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Filipinos flock to cemeteries ahead of Day of the Dead closure

Manila - Thousands of people wearing masks and face shields poured into cemeteries in Manila Wednesday for their last chance to visit dead loved ones ahead of a government-ordered closure of graveyards for All Saints' Day.

Fighting cock kills police chief in Philippine raid

Manila - A Philippine police officer was killed during a raid on an illegal cockfight after a rooster's blade sliced his femoral artery, an official said Tuesday.

Seven fishermen missing as Typhoon Molave drenches Philippines

Yook - Searches were under way Monday for seven fishermen in the Philippines as a typhoon swept across the archipelago, flooding low-lying areas and forcing thousands of people into emergency shelters.

Lockdown tests faith in virus-hit Philippines

Manila - After months of livestreaming mass to millions of faithful from behind closed doors, churches in the Catholic-majority Philippines are beginning to reopen.

Anti-vaxxer misinformation goes viral in the Philippines

Manila - Online misinformation is leaching out from cheap mobile phones and free Facebook plans used by millions in the Philippines, convincing many to reject vaccinations for polio and other deadly diseases.

Philippine military to review troop accounts after Facebook purge

Manila - The Philippine military said Wednesday it will review the social media accounts of service members after Facebook took down a network linked to state security forces it accused of "coordinated inauthentic behavior".

Lost at sea: surfboard drifts 8,000 km from Hawaii to Philippines

Manila - When big wave surfer Doug Falter lost his board in a wipeout in Hawaii, his best hope was for a local fisherman to pick it up. He never imagined it would be found more than 8,000 kilometres (5,000 miles) away in the southern Philippines.

Philippines deports US Marine pardoned for transgender killing

Manila - A US marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the Philippines was deported on Sunday after being pardoned by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippines president pardons US marine in transgender killing

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte granted an absolute pardon on Monday to a US marine convicted of killing a transgender woman, drawing condemnation from rights groups.

Violent typhoon heads for Japan packing 'record' winds and rain

Apo - An extremely powerful typhoon was barrelling towards southwestern Japan on Saturday as authorities issued evacuation advisories to thousands of residents, warning of unprecedented violent winds, heavy rain and high waves.

Second survivor found as typhoon nears Japan ship site

Apo - Japanese authorities racing to find dozens of missing sailors from a cargo ship that sank in a typhoon found a second survivor on Friday, as another, much more powerful storm drew near.

Man found unresponsive after ship sank in typhoon off Japan

Apo - Japan's coast guard said Friday they found a man floating face-down and unresponsive at sea as they searched for survivors from a ship that sank during a typhoon with 43 crew on board.

Philippines delays release of US marine in transgender killing

Manila - A US marine convicted of killing a transgender woman will stay in detention in the Philippines while a court reviews its earlier ruling to free him halfway into his 10-year jail term, officials said Thursday.

Philippines court orders US marine who killed transgender woman to be freed

Manila - A US Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the Philippines has been ordered freed on the grounds of good conduct after serving half his maximum 10-year sentence, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Philippines will not follow US in blacklisting China firms: official

Manila - The Philippines will not follow the US lead in blacklisting Chinese companies involved in the construction of artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea, the president's spokesman said Tuesday, arguing Manila needed Beijing's investment.

Off the air: top Philippines broadcaster shuts regional stations

Baguio - Anchor Dhobie de Guzman has been the face of a popular news show in the northern Philippines for more than a decade. Now the closure of his regional station -- and dozens of others countrywide -- has left him out of work.

Suicide bombers in Philippine attack were militants' widows: army

Manila - Two female suicide attackers who carried out a double bombing in the southern Philippines were the widows of militants who had worked for the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf group, the army chief said Wednesday.

Two suicide attackers carried out Philippine bombings

Manila - Two suicide attackers carried out a double bombing in the southern Philippines that killed 14 people and wounded scores, the army chief said Tuesday, as he called for martial law to be imposed.

14 dead, scores wounded in twin bombings in Philippines

Jolo - At least 14 people were killed and 75 wounded -- including members of the security forces and civilians -- in twin bombings Monday involving a suicide attacker on a southern Philippine island that is a stronghold of Islamist militants, officials said.

10 dead, dozens wounded in twin bombing in Philippines: military

Jolo - At least 10 people were killed and dozens wounded -- including soldiers and police -- in a twin bombing Monday involving a suicide attacker on a southern Philippine island that is a stronghold of Islamist militants, officials said.

Philippines minister accuses China of fabricating sea claims

Manila - China's "nine-dash line" used to claim most of the South China Sea is a fabrication, the Philippine defence minister said, as he accused Beijing of illegally occupying Filipino maritime territory.

One dead, dozens injured as strong quake hits central Philippines

Mabunga - At least one person was killed and dozens injured when a 6.6-magnitude earthquake shook the central Philippines on Tuesday, sending residents fleeing their homes and damaging buildings and roads.

Philippine minister tests positive for virus for second time

Manila - A Philippine government minister has tested positive for coronavirus five months after an initial diagnosis, authorities said Monday, as experts investigate whether he had been re-infected.

Hungry and homeless: Philippine 'jeepney' drivers hit by virus

Manila - Forced off the road by coronavirus lockdowns, Philippine "jeepney" driver Daniel Flores now plies the streets of Manila on foot begging for money to feed his hungry family.

Philippine security forces 'alert' for reprisals after militant held

Manila - Philippine security forces were on alert Saturday for possible reprisal attacks after arresting a key leader of an Islamic State-linked militant group accused of kidnapping and beheading several foreigners.

German businessman in Wirecard probe dies in Philippines

Manila - A German businessman in the Philippines wanted for questioning over the Wirecard accounting scandal has died, the justice minister said Thursday.

Duterte to skip Philippine trial of Russia virus vaccine

Manila - The Philippines will begin large-scale human testing of Russia's coronavirus vaccine in October, but President Rodrigo Duterte will not receive the inoculation until regulators guarantee its safety, his spokesman said Thursday.

Philippines' Duterte says will be Russia vaccine 'guinea pig' as talks begin

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will be a guinea pig for a controversial Russian coronavirus vaccine, his spokesman said on Wednesday, as the Southeast Asian nation emerged as a frontrunner for overseas clinical trials.

Millions return to lockdown in Philippines as virus cases soar

Manila - More than 27 million people in the Philippines -- about a quarter of the population -- will go back into lockdown Tuesday after overwhelmed health workers warned the country was losing the battle against the coronavirus.

Philippines losing virus war, doctors warn Duterte

Manila - Dozens of doctors' groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and hospitals turned away patients.
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