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World May 14Strong typhoon slams into pandemic-hit Philippines
A strong typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines on Thursday after authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people while trying to avoid the virus risks of overcrowding emergency shelters.
World May 05Leading TV network goes off air under Philippine government order
The leading broadcast network in the Philippines is off the air under a government order. ABS-CBN is one of the country's oldest and most influential networks.
World Feb 11Philippines intends to end major security pact with the U.S.
Locsin signed the notice on the order of Duterte, who has often criticized U.S. security policies while praising those of China and Russia despite the Philippine military's close historic ties with its American counterpart.
World Jan 30Philippine church denies human trafficking allegations after FBI raid in LA
A Philippine religious group denies allegations by American law enforcement agents that it was involved in a scheme to trick followers into becoming fundraisers and arrange sham marriages to keep them in the U.S.
World Jan 26Philippine volcano alert lowered, thousands return home
Philippine authorities on Sunday lowered the alert level at Taal Volcano, two weeks after it began spewing ash, steam and rocks, a move that will allow many of the more than 376,000 displaced villagers to return home.
World Jan 14Philippine volcano trembles again and spews lava half-mile high
The volcanic activity could portend a bigger and more dangerous eruption.
World Jan 13Tens of thousands flee erupting volcano in Philippines
Experts warned that the eruption could get worse and plans were being made to evacuate hundreds of thousands more.
World Jan 12Volcano erupts near Manila; villagers flee, airport shut
A small volcano near the Philippine capital erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam Sunday, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and forcing Manila’s international airport to shut down.
World Jan 08Philippines orders evacuation of Filipinos from Iraq and Iran
The Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila said the government has raised the alert level in Iraq to the highest level.
World Dec 03Powerful typhoon leaves at least 4 dead in Philippines
The Philippines is battered by about 20 typhoons and tropical storms each year and has frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.