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We have started to collect the most important news related to Philippines in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Philippines: news

Ten dead as typhoon hits Philippines

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 12:17

Ten people are reported to have been killed as Typhoon Goni dumped torrential rain in the northern Philippines, causing landslides and floods.
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Philippine hostages escape in raid

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 6:44

Two coast guard personnel who were held hostage by Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf escape during an army raid, say Philippine officials.
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Rare Philippine eagle shot dead

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 11:14

A rare Philippine eagle has been shot dead just two months after finishing treatment for a previous gunshot and being released into the wild, conservationists say.
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Chris Brown promoter denies fraud

Friday, August 7th 2015, 10:06

Chris Brown's promoter refutes claims he defrauded an influential religious sect in the Philippines.
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Chris Brown arrives in China

Friday, July 24th 2015, 11:39

The singer is cleared to fly out of the Philippines after posting an Instagram video pleading with authorities to allow him to leave the country.
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Chris Brown can't leave Philippines

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 5:27
related places: Manila

After being stopped from leaving Manila over a row with a Christian group, Chris Brown posts videos saying he didn't do anything wrong.
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VIDEO: Largest Zumba class breaks records

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 9:38
related places: Mandaluyong

A new world record has been set in Mandaluyong, Manila for the largest ever Zumba class held in a single venue.
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China protests at Philippine ship plan

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 4:22
related countries: China China

China is urging the Philippines to remove a ship which serves as a military outpost in the disputed South China Sea.
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UN set for South China Sea challenge

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 8:20
related countries: China China

A UN tribunal is to begin deliberating whether it can hear a legal challenge over territorial claims in the South China Sea.
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Philippines confirms new Mers case

Monday, July 6th 2015, 6:35

The Philippines confirms its second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), in a foreign man who arrived from Dubai.
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Charges over sunk Philippines ferry

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 7:58
related places: Leyte

Philippines police file murder charges against the owner and crew of a ferry that capsized off the coast of Leyte, killing at least 56 people.
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Deadly ferry sinking in Philippines

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 15:18
related places: Ormoc

A passenger ferry carrying 173 people overturns outside the port of Ormoc in central Philippines, with at least 36 people reported killed.
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Philippine rebels hand over arms

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 6:34

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebel group in the Philippines hands over its first batch of weapons, as it embarks on a peace process.
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Growth in Philippines slows sharply

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 4:03

Growth in the Philippine economy slowed in the first quarter of the year to its lowest annual pace since 2011.
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VIDEO: The Filipinos who make fake diplomas

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 6:33

Detectives investigating the killings at Stepping Hill Hospital flew to Victorino Chua's native Philippines, where their investigation has cast serious doubt over his medical qualifications.
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Manila factory fire toll rises to 72

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 8:06
related places: Manila

The death toll in a fire that destroyed a footwear factory in the Philippine capital, Manila, rises to 72, officials say.
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Many dead in Philippine factory fire

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 4:26
related places: Manila

More than 45 people are confirmed dead and 26 are missing after Wednesday's fire at a rubber shoe factory in the Philippine capital Manila.
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Philippines to boost Spratly tourism

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 6:27
related countries: China China

The Philippines military chief visits a South China Sea island at the heart of a territorial dispute with China, vowing to help boost tourism.
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VIDEO: Noul heads for Japan

Monday, May 11th 2015, 11:47
related countries: Japan Japan

Typhoon Noul is tracking towards Japan, after hammering the Philippines over the weekend. Philip Avery reports.
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Typhoon Noul hits the Philippines

Monday, May 11th 2015, 3:04

A powerful typhoon hits the north-east Philippines, killing two people, though officials say most people learned from past storms and evacuated.
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VIDEO: Typhoon Noul hits northern Philippines

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 16:04
related places: Cagayan

A powerful typhoon known as Typhoon Noul hits Philippines' northern province of Cagayan, cutting electricity supplies to many parts of the region.
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Pakistan air crash kills ambassadors

Friday, May 8th 2015, 17:26
related countries: Norway Norway, Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistan military helicopter crashes in the north, killing seven people including the Norwegian and Philippine ambassadors, the army says.
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VIDEO: 'I impersonate boxer Manny Pacquiao'

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 22:59

The BBC meets Johnny Dagami, who makes a living in the Philippines, impersonating the famous boxer. Manny Pacquiao.
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VIDEO: 'Sad Filipinos' call for boxing re-match

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 9:02
related places: Manila

The BBC's Rico Hizon watched the match in Manila and gave the latest on the reaction of Filipinos who watched the fight.
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VIDEO: Heavyweight: Manila baker's boxer cake

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 0:19
related places: Manila

A baker in Manila has made a life-size edible replica of Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao, as he prepares to fight rival Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.
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Call to save power for Pacquiao bout

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 16:58

Residents of a Philippine island are asked to switch appliances off on Sunday to conserve power for boxer Manny Pacquiao's big fight.
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VIDEO: Maysak moves closer to Philippines

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 13:12

Typhoon Maysak is likely to bring strong winds and heavy rain to parts of the Philippines. Philip Avery has the latest
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FBI confirms militant Marwan's death

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 8:22
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The FBI confirms that a senior Malaysian militant known as Marwan was killed in a bloody raid in the southern Philippines in January.
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US marine on trial in Philippines

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 15:29
related countries: United States United States

The murder trial of Joseph Scott Pemberton, a US marine accused of murdering a transgender woman, gets under way in the Philippines.
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One Direction duo face drug warning

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 11:43
related places: Manila

One Direction stars Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson face losing more than £3000 each if they are caught using, or promoting, illegal drugs in Manila.
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