• Coronavirus May 4, 2020

    Darth Vader, Stormtroopers Help Philippines Residents Stay Safe During Pandemic

    Youth officials dressed in homemade “Star Wars” outfits assisted residents in Manila on Monday, making sure that everyone remained inside their homes unless they had a special pass to be outside. They also helped deliver food and supplies to those in need.

  • Philippines Mar 29, 2020

    Plane Catches Fire at Manila Airport, Killing All 8 Aboard

    A plane carrying eight people has caught fire while attempting to take off from Manila’s airport on a flight bound for Japan, killing all those on board

  • Philippines Mar 3, 2020

    Ex-guard Frees Dozens of Hostages in Manila Mall, Is Subdued

    Officials say a recently dismissed security guard has released dozens of hostages and walked out of a Philippine shopping mall, ending a daylong hostage crisis

  • London Jan 19, 2020

    International Women's Day Celebrations and Marches Around the World

    March 8 is International Women’s Day, and this year it comes on the heels of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, sparking an even stronger response from women all over the world who stood up for women’s rights. From the United States to Southeast Asia, women of all ages marched, stood, advocated and walked together in solidarity, demanding respect...

  • NBC Sep 4, 2019

    US Woman Arrested After Trying to Smuggle a 6-Day-Old Baby in Hand Luggage

    An American woman was arrested in the Philippines on Wednesday for attempting to smuggle a 6-day-old baby onto a U.S.-bound flight, authorities said. Jennifer Erin Talbot attempted to smuggle a baby out of Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, according Marlon Toledo of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). An investigation is underway. Talbot was arrested after attempting to hide...

  • president May 12, 2019

    Duterte Allies Seek to Dominate Philippine Midterm Polls

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s name is not on the ballot but Monday’s midterm elections are seen as a crucial referendum on his rise to power with a brutal crackdown on illegal drugs, unorthodox style and contentious embrace of China. Nearly 62 million Filipinos have registered to choose among 43,500 candidates vying for about 18,000 congressional and local posts in one...

  • Canada Apr 24, 2019

    Philippine President Threatens to Return Garbage to Canada

    The Philippine president has threatened to ship containers of garbage back to Canada and dump some at the country’s embassy in Manila if Canadian officials don’t take back waste that Filipino officials say was illegally shipped to Manila years ago. More than 100 containers of household trash, including plastic bottles and bags, newspapers and used adult diapers, were shipped in...

  • Philippines Apr 3, 2019

    Creepy Cargo: Philippines Seizes 757 Tarantulas, Many Babies, From Poland

    Philippine customs officials were astonished when they opened nicely gift-wrapped boxes of cookies and oatmeal flown in all the way from Poland and found a hair-raising contraband: hundreds of live tarantulas. Bureau of Customs personnel seized the 757 tarantulas at a mail exchange center near Manila’s international airport Monday and later arrested a Filipino man who tried to claim the...

  • United States Dec 6, 2018

    Philippines Arrests US Priest Accused of Abusing Altar Boys

    Philippine immigration authorities say they have arrested an American Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting altar boys in a remote central town in a case one official described as “shocking and appalling.” Bureau of Immigration spokeswoman Dana Sandoval said Thursday the Rev. Kenneth Bernard Hendricks, who has been indicted in Ohio for alleged illicit sexual conduct in the Philippines,...

  • Governor Sep 16, 2018

    Typhoon Aims at South China After Killing 28 in Philippines

    Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain that left at least 28 dead in landslides and collapsed houses. The strongest storm so far this year in the world sliced across the northern tip of Luzon Island on Saturday, a breadbasket that is...

  • Mayor Jun 25, 2018

    Philippine President Duterte Calls God ‘Stupid' Over Original Sin

    The Philippine president, notorious for having cursed the pope and world leaders like former U.S. President Barack Obama, has sparked new outrage by calling God “stupid” in Asia’s largest Catholic country. Opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV shot back Monday by describing President Rodrigo Duterte as “one evil man” and his remarks as “very much consistent with the deceitfulness, heartlessness and...

  • United States Apr 19, 2018

    3 Former US Army Soldiers Convicted in Contract Killing

    A former U.S. Army sniper and two other ex-American soldiers were convicted Wednesday in the contract killing of a real estate agent in the Philippines for an international crime boss who thought the woman had cheated him on a land deal. Joseph Hunter, a onetime sergeant from Kentucky with a Special Forces background, Adam Samia and Carl David Stillwell were...

  • North Korea Mar 19, 2018

    Lunar New Year Celebrations Commence Around the World

    Lunar New Year festivities around the world included parades, marching bands and an ancient Japanese festival.

  • North Korea Mar 19, 2018

    People in Asia and Beyond Welcome Lunar New Year

    People in Asia and around the world are celebrating the Lunar New Year on Friday with festivals, parades and temple visits to ask for blessings. This year marks the year of the dog, one of the 12 animals in the Chinese astrological chart. People in Beijing celebrated with family feasts and visits to bustling temple fairs amid the mid-winter chill....

  • Philippines Jan 24, 2018

    Philippine Volcano Spreads Lava Almost 2 Miles From Crater

    Lava fountaining regularly from the Philippines’ most active volcano has flowed almost 2 miles from the crater in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption. Mount Mayon has spewed lava up to 2,000 feet high at times Tuesday and early Wednesday and its ash plumes stretched up to 3 miles above the crater. Lava flows in two gullies had advanced down...

  • Philippines Jan 23, 2018

    Thousands Flee Philippines Volcano Eruption

    The Philippines’ most active volcano continued to spew fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes on Tuesday. Lava from Mount Mayon shot up more than 2,000 feet while ash rose close to two miles. About 56,000 people have fled the area.

  • Philippines Jan 22, 2018

    Philippines Fears Violent Eruption From Country's Most Active Volcano

    Thousands have been evacuated as the Philippines fears imminent eruption.

  • Philippines Jan 22, 2018

    Philippine Volcano Explodes, Authorities Raise Alert Level

    The Philippines’ most active volcano exploded thunderously Monday, sending a huge gray column of lava fragments, ash and steam into the sky and prompting authorities to warn that a violent eruption may be imminent. The noontime explosion sent superheated lava, molten rocks and steam cascading down Mount Mayon’s slopes and shrouded nearby villages in darkness, said Renato Solidum of the...

  • Philippines Jan 15, 2018

    Thousands Evacuated as Lava Flows From Philippine Volcano

    Nearly 15,000 people have fled from villages around the Philippines’ most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology increased the alert level for Mount Mayon late Sunday to three on a scale of five, indicating an increased prospect of a hazardous...

  • Miami Jan 2, 2018

    Versace's Former Mansion now a Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach

    Viewers intrigued by the Gianni Versace murder case featured in the new season of “American Crime Story” can retrace the fashion designer’s steps at his former mansion in South Beach.

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