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Lava fountains shoot from Philippine volcano

Lava fountains shoot from Philippine volcano

Intense lava fountains shot like fireworks up to 700 metres (2,300 feet) into the air above Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, on Tuesday as showering debris ...

Volcano rains ash on Philippines as experts warn of violent eruption

Volcano rains ash on Philippines as experts warn of violent eruption

A giant mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines' most active volcano on Monday, darkening the skies and raining ash on communities where tens of thousands have fled after warnings ...

Philippines' main airport sacks contractor over baggage thefts

Philippines' main airport sacks contractor over baggage thefts

President Rodrigo Duterte summoned airport authorities and the transport minister on Thursday and ordered them to put a stop to the thieving, Manila International Airport general manager Ed Monreal told reporters.

Filipinos displaced by volcano eruption allowed to return home

Filipinos displaced by volcano eruption allowed to return home

Residents of Legazpi City in Albay province were told it was safe to go back to their homes because activity on Mayon Volcano was so far limited to what they termed "quiet lava effusion."

Facebook top choice for Philippines wildlife traders

Facebook top choice for Philippines wildlife traders

Monitoring network TRAFFIC said Facebook had not done enough to shut down the trade, which saw more than 5,000 reptiles from 115 species put up for sale on its discussion groups from June to August 2016 alone.

Survey shows Filipinos more satisfied with Duterte govt than any other

Survey shows Filipinos more satisfied with Duterte govt than any other

Public satisfaction with the performance of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's government rose in December to the highest level on record since one of the country's top pollsters ...

Malaysia upholds death sentences for nine Filipinos over 2013 incursion

Malaysia upholds death sentences for nine Filipinos over 2013 incursion

A Malaysian court on Monday upheld death sentences handed down to nine men from the Philippines in connection with an 2013 incursion into the Malaysian part of Borneo island by Philippine fighters seeking to stake an ancient claim.

Thousands flee as Philippine volcano spews ash for second day

Thousands flee as Philippine volcano spews ash for second day

The Philippines' most active volcano on Sunday spewed thick ash and steam for a second day as thousands of residents fled their homes near the rumbling mountain, officials said.

Hundreds of people flee as Philippines' Mayon Volcano spews ash

Hundreds of people flee as Philippines' Mayon Volcano spews ash

The Philippines' most active volcano on Saturday spewed a thick cloud of ash, prompting hundreds of people to flee homes surrounding the mountain, officials said.

Philippines' Duterte accepts son's resignation as vice mayor

Philippines' Duterte accepts son's resignation as vice mayor

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday accepted the resignation of his eldest son as vice mayor of the southern city of Davao following allegations he was involved in drug smuggling.

Philippines probing 14 deaths amid dengue vaccine furore

Philippines probing 14 deaths amid dengue vaccine furore

The Philippines stopped the sale and distribution of Dengvaxia last month after Sanofi, the French manufacturer, warned it could worsen symptoms for people who had not previously been infected with the virus.

Two dead, thousands flee in storm-weary Philippines

Two dead, thousands flee in storm-weary Philippines

Two people were killed and thousands fled strong winds and floods as a tropical depression hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, following deadly back-to-back storms during the Christmas season.