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Philippines: Country in Southeast Asia
The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Japan to the northeast, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.

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Philippine artist paints images of volcanic devastation using ash

Ash from a rumbling Philippine volcano has inspired an artist and instructor to paint watercolors using the grey powder that had covered the plants in her backyard.
Reuters - Published

Philippines' Duterte threatens to end military deal with the United States

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned the United States on Thursday he would repeal an agreement on deployment of troops and equipment for exercises if Washington did not reinstate the visa of a..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Philippines


Philippines residents refuse to leave volcano danger zones [Video]Philippines residents refuse to leave volcano danger zones

Despite repeated warnings that the Philippines' Taal volcano could erupt at any time, some are risking their lives to stay close to home.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:27Published

Malaysia returns 'illegal' plastic waste to U.S., U.K. [Video]Malaysia returns 'illegal' plastic waste to U.S., U.K.

Malaysia announced that it has returned 150 shipping containers filled with plastic waste to their country of origin after they were found to be contaminated and mixed in with other trash.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:08Published

Philippines volcano: Evacuees concerned about long-term plans [Video]Philippines volcano: Evacuees concerned about long-term plans

The Taal volcano alert level is still high and there are growing concerns about illnesses that may develop due to difficult conditions in temporary shelters.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published

Blistering Kuchar jumps into Singapore lead after birdie binge [Video]Blistering Kuchar jumps into Singapore lead after birdie binge

Matt Kuchar finishes the third round of the Singapore Open with a three shot lead over defending champion Jazz Janewattananond

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:01Published

Filipinos salvage belongings as volcano rumbles [Video]Filipinos salvage belongings as volcano rumbles

Thousands of volcano evacuees in the Philippines made a dash back home on Friday to retrieve their belongings. Local officials made the call to drop evacuation orders temporarily, fearing residents..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Jazz rocks in Singapore to boost title defence [Video]Jazz rocks in Singapore to boost title defence

SHOWS: SINGAPORE (JANUARY 17, 2020) (ASIAN TOUR MEDIA - MAXIMUM USE OF TWO MINUTES. NO USE 48 HOURS AFTER THE END OF THE ROUND. NO ARCHIVE. NO RESALE) 1. SCENIC 2. JAZZ JANEWATTANANOND HITS HIS TEE

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:00Published

Philippines volcano: Evacuees return to collect belongings [Video]Philippines volcano: Evacuees return to collect belongings

Thousands of evacuees from a town near the Philippines’ Taal volcano have been allowed back to briefly visit their homes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published

Philippines volcanic eruption poses further threats [Video]Philippines volcanic eruption poses further threats

Erupting volcano still threatening lives despite weaker emissions and fewer tremors.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

Dog rescued from Taal Island after volcanic eruption [Video]Dog rescued from Taal Island after volcanic eruption

Members of PETA rescue a dog, named Palakitik, after she was trapped on the Taal Island in the Philippines following the recent volcano eruption. When PETA’s rescue team finally stepped onto Taal..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

Philippines braces for another volcanic eruption threat [Video]Philippines braces for another volcanic eruption threat

Thousands more evacuate homes after Taal volcano blankets town with falling ash.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

Philippine volcano: Taal still a threat but fishermen still flock [Video]Philippine volcano: Taal still a threat but fishermen still flock

Taal Volcano still an imminent danger but Philippine coastguards are still finding fishermen at sea, despite warnings.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

Ash-covered pineapples a woe for Filipino farmer [Video]Ash-covered pineapples a woe for Filipino farmer

Farmer Jack Imperial woke to a picture of devastation after ash spewed from a volcano in the Philippines - his verdant green pineapple field had been transformed to a dirty dark grey. Lauren Antony..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Clean-up underway in the Philippines after volcanic eruption [Video]Clean-up underway in the Philippines after volcanic eruption

The latest footage shows houses and streets covered in ash.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Philippines on alert as volcano spews ash, steam and lava [Video]Philippines on alert as volcano spews ash, steam and lava

Thousands of residents evacuated and Manila airport closed amid fears of 'hazardous' eruption of Taal volcano.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published

