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29 December, 2018 5:03 AM Massive earthquake strikes southern Philippines island of Mindanao; Tsunami alert issued

Manila: An earthquake measuring 7.2-magnitude on the Richter scale struck southern Philippines island of Mindanao on Saturday. The quake was recorded at 03:39 GMT, 101 kilometres or 62.7 miles to the southeast of the Pundaguitan coastal area, according to United States Geological Survey. However, authorities warned of possible tsunami threat to the coastlines 225

25 June, 2017 3:58 AM Philippine military declares Eid truce in war-torn city

MARAWI: The Philippine military declared an eight-hour ceasefire Sunday in its offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of the war-torn city of Marawi, to allow residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Military chief General Eduardo Ano said his forces would implement a "humanitarian pause" during the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Marawi, the most important 93

2 June, 2017 3:47 AM Philippines: Gunman burns self to death after suspected casino robbery

Manila: A gunman killed himself after bursting into a Manila casino, firing shots and setting gaming tables alight, Philippine police said, sowing panic in a country on high alert due to a bloody, 10-day battle with Islamist militants in the south. Police said earlier the man's motive was likely robbery and that the incident was not terror-related 74

2 June, 2017 3:21 AM At least 34 dead in botched robbery of Philippines casino: Report

Police said the unidentified gunman had killed himself after firing at armed officers searching the still-smoking Resorts World Manila entertainment complex. Many of the dead suffocated in the chaos as guests and staff tried to flee choking smoke at the complex. MANILA: At least 34 people are dead after a gunman burst into a Manila casino, firing shots 56

2 June, 2017 12:03 AM Gunman Sets Fire To Philippines Casino, Robbery Suspected: Police

Resorts World Manila said on social media it was in lockdown and police were in control of the situation. Manila: A gunman with an assault rifle burst into a casino, fired shots and set gaming tables alight in the Philippine capital Manila early on Friday, but there was no indication the attack was an act of terrorism, the country's police chief said. National 62

1 June, 2017 7:57 PM Explosions, Gunshots Heard At Resorts World Manila In Philippines Capital: Report

Resorts World Manila said on social media it was in lockdown and police were in control of the situation. Manila: Gun shots and explosions rang out from an entertainment resort in the Philippine capital Manila early on Friday and local media reported armed men were inside the complex. Resorts World Manila said on social media it was in lockdown and the local 52

1 June, 2017 6:33 PM Gunfire, explosions heard outside casino Resorts World Manila: Reports

It said police, fire trucks and a SWAT team were in the area. Gun shots and explosions rang out in an entertainment resort in the Philippine capital Manila early on Friday as local media reported armed men were inside the complex. Resorts World Manila said on social media it was in lockdown and police were in control of the situation. "We ask for your prayers 52

29 April, 2017 4:28 AM 7.1 magnitude quake jolts Philippines

An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale the island of Mindanao in Philippines on Saturday morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake struck offshore near Glan town in Sarangani province at a depth of 10 km around 4.23 a.m., 68 km south of the city of General Santos, Xinhua news agency quoted the USGS as saying. Philippine Institute 140

11 April, 2017 10:59 PM 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Philippines: The US Geological Survey

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the centre of Mindanao island in the Philippines on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.0, struck at 5:21 a.m. on Wednesday (2121 GMT on Tuesday). It was very shallow, at a depth of 4 miles (6 km), which would have amplified its effect. Its epicentre was 47 miles 35

3 April, 2017 12:14 PM Philippine soldiers kill 'more than 10' militants in bid to free captives

Manila: Philippine soldiers killed "more than 10" Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants in an attempt to free Vietnamese captives held on a remote southern island as troops fired howitzer shells on rebel positions, an army general said on Monday. The small but violent militant group, known for extortion, beheading and kidnap-for-ransom activities 41