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Philippines

Earthquake: M 4.5 - 211km SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines

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Abu Sayyaf

Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin says 2 Germans kidnapped for 6 months have been released by Abu Sayyaf militant group - @AP

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Abu Sayyaf

Editor's note: According to a @Reuters report, Philippine militant spokesman Abu Rami has told a local radio station two Germans who've been held captive in the South have been freed. We are looking for confirmation on this development from official sources. - Tricia

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Philippines

Philippine Islamist militants threatening to execute German hostages say they may extend deadline - @Reuters

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Philippines

Earthquake: M 5.0 - 101km SSE of Pondaguitan, Philippines

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Philippines

Philippines steps up army patrols on island where 2 Germans are being held captive - @Reuters

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US Marine accused in Philippines transgender murder case

Family of killed transgender Filipino files murder case against US Marine - @stcom

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US Marine accused in Philippines transgender murder case

US to keep custody of a Marine named as a suspect in the murder of a transgender Filipino he met in a bar - @Reuters

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Philippines

Earthquake: M 4.6 - 104km SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines

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Mayon Volcano, Camalig, Bicol Region, PH

Photo: Philippines' Mayon Volcano continues to spew sulfur dioxide - @johnsonmanabat via @ANCALERTS

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Eid al-Adha

Photo: Filipino Muslims hold morning prayers in front of the Blue Mosque in celebration of Eid-al-Adha, in Taguig city, south of Manila - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Philippines

Chinese Embassy in Philippines says 3 Chinese nationals shot dead in country - @cctvnews

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Bulatukan, Soccsksargen, PH

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes 6 miles east-southeast of Bulatukan, Philippines - @USGS

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Israel-Syria tensions

Philippines pulls Golan Heights peacekeepers early as security worsens, military says - @AFP

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Philippines

Earthquake: M 5.0 - 78km SE of Lukatan, Philippines

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Mayon Volcano, Camalig, Bicol Region, PH

Photo; Lava chunks roll down side of Philippines' Mount Mayon after activity forces evacuation of thousands - @BBCWorld

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Mayon Volcano, Camalig, Bicol Region, PH

Philippines orders evacuation of thousands as Mayon volcano threatens to erupt - @AFP

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Albay, Bicol Region, PH

Philippines evacuates more than 12,000 from Albay province as volcano crater grows red - @Reuters

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Leyte, Eastern Visayas, PH

At least 29 missing after passenger ferry sinks off Southern Leyte, Philippines; rescue operations ongoing - @rapplerdotcom

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Philippines

Passenger ferry sinks off Southern Leyte, Philippines, reportedly carrying more than 50 people; rescue operations ongoing - @PhilippineStar

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