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Manila: Capital and chief port of the Philippines
Manila, officially the City of Manila, is the capital of the Philippines and a highly urbanized city. It is the most densely populated city proper in the world as of 2018. It was the first chartered city by virtue of the Philippine Commission Act 183 on July 31, 1901 and gained autonomy with the passage of Republic Act No. 409 or the "Revised Charter of the City of Manila" on June 18, 1949. Manila, alongside Mexico City and Madrid are considered the world's original set of Global Cities due to Manila's commercial networks being the first to traverse the Pacific Ocean, thus connecting Asia with the Spanish Americas, marking the first time in world history when an uninterrupted chain of trade routes circled the planet. Manila is also the second most natural disaster-afflicted capital city in the world next to Tokyo, yet it is simultaneously among the most populous and fastest growing cities in Southeast Asia.

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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

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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

Alert raised at Philippines volcano [Video]Alert raised at Philippines volcano

Experts have warned that the Taal volcano in the south of the Philippines could erupt and have called for evacuations. Libby Hogan reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Footage shows moment Philippines volcano erupts [Video]Footage shows moment Philippines volcano erupts

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:00Published

Philippines bans two U.S. senators, mulls new visa rules for Americans [Video]Philippines bans two U.S. senators, mulls new visa rules for Americans

The Philippines has banned two U.S. lawmakers from visiting and will introduce tighter entry restrictions for U.S. citizens should Washington enforce sanctions over the detention of a top government..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published

Repair work underway in post-storm Philippines [Video]Repair work underway in post-storm Philippines

Clear-up and repair efforts were underway following Typhoon Kammuri that damaged buildings and disrupted traffic in the Philippines since Monday night (December 2). Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

 

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Take it or leave it: Philippines' Duterte offers new water contract terms

take it or leave it: philippines' duterte offers new water contract terms
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine government will take over the capital's water distribution services if the two largest water firms refuse to accept the terms of new contracts that will be offered to..
WorldNews - Published

Philippines sends envoy to Iran, Iraq to discuss safety issue of Filipino workers

philippines sends envoy to iran, iraq to discuss safety issue of filipino workers
MANILA, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday sent an official to Iran and Iraq to discuss the safety of approximately 7,600 Filipino workers amid rising tensions in the..
WorldNews - Published

The Philippine Vice President Says Duterte’s War on Drugs Is a Failure

the philippine vice president says duterte’s war on drugs is a failure
(MANILA) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs has failed to substantially eradicate the menace and ensnare major drug lords and should be reformed to prevent..
WorldNews - Published

Philippines braces to evacuate its workers in Iraq, Iran

philippines braces to evacuate its workers in iraq, iran
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the military to prepare to deploy its aircraft and ships “at any moment’s notice” to evacuate thousands of Filipino..
WorldNews - Published

Today in History for January 2nd

Highlights of Today in History: WV mine blast; JFK declares he's running for President; Japan captures Manila, Philippines during WWII; Lindbergh baby trial; Annie closes on Broadway. (Jan. 2)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Philippines Christmas typhoon death toll climbs to 41

philippines christmas typhoon death toll climbs to 41
MANILA: The number of deaths from a powerful storm that hit the Philippines on Christmas has climbed to 41, authorities said Sunday, with tens of thousands still in evacuation centres. Typhoon Phanfone..
WorldNews - Published

Philippines bans 2 U.S. senators, mulls new visa rules for Americans

philippines bans 2 u.s. senators, mulls new visa rules for americans
Manila: The Philippines has banned two US lawmakers from visiting and will introduce tighter entry restrictions for US citizens should Washington enforce sanctions over the detention of a top..
WorldNews - Published

Typhoon Phanfone makes landfall in Philippines on Xmas eve

typhoon phanfone makes landfall in philippines on xmas eve
Manila:�Typhoon Phanfone, locally known as Ursula, made landfall in the Philippines on Tuesday with sustained winds of up to 150 km per hour and caused cancellations at airports, ports and bus..
WorldNews - Published

Duterte to end martial law in Philippine south after 2 years

duterte to end martial law in philippine south after 2 years
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to end more than two years of martial law in the southern Philippines after government forces weakened Islamic militant groups there..
WorldNews - Published