Wedding goes ahead despite erupting volcano [Video]Wedding goes ahead despite erupting volcano

Credit: Jay-Ar Fortaleza/Randolf Evan Photography. A couple celebrated their wedding in Cavite in the Philippines, despite the Taal volcano erupting around 20km away from the venue. Chino Vaflor and..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:58Published

Philippines evacuates millions after Taal volcano spews lava with 'explosive eruption' feared [Video]Philippines evacuates millions after Taal volcano spews lava with 'explosive eruption' feared

Philippine officials have urged a "total evacuation" of millions of people close to Manila, after a volcano spewed ash up to nine miles into the air on Sunday prompting warning of a possible "explosive..

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:05Published

Philippines volcano: Satellite images show Taal eruption [Video]Philippines volcano: Satellite images show Taal eruption

Satellite images from the moment the Taal volcano erupted have been released. The volcano, south of Manila in the Philippines, prompted the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and forced..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

Philippines volcano eruption forces thousands to flee [Video]Philippines volcano eruption forces thousands to flee

Philippines volcano eruption forces thousands to flee

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Black smoke spews out of Philippines volcano as Manila airport closes [Video]Black smoke spews out of Philippines volcano as Manila airport closes

Clouds of ash travelled 100 kilometres. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

 

Japan should ban confiscation of foreign employees' passports, lawyer says

The Japanese government should forbid employers from retaining the passports of their foreign workers, a lawyer said on Thursday after a Filipino woman sued her former employer for refusing to return..
Reuters - Published

First China virus case confirmed in US as death toll mounts

After suspected coronavirus cases in Australia and the Philippines, one person in the United States has been confirmed to have the mysterious respiratory infection.
SBS - Published

Suspected coronavirus cases spread around region as China confirms death toll has risen to six

The first suspected coronavirus cases have been detected in Australia and the Philippines, putting authorities in at least six countries on high alert, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for..
SBS - Published

Philippines investigates suspected case of Chinese virus

Philippine health authorities are investigating the case of a five-year old Chinese boy with a travel history to Wuhan, the central city where a new coronavirus was first discovered, after he showed..
Reuters - Published

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

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 on Monday, while authorities ordered..
Reuters - Published

Philippine military says 5 Indonesians kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants

The Philippine military on Sunday said it has launched search and rescue operations for five Indonesian fishermen kidnapped by militants belonging to the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf group in..
Reuters - Published

Evacuees pray for safety at Sunday mass amid Philippine volcano threat

Hundreds of people who have fled their homes near a restive volcano on the Philippines' main island Luzon attended a Catholic mass at a temporary shelter on Sunday, praying for safety amid fears of a..
Reuters - Published

Ashes to bricks: Philippine city helps others rebuild after volcano

A Philippine city shrouded in ash from the nearby Taal volcano has turned adversity into an opportunity to help neighboring towns hit by the natural disaster.
Reuters - Published

Philippine residents retrieve animals, belongings amid threat of volcano eruption

Thousands of residents under orders to evacuate from a town near the Philippine volcano Taal were allowed to briefly visit homes on Friday to rescue their animals and recover some possessions, taking..
Reuters - Published

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USATODAY.com - Published

Philippine grandma sews face masks for Taal volcano evacuees

When demand and prices of face masks shot up after a small yet destructive volcano south of the Philippine capital suddenly spewed volcanic ash, a 61-year-old seamstress sprang into action to help her..
Reuters - Published

Residents of Philippine volcano isle race to rescue stranded horses

At the crack of dawn on Thursday, Manolito Malaluan set out with a band of rescuers to ferry to safety two horses trapped on a Philippine island where a volcano has been spewing ash for days.
Reuters - Published

Volcano’s quakes and cracks send more people fleeing in Philippines

volcano’s quakes and cracks send more people fleeing in philippines
A volcano in the Philippines has sent more plumes of ash into the air and shuddered continuously with earthquakes that opened cracks in roads as police blockaded at-risk towns due to fears of a bigger..
WorldNews - Published

