A strong typhoon roared towards the eastern Philippines on Thursday as authorities worked to evacuate tens of thousands of people while avoiding overcrowding in shelters that could risk coronavirus. The first typhoon to hit the country this year is expected to make landfall later on Thursday, weather agency administrator Vicente[…]
Overworked healthcare staff fear exposure to virus as government faces criticism over $197m cuts in budget for health.Manila, Philippines – The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has now killed more than 1,800 people and infected more than 72,000 others since it was first detected in China’s city of Wuhan in[…]
Two strong earthquakes hours apart struck a group of sparsely populated islands in the Luzon Strait in the northern Philippines early Saturday, killing at least seven people, injuring about a dozen and causing substantial damage. Itbayat town Mayor Raul de Sagon said five people died in the first quake and[…]
Philippine rescuers were scrambling to reach dozens of people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake, as the death toll climbed to 11. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck northwest of the capital on Monday, heavily damaging an airport and sending terrified[…]
The death toll from flash floods and landslides caused by torrential rains due to a tropical depression in the eastern Philippines has jumped to at least 68, officials have said, warning that the number of fatalities will climb even higher. Fifty-seven of the victims were reported in the eastern region of Bicol,[…]
At least 200 people are feared dead and hundreds more are missing in southern Philippines after Tropical Storm Tembin triggered mudslides and flash floods on the country’s second largest island, Mindanao. Rescue efforts are under way after the storm lashed Mindanao on Friday, destroying dozens of homes. “We’re really on[…]
Gunmen have occupied a school after storming a village on the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines, according to police. Suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) group were engaged in a gun battle with security forces at Malagakit, close to Pigcawayan town, Chief Inspector Realan Mamon[…]
An air strike during Philippine military operations to drive rebels out of a southern city has killed 10 government troops, the defense minister said on Thursday, in a major blow to efforts to defeat fighters linked to the Islamic State group. Seven other soldiers were wounded on Wednesday when two[…]
One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the Philippines destroyed houses, tore roofs off schools and ripped giant trees out of the ground on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of deaths. Super Typhoon Haima hit the northern province of Cagayan late on Wednesday night with winds[…]
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has appeared to compare himself to Adolf Hitler, saying he would be “happy to slaughter” millions of drug addicts just like Nazi Germany killed three million Jews. “Hitler massacred three million Jews … there’s three million drug addicts. There are. I’d be happy to slaughter them,”[…]
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