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Strong earthquake off Philippines damages buildings: Officials

Strong earthquake off Philippines damages buildings: Officials

The Philippines lies on the so-called Ring of Fire, a vast Pacific Ocean region where many of Earth`s quakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

Philippines seeks South Korea warship donation

The Philippines has asked South Korea to donate a decommissioned warship to Manila, the defence department said Thursday, to help them patrol their waters and perform counter-terrorism operations.

Philippines' Duterte says helpless against China

Philippines' Duterte says helpless against China

"It cannot be an issue anymore. It`s already there. What would be the purpose also of discussing it if you cannot do anything," Duterte told reporters.

South Korea gives anti-submarine warship to Philippines, for $100

Outside the United States, its former colonial master and long-time security ally, South Korea has been the largest source of Philippine military hardware.

''Mass murder'' complaint filed against Philippines President

A Filipino lawyer has filed a complaint in the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of mass murder and crimes against humanity, the media reported on Tuesday.

Abu Sayyaf militants behead kidnapped Philippine soldier: Army

Abu Sayyaf militants behead kidnapped Philippine soldier: Army

The head of Sergeant Anni Siraji of the Army`s 32nd Infantry Battalion was found 50 metres away from his body in Patikul town in Sulu.

Philippine fishermen accuse China of firing on vessel

A group of Filipino fishermen have accused China`s coast guard of shooting at their vessel in disputed South China Sea waters, Philippine authorities said Friday.

Death toll after Philippine bus plunge rises to 31

The death toll from a Philippine bus that plunged into a ravine rose to 31 with signs that overloading contributed to the crash, a police official said today.

Bus plunges in deep ravine in Philippines, 29 killed

Bus passengers were screaming in horror as the driver repeatedly stepped on the apparently malfunctioning brakes before plunging into a deep ravine in the northern Philippines, leaving at least 29 people dead today in one of the country's deadliest accidents in years, a survivor and officials said.

US Marine's conviction for killing transgender Filipina upheld

The conviction of a US Marine for killing a transgender Filipina in a case that reignited long-simmering anti-American sentiment in the Philippines was upheld by a court on Monday.

Three powerful earthquakes strike in Luzon, Philippines: Agency

Three earthquakes ranging in magnitude from 5.0 to 5.9 struck Batangas province on the Philippines main island Luzon on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Philippines to upgrade facilities, not occupy new areas in disputed sea: Military

The Philippines will upgrade existing facilities on its inhabited islands and reefs in the South China Sea and not occupy new territories, adhering to a 2002 informal code in the disputed waters, defence and military officials said on Friday.

Rodrigo Duterte orders Philippines military to occupy disputed islands

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered military personnel to occupy all Philippines-claimed islands in the disputed South China Sea, a media report said.

Duterte orders Philippine troops to South China Sea reefs

Duterte orders Philippine troops to South China Sea reefs

"I have ordered the armed forces to occupy all," Duterte said.

Philippines' Duterte plans to visit disputed South China Sea island

Philippines' Duterte plans to visit disputed South China Sea island

Duterte told reporters he would also fortify the island of Thitu with barracks. 

China, ASEAN make progress on framework deal on disputed sea, Philippines says

China and Southeast Asian countries have made progress in talks on a code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea, the Philippine acting foreign minister said on Tuesday.

 

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte fires minister after 'corruption' row

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte fires minister after 'corruption' row

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has fired the interior minister, his spokesman said Tuesday as infighting and corruption allegations rock his government.

 Philippine lawmaker pushes for Duterte impeachment over ''defeatist'' China stance

Philippine lawmaker pushes for Duterte impeachment over ''defeatist'' China stance

Philippines lawmaker filed supplementary charges on Thursday to an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte, accusing him of taking a "defeatist stance" by doing nothing to challenge Beijing's activities in the South China Sea.

Indonesian man found dead inside giant python

Indonesian man found dead inside giant python

An Indonesian farmer has been discovered inside the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was caught near where the man vanished while harvesting his crops.

Rodrigo Duterte offers authoritarianism as Philippine panacea

Three turbulent decades after the Philippines shed dictatorship, President Rodrigo Duterte is offering a return to authoritarian rule as a solution to all the problems democracy has failed to fix.