Typhoon Kammuri slams into Philippines, forcing thousands to flee

The storm forces tens of thousands to evacuate and leads to the planned closure of Manila's airport.
BBC News - Published

Scores in Philippines brace for Typhoon Kammuri as Games threatened

scores in philippines brace for typhoon kammuri as games threatened
Manila — Tens of thousands of people were sheltering in evacuation centres as powerful Typhoon Kammuri barrelled towards the Philippines, threatening plans for the Southeast Asian Games events near..
WorldNews - Published

Flames start shooting from an plane's engine prompting emergency landing

A Manila-bound Philippine Airlines flight was forced to return to Los Angeles after flames started shooting out of one of the engines.
USATODAY.com - Published

LAX flight to Philippines returns after engine failure just after takeoff

lax flight to philippines returns after engine failure just after takeoff
A Philippines Airlines flight made an emergency landing after one of its engines failed shortly after takeoff from Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday, Nov. 21, officials said. The Boeing 777..
WorldNews - Published

Manila-bound Philippine Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Los Angeles

A Philippine Airlines' flight bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure on Thursday shortly after takeoff from Los Angeles and made an emergency landing, authorities said.
Reuters - Published

Philippines: The boy diving for plastic

Ranniel dives into one of Manila's most polluted rivers for less than two dollars a day.
BBC News - Published

Philippines approves asylum request of detained Iranian beauty queen

philippines approves asylum request of detained iranian beauty queen
MANILA: The Philippines has approved the asylum application of Former Miss Iran, Bahareh Zare Bahari, Justice Undersecretary and spokesperson Markk Perete said on Friday, almost a month after the..
WorldNews - Published

Hotel collapses after magnitude 6.5 quake hits southern Philippines

hotel collapses after magnitude 6.5 quake hits southern philippines
MANILA (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck central Mindanao in the southern Philippines, causing at least one hotel on the island to collapse, a disaster official said on Thursday...
WorldNews - Published

Putin accepts Duterte invite, just before Manila-Beijing South China Sea oil talks. Coincidence?

putin accepts duterte invite, just before manila-beijing south china sea oil talks. coincidence?
The timing of Moscow’s announcement over the weekend that President Vladimir Putin has accepted an invitation to visit Manila has raised...
WorldNews - Published

Iranian beauty queen pleads for asylum in the Philippines

iranian beauty queen pleads for asylum in the philippines
Bahareh Zare Bahari, an Iranian beauty queen, fears her life is in danger if she is deported to Iran - Facebook An Iranian beauty queen is seeking asylum in the Philippines, fearing for her life after..
WorldNews - Published

India deeply committed to strengthening bonds with diaspora: President Kovind in Manila

Announcing other initiatives in this regard during his address at the Indian Community reception here, Kovind said that the Indian embassy in Manila will begin printing passports in the near future so..
IndiaTimes - Published

Strong earthquake strikes southern Philippines

strong earthquake strikes southern philippines
Advertisement MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong and shallow earthquake has struck the southern Philippines. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 6.4 quake that...
WorldNews - Published

Top Philippine cop resigns after accusation of link to drug scandal

top philippine cop resigns after accusation of link to drug scandal
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' police chief stepped down on Monday less than a month before his retirement, after he was accused of involvement in "recycling" confiscated drugs, an allegation that..
WorldNews - Published

Philippine police arrest over 500 mostly Chinese for fraud

philippine police arrest over 500 mostly chinese for fraud
MANILA (PHILIPPINES): Philippine police and immigration authorities said they have arrested more than 500 illegally working foreigners, mostly Chinese involved in telecommunications and investment..
WorldNews - Published

Manila transport crisis: Commuters outraged by 'leave earlier' advice

In one of the world's most gridlocked cities, the president's spokesman says: "Leave earlier."
BBC News - Published

Philippines, UAE ink MOU to combat human trafficking

philippines, uae ink mou to combat human trafficking
MANILA, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation in combating human trafficking, the Philippine government..
WorldNews - Published

Freediving to relax: ‘All you can hear is your heartbeat’

