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Philippine authorities seize largest drugs haul this year

Authorities in the Philippines seized suspected methamphetamine estimated to be worth more than one billion pesos (£14.6 million) and arrested a Chinese man, as...

Muted Christmas in Philippines in wake of deadly typhoon

Hundreds of thousands of people in the Philippines, Asia’s largest Roman Catholic nation, have been marking Christmas without homes, adequate food and water, electricity...

At least 19 dead in Philippines tropical storm

A tropical storm in the Philippines has left at least 19 people dead, disaster response officials said. Authorities said they are still investigating a further...

Thousands evacuated after steam and ash belch from volcano in Philippines

Thousands of villages are being evacuated after a small volcano near the Philippine capital belched a dark plume of steam and ash into the...

President of Philippines orders probe over vaccine queue jumping

The Philippine president has ordered at least nine city and town mayors investigated for possible charges after they reportedly jumped ahead of a priority...

US marine convicted of transgender killing deported from Philippines

A US Marine convicted of killing a Filipino transgender woman has been deported after a presidential pardon cut short his jail term. Lance Corporal Joseph...

Casualties reported after Philippines rocked by strong quake

A strong earthquake jolted the central Philippines, damaging homes, roads and bridges and killing at least one person and injuring several others. A three-storey house...

Duterte reimposes lockdowns as Philippines virus cases surge

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is reimposing a moderate lockdown in Manila and outlying provinces after medical groups appealed for the move as coronavirus infections...

Virus hotspots flare and hospitals are tested as economies reopen

Fresh coronavirus outbreaks are testing public health networks and the resolve of planners to reopen from pandemic shutdowns. Japan has pushed ahead with relaxing its...

Philippines coronavirus death becomes first outside China

A man in the Philippines has become the first person outside China to die from the coronavirus outbreak, while the overall death toll has...

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