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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Philippines

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# Azkals
Eriksson returns to international management for the first time since 2010 World Cup
The former England and Manchester City boss has taken over as manager of the Philippines.
# hillside collapse
Rescuers frantically dig for survivors as death toll rises after landslide in the Philippines
The country is still reeling from Typhoon Mangkhut, with 29 confirmed dead from the landslide.
# trail of destruction
Hope fades in finding survivors after Typhoon Mangkhut unleases landslides in Philippines
Mangkhut already is confirmed to have killed 66 people in the Philippines and four in China.
# Philippines
Super typhoon Mangkhut: The world's biggest storm of 2018 has claimed its first victims
Two women were killed in Taiwan.
Voices
'I ran away but she sat there... Then they smiled and shot her'
Jim Loughran shares some of his experiences visiting human rights defenders in some of the most dangerous places for them on the planet.
# mariano blanco
Philippine mayor on president's 'narco list' shot dead in his office
Mariano Blanco, mayor of the town of Ronda, is the latest in a spate of local officials to be slain in recent months.
# Violence
13 players and 2 coaches suspended following 'basketbrawl'
The crew officiating the game, which degenerated into wild punches and flying kicks before stunned spectators, were also suspended from competition.
# Philippines
'Full of love, fun, joy and so many dreams': Jastine Valdez laid to rest in Philippine hometown
The 24-year-old has been laid to rest with her late grandfather and uncle.
# Antonio Halili
Philippine mayor allegedly linked with narcotics trade shot dead at ceremony
Three other mayors on President Duterte’s list of allegedly narcotics-linked officials have also been shot dead in recent years.
# RIP
Body of Jastine Valdez to be taken back to Philippines today
Her parents will accompany her body.
# sex tourism
'Children's lives have been taken from them': Bill proposes to restrict foreign travel of convicted paedophiles
Campaigners have said sex tourism from Ireland is growing.
# boracay island
'A cesspool': Philippines to close its most popular tourist island for six months
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the shutdown to start on 26 April.
# Good Friday
Devotees nail themselves to crosses at annual Good Friday ceremony in Philippines
The event is frowned upon by the Catholic Church.
# Eruption
Over 56,000 people forced to flee as major volcanic eruption continues in the Philippines
The Mayon volcano began erupting two weeks ago.
# Flooding
'People fled for their lives': Death toll in Philippines storm rises to 200
A total of 70,000 have been displaced or otherwise affected by the storm.
# davao
At least 37 dead in fire at Philippines shopping centre
Firefighters have concluded that all those trapped in the building are dead.
# Tropical Storm
Over 180 killed as Philippines storm triggers flash floods and mudslides
Tropical Storm Tembin has lashed the nation’s second-largest island of Mindanao, triggering flash floods and mudslides.
# palawan
53-year-old man killed by crocodile during tropical storm in the Philippines
When the man’s body was found, he was still being eaten by the crocodile.
# marawi
Civilians, especially Christians, targeted in battle between Philippine army and ISIS
The battle claimed the lives of 1,100 people.
# Philippines
Australian troops train Filipino soldiers in urban warfare to combat Islamic extremists
Troops have been battling extremists in the southern city of Marawi.
# War On Drugs
Philippine president Duterte says he'll kill his own son if he is involved in drug trafficking
Protests have erupted in the Philippines over the controversial president’s war on drugs.
# War On Drugs
Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16
“This leads us on a direct path to dictatorship,” Senator Francis Pangilinan said.
# philippines president
Corpses in the slums and police corruption: A year into Duterte's bloody drugs war
“We could not win the war on drugs through killing petty criminals and addicts,” a former Colombian president wrote in a warning to President Duterte.
# marawi
US special forces move in to help Philippines rid city of Islamic State
Philippine troops are struggling to defeat hundreds of fighters, who rampaged through Marawi.
# Philippines
Duterte tells soldiers to 'crush enemy' as Islamic State tightens grip on city
“When I say crush them, you have to destroy everything, including lives.”
# Botched Robbery
36 bodies found in Philippines casino after gunman sets fire to gaming room
Police said it appeared to be a botched robbery rather than a terrorist attack.
# Philippines
ISIS 'claims responsibility' after gunfire reported at casino complex in Philippine capital
No fatalities have been reported so far.
# islamic state
Philippines kills 10 of its own soldiers in airstrike meant to hit ISIS
Security forces have been battling militants in Marawi, a major Muslim city in the predominantly Catholic country.
# Battle lines
'They will never come up alive unless they surrender': Filipino troops have ISIS cornered
The army says it has killed at least 89 ISIS fighters as they take back territory from the militants in Marawi.
# marawi
Fear, confusion and rotting corpses: Inside the Philippine city besieged by IS-linked militants
Government forces have told the militants to surrender.
# Under Siege
IS-linked militants have taken parts of a Philippine city and have been killing women and children
There are fears for those trapped in the city of Marawi.
# Distraction
Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards
“With these religious images, drivers feel they are safer, that there is divine intervention and they are being guided and protected.”
# Rodrigo Duterte
Philippines' president Duterte under fire after 'sickening' rape joke
Duterte told a military camp that they were allowed to rape women because he would take the blame for it.
# marawi
'Stay indoors': Clashes break out on streets between Islamic militants and Philippines police
Residents have been told to stay indoors.
# bizarre creature
The world's first known giant shipworm wriggles into view in major scientific find
The shipworm comes from a “pretty stinky place” and doesn’t eat, despite reaching 5ft in length.
# Carranglan
At least 26 killed as Philippines passenger bus goes off mountain road
The bus plunged about 24 metres.
# devotees
Devotees nail themselves to crosses at Philippines' annual Good Friday ceremony
Men also have their backs whipped.
# Bohol
Five dead as militants attack Philippine tourist island
At least one policeman was confirmed killed in the fight.
# missionary
Irish nun attacked at a convent in the Philippines
The woman was taken to hospital.