More Filipinos pushed into poverty by Haiyan, high rice prices

Super typhoon Haiyan and surging rice prices pushed the number of Filipinos living in poverty to 25.8 percent in the first half of last year despite strong economic growth, official data released Friday showed.

Philippine workers `would rather take chances in Libya`

More than 11,000 Filipinos in Libya have ignored appeals to evacuate, with many apparently choosing to take their chances in the war-torn country rather than risk unemployment at home, a foreign department spokesman said Monday.

Google removes Singapore hate blog against Filipinos

Google has taken down a blog that listed ways to harass Singapore`s Filipino population, drawing praise from Internet users appalled by growing racial tensions in the city-state.

Google removes Singapore hate blog against Filipinos

Google has taken down a blog that listed ways to harass Singapore`s Filipino population, drawing praise from Internet users appalled by growing racial tensions in the city-state.

Filipinos saw China blocking fishermen from shoal

Chinese coast guard vessels repeatedly blocked or chased Filipino and Vietnamese fishermen from a disputed shoal where they previously had only tried to block military supply runs, a Philippine marine officer said today.

Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao regains crown

Filipinos jumped from their seats, raised their arms and burst into cheers as the country`s boxing hero Manny Pacquiao regained his WBO welterweight title against American Timothy Bradley Jr in Las Vegas late on Saturday.

Navy ship to try to fetch Filipinos in Malaysia

Philippines is sending navy ship to waters off eastern Malaysia to bring back 180 Filipinos who were locked in standoff with Malaysian authorities after travelling to area to claim the territory.

Firecrackers, gunfire injure nearly 500 Filipinos

A Philippine official says at least 476 people have been injured by powerful firecrackers and gunfire.

Filipinos nailed to crosses in bizarre rites

The bizarre annual rite has been rejected by Catholic church leaders.

Filipinos fear God`s wrath in natural disasters

A survey shows 21% Filipinos attribute the natural disasters to God`s wrath.

Somali pirates seize ship with 21 Filipinos aboard

Four suspected Somali pirates
carrying AK-47s and a rocket-propelled grenade seized a bulk
carrier with 21 crew on board on Wednesday, the fourth ship pirates
have seized in less than a week, officials said.

More Filipinos leave homes as volcano spills lava

Security forces in army trucks Friday sent about 3,000 residents outside the danger zone surrounding the smoldering Mayon volcano, which looked set for a major eruption after days of shooting ash plumes and spilling lava.