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.
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 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.
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.
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 people were killed in landslides and floods caused by tropical storm Bailu in the northern Philippines, local authorities said on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
Eleven people died and three others were missing after three passenger boats capsized in rough seas off the central Philippines on Saturday, authorities said.
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.