6 June 2020, Saturday | 09:29pm


Philippine volcano recharging, scientist says, as shops, hotels told to keep shut


MANILA, Jan 20 — A restive volcano in the Philippines has a high risk of eruption as it is “recharging” with fresh magma and rising emissions of toxic gas, a top scientist said today, while authorities ordered commercial establishments to stay shut.

Philippines says danger high despite volcano ‘lull’


TAGAYTAY: The threat of the Philippines’ Taal volcano unleashing a potentially catastrophic eruption remains high, authorities warned Thursday, saying it was showing dangerous signs despite a “lull” in spewing ash.

Verdict due in Philippines’ worst political massacre


MANILA: The alleged masterminds of the Philippines’ worst political massacre will learn their fate Thursday when a Manila court issues its verdict, in a test of the justice system for a nation with a deep-seated culture of impunity.

Thousands flee as Typhoon Kammuri churns towards Philippines


MANILA: The Philippines was braced for powerful Typhoon Kammuri as the storm churned closer, forcing evacuations and threatening plans for the Southeast Asian Games events near the capital Manila.

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes off southern Philippines


(Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 hit central Mindanao in the southern Philippines on Tuesday, shaking buildings and causing residents to rush from schools and offices.

Philippines to vaccinate millions as polio virus resurfaces

MANILA, Sept 20 — The Philippines is preparing to vaccinate millions of children against polio to halt an outbreak of a disease it believed to have been eradicated two decades ago, a top official said today.

Philippines says presence of Chinese vessels in disputed waters is illegal

MANILA (Reuters) - The presence of hundreds of Chinese boats near an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea is illegal and a clear violation of Philippine sovereignty, the country's foreign ministry said on Thursday.

I'll arrest you all, Duterte tells Boracay local execs, resort owners

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he would order the arrest of local government officials and resort owners of Boracay if they refuse to cooperate and protest the government’s ongoing investigation and efforts to rehabilitate the famous island.