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Philippines' Duterte stirs controversy by kissing woman on lips

Jun 04 2018

MANILA A kiss by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on a Filipino woman's lips while on an official visit in South Korea sparked anger and jokes on Monday, as feminists denounced what they called his "perverted way" of taunting his female critics. | Video

Philippines to phase out its beloved cheap but rickety jeepneys

Jan 29 2018

MANILA Jeepneys, the flamboyant passenger trucks of the Philippines, are nearing the end of their reign as the "Kings of the Road", but they're not going down without a fight.

Philippines warns of volcanic mudflows from heavy rains

Jan 27 2018

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines Residents around an erupting volcano in central Philippines have should prepare to flee to safer areas because of risks from huge debris that could be swept from slopes by heavy rains, state volcanologists said on Saturday.

Philippines prepares for three-month-long volcano emergency

Jan 26 2018

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines The Philippines is bracing for a possible three-month-long emergency in areas around an erupting volcano, which has already displaced more than 81,000 and led to overcrowded temporary shelters, the disaster agency said on Friday.

Displaced Filipinos brace for long wait as fiery Mayon rumbles on

Jan 25 2018

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines A huge plume of ash billowed from the glowing peak of the Philippines' most active volcano on Thursday, as more residents of surrounding areas fled and experts warned of further escalation 12 days after it started to erupt. | Video

Christ statue procession in Philippines draws throngs of devotees

Jan 09 2018

MANILA Hundreds of thousands of devotees in the Philippines, many of them barefooted, joined a chaotic procession on Tuesday that featured a black statue of Jesus Christ, one of the biggest annual festivals in the predominantly Roman Catholic nation.

Philippines' coast guard rescues 252 passengers from capsized ferry

Dec 22 2017

REAL, Philippines The Philippines' coast guard said on Friday it had rescued 252 passengers and crew, including an Australian and his Filipino wife, and recovered five dead people from a ferry that capsized east of the capital Manila. | Video

Philippines' coast guard rescues 252 passengers from capsized ferry

Dec 21 2017

REAL, Philippines, Dec 22 The Philippines' coast guard said on Friday it had rescued 252 passengers and crew, including an Australian and his Filipino wife, and recovered five dead people from a ferry that capsized east of the capital Manila.

Santa traffic cop sleighs it with Manila dance routine

Dec 15 2017

MANILA Directing motorists at busy intersections in Manila isn't the easiest job, but traffic cop Ramiro Hinojas makes it fun by adding dance to his beat. | Video

Skin in the game: Philippine students protest Duterte in naked run

Dec 01 2017

MANILA A Philippine college fraternity used its annual naked run on Friday to protest against President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs and the imposition of martial law in the south in the army's fight against Islamist militants.

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