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Philippines Cathedral Bombing Kills 20

MANILA — Two bombs exploded at a cathedral in the southern Philippines on Sunday, killing 20 people and wounding scores of others, officials said. The attack on the island of Jolo came less than a week after voters rejected its inclusion [...]

Philippines arrests, hands over to China corruption fugitive

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Philippine officials have turned over to China a former government official wanted for alleged economic crime and corruption. Xie Haojie (SHEE’-ye hao-JEE’-ye) was arrested on Sunday in Manila in an operation [...]

Philippines Dispatch: Where 518 Inmates Sleep in Space for 170, and Gangs Hold It Together

MANILA — For some inmates of the Manila City Jail, making the bed means mopping up sludgy puddles, unfolding a square of cardboard on the tile floor and lying down to sleep in a small, windowless bathroom, wedged in among six men [...]

Xi Visits Philippines to Celebrate ‘Rainbow After the Rain’ With Duterte

Last month, China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, traveled to the city of Davao, Mr. Duterte’s hometown, to inaugurate a new Chinese consulate. “President Duterte is the most respected and the most important friend for President Xi [...]

Australian Nun Who Criticized Duterte to Leave Philippines

MANILA — An Australian nun who had criticized President Rodrigo Duterte’s policies, including his brutal war on drugs, was scheduled to fly home from the Philippines on Saturday, more than six months after the president ordered [...]

Aussie nun who angered Duterte forced to leave Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – An Australian nun who angered the Philippine president by joining anti-government protests has called on Filipinos to unite and fight human rights abuses ahead of her forced departure from the country. Sister [...]

Philippines Struck by Another Deadly Landslide, Days After Typhoon

MANILA — A landslide struck a village in the central Philippines on Thursday, burying up to 25 homes and killing at least 12 people. Officials said heavy rains in the days since Typhoon Mangkhut hit the country had contributed to [...]

Philippines Dispatch: Drawn by Gold, Drowned in Mud: Typhoon Kills Philippine Miners

ITOGON, Philippines — A month ago, Jes Feliciano struck gold. The ingot was the size of a coin, and it brought the 16-year-old miner more money than he ever imagined. On Monday evening, Mr. Feliciano got a reminder that what the Cordillera [...]

Live Briefing: Typhoon Mangkhut: At Least 43 Bodies Found in Philippines Landslide

The air travel disruptions that rippled across Asia from the storm continued into Monday. Some flights arrived at and departed Hong Kong’s airport Monday morning, but many others were canceled or delayed. Rose Marie Nuevo, 32, a domestic [...]

At Typhoon’s Eye in Philippines, Whipping Debris and Fervent Prayers

APARRI, Philippines — A day after Typhoon Mangkhut tore through the Philippines, officials began to discover that the human toll from the storm was worse than they had thought. In Benguet Province, in the western highlands of northern [...]