Southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines | Duterte visits site of fatal bombings, Abu Sayyaf suspected

MANILA, Philippines —Jan 28, 2019—President Rodrigo Duterte and his top security officials on Monday visited a Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippines where suspected Islamic militants set off bombs that killed at least 20 people and wounded more than 100. The first blast sent people, some of them wounded, fleeing out the church’s main door. Army … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | Duterte visits site of fatal bombings, Abu Sayyaf suspected

JOLO, Philippines | Duterte to visit site of bombings that killed at least 20

JOLO, Philippines—January 27, 2019—Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his top security officials are scheduled to visit the southern Philippines where suspected Islamic militants bombed a Catholic cathedral during Sunday Mass, killing at least 20 people. Duterte’s office vowed earlier to “pursue to the ends of the earth” the perpetrators of the attack. The president and … Continue reading JOLO, Philippines | Duterte to visit site of bombings that killed at least 20

MANILA, Philippines | The Latest: Muslim leader condemns Philippines bombings

MANILA, Philippines —Jan 27, 2019—  The Latest on a bomb attack targeting a church in the southern Philippines (all times local): 1:20 a.m. The head of the world’s largest body of Muslim-majority countries has strongly condemned the bombing of a Catholic church in the Philippines that killed 20 people and wounded nearly a dozen. The … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | The Latest: Muslim leader condemns Philippines bombings

MANILA, Philippines | The Latest: Police lower death toll in Philippine bombing

MANILA, Philippines—Jan 27, 2019—The Latest on a bomb attack targeting a church in the southern Philippines (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Police say a bombing of a cathedral on a southern Philippine island has killed 20 people, lowering an earlier announced toll that police say was incorrect due to double counting. Police say another 81 … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | The Latest: Police lower death toll in Philippine bombing

MANILA, Philippines | The Latest: 19 dead, 48 hurt in bomb attack in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines —January 26, 2019—  The Latest on a bomb attack targeting a church in the southern Philippines (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The Philippine national police chief says two bombs that exploded during a Sunday Mass at a cathedral on southern Jolo Island have killed at least 19 people and wounded nearly 50. Oscar Albayalde … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | The Latest: 19 dead, 48 hurt in bomb attack in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines | Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy deal for southern region

MANILA, Philippines —January 20, 2019—  Muslims in the southern Philippines are voting in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest. The vote on Monday caps a tumultuous peace effort by the government in Manila and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the main rebel group, to seal … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy deal for southern region

MANILA, Philippines | Strong quake off Philippines prompts panic, tsunami warning

MANILA, Philippines — A powerful undersea earthquake struck off the southern Philippines on Saturday, prompting people to scramble out of shopping malls and buildings and authorities to warn villagers to stay away from beaches in case of a tsunami. No casualties or damage were reported hours after the quake struck before noon, and the Pacific … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | Strong quake off Philippines prompts panic, tsunami warning

Storm leaves 120 dead, 160 missing in southern Philippines

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines /December 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  A tropical storm in the southern Philippines unleashed flash floods that swept away people and houses and set off landslides, reportedly leaving more than 120 people dead and 160 others missing, officials said. Most of the deaths from Tropical Storm Tembin were in the hard-hit provinces of Lanao … Continue reading Storm leaves 120 dead, 160 missing in southern Philippines

Storm leaves 75 dead, dozens missing in southern Philippines

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines  /December 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  A tropical storm in the southern Philippines unleashed flash floods that swept away people and houses and set off landslides, leaving at least 75 people dead and 58 others missing, officials said Saturday. Most of the deaths from Tropical Storm Tembin were in the hard-hit provinces of Lanao … Continue reading Storm leaves 75 dead, dozens missing in southern Philippines