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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.

Philippine boy eaten by crocodile in latest attack

Philippine boy eaten by crocodile in latest attack

A boy was killed after being snatched from a boat by a saltwater crocodile in the southern Philippines, as the reptiles' shrinking habitat leads to repeated attacks, authorities said Wednesday.

Philippines declares national dengue epidemic, 622 deaths in 2019

Philippines declares national dengue epidemic, 622 deaths in 2019

The Philippines' health ministry declared a national dengue epidemic on Tuesday after reporting a spike in the number of cases of the illness, which has left more than 600 people dead since the start of the year.

11 dead, three missing as boats capsize in Philippines

11 dead, three missing as boats capsize in Philippines

Eleven people died and three others were missing after three passenger boats capsized in rough seas off the central Philippines on Saturday, authorities said.

Philippines approves plan to build new Manila airport

Philippines approves plan to build new Manila airport

The Philippines on Wednesday approved a plan to build a new airport near Manila, in a bid to ease congestion with the capital's existing airport operating at full capacity.

Philippines' Duterte ends state-run lottery on fraud allegations

Philippines' Duterte ends state-run lottery on fraud allegations

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the closure of the national lottery and other gaming activities run by the government's charity agency following reports of massive corruption in the agency ...

8 dead, 60 injured in series of strong quakes in northern Philippines

8 dead, 60 injured in series of strong quakes in northern Philippines

Eight people were killed and 60 others were injured in a series of strong earthquakes that jolted the Philippines' northernmost province on Saturday, officials said.

Philippines refloats tourism plans for disputed South China Sea island

Philippines refloats tourism plans for disputed South China Sea island

The Philippines is aiming to strengthen its claims in the South China Sea by potentially building hotels for tourists on its biggest island in the disputed waterway, officials said Tuesday.

India, Philippines ask Iran to free crew of seized British-flagged tanker

India, Philippines ask Iran to free crew of seized British-flagged tanker

India said Saturday it was in touch with Tehran to secure the release of 18 of its nationals serving on a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz.

Amnesty calls Philippines' drug war a 'murdering enterprise

Amnesty calls Philippines' drug war a 'murdering enterprise

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown against illegal drugs is a "large-scale murdering enteprise" that should be investigated by the United Nations, Amnesty International said Monday.

Eight killed after bus flips on Philippines expressway

Eight killed after bus flips on Philippines expressway

Eight people were killed and eight others were injured when a bus flipped on an expressway in the Philippines during heavy rain, police said Saturday.

Canada takes garbage back from Philippines, ending long dispute

Canada takes garbage back from Philippines, ending long dispute

Tonnes of Canadian garbage left in the Philippines for years arrived back home Saturday, putting an end to a festering diplomatic row that highlighted how Asian nations have grown tired of being the world's trash dump.