Suspected Islamic militants have freed a Filipino engineer they abducted in the southern Philippines 53 days ago, the military said Sunday.
On a small rock wall a short drive from the Philippine capital, enigmatic carvings that are believed to date back 5,000 years are in danger of disappearing before their mysteries can be solved.
With the recent death of a Filipino health worker in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) and the arrival of another infected overseas Filipino worker (OFW) here, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged healthcare facilities and the general public to take precautions to prevent the virus from spreading further.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino publicly apologized on Wednesday for failures in air-conditioning at Manila airport, already named by an online travel guide as the world's worst.
Police commandos stormed a southern Philippine hideout of suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists blamed for kidnappings and extortion, triggering a firefight that led to the killing of two militants and the capture of six others, officials said.
The Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group on Tuesday denounced the killing of four of its members in clashes with soldiers, just two weeks after a peace deal was signed to end their decades-old conflict.
As the band of protesters approached a red stoplight, a cry went up from the priest leading them: “Run! Run! Run!”
The death toll in fighting between Muslim rebels and soldiers in the southern Philippines has risen to 12, officials in the area said Saturday after the prolonged shootout had ended.
Twenty soldiers were wounded Friday in an hours-long gunbattle between troops and al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf extremists blamed for beheadings and kidnappings in the southern Philippines, the military said.
American aviation authorities cleared Philippine airlines to increase flights to the United States after safety standards improved and the European Union opened its skies to the Southeast Asian country's main budget carrier.