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Philippines arrests journalist Maria Ressa on libel charge

Philippines arrests journalist Maria Ressa on libel charge

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested in her Manila office on Wednesday in what rights advocates called an act of "persecution".

Chinese woman in trouble in Philippines for throwing drink at cop

Chinese woman in trouble in Philippines for throwing drink at cop

A Philippine police officer on Monday filed criminal complaints against a Chinese woman who threw a soft tofu drink at him during an argument at an overhead train station in the capital.

Three kids left alone in house die in fire in Philippines

Three kids left alone in house die in fire in Philippines

Three children left alone at home were killed in a fire that raced through a shantytown in the southern Philippines, a fire marshal said Saturday.

Philippine leftist activist shot dead while sleeping in bus

Philippine leftist activist shot dead while sleeping in bus

A leftist activist was shot dead on Wednesday while sleeping inside a passenger bus in the Philippines, police said. The bus was on a stopover in a terminal in the town of Aritao in Nueva Vizcaya province, 180 kilometres north of Manila, when two gunmen boarded it and shot Randy Malayao, 49.

Grenade attack kills two at southern Philippines mosque

Grenade attack kills two at southern Philippines mosque

A grenade attack on a mosque in the troubled southern Philippines killed two people early Wednesday, authorities said, just days after a deadly Catholic cathedral bombing and a vote backing Muslim self-rule in the region.

French 'Spiderman' arrested after climbing Philippines skyscraper

French 'Spiderman' arrested after climbing Philippines skyscraper

Frenchman Alain Robert - dubbed "spiderman" for his exploits - was arrested in the Philippines on Tuesday after free-climbing one of country's tallest buildings.

Tons of garbage removed from Manila Bay at start of clean-up drive

Tons of garbage removed from Manila Bay at start of clean-up drive

More than 40 tons of garbage were removed from the shores of the Philippines' Manila Bay on Sunday at the start of a campaign to clean up the polluted stretch of coastline.

Philippines vows to crush 'terrorists' after church bombs kill 27

Philippines vows to crush 'terrorists' after church bombs kill 27

The Philippines vowed to destroy those behind twin bombings that killed 27 people during a Sunday church service in the country's restive south.

Philippine referendum returns big 'yes' vote on Bangsamoro self-rule

Philippine referendum returns big 'yes' vote on Bangsamoro self-rule

A predominantly Muslim area of the southern Philippines has returned a resounding "Yes" in this week's referendum on greater autonomy, boosting hopes for peace in one of Asia's most conflict-torn regions.

Muslims vote in referendum on autonomous region in Philippines

Muslims vote in referendum on autonomous region in Philippines

Minority Bangsamoro Muslims in the southern Philippines cast votes on Monday in a long-awaited referendum on autonomy

Philippines' richest man, retail tycoon Henry Sy Sr, dies at 94

Philippines' richest man, retail tycoon Henry Sy Sr, dies at 94

The Philippines' richest man and founder of one of the biggest business conglomerates in the country, Henry Sy Sr, died Saturday aged 94, his company said.

Philippines cheers return of church bells seized by US 117 years ago

Philippines cheers return of church bells seized by US 117 years ago

Residents of an eastern Philippine town on Saturday cheered as three revered church bells seized by US troops as spoils of war returned home after more than a century.