Philippines

Philippine police arrest more than 500 people over fraud

More than 400 of the detainees are from China, while the rest are from Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan and Indonesia.

Philippine police arrest more than 500 people over fraud

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine: Duterte's new ailment puts new focus on his health

President Rodrigo Duterte recently revealed that he has a rare disease that causes one of his eyelids to droop.

Philippine: Duterte's new ailment puts new focus on his health

Asia Pacific

WHO to hold Philippines summit after polio outbreak

The Philippines has announced the return of polio type 2, an incurable disease that was previously believed eradicated there.

Asia Pacific

Philippines hosts global writers' congress as media 'censored'

Threats to freedom of expression are taking centre stage for the first time in the Philippines.

Polio

Red Cross alarm over polio outbreak in Philippines after 19 years

Humanitarian group warns as many as 11 million Filipino children under five face a risk of death or disability.

Red Cross alarm over polio outbreak in Philippines after 19 years

Philippines

Gang riot in overcrowded prison in the Philippines turns deadly

At least 2 people confirmed dead and 32 others injured following fight inside Manila City Jail.

Gang riot in overcrowded prison in the Philippines turns deadly

Philippines

Rowers drown in dragon boat accident in Philippines

Seven people drown after their vessel is hit by strong waves off resort island of Boracay.

Rowers drown in dragon boat accident in Philippines

Philippines

Philippines launches polio vaccine campaign after new outbreak

Two cases have been confirmed in children and traces of the virus were found in sewage in two regions.

Philippines launches polio vaccine campaign after new outbreak

Philippines

Philippines police told to stop manhunt after Duterte reward

Justice secretary says he wants police to stand down in hunt for former convicts as president says he prefers them dead.

Philippines police told to stop manhunt after Duterte reward

Philippines

Filipino coastguards convicted of killing Taiwanese fisherman

Incident in 2013 led to deep rift between the two neighbours, then agreement to avoid use of force in fishing disputes.

Filipino coastguards convicted of killing Taiwanese fisherman

AJ IMPACT

Food giant Del Monte accused of complicity in Philippine attacks

Global Witness report accuses food and beverage company of 'inappropriate' ties with a landlord accused of violence.

Food giant Del Monte accused of complicity in Philippine attacks

Health

Philippines: Worst dengue outbreak in years kills over a thousand

Outbreak reported across Southeast Asia but the Philippines has the highest number of cases and confirmed deaths.

Philippines: Worst dengue outbreak in years kills over a thousand

Asia Pacific

Employer of Filipina killed in Kuwait guilty of murder in Syria

Mona Hassoun and husband Nader Essam Assaf were accused of killing Joana Demafelis and stuffing her body in a freezer.

Employer of Filipina killed in Kuwait guilty of murder in Syria

Philippines

Philippines confirms African swine fever, culls 7,000 pigs

Mass culling carried out at farms in 2 provinces in northern Philippines worst hit by highly-contagious disease.

Philippines confirms African swine fever, culls 7,000 pigs

Asia Pacific

Philippines: Churches being rebuilt 6 years after earthquake

Nearly six years ago, at least 10 Catholic churches dating back to Spanish colonial times were destroyed.