The Philippines pledged a warm welcome for mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping at an economic summit in Manila next week, officials said Tuesday, despite a bitter row over disputed islands.
The Philippines has swept 20,000 homeless from the streets, canceled hundreds of flights and declared public holidays in Manila to ensure a safe and efficient summit of 21 world leaders next week, officials say.
After losing her husband and six children to the fury of Typhoon Haiyan, Juvelyn Luana has found fresh hope among the misery and crushing poverty as she rebuilds her life with a new family.
Philippine Islamic militants are demanding one billion pesos (US$21 million) each for the release of two Canadians and a Norwegian kidnapped six weeks ago, according to a new video of the captives.
A Philippine radio reporter has been shot dead, police and colleagues said Monday, in the latest attack in a country known for dozens of unsolved killings of journalists.
Millions of people in the Philippines made their annual pilgrimages to family gravesites on Sunday in a tradition that combines fervent Catholic faith with the country's penchant for festivity.
A pre-dawn fire in the southern Philippines raced through public market stalls, killing 15 vendors, including six children, who were sleeping there to be up early for the weekend crowds, police said.
Fifteen people including six children perished on Saturday after they were trapped in a burning market in the southern Philippines, police said.
The death toll from a ferocious typhoon in the Philippines climbed to 54 on Thursday, as home-wrecking floods shifted downstream to coastal villages, displacing tens of thousands of residents.
Mainland China's consul general in the Philippines' second biggest city was wounded and two of his staff members were killed on Wednesday during a lunchtime gun attack at a restaurant, police said.