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ShakeDrill

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 7:28
related places: Manila

The Philippine capital Manila had held its second annual ShakeDrill, in an attempt to prepare residents for a potential future earthquake.
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'House of horror'

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 23:15
related countries: Japan Japan

Decades after women in the Philippines were raped by Japanese soldiers during World War Two, the remaining survivors are still fighting for justice.
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Philippines condemns Abu Sayyaf killing of Canadian Robert Hall

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 2:55
related countries: Canada Canada

The Philippine president condemns the "brutal and senseless" killing of Canadian hostage Robert Hall by Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf.
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Duterte condemned for journalism remarks

Wednesday, June 1st 2016, 7:55

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's assertion that some journalists killed in the Philippines had "done something wrong" is condemned as "appalling" by media groups.
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Duterte declared next Philippine leader

Monday, May 30th 2016, 10:10

Rodrigo Duterte is officially declared the next president of the Philippines by parliament, but chooses not to attend the ceremony.
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Painting through Manila's murky waters

Sunday, May 29th 2016, 23:43
related places: Manila

Artists highlight pollution in Manila's rivers
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VIDEO: Duterte wants to bring back death penalty

Monday, May 16th 2016, 4:22

The Philippine president-elect, Rodrigo Duterte, has said he wants the death penalty re-introduced as Tim Allman reports.
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Philippine president backs death penalty

Monday, May 16th 2016, 2:35

The Philippine president-elect says he will seek to reintroduce the death penalty and give security forces shoot-to-kill powers in certain circumstances.
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Filipinos react to Duterte 'alcohol ban'

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 5:18

Reports the man set to lead the Philippines might ban alcohol in public places have outraged Filipinos - but some say it's exactly why they voted him in.
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Maverick wins Philippine presidency

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 12:32

Anti-crime politician Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte has won the Philippine presidential elections following the withdrawal of his main rivals.
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Hardliner claims Philippine election win

Monday, May 9th 2016, 21:40

Hardline candidate Rodrigo Duterte claims victory in the Philippine presidential election on a law and order platform.
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VIDEO: Philippines mayor's threat to criminals

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 23:43
related places: Davao

The leading presidential candidate in Philippines' elections has pledged to "kill criminals", continuing his tough stance as mayor of Davao.
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Philippines election: Populism, celebrity and ugly realities

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 23:35

Will the Philippines elections actually change anything?
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Final campaign rallies in Philippines

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 10:52
related places: Manila

Candidates in the Philippines presidential election hold rallies in the capital Manila ahead of Monday's vote.
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Cards Against Corruption: A game about the Philippines

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 0:18

Play a unique game about the Philippines
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Abu Sayyaf hostages make video plea

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 13:10
related countries: Canada Canada

Three hostages held by Islamist militants in the Philippines appear in a video pleading for their governments to meet the captors' demands.
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Fizzy drink polling in the Philippines

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 11:57

What fizzy drink choices say about Philippines election
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VIDEO: The Philippine election in emojis

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 23:04

The BBC's Rico Hizon conducts a rigorous poll to discover how Filipinos are feeling about the election - in emojis.
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A Snapchat journey in the Philippines

Friday, April 29th 2016, 4:39

A Snapchat journey in the Philippines begins
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Trudeau outrage at Philippines murder

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 9:32
related countries: Canada Canada

The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemns the beheading of a Canadian hostage kidnapped by Islamist militants in the Philippines.
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Canadian hostage killed in Philippines

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 2:23
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian man held captive by Islamist militants for months in the Philippines is killed, in an act Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls "coldblooded murder".
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Duterte sorry for Philippine rape remark

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 7:57
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A leading Philippines presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte apologises for his comments about the rape and murder of a female Australian missionary.
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Storm over Philippines rape comments

Sunday, April 17th 2016, 12:57
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A video of leading Philippines presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte joking about a murdered Australian rape victim provokes a storm of protest.
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US reveals joint patrols with Philippines

Thursday, April 14th 2016, 9:50
related countries: United States United States

The United States Navy is conducting rare joint patrols with the Philippines in the South China Sea, US officials reveal.
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Philippines clash kills 18 soldiers

Sunday, April 10th 2016, 5:18

The Philippines military says 18 soldiers have been killed in fierce fighting with Islamist militants in the south of the country.
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Marcos jewels used in corruption fight

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 3:11

A "virtual exhibit" of jewellery once owned by former first lady Imelda Marcos is being used as an anti-corruption campaign in the Philippines.
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Philippines seizes North Korean ship

Saturday, March 5th 2016, 12:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The Philippines says it has seized a North Korean cargo ship in the first enforcement of new UN sanctions targeting the country's nuclear programme.
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Body of German found in floating yacht

Monday, February 29th 2016, 18:45
related countries: Germany Germany

Police are investigating the death of a German sailor whose body was found slumped in a yacht drifting off the southern Philippines.
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Boxer Pacquiao apologises for gay slur

Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 11:53

Philippine boxer and politician Manny Pacquiao apologises in the face of severe criticism for saying homosexuals are "worse than animals".
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Imelda Marcos's jewellery to be sold

Monday, February 15th 2016, 22:42

A $21m collection of jewellery that once belonged to the former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos, is to be sold at auction.
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Nine dead in Philippine militant clash

Thursday, December 31st 2015, 4:43

A soldier and eight Abu Sayyaf fighters have died in a clash to free hostages held by the Islamist militant group, the Philippine army says.
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