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Philippines begins mass vaccinations after polio returns

Philippines begins mass vaccinations after polio returns

Parents lined up from sunrise holding sleeping infants as the Philippines launched a campaign on Monday to vaccinate millions of children against polio, which has re-emerged nearly two decades ...

Philippine drug war chief quits amid narcotics scandal

Philippine drug war chief quits amid narcotics scandal

The Philippines' top policeman, who leads the nation's deadly drugs crackdown, quit on Monday as he faces allegations of protecting officers accused of selling a huge haul of seized narcotics.

Philippines halts aid talks with backers of UN rights probe into drug war

Philippines halts aid talks with backers of UN rights probe into drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's administration has ordered the suspension of all loan and grant talks with foreign governments that backed a United Nations resolution to review human rights abuses ...

Philippine govt attacks drug war film as 'propaganda'

Philippine govt attacks drug war film as 'propaganda'

A new documentary that takes a fiercely critical look at the Philippine government's deadly drug crackdown has come under attack, with President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman Tuesday slamming it as ‘propaganda’...

Death toll from dengue in the Philippines hit 1,021 in eight months

Death toll from dengue in the Philippines hit 1,021 in eight months

More than 1,000 people have died from dengue in the Philippines in the first eight months of the year, the health department said Tuesday.

Philippines to help 12 nationals detained in Iran for oil smuggling

Philippines to help 12 nationals detained in Iran for oil smuggling

The Philippine government said Sunday it would provide assistance to 12 Filipino crew members of a tugboat seized by Iran for alleged oil smuggling.

Iran seizes boat in Strait of Hormuz, arrests Filipinos: report

Iran seizes boat in Strait of Hormuz, arrests Filipinos: report

Iran seized a boat and arrested 12 Filipinos as it busted a ‘fuel-smuggling ring’ in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported.

US woman caught hiding week-old baby in flight bag in Philippines

US woman caught hiding week-old baby in flight bag in Philippines

A 43-year-old US woman was arrested in the boarding area of an airport in the Philippines on Wednesday after hiding a baby boy inside her carry-on bag, immigration officials said.

Nine killed in Philippine air-ambulance crash

Nine killed in Philippine air-ambulance crash

Nine people were killed when an air-ambulance plane crashed at a resort area near the Philippine capital on Sunday, sparking a fierce blaze and sending terrified locals fleeing, authorities said.

Two dead, over 100 rescued after Philippine ferry blaze

Two dead, over 100 rescued after Philippine ferry blaze

Two people were dead and over 100 rescued in the southern Philippines after a fire tore through a crowded ferry, while an uncertain number remained unaccounted for, authorities said Wednesday.

Two killed in landslides, floods caused by storm Bailu in Philippines

Two killed in landslides, floods caused by storm Bailu in Philippines

Two people were killed in landslides and floods caused by tropical storm Bailu in the northern Philippines, local authorities said on Saturday.

Philippines warns foreign vessels not to pass without notice

Philippines warns foreign vessels not to pass without notice

The Philippines on Tuesday warned it would enforce in an "unfriendly manner" a diplomatic protocol that foreign vessels passing through the country's territorial waters must give prior notice or gain clearance from the government.