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Typhoon Death Toll Surges
Dec 20, 2021 12:56 AM CST
'Complete Carnage': Typhoon Death Toll Surges
At least 208 dead after Typhoon Rai slams into Philippines
The death toll in a horrific Philippines typhoon currently stands at 208, the BBC reports. At least 52 others are missing, and 239 were hurt, but it's difficult to establish exact numbers as communications remain cut off to certain areas. Landslides and flooding may have killed even more....
Dictator's Son Picks Duterte's
Daughter as Running Mate
Nov 13, 2021 5:30 AM CST
Dictator's Son Picks Duterte's Daughter as Running Mate
Human rights activists concerned about Ferdinand Marcos Jr./Sara Duterte ticket
- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter on Saturday registered her candidacy for vice president in next year's elections and was chosen as the running mate of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son of the late Filipino dictator, in an alliance that has alarmed human rights activists. Sara Duterte backed out...
on 2022 Election
Oct 2, 2021 5:30 AM CDT
Duterte Makes Surprise Call on 2022 Election
Philippine president announces he's retiring, won't run for VP in next year's elections
- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday announced he was retiring from politics and dropping plans to run for vice president in next year's elections when his term ends, avoiding a legal battle with opponents who question such a move. Speaking before reporters, Duterte said many Filipinos have expressed their...
'I Just Heard
the Final Bell'
Sep 29, 2021 12:05 AM CDT
Manny Pacquiao: 'I Just Heard the Final Bell'
Boxing great retires
- Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is officially hanging up his gloves, the AP reports. The eight-division world champion and Philippines senator on Wednesday announced his retirement from the ring, “As I hang up my boxing gloves, I would like to thank the whole world, especially the Filipino people for supporting...
Philippine Boxing Great
to Run for President
Sep 19, 2021 11:40 AM CDT
Philippine Boxing Great to Run for President
'I am a fighter,' Manny Pacquiao says in accepting his party's nomination
- Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao is running for president. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party for the 2022 elections at its national convention on Sunday, saying that the Filipino people have been waiting for a change of government. "I am a fighter, and I will...
Philippine President Says
He's Running for VP
Aug 25, 2021 1:35 PM CDT
Philippine President Says He's Running for VP
But Rodrigo Duterte's daughter might not be sharing the ticket with him
- Tough-talking Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has confirmed rumblings that he will run next year for vice president, in what critics say is an attempt at an end-run around constitutional term limits. The 76-year-old, who is notorious for his crackdown on illegal drugs that has killed thousands of mostly petty suspects,...
Soldiers Jump From
Plane Before Fatal Crash
Jul 4, 2021 11:00 AM CDT
Soldiers Jump From Plane Before Fatal Crash
Troops were on their way to combat
- A Philippine air force C-130 aircraft carrying combat troops assigned to fight Muslim militants crashed and exploded while landing in the south Sunday, killing at least 42 army soldiers on board and three civilians on the ground. It was one of the worst disasters in the air force's history,...
Lot of Clams: $25M Worth of
Shells Seized in Philippines
Apr 18, 2021 8:45 AM CDT
Lot of Clams: $25M Worth of Shells Seized in Philippines
Endangered giant clams worth a lot of shells
- A raid in the Philippines saw the seizure of $25 million worth of an endangered species of giant clam. Per BBC , authorities in the ecologically protected Palawan province seized the massive haul of Tridacna gigas, the world's largest clam species, in what is being called one of the largest...
Report: COVID Curfew Violator
Died After Exercise Punishment
Apr 5, 2021 2:59 PM CDT
Report: COVID Curfew Violator Died After Exercise Punishment
Relatives say Filipino man was ordered to perform 300 squat-like exercises
- Relatives of a Filipino man say he died two days after police enforcing coronavirus restrictions forced him to exercise as punishment. The BBC reports that relatives of Darren Manaog Penaredondo say guards in the city of General Trias stopped him for violating restrictions after he was seen buying drinking water...
City Bans Kissing in Public
as COVID Cases Surge
Mar 11, 2021 3:28 AM CST
City Bans Kissing in Public as COVID Cases Surge
Ban will be strictly enforced, police in Manila say
- The Philippine capital placed two villages and two hotels on lockdown Thursday and police have renewed warnings against kissing, holding hands, and other public displays of affection after a new surge in coronavirus infections. Police say the ban will be strictly enforced and violators will be reprimanded. Manila Mayor Isko...
