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From TheJournal.ie Seven rowers die in dragon boat training accident off Philippine island resort Boracay

Seven rowers die in dragon boat training accident off Philippine island resort

Four male and three female rowers died after large waves swamped and overturned their wooden boat.

From TheJournal.ie US woman accused of trying to smuggle 6-day-old baby in bag out of Philippines airport Charged

US woman accused of trying to smuggle 6-day-old baby in bag out of Philippines airport

The woman, 42-year-old Jennifer Talbot, had no valid custody documents for the child.

From TheJournal.ie Murder in the Missions: The story of one Irish priest's kidnapping and another's murder in Philippines True Crime

Murder in the Missions: The story of one Irish priest's kidnapping and another's murder in Philippines

A new book tells the stories of these two men who went to the Philippines to work in conflict resolution at a time when the country was descending into civil war.

From TheJournal.ie Starving whale found dead with 40kg of plastic in its stomach Philippines

Starving whale found dead with 40kg of plastic in its stomach

The animal died from starvation and was unable to eat because of the rubbish filling its stomach.

From TheJournal.ie At least 18 people killed in two bomb blasts on Catholic church in Philippines Philippines

At least 18 people killed in two bomb blasts on Catholic church in Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman condemned the incident as an “act of terrorism and murder”.

Ex-England boss Eriksson leaves Philippines job after short stint

‘The Philippines is unfortunately not a football country’, lamented Sven.

From The42 'I really don't believe my career is over' - Pacquiao batters Broner in lopsided welterweight bout Life Begins At 40

'I really don't believe my career is over' - Pacquiao batters Broner in lopsided welterweight bout

Pacquiao possibly set the stage for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, who watched the bout from ringside.

From TheJournal.ie Philippine president Duterte under fire after admitting he molested a maid when a teenager Asia

Philippine president Duterte under fire after admitting he molested a maid when a teenager

Women’s rights political party Gabriela denounced Duterte’s comments as “repulsive”.

From The42 Eriksson returns to international management for the first time since 2010 World Cup Azkals

Eriksson returns to international management for the first time since 2010 World Cup

The former England and Manchester City boss has taken over as manager of the Philippines.

From TheJournal.ie Rescuers frantically dig for survivors as death toll rises after landslide in the Philippines Hillside Collapse

Rescuers frantically dig for survivors as death toll rises after landslide in the Philippines

The country is still reeling from Typhoon Mangkhut, with 29 confirmed dead from the landslide.

From TheJournal.ie Hope fades in finding survivors after Typhoon Mangkhut unleases landslides in Philippines Trail Of Destruction

Hope fades in finding survivors after Typhoon Mangkhut unleases landslides in Philippines

Mangkhut already is confirmed to have killed 66 people in the Philippines and four in China.

From TheJournal.ie Super typhoon Mangkhut: The world's biggest storm of 2018 has claimed its first victims Philippines This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie 'I ran away but she sat there... Then they smiled and shot her' Human Rights Defenders

'I ran away but she sat there... Then they smiled and shot her'

Jim Loughran shares some of his experiences visiting human rights defenders in some of the most dangerous places for them on the planet.

From TheJournal.ie Philippine mayor on president's 'narco list' shot dead in his office Mariano Blanco

Philippine mayor on president's 'narco list' shot dead in his office

Mariano Blanco, mayor of the town of Ronda, is the latest in a spate of local officials to be slain in recent months.

From The42 13 players and 2 coaches suspended following 'basketbrawl' Violence This post contains videos

13 players and 2 coaches suspended following 'basketbrawl'

The crew officiating the game, which degenerated into wild punches and flying kicks before stunned spectators, were also suspended from competition.

From TheJournal.ie 'Full of love, fun, joy and so many dreams': Jastine Valdez laid to rest in Philippine hometown Philippines

'Full of love, fun, joy and so many dreams': Jastine Valdez laid to rest in Philippine hometown

The 24-year-old has been laid to rest with her late grandfather and uncle.

From TheJournal.ie Philippine mayor allegedly linked with narcotics trade shot dead at ceremony Antonio Halili

Philippine mayor allegedly linked with narcotics trade shot dead at ceremony

Three other mayors on President Duterte’s list of allegedly narcotics-linked officials have also been shot dead in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Body of Jastine Valdez to be taken back to Philippines today RIP

Body of Jastine Valdez to be taken back to Philippines today

Her parents will accompany her body.

From TheJournal.ie 'Children's lives have been taken from them': Bill proposes to restrict foreign travel of convicted paedophiles Sex Tourism

'Children's lives have been taken from them': Bill proposes to restrict foreign travel of convicted paedophiles

Campaigners have said sex tourism from Ireland is growing.

