6.9-magnitude quake hits southern Philippines World

6.9-magnitude quake hits southern Philippines

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck off southern Mindanao island, the Philippines, on December 29, raising fears of dangerous tsunami waves, but after about two hours, the tsunami alert was withdrawn.
Japan aids Philippines’ transport infrastructure upgrade World

Japan aids Philippines’ transport infrastructure upgrade

The Adviser of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Hiroto Izumi, visited the Philippines on November 21 to discuss with the country’s Government officials on a 156 billion JPY (1.38 billion USD) aid to help upgrade transport infrastructure in Manila capital.
Three Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines ASEAN

Three Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines

Three Indonesian fishermen abducted by members of an Islamist group have been freed 18 months after they were abducted in waters off the southern Philippines, the Philippine military said on September 16.
Philippines: Four dead as storm hits Mindanao island World

Philippines: Four dead as storm hits Mindanao island

At least four people were killed after the tropical storm Sanba landed in the east coast of the southern of Mindanao, the second largest island of the Philippines, on February 13, with gusts of 75 kilometres an hour.
Typhoon Tembin: Death toll rises to 208 World

Typhoon Tembin: Death toll rises to 208

Mudslides and flooding triggered by typhoon Tembin killed 208 people and left 164 missing in southern Philippines as of afternoon of December 24, two days after the storm swept through Mindanao island.
Philippines arrests Abu Sayyaf bomber World

Philippines arrests Abu Sayyaf bomber

Military and police of the Philippines arrested Rahim Abdul, a suspected Abu Sayyaf bomb expert with a bounty of 1.3 million PHP (26,000 USD) on his head, said Philippine military on November 30.
Philippine police kill one mayor in drug raid World

Philippine police kill one mayor in drug raid

Mayor of the Philippines’ Ozamiz city on Mindanao island Reynaldo Parojinog, who was accused of being linked with the illegal drug trade, was shot dead in a police raid on July 30, Philippines authorities announced.