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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Philippines

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The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
41 people die after storms hit the Philippines
The storms hit the Philippines for three days, causing landslides and knocking down trees and buildings.
Fatal storms shake Philippines and South Korea
At least 20 people have been killed in the Philippines, and 32 people have dies in South Korea, following flooding and landslides.
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
Philippines freezes $23 million tied to massacre suspects
The assets of one of the Philippines’ wealthiest and most influential families have been frozen, pending trials for multiple murder.
Philippines and US launch joint search for missing US WWII troops
The remains of many of the US troops who fought in the Philippines in World War II have never been recovered.
Journalists and dignitaries get a glimpse of US warship which disposed of bin Laden's body
A group of journalists and the president of the Philippines were invited on board the USS Carl Vinson warship on Sunday but operational details of the bin Laden raid and killing were not discussed.
Philippine city aims for Guinness World Record with mass circumcision 'party'
Around 1,500 boys aged nine years and up have been circumcised at an event organised to provide safe surgery for traditional circumcision.
Sixty big name brands continuing to use sweatshop labour
A lobby group has examined 83 factories across Indonesia, Sri Lanka and The Philippines and found “widespread violations and abuses of workers’ rights”.
24 Filipinos crucified on wooden crosses
Nails are hammered into the palms of devotees and they are hoisted into the air on crosses, watched by tourists.
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
Mc Donalds pulls ad in the Philippines after Catholic Church anger
Commercial featuring two young children is scrapped after the church steps in.
Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross
The low lying Pacific islands may be swept over as a powerful tsunami hits the region – meanwhile Indonesia is bracing itself, as warnings indicate it will be the first area to be hit after Japan.
Indonesia braced for tsunami to hit at 6pm local time
Indonesia is in a state of high alert, as the tsunami makes its way towards the shore. It’s expected to hit at 11am Irish time.
Super typhoon hits the Philippines
Thousands flee as the strongest typhoon in four years slams the northeastern Philippines.
Hundreds evacuated as Philippines braces for typhoon
Typhoon Megi travelling with winds reaching over 140 miles per hour.
Filipino woman admits she left newborn on plane
A Filipino woman says that she abandoned her baby in a bin after giving birth in an airplane bathroom.
Baby found in plane bin may be put up for adoption
But it will take at least three months.
Newborn baby found abandoned in plane bin
A tiny baby boy has been found in a rubbish bin by airport staff in the Philippines.
'Friendly fire' could have killed Manila bus hostages
Inquiry into bus hijack in Philippine capital last month admits police could have killed tourists.
Investigation into Filipino hostage crisis begins
Inquiry into botched rescue operation begins in Manila.
In photos: the Manila bus hijack
Philippine authorities admit mistakes were made in yesterday’s siege.
Manila bus hijacker shot dead
Negotiations saw nine released earlier, but 16 were still on board when police surrounded the bus.
Ex-policeman hijacks bus in Manila
Disgruntled former cop takes tourists hostage.
40 killed in Philippines bus crash
Ten people pulled alive from wreckage.
Facebook leads police to serial killer
Man suspected of killing nine people this month in the Philippines.