Tag: Philippines

Trump: Big Drug Dealers Should Get Death Penalty

President Trump has voiced his support of giving drug dealers the death penalty, according to Axios. The president has outwardly admired Singapore’s policy to execute drug dealers “for months,” and reportedly said that “drug dealers are as bad as serial killers and should all get the death penalty.” While Trump is said to personally believe…

Watch Miss Universe 2017 Live Stream On Sunday Night

Miss Universe 2017 will be the 66th Miss Universe pageant, to be held on 26 November 2017. The event is scheduled to be held at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Steve Harvey has been invited back again to host this year’s Miss Universe Pageant, along with “body activist” and…

A Least 36 Dead In Manila Casino Robbery

Early Friday morning in the Philippines, a man with a rifle barged into a casino in Manila and started shooting at slot machines and setting tables on fire. The English-speaking gunman escaped with about $226,000 worth of gambling chips and was later found dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot on the fifth floor of the…

Duterte Threatens to Kick U.S. Troops Out of Philippines [VIDEO]

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday threatened to boot out U.S. troops of the Philippines. Duterte said he resents the presence of American troops on his soil and says Washington can “forget” an Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement with his country. If he remains president for more than one term, Duterte said, he would end all military…

Philippine President Duterte Calls Obama A ‘Son of a Whore’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who called President Obama a “son of a whore” Monday ahead of the ASEAN conference, expressed regret for the comments that led to their canceled meeting at the event—but stopped short of apologizing. Duterte claimed, in a statement, that his “strong comments” were in response to reporters’ questions. “We also regret…

Canadian Hostage Beheaded By Islamic Group In Philippines [VIDEO]

A Canadian man held hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants since last September has been beheaded in the Philippines, officials said Monday. Robert Hall had set off on a journey to sail halfway around the world with his girlfriend when he was abducted from a marina by the Islamic separatist group last fall. Three others were…

Steve Harvey Names Wrong Miss Universe Live [VIDEO]

Para los que se perdieron, el ERROR del año en #MissUniverse2015 For all who couldn't watch this #Epicfail 2015 https://t.co/QJ5hs44vN9 — Madridistas de Bien© (@MADbien) December 21, 2015 Steve Harvey this year’s Miss Universe host gave the crown to Miss Colombia several minutes before he took it away again. Miss Philippines was correctly recognized as the…

Marine Guilty of Killing Transwoman Jennifer Laude [VIDEO]

Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton was found guilty of killing a transgender woman in the Philippines on Tuesday. The marine was sentenced to 6 to 12 years in prison for the death, which occurred while he was on shore leave. Pemberton is said to have killed Jennifer Laude by drowning her in a toilet after finding…

At Least 72 Dead in Manila Factory Fire [VIDEO]

Officials said Thursday at least 72 people were killed after a fire swept through a footwear factory in the Philippines capital Manila, according to the AFP. “They were lying side by side, but all I could see were their bones,” said senior superintendent Sergio Soriano. The fire broke out at the Kentex Manufacturing Corp. factory…

Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in Philippines as 1 million flee

Typhoon Hagupit began to lash the eastern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain Saturday, knocking down trees and causing power outages as an estimated 1 million coastal residents fled to safety. Photo: Filipino residents stand in front of strong waves at a coastal village in Borongan city, Samar island, Philippines, on Dec. 6.

Typhoon Rammasun kills 10 as it hits the Philippines

At least 10 people were killed when Typhoon Rammasun moved across the Philippines and hit the capital, rescue officials said on Wednesday. Almost 150,000 were evacuated, shutting down financial markets, government offices and schools ahead of the storm. Photo: Almost 150,000 residents were evacuated from the Philippines ahead of Typhoon Rammasun. (Francis R. Malasig /…

SARS-Like MERS Virus Spreads to New Countries

Cases of the MERS Coronavirus have significantly increased in the last few months, and in recent weeks there have been reports of the virus in new countries including Egypt, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia, leaving officials struggling to figure out why infections have increased. The MERS Coronavirus, which stands for Middle Eastern Respiratory Coronavirus, was…

Paedophiles ‘streamed live child abuse from Philippines’

Police officers from Britain have joined forces with Australian and US investigators to smash a paedophile ring which streamed live child abuse from the Philippines. The investigation, which has been going on for two years, focuses on what the UK’s National Crime Agency calls “a significant and emerging threat”, particularly in developing countries. Three other…

Haiyan death toll tops 6,000 in Philippines

The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan has topped 6,000, Philippine officials said on Friday. Another 1,800 people are still considered missing after the storm hit the island nation on Nov. 8. The most recent numbers make Photo: A man fans flames on a fire Tanauan on Nov. 19, in Leyte, Philippines. (Dan Kitwood / Getty…

Philippines Death Toll Hits 3,621

As crews collected more bodies off of streets and from underneath rubble in the Philippines Friday, the national disaster agency raised the death toll in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan to 3,621. The number of injured stood at 12,165, state news agency PNA reported, after the storm ripped up a group of the nation’s islands…

Pentagon: US to send aircraft carrier, Navy ships to Philippines

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered the USS George Washington aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to head to the Philippines, the Department of Defense announced Monday. The aircraft carrier, which holds 5,000 sailors and more than 80 aircraft, is currently in Hong Kong for a port visit. The crew is being recalled early…

Officials: 10,000 feared dead after Typhoon Haiyan hits Philippines

The death toll in the Philippine city Tacloban could top reach 10,000 following Super Typhoon Haiyan, a senior police official said. Elmer Soria, regional police chief, said he was told by the Leyte provincial Gov. Dominic Petilla that there approximately 10,000 deaths on the island from collapsed buildings and floods. Photo: A resident walks by…

Philippine Volcano Spews Rocks, Killing Five

One of the Philippines’ most active volcanoes spewed huge rocks and ash Tuesday, killing at least five climbers and trapping more than a dozen others near the crater, officials say. This was its first eruption in three years. Officials say at least seven were injured from a group of about 20 mountaineers caught by surprise…