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# Philippines

Last month
February 2023
# Manila
Small plane crashes in Philippines with four people on board
Rescuers are searching for any survivors.
# Uson
Philippines hit by 6.1 magnitude earthquake
Quakes are frequent in the Philippines, which sits along the Pacific Ring of Fire.
Last year
# Flooding
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.
# Disaster
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.
# Philippines
At least 31 dead after floods and landslides in south Philippines
Tropical Storm Nalgae caused unusually heavy rains in Maguindanao province.
# typhoon noru
Powerful typhoon leaves five rescuers dead in north Philippines
More than 50,000 people were taken to emergency shelters in the main Luzon region.
# Ramos
Former Philippine president Fidel 'Steady Eddie' Ramos dies
The current president of the Philippines has expressed his condolences, as well as the European Union.
# Disaster
Powerful earthquake hits northern Philippines
A 25-year-old construction worker died when the three-storey building he was working on collapsed.
# Disaster
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.
# marcos
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.
# Election
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.
# misfortune
Boxing great Manny Pacquiao gets knock out blow in polls
An initial tally showed the legendary sportsman picked up fewer than four million votes.
# Tropical Storm
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
# Typhoon Rai
Philippines typhoon death toll rises to 388
Typhoon Rai struck the south and centre of the Asian nation on 16 and 17 December.
# Typhoon Rai
Death toll hits 375 after Philippines typhoon
The toll is likely to rise as agencies assessed the full extent of the storm’s aftermath.
# south china sea
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.
# Kieran Creaven
Former RTÉ producer videoed himself sexually abusing a child in the Philippines, court hears
He called the child “beautiful” during the assault.
# Rodrigo Duterte
Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte announces retirement from politics
Philippine presidents are limited by the constitution to a single six-year term.
# President Pac Man
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.
# Typhoon Chanthu
Strong typhoon increases in force and heads towards Taiwan
The Philippine meteorological agency said Typhoon Chanthu could become a category 5 ‘super typhoon’.
# Philippines
Duterte confirms he will run for vice presidency in Philippines
The 76-year-old president is notorious for his crackdown on illegal drugs.
# Philippines
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.
# Philippines
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.
# Take a Bow
Philippine teenager triumphs in US Open
Yuka Saso birdied the third playoff hole to beat Japan’s Nasa Hataoka.
# typhoon vamco
39 people dead after typhoon causes widespread flooding in Philippines
More than 100,000 people had been rescued from the rising waters.
# typhoon vamco
Residents flee as typhoon leaves three dead in north-eastern Philippines
Typhoon Vamco passed north of Manila between Bulacan and Pampanga provinces.
# Typhoon Goni
One million people evacuated as super typhoon slams into Philippines
Residents have been warned of likely landslides, massive flooding, storm surges and ferocious wind.
# global pandemic
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.
# Overlapping disasters
Typhoon Vongfong hits Philippines as country battles coronavirus
The storm hit as tens of millions of Filipinos are hunkered down at home.
# Philippines
Coronavirus: First death reported outside China as overall death toll rises above 300
The outbreak has been declared an international public health emergency.
# Pacific Ring of Fire
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.
# Pacific Ring of Fire
'Explosive eruption possible' as Philippines volcano spews ash 15km into the sky
Thousands of people living near Taal volcano have been evacuated.
# Typhoon Phanfone
Death toll from Christmas Day typhoon in Philippines rises to 28
At least 12 people are still listed as missing.
# Typhoon Phanfone
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.
# boracay
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.
# Charged
US woman accused of trying to smuggle 6-day-old baby in bag out of Philippines airport
The woman, 42-year-old Jennifer Talbot, had no valid custody documents for the child.
# true crime
Murder in the Missions: The story of one Irish priest's kidnapping and another's murder in Philippines
A new book tells the stories of these two men who went to the Philippines to work in conflict resolution at a time when the country was descending into civil war.
# Philippines
Starving whale found dead with 40kg of plastic in its stomach
The animal died from starvation and was unable to eat because of the rubbish filling its stomach.
# Philippines
At least 18 people killed in two bomb blasts on Catholic church in Philippines
President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman condemned the incident as an “act of terrorism and murder”.
# no thriller in manilla
Ex-England boss Eriksson leaves Philippines job after short stint
‘The Philippines is unfortunately not a football country’, lamented Sven.