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'I am praying': captain's texts tell of ordeal of capsized cattle ship

Sep 04 2020

MANILA The last time Marielle June Chunanon heard from her partner Dante Addug aboard the storm-struck Gulf Livestock 1, he told her he was frightened, and praying for typhoon Maysak to pass.

Philippine trash trawlers earn little from virus-boosted surge in plastics

Aug 10 2020

MANILA, Aug 10 Virgilio Estuesta has picked through trash in the Philippines' biggest city for four decades, and is noticing an unusually large amount of plastics during his daily trawl of about 15 km (9.3 miles).

Death toll rises to three from Philippines earthquake

Oct 17 2019

MANILA At least three people were killed and dozens injured when a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the southern Philippines late on Wednesday, authorities said on Thursday.

Strong quake in Philippines kills one, injures dozens

Oct 16 2019

MANILA A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Wednesday, killing at least one child and injuring more than two dozen other people.

UPDATE 3-Strong quake in Philippines kills one, injures dozens

Oct 16 2019

* Authorities still assessing damage, casualties (Adds details, comments from government officials)

Rescuers race to find survivors after Philippine quake kills 16

Apr 23 2019

PORAC, Philippines Rescue teams in the Philippines searched for signs of life beneath the tangled debris from a collapsed four-storey commercial building on Tuesday after a strong earthquake shook the country's biggest island, killing at least 16 people. | Video

Boxing: Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao KOs Argentinian champion, bags title

Jul 15 2018

MANILA Filipinos cheered on Sunday as they watched boxing hero Manny Pacquiao knock out Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in a WBA welterweight championship bout in Kuala Lumpur.

Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao KOs Argentinian champion, bags title

Jul 15 2018

MANILA Filipinos cheered on Sunday as they watched boxing hero Manny Pacquiao knock out Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in a WBA welterweight championship bout in Kuala Lumpur.

Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao KOs Argentinian champion, bags title

Jul 15 2018

MANILA Filipinos cheered on Sunday as they watched boxing hero Manny Pacquiao knock out Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in a WBA welterweight championship bout in Kuala Lumpur.

Fire dancers hope to keep flame alive during Boracay closure

Apr 19 2018

BORACAY, Philippines As night falls on the Philippine resort island of Boracay, beach-goers eat, drink and watch a troupe of fire dancers twirling flames and performing acrobatics.

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