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Three dead, over 240 rescued after Philippine ferry blaze

Three people were killed and over 240 plucked to safety in the southern Philippines Wednesday after a fire tore through a crowded ferry, authorities said, as rescuers hunted for more survivors.
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5.5-magnitude earthquake rattles southern Philippines

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck Surigao del Sur province in southern Philippines on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
Rescuers search for survivors at a landslide site in Naga City, on the popular tourist island of Cebu on September 20, 2018. At least three people were killed and 10 homes buried early on September 20 in the central Philippines when heavy monsoon rains unleashed a landslide in a rural farming community, authorities said. / AFP PHOTO / ALAN TANGCAWAN

12 killed, dozens missing in new Philippine landslide

Twelve people were killed and dozens missing after a landslide unleashed by monsoon rains struck in the central Philippines Thursday, inflicting more misery on the already storm-battered nation.

Six killed, dozens injured in fresh Philippines landslide

Six people were killed and dozens are missing after a landslide unleashed by monsoon rains struck in the central Philippines Thursday, inflicting more misery on the already storm-battered nation.
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Philippines leader criticised over rape comments

President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines was on Friday criticised for sending a “very dangerous and distorted message’’ that women are raped because they are beautiful.
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Catholic priest in danger for criticising President Duterte

A Roman Catholic priest Amado Picardal who was one of the earliest critics of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly crackdown on drugs has gone into hiding due to what he says were signs he’s being targeted by motorcycle-riding hitmen.

Philippine mayor survives ambush after Duterte threat

A Philippine mayor accused of involvement in narcotics trafficking survived an ambush on Sunday, police said, four months after President Rodrigo Duterte publicly threatened to kill him.

Philippines plans forced evacuations around erupting volcano

Philippine authorities who have declared a no-go zone around an erupting volcano said Thursday they will remove all holdouts, by force if necessary, to avoid casualties after tens of thousands of other residents fled to safety.

Two dead, thousands flee in storm-weary Philippines

Two people were killed and thousands fled strong winds and floods as a tropical depression hit the central Philippines on Tuesday (Jan 2), following deadly back-to-back storms during the Christmas season.

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