The shallow quake struck a few kilometres from Maragusan municipality in the province of Davao de Oro on Mindanao island.
At least six gunmen armed with rifles and wearing military-style uniforms opened fire in the governor's home in the central province of Negros Oriental.
The killed governor Roel Degamo had won the contest for the Negros Oriental governorship following a recount that unseated his local rival, who had previously been proclaimed the victor.
Defence department chief Carlito Galvez says granting the US greater access to its military bases is meant to "enhance its ability" to defend the country against "external threats".
Philippine coast guard also said that the Chinese ship also maneuvered "dangerously close" to block the a Filipino patrol vessel in the South China Sea.
The defence arrangement signed by Marcos and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will allow Japanese troops to join training exercises to respond to natural disasters and humanitarian needs in the Philippines.
Expanded deal, which allows US access to at least nine military bases, was made following a meeting between Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
Philippines sits along the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of intense seismic as well as volcanic activity that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.
Washington is reportedly seeking access to more bases in the Southeast Asian nation’s western coast facing the South China Sea and in northern Luzon across the sea from the Taiwan Strait.
The ICC said it had granted its prosecutor's request to reopen an investigation into drug war killings and other suspected rights abuses.
The SF-260 plane was on a training flight on Wednesday from Sangley airport in Cavite province, south of Manila, when it plummeted into a rice field in Bataan province.
The tax court says in its ruling it acquitted 2021 Nobel laureate because of the prosecution's failure to prove their guilt beyond reasonable doubt.
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