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VP accepts Duterte's offer for her to play role in drug war

Nov. 6, 2019 8:45 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The vice president of the Philippines on Wednesday accepted President Rodrigo Duterte's offer for her to play a lead role in his deadly crackdown against drugs, even though she's been critical of the campaign and has been warned it could be a political ploy to destroy her. Vice...

Remains of Coast Guardsman who died in WWII camp come home

Nov. 1, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Lt. Thomas J.E. Crotty's capture during World War II made him the first Coast Guard prisoner of war since the War of 1812. With his burial in his hometown of Buffalo this weekend, he may end up being the last of the Coast Guard's missing service members to be repatriated, a Coast Guard...

19 killed when truck plummets into ravine in Philippines

Oct. 31, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities say 19 people died when a carrying more than 40 people fell down a mountain ravine in the north. Police say 22 other people aboard the truck, including the driver, were injured in the accident Thursday night in Conner town in Apayao province. The truck was...

Strong quake jolts southern Philippines, 6 dead, scores hurt

Oct. 29, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook the southern Philippines on Tuesday, triggering landslides and loosening boulders that killed six people and injured more than 100 others in a region already damaged by a strong quake two weeks earlier, officials said. The magnitude 6.6 earthquake was...

USGS says a 6.8 magnitude earthquake has shaken southern Philippines

Oct. 28, 2019 9:31 PM EDT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — USGS says a 6.8 magnitude earthquake has shaken southern Philippines.

Spokesman: Duterte suffering from muscle spasms but can work

Oct. 24, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A medical checkup showed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is suffering from painful muscle spasms that prompted him to cut short a trip to Japan, his spokesman said Thursday. Duterte was feeling better but was advised by his doctor to rest and take painkillers to relieve him...

Duterte cuts short Japan trip due to 'unbearable' spine pain

Oct. 22, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is cutting short his trip to Japan due to "unbearable pain" in his spinal column caused by his fall during a motorcycle ride last week, his spokesman said Tuesday. Duterte attended Japanese Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony in Tokyo on...

Australian man arrested over killing of 2 in Philippines

Oct. 21, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An Australian national has been arrested for allegedly killing another Australian man and a Filipino woman in a city northwest of Manila, Philippine police said. Michael McLaren was identified by police as the gunman behind the shooting of Anthony George Wilson and Mila Bailey in...

Philippine president bruised, scratched from motorcycle fall

Oct. 17, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte fell off his parked motorcycle on the palace grounds, suffering bruises and scratches, but the minor injuries won't affect his schedule, his spokesman said Thursday. "While it is true that the president roamed around with his motorcycle," he...

Strong quake leaves 1 dead, dozens injured in Philippines

Oct. 16, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — An earthquake hit the southern Philippines late Wednesday, killing a girl, and injuring more than two dozen people in collapsed houses, and sending thousands of panicked people scrambling out of homes, shopping malls and a hospital, officials and news reports said. The U.S....