


Philippines Image

The Liberal Party at its  Rock The Vote  campaign around the Philippines. Noynoy Aquino shakes hands...
The Liberal Party at its "Rock The Vote" campaign around the Philippines. Noynoy Aquino shakes hands with supporters.
thepocnews
Path of Typhoon Haiyan (Phl: Yolanda)
Path of Typhoon Haiyan (Phl: Yolanda)
Joint Typhoon Warning Center
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
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
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao listens to his coach Freddie Roach (L) during a news conference
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao listens to his coach Freddie Roach (L) during a news conference
With permission by Reuters / Tyrone Siu
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
Earthquake devastation in Central Philippines
Earthquake devastation in Central Philippines
Phivolcs
The campaign advertisements on the streets of the Philippines
The campaign advertisements on the streets of the Philippines
by aileron
Global Pinoy Network deploys camera crew to Tacloban after Typhoon Yolanda
Global Pinoy Network  an ...
Global Pinoy Network deploys camera crew to Tacloban after Typhoon Yolanda Global Pinoy Network, an online networking platform that reaches to Filipino communities both locally and internationally deploys a camera crew in behalf of Radyo Veritas Global Broadcasting along with the representatives of Visayan Forum, a non-profit, non-stock and tax-exempt non-government organization in the Philippines, and a representative from Vatican to check the situation of the survivors of the super storm Yolan
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick  President of the Catholic Relief Services based in Washington  prays...
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, President of the Catholic Relief Services based in Washington, prays during a mass inside Transfiguration Cathedral, seen with its ceiling that collapsed during super Typhoon Haiyan, in Palo, south of Tacloban, November 17, 2013. Long-delayed emergency supplies flowed into the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines on Saturday, reaching desperate families who had to fend for themselves for days, as the United Nations more than doubled its estimate of homeless to near
With permission by Reuters / Bobby Yip
Flags and banners of militant groups fill the Quezon City skyline on President Aquino s second State...
Flags and banners of militant groups fill the Quezon City skyline on President Aquino's second State of the Nation Address. Protesters expressed disappointment as Aquino's report failed to address several key points relevant to the national situation
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
Bohol Beach Club  Philippines
Bohol Beach Club, Philippines
Untitled
YouTube
OLONGAPO CITY NAT L HS RIDES ON THE WAVES OF CHANGE.
OLONGAPO CITY NAT'L HS RIDES ON THE WAVES OF CHANGE.