From TheJournal.ie 'A cesspool': Philippines to close its most popular tourist island for six months Boracay Island

'A cesspool': Philippines to close its most popular tourist island for six months

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the shutdown to start on 26 April.

From TheJournal.ie Devotees nail themselves to crosses at annual Good Friday ceremony in Philippines Good Friday

Devotees nail themselves to crosses at annual Good Friday ceremony in Philippines

The event is frowned upon by the Catholic Church.

From TheJournal.ie Over 56,000 people forced to flee as major volcanic eruption continues in the Philippines Eruption

Over 56,000 people forced to flee as major volcanic eruption continues in the Philippines

The Mayon volcano began erupting two weeks ago.

From TheJournal.ie 'People fled for their lives': Death toll in Philippines storm rises to 200 Flooding

'People fled for their lives': Death toll in Philippines storm rises to 200

A total of 70,000 have been displaced or otherwise affected by the storm.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve

Here’s all the news you need to know on Christmas Eve.

From TheJournal.ie At least 37 dead in fire at Philippines shopping centre Davao

At least 37 dead in fire at Philippines shopping centre

Firefighters have concluded that all those trapped in the building are dead.

From TheJournal.ie Over 180 killed as Philippines storm triggers flash floods and mudslides Tropical Storm

Over 180 killed as Philippines storm triggers flash floods and mudslides

Tropical Storm Tembin has lashed the nation’s second-largest island of Mindanao, triggering flash floods and mudslides.

From TheJournal.ie 53-year-old man killed by crocodile during tropical storm in the Philippines Palawan

53-year-old man killed by crocodile during tropical storm in the Philippines

When the man’s body was found, he was still being eaten by the crocodile.

From TheJournal.ie Civilians, especially Christians, targeted in battle between Philippine army and ISIS Marawi

Civilians, especially Christians, targeted in battle between Philippine army and ISIS

The battle claimed the lives of 1,100 people.

From TheJournal.ie Australian troops train Filipino soldiers in urban warfare to combat Islamic extremists Philippines

Australian troops train Filipino soldiers in urban warfare to combat Islamic extremists

Troops have been battling extremists in the southern city of Marawi.

From TheJournal.ie Philippine president Duterte says he'll kill his own son if he is involved in drug trafficking War On Drugs

Philippine president Duterte says he'll kill his own son if he is involved in drug trafficking

Protests have erupted in the Philippines over the controversial president’s war on drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16 War On Drugs

Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16

“This leads us on a direct path to dictatorship,” Senator Francis Pangilinan said.

From TheJournal.ie Corpses in the slums and police corruption: A year into Duterte's bloody drugs war Philippines President

Corpses in the slums and police corruption: A year into Duterte's bloody drugs war

“We could not win the war on drugs through killing petty criminals and addicts,” a former Colombian president wrote in a warning to President Duterte.

From TheJournal.ie US special forces move in to help Philippines rid city of Islamic State Marawi

US special forces move in to help Philippines rid city of Islamic State

Philippine troops are struggling to defeat hundreds of fighters, who rampaged through Marawi.

From TheJournal.ie Duterte tells soldiers to 'crush enemy' as Islamic State tightens grip on city Philippines

Duterte tells soldiers to 'crush enemy' as Islamic State tightens grip on city

“When I say crush them, you have to destroy everything, including lives.”

From TheJournal.ie 36 bodies found in Philippines casino after gunman sets fire to gaming room Botched Robbery

36 bodies found in Philippines casino after gunman sets fire to gaming room

Police said it appeared to be a botched robbery rather than a terrorist attack.

From TheJournal.ie ISIS 'claims responsibility' after gunfire reported at casino complex in Philippine capital Philippines
From TheJournal.ie Philippines kills 10 of its own soldiers in airstrike meant to hit ISIS Islamic State

Philippines kills 10 of its own soldiers in airstrike meant to hit ISIS

Security forces have been battling militants in Marawi, a major Muslim city in the predominantly Catholic country.

From TheJournal.ie 'They will never come up alive unless they surrender': Filipino troops have ISIS cornered Battle Lines

'They will never come up alive unless they surrender': Filipino troops have ISIS cornered

The army says it has killed at least 89 ISIS fighters as they take back territory from the militants in Marawi.

From TheJournal.ie Fear, confusion and rotting corpses: Inside the Philippine city besieged by IS-linked militants Marawi

Fear, confusion and rotting corpses: Inside the Philippine city besieged by IS-linked militants

Government forces have told the militants to surrender.

From TheJournal.ie IS-linked militants have taken parts of a Philippine city and have been killing women and children Under Siege

IS-linked militants have taken parts of a Philippine city and have been killing women and children

There are fears for those trapped in the city of Marawi.

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