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Philippine government condemns London mosque terror attack

The Philippines government has condemned the van attack outside a London mosque that left one person dead and 11 injured. “The appalling attack stands against the shared values of the Philippines and the UK as peace-loving and tolerant societies that respect all religions,” the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said…

Online child abuser wanted to hear the cries of terrified victims

A Canadian who directed the online abuse of children in the Philippines is facing up to 17 years in prison after his collection of videos and images were described as “depraved”. As we have previously reported, Philip Michael Chicoine, from Saskatoon, has pleaded guilty to to 40 counts of possessing, producing…

Tributes to Filipino American victim of USS Fitzgerald collision

A Filipino American sailor has been confirmed among the dead after a collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged merchant ship off the coast of Japan. Seven sailors died when the Navy destroyer ship was in collision with the 30,000-ton ACX Crystal on Saturday. Among the dead was Carlos…


Mount Apo reopens to trekkers after devastating fire

Mount Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines, will reopen to trekkers after a devastating fire destroyed huge tracts of forest and grassland last year. The decision follows extensive lobbying from local people who rely on guiding tourists as a major source of income. Kidapawan City Mayor, Joseph Evangelista, said…

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Tsunami warning after magnitude 7.2 quake rocks southern Mindanao

A massive magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Sarangani, Davao Occidental, early this morning (Saturday, April 29) prompting a now-cancelled tsunami warning. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the 4.23am quake’s epicentre was 33 miles off the coast of Sarangani, at a depth of about…

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