It’s past midnight in Zamboanga and Benigno Aquino III slouches in his chair, a glass of Coke in one hand and a cigarette in another. He’s tired and bleary-eyed and wracked by a cold
Landslides unleashed by tropical depression Parma across the Philippine province of Benguet have killed at least 122 people and left 31 missing, officials said Friday. Four people had been found alive in debris and at least 22 had been injured by landslides that started Thursday afternoon and continued all night, affecting several municipalities, said Elmer Foria, police senior superintendent.
Philippines Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III announced he will run for president Wednesday, a month after the death of his late mother, the popular former President Corazon Aquino.
The last missing person was rescued a day after a ferry carrying more than 900 people capsized in Philippine waters, officials said Tuesday. The woman was pulled from the water about 8 p.m
Botanists believe they have discovered one of the world’s largest carnivorous plants in Southeast Asia. The giant pitcher plants were located in Palawan, central Philippines by a team led by UK botanist Stewart McPherson
At least 44 people, including 23 Filipino soldiers, died Wednesday in fighting between the Philippine military and Islamic militants, the country’s armed services said on Thursday.
Ben Steele hated the young man as soon as he saw him. The man’s almond-shaped eyes, dark hair and olive skin — Steele had seen those Asian facial features before. He saw that face when he watched Japanese soldiers behead sick men begging for water, run over stumbling prisoners with tanks and split his comrades’ skulls with rifle butts
Millions danced in the streets and a national holiday was announced by Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to mark the latest victory of the island nation’s great 21st century hero: boxing great Manny Pacquiao. The fighter also known as “Pac-Man” won in a knockout, beating British boxer Ricky “the Hitman” Hatton on May 2 and becoming the International Boxing Organization and Ring Magazine World Light Welterweight champion. It was a world record–tying sixth division title and fourth consecutive win in a different weight class
One of two aid workers still held by militants in the Philippines has been freed, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Saturday. ICRC officials spoke briefly by telephone to Andreas Notter and confirmed he is free, an ICRC spokeswoman in Geneva, Switzerland, said, but no other details were immediately available.
The International Committee of the Red Cross has said it is "extremely worried" about the fate of three aid workers kidnapped in the Philippines in January.