Philippines police boast of 30 drug killings since Duterte was sworn in on Thursday

Hardline chairwomen ascension to office is followed by wave of shootings, prompting outcry over serial summary executions of users and petty medication lords Thirty drug dealer have been killed since Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as Philippine president on Thursday, police said, announcing the seizure of nearly US $20 m( 15 m) worth of narcotics […]

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Typhoon Melor threatens Philippines, 750,000 evacuated

Dozens of flights cancelled, ferry services stopped as winds of up to 150 kph make landfall in central Philippines Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated from the central Philippines on Monday as a cyclone with gales of up to 150 km/ h( 95 miles per hour) induced landfall, dumping heavy rain that could cause […]

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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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