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Five killed as buildings collapse in strong Philippine quake

Five killed as buildings collapse in strong Philippine quake

At least five people were killed when buildings collapsed near Manila after a powerful earthquake set skyscrapers swaying and drove terrified locals into the street.

Seven dead after truck falls into a ravine in Philippines

Seven dead after truck falls into a ravine in Philippines

Seven people died on Saturday after a truck fell into a ravine in the northern Philippines, police said.

Fisherman held hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants drowns in escape bid

Fisherman held hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants drowns in escape bid

An Indonesian fisherman held hostage for four months by Islamic militants in the Philippines has drowned, a military spokesman said Saturday, while two other captured men have been rescued.

Philippines says Chinese vessels in disputed waters illegal

Philippines says Chinese vessels in disputed waters illegal

The presence of more than 200 Chinese fishing boats near an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea is illegal and a clear violation of Philippine sovereignty ...

Philippine journalist and prominent Duterte critic charged again

Philippine journalist and prominent Duterte critic charged again

Philippine authorities said Wednesday they had filed more criminal charges against Maria Ressa, a veteran reporter and prominent critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, six weeks after detaining her overnight.

Philippines due to leave ICC over drug war inquiry

Philippines due to leave ICC over drug war inquiry

The Philippines was 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.

Philippines hopes militant group 'neutralised' after de facto leader killed

Philippines hopes militant group 'neutralised' after de facto leader killed

The Philippine military believes it may have ‘neutralised’ the remnants of an alliance of pro-Islamic State militants, after the suspected death of the group's de facto leader during clashes last week.

Philippines' President stresses desire to rename Philippines

Philippines' President stresses desire to rename Philippines

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his desire to change the name of the Philippines weeks after he said the late president Ferdinand Marcos was right in wanting to change the country's name to ‘Maharlika.’

Philippines to charge officials of Sanofi, government over dengue vaccine

Philippines to charge officials of Sanofi, government over dengue vaccine

The Philippine Department of Justice on Friday said it had found probable cause to indict officials from French drugmaker Sanofi and former and current Philippine health officials over 10 deaths it said were linked to use of a dengue vaccine.

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.