The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.
Some 102 Bangladeshi meth dealers have surrendered to authorities at a pre-scheduled ceremony in a coastal town, as a Philippines-style anti-narcotics crackdown sows fear among kingpins. Bangladesh.. USATODAY.com - Published
Pope Francis opened a landmark Vatican conference on the sexual abuse of children by priests on Thursday by saying the Church would "listen to the cry of the little ones seeking justice". Gracie Jerome..
Maria Ressa, chief of Philippine news website Rappler known for its scrutiny of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, has been released on bail after her widely condemned arrest for libel charges the..
CNN reports Maria Ressa, a high-profile Philippine journalist and vocal critic of the country's president, was arrested Wednesday in connection with "cyber libel" charges against Rappler, the news site..
Every day, thousands of Filipinos flock to Manila's railway tracks, not to take the train, but to get on a wooden cart with wheels pushed by a 'trolley boy' to get to work and avoid the city's gridlock..
Philippines security forces investigating a deadly twin bombing at a church on a predominantly Muslim southern island are zeroing in on what they say is an affiliate of the militant Abu Sayyaf Group...
According to Reuters, the Philippines vowed to destroy those behind twin bombings that killed 20 people during a Sunday church service. The incident comes just six days after a referendum on autonomy..
Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, CEO of the news site Rappler, has been arrested and charged with cyber libel. She spoke with CBSN recently about President Rodrigo Duterte's efforts to silence the.. CBS News - Published