At least nine people are killed and 60 others injured when two earthquakes strike the province of Batanes in the Philippines.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte bans U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Patrick Leahy from entering the country, as both are seeking to enforce sanctions on politicians involved in the prosecution of Philippine Senator and Duterte administration critic Leila de Lima. Duterte also threatens to tighten visa requirements for American citizens should the sanctions go through.
Antonio Halili, the mayor of Tanauan, Philippines, is shot dead by a sniper during a flag raising ceremony outside the city hall. Halili was known for parading people arrested on drug offenses through the city's streets.
Human rights activists and opponents of Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte stage protests led by the Philippine Catholic Church against the ongoing drug crackdown that has killed thousands of people.
Flights are cancelled and evacuations are ordered for over 100,000 people in the North Central Coast of Vietnam, in preparation for Typhoon Doksuri. The system has already claimed four lives passing over the Philippines.
A local politician and provincial Bayan Muna party leader in Aklan, Fernando Baldomero, is shot dead bringing the total number of political and human rights activists killed in the Philippines since the return of democracy in 1986 to over 1,200.