Taal: Rescuing animals from a Philippine volcano

When Taal erupted, Edsel Padres set up an animal shelter in his home to look after pets left behind.
BBC News - Published

Philippine volcano shows signs of calming, but danger remains

A Philippine volcano that has been spewing ash for days appeared to be calming down on Thursday, but seismologists said the danger of an eruption remained high and authorities warned evacuees not to..
Reuters - Published

Gray pineapples: Volcano devastates Philippines farm

Farmer Jack Imperial woke to a picture of devastation after ash spewed from a volcano in the Philippines - his verdant green pineapple field had been transformed to a dirty dark gray.
Reuters - Published

'All in God's hands': Volcano evacuees hunker down in Philippines

The fine ash drifting into the school gym on gusts of wind is a constant reminder for evacuees in the Philippines of the volcano that threatens to bury their homes forever.
Reuters - Published

Philippine lawyer to withdraw ICC complaint against Duterte

A Philippines lawyer who filed a complaint at the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of murder in a bloody anti-drugs crackdown said on Tuesday he will no longer..
Reuters - Published

Philippine volcano could erupt 'within hours or days' as 40,000 evacuate, schools shut down

As the Taal volcano gets closer to eruption, 40,000 people have evacuated. Meanwhile, schools and government offices closed in Tagaytay.
USATODAY.com - Published

Philippines struggles to evacuate reluctant villagers near volcano

Nearly 40,000 people have been evacuated from near a Philippine volcano that could erupt violently at any moment, authorities said on Tuesday, but thousands more are refusing to leave or have already..
Reuters - Published

More than 300 human rights activists were killed in 2019, report reveals

more than 300 human rights activists were killed in 2019, report reveals
Colombia was the bloodiest nation with 103 murders and the Philippines was second, followed by Brazil, Honduras and Mexico More than 300 human rights defenders working to protect the environment, free..
WorldNews - Published

Special day 'no matter what': Filipino couple weds under volcanic cloud

A couple getting married in the Philippines over the weekend witnessed a surprise guest at their wedding.
Reuters - Published

Residents urged not to return home as Philippines volcano continues to spew ash, lava fountains

residents urged not to return home as philippines volcano continues to spew ash, lava fountains
Manila, Philippines (CNN)Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from a danger zone around an erupting volcano in the Philippines as it continues to spew plumes of ash and generate lava..
WorldNews - Published

Lava, ash and lightning: Philippine’s Taal volcano erupts

The Taal volcano in the Philippines erupted Sunday, sending vast plumes of ash into the air and producing spectacular volcanic lightning, while thousands were evacuated and flights cancelled in the..
France 24 - Published

Terrifying Photos Of Taal Volcanic Eruption In Philippines Show Why 'State of Calamity' Was Declared

terrifying photos of taal volcanic eruption in philippines show why 'state of calamity' was declared
The Taal Volcano in the Philippines erupted Sunday, covering the area in ash and causing the suspension of flights and evacuations. To free up emergency funds, the Batangas council declared a "state of..
WorldNews - Published

Rare volcano lightning seen after an eruption in the Philippines

One of the world's smallest volcanoes erupted and created a huge impact in the Philippines.
USATODAY.com - Published

'There is nothing to return to': 30,000 flee lava-gushing Taal volcano in Philippines

Lava spewed from the Taal volcano in Philippines on Monday as thousands of nearby residents fled the region along roads choked by cars and ash.
USATODAY.com - Published

'We need help': Passengers stranded on Guam as volcanic eruption cancels Manila flights

Passengers bound for the Philippines have been stranded at a Guam airport since Sunday because of a volcanic eruption near Manila.
USATODAY.com - Published

Philippine volcano erupts, sends ash to Manila

Black smoke was seen spewing from a Philippine volcano on Monday after a sudden eruption of ash and steam that forced villagers to flee and shut down Manila's international airport, offices and..
USATODAY.com - Published

Rumbling volcano shuts down Philippine capital

Schools and businesses shut across the Philippine capital on Monday as a volcano belched clouds of ash across the city and seismologists warned an eruption could happen at any time, potentially..
Reuters - Published

