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Philippine churches to ring bells to protest drug killings

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:50:03 GMT2017-08-20T08:50:03Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Philippine Catholic leader said Sunday that church bells would be rung every night for three months across his northern district to raise alarm over a sharp spike in police killings of drug suspects, adding to a growing outcry over President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody crackdown....

Philippines: 5 Muslim rebels killed in clash with extremists

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:46:14 GMT2017-08-18T10:46:14Z

COTABATO, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine police say five Muslim rebels from a group that signed a peace deal and is helping the government fight extremism have been killed in their latest clash with Islamic State group-linked militants....

Philippine economy grows 6.5 percent in second quarter

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:48:33 GMT2017-08-17T04:48:33Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine economy grew 6.5 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, boosted by strong industry, farm recovery and with the services sector rising slower but remaining a main driver of growth, officials said Thursday....

Philippines to cull 200,000 fouls after bird flu outbreak

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:40:38 GMT2017-08-11T11:40:38Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine will cull at least 200,000 birds after confirming its first avian flu outbreak, but no animal-to-human transmission has been reported, officials said Friday....

Strong, but deep, earthquake shakes northern Philippines

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:58:16 GMT2017-08-11T07:58:16Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A strong but deep earthquake struck the northern Philippines early Friday afternoon but caused no apparent damage....