Philippines virus cases top 100,000 in 'losing battle'

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Philippines surged past 100,000 Sunday in a troubling milestone after medical groups declared that the country was waging “a losing battle” aga...

Philippines virus cases soar past 50,000 as lockdown eases

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus infections in the Philippines soared past 50,000 on Wednesday in a troubling milestone for a country that has reopened an economy on the brink of reces...

AP PHOTOS: Virus sidelines iconic Philippine jeeps, drivers

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ iconic passenger jeepney was one of the first casualties of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, with the government imposing a tight lockdown that sidelined...

Filipina journalist critical of Duterte convicted of libel

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An award-winning journalist critical of the Philippine president was convicted of libel and sentenced to jail Monday in a decision called a major blow to press freedom in an...

Philippine activists protest anti-terror law despite threats

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hundreds of activists in the Philippine capital staged protests Friday against a proposed anti-terror law they say could be used to quash dissent, ignoring police threats th...

AP PHOTOS: Recovered Filipino doctor back helping patients

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Uncertainties over the coronavirus remain, but there have been heartwarming anecdotes too, like the acts of courage and sacrifice of people helping deal with the unprecedent...

Ship tied to Australia virus deaths sails into Manila Bay

CAVITE, Philippines (AP) — A cruise ship being investigated in Australia for sparking coronavirus infections anchored in Manila Bay on Thursday to bring Filipino crew members home. T...

Ex-guard frees dozens of hostages in Manila mall, is subdued

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A recently dismissed security guard freed dozens of hostages and was subdued by police after walking out of a shopping mall in the Philippine capital on Monday, ending a day...

AP PHOTOS: Philippine modernization program imperils jeepney

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' iconic passenger jeepney, once regarded as Manila's "King of the Road," is chugging toward change and uncertainty. A remnant of World War ...