Taal volcano: Wedding takes places against eruption backdrop

The eruption of the Taal volcano in the Philippines didn't stop one couple getting hitched.
BBC News - Published

Lava begins to spew from Philippines volcano

lava begins to spew from philippines volcano
Lava has begun spewing from a volcano in the Philippines as authorities warn of “an imminent hazardous eruption”. The Taal volcano began to erupt in the early hours of Monday and followed clouds of..
WorldNews - Published

Philippines on alert as Taal volcano spews ash, lava

Lava and broad columns of ash illuminated by lightning shot from an erupting volcano south of the Philippine capital on Monday, grounding hundreds of flights amid an alert for a possible "explosive..
France 24 - Published

Philippine financial markets shut after volcano spews ash over Manila

Philippine financial markets were shut on Monday to ensure the safety of employees and traders after a volcano near Manila spewed huge volumes of ash that drifted across the nation's capital.
Reuters - Published

Philippines volcano: Taal spews lava as 'hazardous eruption' feared

Authorities have warned that a "hazardous eruption" could take place "within hours or days".
BBC News - Published

Philippine stock exchange suspends trading after volcano ash emission

The Philippine Stock Exchange suspended Monday's trading to ensure the safety of employees and traders after a volcano near Manila spewed huge volumes of ash that drifted across the nation's capital.
Reuters - Published

Active volcano in Philippines could erupt soon after spewing ash 15 km into the sky

active volcano in philippines could erupt soon after spewing ash 15 km into the sky
A volcano near the Philippines capital spewed ash up to 15 km into the sky on Sunday, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people, the cancellation of flights and warnings of a possible explosive..
WorldNews - Published

Small but dangerous: volcano spews ash over Philippine capital

A volcano near Manila spewed a massive cloud of ash that drifted across the Philippine capital on Sunday, forcing the cancellation of flights and closure of schools and government offices as..
Reuters - Published

Volcano erupts in Philippines; thousands flee

A small volcano near the Philippine capital that draws many tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam Sunday, prompting thousands of people to flee...
USATODAY.com - Published

Lightning storm swirls round Philippine volcano

Dramatic time-lapse footage shows lightning swirling around the Taal volcano as it spewed ash.
BBC News - Published

Philippine volcano erupts, triggering mass evacuations

A small volcano south of the Philippine capital that draws many tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam Sunday, prompting thousands of people to..
France 24 - Published

Philippines warns of 'explosive eruption' as volcano spews ash

A volcano near the Philippines capital spewed ash up to 15 km (nine miles) into the sky on Sunday, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people, the cancellation of flights and warnings of a..
Reuters - Published

Philippines volcano: Thousands evacuated as Taal spews ash

Some 8,000 people are ordered to leave their homes after the Taal volcano spews a giant cloud of ash.
BBC News - Published

Philippines suspends Manila airport flights as volcano spews ash

The Philippine airport authority on Sunday suspended flights at Manila's international airport after a volcano in nearby Batangas province spewed a giant plume of ash.
Reuters - Published

Restive Philippine volcano prompts evacuation of thousands of residents

A volcano south of the Philippine capital Manila spewed a giant ash plume accompanied by rumbling sounds and tremors on Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the alert level and order the evacuation..
Reuters - Published

Tiny Philippine volcano ejects smoke and ash, villagers flee

tiny philippine volcano ejects smoke and ash, villagers flee
A tiny Philippine volcano that draws many tourists because of its picturesque setting amid a lake belched steam, ash and small rocks Sunday, prompting residents to flee from nearby villages and..
WorldNews - Published

Philippines allows citizens to stay in Iran, Lebanon as Middle East tensions ease

The Philippines will no longer require its citizens to leave Iran and Lebanon as worries of a broader conflict in the Middle East eased, but the mandatory evacuation order for workers in Iraq remains..
Reuters - Published

Philippines' Catholics parade 'Black Nazarene' in celebration of Christ

Hundreds of thousands of Roman Catholics in the Philippines walked barefoot on Thursday around a centuries-old black wooden statue of Jesus Christ believed to have healing powers, praying for good..
Reuters - Published

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