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Series of moderate quakes strike Philippines

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 04:06

A series of moderate earthquakes and aftershocks hit the Philippines early Sunday, with US geologists estimating the shallowest -- a magnitude-5.1 tremor -- at just one kilometre deep, but there were no initial reports of damage.

Philippine rebels free most of their hostages

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 18:26

Communist insurgents who seized 39 gold prospectors in the southern Philippines have released all but three of them, authorities said Monday.

Nature’s marvel: The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 16:00

Art imitates life, and with it myriad hues the rainbow eucalyptus tree is definitely not a handiwork of an abstract artist, but Mother Nature herself.

Philippines signs peace deal with Muslim rebels

Last Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012, 10:41

The Philippines government signed a historic peace accord with Muslim rebels who were involved in a four-decade insurgency.

Six dead, hundreds flee Philippine feud

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 16:14

Six people were killed and hundreds of civilians fled their homes as fighting raged between two Muslim rebel commanders in the southern Philippines.

Philippine tribal kidnappers `warned of consequences`

Last Updated: Saturday, December 12, 2009, 12:54

Tribal gunmen holding dozens of people captive in a Philippine jungle were given a firm warning by the government on Saturday as the crisis entered a third day, officials said.

Philippine tribal gunmen warn of killing dozens of hostages

Last Updated: Friday, December 11, 2009, 13:54

Tribal gunmen in the southern Philippines warned on Friday they would massacre dozens of hostages if police made a rescue bid, as hundreds of security forces surrounded their mountain lair.

UN employee shot dead in Philippines

Last Updated: Friday, November 27, 2009, 11:37

A Filipino employee of UNICEF was shot dead in southern Philippines, authorities said on Friday.