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Philippines raises alert level around volcano, villagers told to leave danger zone

Jun. 08, 2023 06:10 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials on Thursday raised the alert level for one of the country’s most active volcanoes after superheated streams of gas, debris and rocks cascaded down its upper slope in a condition they fear could lead to a hazardous eruption within days or weeks. ...

Thousands evacuated as Philippines warns of flooding, landslides from approaching Typhoon Mawar

May. 29, 2023 07:24 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials began evacuating thousands of villagers, shut down schools and offices and imposed a no-sail ban Monday as Typhoon Mawar approached the country’s northern provinces a week after battering the U.S. territory of Guam. The typhoon is...

As Typhoon Mawar hit, these identical twin meteorologists kept Guam informed

May. 24, 2023 21:38 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — As Typhoon Mawar aimed its fury at Guam, residents facing terrifying winds and crashing waves from the strongest typhoon to hit the U.S. Pacific territory in decades had identical twin meteorologists to keep them informed — and to provide the outside world with a glimpse of the...

Fire destroys main post office in Philippine capital, a nearly 100-year-old neoclassical landmark

May. 22, 2023 05:00 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A massive fire tore through Manila’s historic post office building overnight, slightly injuring seven people and razing the nearly 100-year-old landmark in the Philippine capital, police and postal officials said Monday. The fire started before midnight...

Tense face-off: Philippines confronts China over sea claims

Apr. 29, 2023 15:02 PM EDT

ABOARD BRP MALABRIGO (AP) — A Chinese coast guard ship blocked a Philippine patrol vessel steaming into a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, causing a frightening near-collision in the latest act of Beijing’s aggression in the strategic waterway. The high seas face-off April...

China's FM holds talks in Philippines amid strained ties

Apr. 22, 2023 07:14 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — China's foreign minister said Saturday his country is willing to work with the Philippines to resolve their differences, as tensions rise over Beijing's behavior in the disputed South China Sea and Manila's deeping military cooperation with the U.S. ...

US trade rep seeks close economic security ties in Asia

Apr. 19, 2023 23:59 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The United States hopes to deepen trade ties with Japan as it fortifies cooperation on economic security with its Asian allies and partners, the top U.S. trade envoy said Thursday. U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai's visit to Tokyo, her fourth since she was...

Nailed to a cross, Filipino prays for Ukraine war to end

Apr. 07, 2023 23:13 PM EDT

SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — Eight Filipinos were nailed to crosses to reenact Jesus Christ’s suffering in a bloody Good Friday tradition, including a carpenter, who was crucified for the 34th time with a prayer for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to end because it has made poor people...

Philippines names 4 new camps for US forces amid China fury

Apr. 03, 2023 10:14 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government on Monday identified four new military camps, including some across the sea from Taiwan, where rotating batches of American forces will be allowed to be stationed indefinitely despite strong objections from China. President...

Governor in southern Philippines says 18 bodies found in cabin of burned ferry, raising toll to 31 dead in ferry fire

Mar. 30, 2023 02:22 AM EDT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Governor in southern Philippines says 18 bodies found in cabin of burned ferry, raising toll to 31 dead in ferry fire.