Philippine police killed three detained militants linked to Islamic State after they staged a Manila jail rampage that saw a police officer stabbed and a former opposition senator held hostage.
A powerful typhoon shifted and abruptly gained strength Sunday as it blew closer to the northeastern Philippines, prompting evacuations from high-risk villages and the capital.
In Manila, a family unites to secure care and treatment for Daddy Lolo, their beloved grandfather. Along the way, they witness just how ill-equipped the country is to manage COVID.
The colorful, crowded vehicles are a cheap and popular form of public transport. But they also pollute the air. Jeepney drivers have been pushing back against government plans to phase them out.
According to his family, Manila police say, the lone gunman, who carried out Friday's attack on a casino that left at least 37 dead, was Jessie Carlos, a former Finance Department employee.
Local media say bodies were found in the casino attacked by what police said was one man. Police think the man, who died later of apparent suicide, shot a gun and set fires to steal gambling chips.
Security for the visit is intense, because the last two pontiffs to tour the country were targeted for assassination.
The city's "traffic enforcers" will be on duty for up to 24 hours at a stretch during the pontiff's visit, with no time to run to the toilet.