Divers Find Reef
Covered in Masks
Mar 9, 2021 8:07 PM CST
Divers Find Reef Covered in Masks
Plastic pollution has worsened during pandemic, divers in the Philippines say
- The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the plague of plastic in the world's oceans. Divers in the Philippines say that after returning to coral reefs when a national lockdown was lifted, they were dismayed to find more plastic in the sea than they had ever seen before, including numerous surgical...
Does He Live In?
Jan 15, 2021 1:15 PM CST
Filipinas After Duterte Remarks: 'Which Cave' Does He Live In?
Leader of the Philippines says the presidency 'is not for women' amid rumors of a run by his daughter
- Women in the Philippines aren't terribly happy with their president after remarks made on the possibility of a female leader one day taking his place. In short, Rodrigo Duterte doesn't think it's a good idea, and Filipinas are calling him out on sexism and misogyny for saying...
It Killed Dozens in Philippines.
Now It's Headed to Vietnam
Nov 14, 2020 9:00 AM CST
It Killed Dozens in Philippines. Now It's Headed to Vietnam
Almost half a million people are preparing to evacuate as Typhoon Vamco barrels their way
- Vietnamese authorities on Saturday ordered some 460,000 people in the country's central region to be ready for evacuation ahead of Typhoon Vamco, after the storm killed at least 42 people and left 20 others missing in the Philippines, state television reported. The typhoon, which is forecast to hit...
10 Die in Typhoon,
Nov 1, 2020 10:00 AM CST
10 Die in Typhoon, Volcanic Mudflows
Victims in eastern Philippines include a boy swept into the next town
- A super typhoon blew into the eastern Philippines with disastrous force Sunday, killing at least 10 people and triggering volcanic mudflows that engulfed houses before weakening as it blew away from the country, officials said. Typhoon Goni blasted into the eastern island province of Catanduanes at dawn from the Pacific...
Oct 28, 2020 11:38 AM CDT
Cop Dies in Encounter With Rooster
Filipino officer was breaking up a cockfight when he was struck with a gaff
- Police officers in the Philippines are mourning the loss of one of their own, killed in an encounter with a rooster. Lieutenant Christian Bolok was breaking up an illegal cockfight in San Jose, Northern Samar province, on Monday when he picked up a rooster and was struck in his left...
Duterte: I Gladly Take
Responsibility for Drug Killings
Oct 20, 2020 11:10 AM CDT
Duterte: I Gladly Take Responsibility for Drug Killings
Filipino president under investigation for human rights abuses
- The Philippine president has said he accepts responsibility for the thousands of killings committed during police operations in his crackdown on drugs, adding that he was even ready to go to jail, per the AP . President Rodrigo Duterte's televised remarks Monday night were typical of his bluster—and tempered...
He Thought He'd
Lost His Board
an Instagram Tag
Sep 21, 2020 1:26 PM CDT
He Thought He'd Lost His Board Forever. Then, an Instagram Tag
Doug Falter's surfboard, lost in wipeout in Hawaii in 2018, turns up 5K miles away
- Filipino Giovanne Branzuela was pretty stoked over the summer to buy a weathered-looking surfboard for $40 from a neighbor, who'd purchased it from local fishermen who'd found it floating off the island of Sarangani. They'd figured it had fallen from a yacht cruising in the area. Branzuela...
Sep 7, 2020 12:40 PM CDT
Outrage Follows Marine's Pardon
Joseph Scott Pemberton killed a transgender woman in the Philippines
- Citing the inmate's good behavior in prison and the need "to do justice," Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pardoned a US Marine on Monday who was convicted of killing a transgender woman in 2014. The pardon surprised even the inmate's lawyer, the
reports, and brought...
How a Pepsi Marketing Scheme
Went Wrong—Very Wrong
Aug 29, 2020 9:30 AM CDT
How a Pepsi Marketing Scheme Went Wrong—Very Wrong
Pepsi's attempt to improve its market share against Coke in the Philippines sparked riots and death
- Talk about a promotional stunt gone wrong: Pepsi ran a bottle-cap lottery in the Philippines back in the 1990s that turned into such a nightmare that riots broke out, lawsuits were filed, and five people got killed. Now Bloomberg looks back on "perhaps the deadliest marketing disaster in history....
Virus Dilemma as
Strong Typhoon Hits
May 14, 2020 12:42 AM CDT
Authorities Face Virus Dilemma as Strong Typhoon Hits
Emergency shelters in Philippines could be overcrowded
- 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. The first typhoon to hit the country this year rapidly gained force as it blew from the Pacific then barged ashore...
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