Typhoon Melor: three people dead as blizzard lashes the Philippines

Millions left without power as typhoons heavy rain and strong winds pound the Bicol peninsula and Romblon islands Typhoon Melor engraved through the central Philippines on Tuesday, bringing heavy rain and strong breezes that left millions without power and at the least three people dead, officials said. One person succumbed of hypothermia while two others […]

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British man on mission for justice after wife gunned down in Philippines

Stuart Greens wife Mia, a lawyer, was killed in a bombardment of bullets that narrowly missed his children in a hitting he blames on gangsters linked to one of her cases The two gunmen arrived on motorcycles and flanked the modest, family-sized Toyota at a busy intersection. Aiming at the driver, they fired a onslaught […]

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China may dispute South China Sea verdict, but it’s a huge setback

If China refuses to abide by result, it will be branded an outlawed, undermining its claim to regional leadership as a responsible power After three years of nail-biting anticipation, the Philippines has scored a historic legal victory against China in the South China Sea. An international tribunal handed the Philippines a virtual clean sweep in […]

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Vietnam removes protesters gathered for anti-China rally in Hanoi

About two dozen people are bused away even before they begin their protest against Beijings claims in the South China Sea Dozens of Vietnamese who gathered for an anti-China protest in central Hanoi were taken away by authorities on Sunday as they tried to rally support for an international tribunals ruling rejecting Beijings asserts in […]

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China blocking access to disputed South China Sea atoll- reports

Philippine media claims ships from Beijing are guarding the disputed Quirino Atoll in the Spratly islands and chased fishing vessels away China has reportedly stationed up to five ships around a disputed atoll in the South China Sea, avoiding Filipino fishing vessels from accessing traditional angling grounds. In a move that is likely to raise […]

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Philippines to ‘set aside’ South China Sea tribunal ruling to avoid enforcing on Beijing

Philippines president Duterte says: I will not impose anything on China despite fresh report proving militarisation of disputed reefs The Philippine president has said he would set aside a ruling by an international arbitration tribunal that invalidated Beijings claims to most of the South China Sea, because he doesnt want to impose on China. In […]

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I Want to Swim with Whale Sharks

Shark biologist and freediver Ocean Ramsey swimmings with whale sharks in the Philippines to document migrating populations. According to Ramsey, whale shark populations are at an all-time low due to finning, fishing by catch, entanglement, speedboat prop crashes, and death by ingestion of floating debris. Read more:

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South China Sea dispute: Philippines says China has warned of ‘confrontation’

Foreign minister says Beijing refuses to discuss recent court ruling which repudiated claims to almost all of South China Sea The Philippines has turned down a Chinese proposal to start bilateral talks, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, because of Beijings pre-condition of not discussing a court ruling that invalidated most of its South China […]

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Beijing rejects tribunal’s ruling in South China Sea case

Xi Jinping says Chinas territorial sovereignty and marine rights in the seas will not be affected China has said it will not accept a ruling against it in a key international legal case over strategic reefs and atolls that Beijing claims would give it control over disputed waters of the South China Sea. The judgment […]

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Philippines fisherman tells of deadly two-month ordeal stranded at sea

The 21 -year-old watched his uncle succumb, and lived off rainwater and moss growing on his small boat until his rescue earlier this month A young angler flew home to the Philippines on Wednesday after being given up for dead at sea, combating hunger, thirst and despair for nearly two months on a tiny boat […]

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