Philippines

Death toll in Philippines ferries disaster rises to 31

Three people remain missing after three ferries capsize off two central Philippine provinces.

Death toll in Philippines ferries disaster rises to 31

Philippines

At least 11 drown as three boats capsize in Philippines

Official says 63 survivors were pulled from the water after 3 ferries capsized in bad weather.

Several drown after three boats capsize in Philippines

Asia Pacific

Philippines protests 'swarming' of more than 100 Chinese vessels

President Rodrigo Duterte's national security adviser reveals that 113 Chinese vessels were spotted near Pag-asa island.

Philippines protests 'swarming' of more than 100 Chinese vessels

Philippines

Philippines 'deadliest' country for environmental, land activists

Two in every 10 deaths that Global Witness watchdog group recorded last year took place in the Philippines.

Philippines 'deadliest' country for environmental, land activists

Philippines

At least eight killed, scores injured as quakes hit Philippines

Earthquakes of magnitude 5.4 and 5.9 strike northernmost province within hours of each other.

At least eight killed, scores injured as quakes hit Philippines

Asia Pacific

'Won't be intimidated': Trial opens for Philippine journalist

Maria Ressa's libel trial is being seen as an attack on journalism for reporting critical of President Duterte.

'Won't be intimidated': Trial opens for Philippine journalist

Inside Story

Has Rodrigo Duterte delivered on his promises?

The Philippines president calls for death penalty as part of his crackdown on drugs.

Asia Pacific

Philippines: People protest against Duterte's address to nation

Police estimate more than 30,000 protesters marched in Manila to denounce President Duterte's state of the nation speech.

Rodrigo Duterte

'A failure': Marawi verdict on Duterte ahead of annual address

Philippines president to deliver State of the Nation address on Monday, and security in south is likely to be an issue.

'A failure': Marawi verdict on Duterte ahead of annual address

Philippines

Sedition case against Philippine VP 'judicial harassment'

Amnesty says Philippines trying to silence Duterte critics after sedition cases filed against vice president and others.

Sedition case against Philippine VP 'judicial harassment'

Asia Pacific

Philippine authorities contradict own death toll in drugs war

New toll of 5,526 is much lower than the 6,600 police previously said had been killed in Duterte's three-year campaign.

Philippine authorities contradict own death toll in drugs war

Environment

Why is Southeast Asia the world's dumping ground?

Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines among countries battling to deal with avalanche of rubbish imported from rich nations.

Why is Southeast Asia the world's dumping ground?

Philippines

What is the human cost of Duterte's drug war?

UN to investigate alleged human rights abuses, extrajudicial killings in anti-drug campaign.

What is the human cost of Duterte's drug war?

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte 'seriously considering' ending Iceland ties over UN probe

Spokesman for Philippines president says Iceland-backed resolution 'grotesquely one-sided (and) maliciously partisan'.

Duterte 'seriously considering' ending Iceland ties over UN probe

South China Sea

Duterte finds a friend in China but critics cry treason

Three years after The Hague ruling in favour of Manila, Duterte faces impeachment threat over fishing deal with China.

Duterte finds a friend in China but critics cry treason