Manila doctor Michael Lazaro escapes the city by going freediving, to connect to nature and clear his mind.
BBC News - Published

Philippines' Duterte says Xi offering gas deal if arbitration case ignored

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his Chinese counterpart has offered Manila a controlling stake in a joint energy venture in the South China Sea, if it sets aside an international arbitral..
Reuters - Published

US woman arrested at Manila airport with newborn in bag

us woman arrested at manila airport with newborn in bag
MANILA: An American woman who attempted to carry a 6-day-old baby out of the Philippines hidden inside a sling bag has been arrested at Manila's airport and charged with human trafficking, officials..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com

American held in Philippines for trying to smuggle baby out of airport

An American woman is facing human trafficking and kidnapping charges in the Philippines, authorities said, after she was caught trying to smuggle a newborn baby out of Manila's main airport on a flight..
Reuters - Published

Philippines: Mosquitos-for-rice scheme to keep disease carriers at bay

philippines: mosquitos-for-rice scheme to keep disease carriers at bay
Manila: A village in the province of Bataan has introduced a novel way of tackling the problem of mosquitoes — by giving locals a reward for the number of insects neutralised. According to Marcialito..
WorldNews - Published

Philippine ferry fire kills 2, more than 100 people rescued

philippine ferry fire kills 2, more than 100 people rescued
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine coast guard says a fire has engulfed a ferry at sea and at least two people were killed...
WorldNews - Published

Philippine police rescue man from loan shark amid spike in Chinese nationals kidnapping compatriots

philippine police rescue man from loan shark amid spike in chinese nationals kidnapping compatriots
A kidnapped mainland Chinese man has been rescued from a loan shark syndicate by Philippine police, in what they say is the 53rd case of casino-related abductions by fellow Chinese nationals since..
WorldNews - Published

Duterte orders foreign ships to gain permission to sail in Philippine waters, in message aimed ...

duterte orders foreign ships to gain permission to sail in philippine waters, in message aimed ...
In a rare message aimed at China’s use of warships near Manila’s coast, President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered that from Tuesday, all foreign vessels intending to sail through Philippine territorial..
WorldNews - Published

Philippines warns of 'unfriendly' greeting for uninvited warships

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned of "unfriendly" treatment for foreign ships traveling in the country's territorial waters without permission, in a rare swipe at China's use of warships..
Reuters - Published

Manila Voices Alarm Over Chinese Warships in Philippine Waters Amid South China Sea Dispute

manila voices alarm over chinese warships in philippine waters amid south china sea dispute
Earlier, Philippine presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo denied allegations that Manila has abandoned the UN arbitral tribunal's decision that rejected Beijing’s territorial claims in the South..
WorldNews - Published

Philippines vows justice for handcuffed Chinese man who fell to death

philippines vows justice for handcuffed chinese man who fell to death
Philippine authorities have vowed to pursue those behind the death of a 27-year-old Chinese man in Manila over the weekend, after the Chinese embassy urged them to bring the perpetrators to justice and..
WorldNews - Published

US flexes military muscle in South China Sea with nuclear aircraft carrier port call in ...

us flexes military muscle in south china sea with nuclear aircraft carrier port call in ...
The United States has sent its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan to the Philippines to show its commitment to an ally and in a display of military might aimed at checking China’s..
WorldNews - Published

Philippines rejects dengue vaccine as outbreak leaves hundreds dead

philippines rejects dengue vaccine as outbreak leaves hundreds dead
MANILA, Philippines: The Philippines stood firm Tuesday on its ban on the world’s first dengue vaccine while declaring a nationwide epidemic from the mosquito-borne disease that it said has killed..
WorldNews - Published

Duterte’s China development plan for South China Sea islands ‘poses security risk’ for Philippines

duterte’s china development plan for south china sea islands ‘poses security risk’ for philippines
Defence officials say plans by Chinese investors to develop infrastructure and tourism facilities on three Philippine islands pose a security risk and undermine Manila’s position in its dispute with..
WorldNews - Published

Lives lived and lost along Manila's Pasig river

Dozens of bodies were pulled from the Philippine river last year, suspected victims of the drug war.
BBC News - Published

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