UN report decries human rights violations in Philippines' war on drugs
The UN said that President Duterte's war on drugs in the Philippines has sparked widespread killing with "near impunity" for offenders. The report called for an independent probe into human rights abuses in the country.
Philippines forces top media network off air
The Philippines' top broadcaster ABS-CBN was forced off air on Tuesday over a stalled operating license renewal, drawing fresh accusations that the authorities are cracking down on press freedom. Rights and press freedom groups said the shutdown order was an assault on the right to free speech, as the conglomerate broadcasts news coverage watched by millions daily.
Taal volcano covers houses and streets in ash
Taal volcano in the Philippines could spew lava and ash for weeks, leaving tens of thousands in limbo after they fled their homes fearing a massive eruption. The volcano has already left much of the surrounding area covered in ghostly layers of ash and mud.
Aerials: Beachside devastation after Typhoon Phanfone hit Philippines
Boats are capsized on a beach in Occidental Mindoro after Typhoon Phanfone, with wind gusts reaching 200 kilometres (125 miles) an hour, tore roofs off houses and toppled electric posts as it ripped through the central Philippines on Christmas day.
Philippines massacre: Masterminds of Maguindanao killings convicted
A court in the Philippines has convicted 30 people for their roles in the country's worst political murders, including killing over 30 journalists. The convicts face lengthy jail terms.
Pacquiao 2.0: the Philippines scouts hunting for boxing's next big thing
In the boxing-obsessed Philippines, scores of young fighters dream of becoming the next Manny Pacquiao, but it takes a sharp eye and vast experience to pick out a potential world champion
UN rights body launches probe into Philippines drug war deaths
The UN Human Rights Council will investigate extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. At least 6,000 people have been killed by police in the war on drugs, and rights groups think the number is much higher.
The Philippines in the sights of IS
Despite losing its caliphate in the Middle East, IS has put down roots in Mindanao in the south of the Philippines. The government has promised Mindanao's Muslims more autonomy in return for combatting Islamist terror.
Death toll from measles climbs in Philippines
Measles infection cases have soared in the Philippines, killing scores of children since the beginning of the year, officials said. The public is still reeling from a 2017 vaccine scare related to dengue fever shots.