Updated Wednesday, December 17, 2014 0:00 am TWN
A sex, drugs and bribery scandal at the Philippines' main prison, where a raid uncovered drug lords “living like kings” in luxury cells with stripper bars and jacuzzis, has shocked a country inured to tales of official corruption.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Philippine prosecutors on Monday charged a U.S. Marine with murder over the death of a Filipino transgender woman, in a case that has fanned anti-American sentiment and tested close military ties.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
A giant storm left the Philippines Tuesday after killing at least 27 people and devastating remote coastal towns, but the government won praise for unprecedented preparations that were credited for saving lives.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Millions of people in the Philippine capital hunkered down on Monday as a major storm churned towards the megacity, after claiming at least 21 lives while ripping apart homes in remote island communities.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power, left at least two people dead and sent nearly 900,000 into shelters before it weakened Sunday, sparing the central Philippines the type of massive devastation that a monster storm brought to the region last year.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year.
A Swiss man kidnapped by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines nearly three years ago escaped under fire on Saturday as soldiers attacked his abductors in a remote jungle, the military said.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Half a million Filipinos fled their homes as differing forecasts about the path of a dangerously erratic typhoon -- one predicting it will graze the capital, Manila -- prompted a wide swath of the country to prepare for a weekend of destructive winds and rain.
Friday, December 5, 2014
A wide swath of the Philippines, including the capital Manila, braced Friday for a dangerously erratic and powerful typhoon approaching from the Pacific, about a year after the country was lashed by Typhoon Haiyan that left more than 7,300 people dead.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
The Philippines will simplify its weather warnings to make them easier to understand in order to prevent the annual loss of hundreds of lives from natural calamities, officials said Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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