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# Philippines

Last month
August 2023
Philippines summons China ambassador over water cannoning of boats
China said it had taken “necessary controls” against Philippines boats that had “illegally” entered its waters.
This year
More than 12,000 people flee homes as lava spews down Philippines’ Mayon volcano
However, thousands more remain within the permanent danger zone below Mayon.
US and Philippines begin largest joint military exercises after China drills around Taiwan
Nearly 18,000 troops are taking part in the annual exercises, which will include a live-fire drill in the South China Sea.
At least 31 people dead after a ferry fire in the Philippines
Many of those rescued jumped off the ferry in panic at the height of the fire and were pulled from the sea.
Provincial governor and five others shot dead in latest attack on Philippine politicians
Local police said six suspects carrying rifles entered the governor’s home in Pamplona town and opened fire.
Small plane crashes in Philippines with four people on board
Rescuers are searching for any survivors.
Philippines hit by 6.1 magnitude earthquake
Quakes are frequent in the Philippines, which sits along the Pacific Ring of Fire.
Last year
At least 25 killed as heavy rain and floods hit Philippines
Nearly 400,000 people were affected by the floods, with over 81,000 still in shelters and nine others injured.
At least 47 dead and dozens feared missing as storm and floods lash Philippines
The unusually heavy rains flooded several towns and outlying provinces in a mountainous region with marshy plains.
At least 31 dead after floods and landslides in south Philippines
Tropical Storm Nalgae caused unusually heavy rains in Maguindanao province.
Powerful typhoon leaves five rescuers dead in north Philippines
More than 50,000 people were taken to emergency shelters in the main Luzon region.
Former Philippine president Fidel 'Steady Eddie' Ramos dies
The current president of the Philippines has expressed his condolences, as well as the European Union.
Powerful earthquake hits northern Philippines
A 25-year-old construction worker died when the three-storey building he was working on collapsed.
Seven dead and more than 120 rescued from water after ferry fire in Philippines
Many of the 134 passengers and crew jumped into the water and were plucked from the sea by motorboats and cargo vessels.
Ferdinand Marcos Junior claims victory in Philippine election
The son of the late dictator has secured over 56% of the vote and more than double the tally of his nearest rival, liberal Leni Robredo.
Philippine dictator's son wins landslide presidential victory
The result represents a reversal of the 1986 “People Power” pro-democracy revolt that ousted his father.
Boxing great Manny Pacquiao gets knock out blow in polls
An initial tally showed the legendary sportsman picked up fewer than four million votes.
Death toll from Philippines landslides and floods rises to 58
Scientists have long warned that typhoons are strengthening more rapidly due to the effects of climate change.
All time
Philippines typhoon death toll rises to 388
Typhoon Rai struck the south and centre of the Asian nation on 16 and 17 December.
Death toll hits 375 after Philippines typhoon
The toll is likely to rise as agencies assessed the full extent of the storm’s aftermath.
At least 30 people killed and 'alarming' destruction in Philippines after typhoon
More than 300,000 people fled their homes and beachfront resorts ahead of the storm’s arrival.
Former RTÉ producer videoed himself sexually abusing a child in the Philippines, court hears
He called the child “beautiful” during the assault.
Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte announces retirement from politics
Philippine presidents are limited by the constitution to a single six-year term.
Boxing great Manny Pacquiao to run for presidency of the Philippines
Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at its national convention on Sunday.
Strong typhoon increases in force and heads towards Taiwan
The Philippine meteorological agency said Typhoon Chanthu could become a category 5 ‘super typhoon’.
Duterte confirms he will run for vice presidency in Philippines
The 76-year-old president is notorious for his crackdown on illegal drugs.
Death toll in Philippines military air crash rises to 50
A total of 45 others were injured when the aircraft overshot a runway at Jolo airport in Sulu province.
Death toll in Philippines military air crash rises to 29 as rescuers search for survivors
The defence secretary said the air force C-130 plane had 92 people on board.
Philippine teenager triumphs in US Open
Yuka Saso birdied the third playoff hole to beat Japan’s Nasa Hataoka.
39 people dead after typhoon causes widespread flooding in Philippines
More than 100,000 people had been rescued from the rising waters.
Residents flee as typhoon leaves three dead in north-eastern Philippines
Typhoon Vamco passed north of Manila between Bulacan and Pampanga provinces.
One million people evacuated as super typhoon slams into Philippines
Residents have been warned of likely landslides, massive flooding, storm surges and ferocious wind.
Millions in Philippines latest to be hit with stay-at-home order as cases soar internationally
The World Health Organisation has warned against relying on a vaccine as a ‘silver bullet’ to end the pandemic.
Typhoon Vongfong hits Philippines as country battles coronavirus
The storm hit as tens of millions of Filipinos are hunkered down at home.
Coronavirus: First death reported outside China as overall death toll rises above 300
The outbreak has been declared an international public health emergency.
Lava spews from Taal volcano in Philippines as 10,000 evacuated for fear of 'explosive eruption'
Taal sits in a picturesque lake and is one of the most active volcanoes in the nation.
'Explosive eruption possible' as Philippines volcano spews ash 15km into the sky
Thousands of people living near Taal volcano have been evacuated.
Death toll from Christmas Day typhoon in Philippines rises to 28
At least 12 people are still listed as missing.
Death toll rises to 20 in Christmas Day typhoon in Philippines
With communications down, it’s not yet possible to assess the full extent of the damage.
Seven rowers die in dragon boat training accident off Philippine island resort
Four male and three female rowers died after large waves swamped and overturned their wooden boat.