Powerful typhoon leaves six rescuers dead in Bulacan province

Typhoon Noru blew out of the northern Philippines yesterday, leaving six people dead, knocking down power in two entire provinces, trapping villagers in floods and forcing

Powerful typhoon hits north Philippines, thousands evacuated

A powerful typhoon slammed into the northeastern Philippines yesterday and was barreling across the main Luzon island toward the capital in a densely populated path where

Manila court rejects bid to declare rebels as terrorists

A Philippine court has dismissed a government petition to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed guerrilla wing as a terrorist organization in a decision that

No sighting in northern Philippines of Chinese rocket debris

Philippine officials have warned of possible danger to aircraft and ships from debris from a new Chinese rocket launch that might fall in northern Philippine waters, authorities

Philippine, Indonesia talks on pandemic recovery challenges

Philippine leader Ferdinand Marcos Jr. affirmed deepening economic and security ties with Indonesia on Monday during the first overseas trip of his presidency, while expressing concern about

Inmates protest on prison roof over food, warden

About 100 inmates in an overcrowded jail climbed atop the roof of a prison building in the central Philippines and noisily protested with raised fists and

Manila eyes US helicopters after scrapping Russian deal

Philippine officials are considering a U.S. offer to provide heavy-lift helicopters like its widely used Chinooks after Manila scrapped a deal to buy military choppers from Russia

No reported damage in Philippines from Chinese rocket debris

There was no reported damage in a western Philippine region where debris from a rocket that boosted part of China’s new space station reportedly fell, a

Philippines scraps Russian chopper deal

The Philippine government has scrapped a deal to purchase 16 Russian military transport helicopters due to fears of possible U.S. sanctions, Philippine officials said. Former Defense

NAT directive for Filipinos receives backlash, Consulate says order not a ‘political issue’

The Philippine Consulate General in Macau has called on Filipino nationals to heed the new mandate from the local government that requires all Filipinos to

China to work with new Philippine gov’t to upgrade infrastructure: spokesperson

China is ready to work with the new government of the Philippines to advance project construction and build more benchmark projects for infrastructure cooperation, a Foreign

Marcos plays balancing act in meeting with China’s FM

New Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. met with China’s top diplomat yesterday to take up long-simmering disputes in the South China Sea, as he waded into foreign

Marcos takes helm, silent on father’s abuses

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the namesake son of an ousted dictator, praised his father’s legacy and glossed over its violent past as he was sworn in as Philippine

Ressa says courts to decide Rappler closure order

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa said her Rappler news website was operating “business as usual” yesterday and would let Philippine courts decide on a

Int’l court prosecutor seeks to reactivate probe

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Friday he has asked judges for authorization to resume his investigation “as quickly as possible” into the so-called war

Duterte’s daughter takes oath as vice president

Sara Duterte, the daughter of the outgoing populist president of the Philippines, took her oath yesterday as vice president following a landslide electoral victory she clinched

Activists ask top court to void Marcos Jr’s presidential win

Human rights activists have asked the Philippine Supreme Court to block Congress from proclaiming Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as the next president, alleging that he lied when he

Allies of Marcos Jr. set to dominate Congress

Allies of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the presumptive next president of the Philippines, appear set to dominate both chambers of Congress, further alarming activists after the late

Elections 87% of voters opt for Marcos Jr.

87% of Filipinos in the Macau SAR have voted for the namesake son of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, securing a total of 8,699 votes.

Marcos Jr. won presidency, unofficial count shows

The namesake son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos appeared to have been elected Philippine president by a landslide in an astonishing reversal of the 1986 “People

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