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News: Philippines

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

Will Philippine rebel deal bring peace?

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 23:21

Hopes that Philippine rebel deal will bring peace
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Peace plan signed in Philippines

Monday, October 15th 2012, 10:33

The Philippines signs a framework peace plan with its largest Muslim rebel group aimed at paving the way for an end to a 40-year conflict.
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VIDEO: Peace plan signed in Philippines

Monday, October 15th 2012, 10:31
related places: Mindanao

An agreement between the Philippines government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) provides for a new autonomous region on the southern island of Mindanao.
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Philippines cyber law suspended

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 9:17

The Philippines' top court suspends a controversial law targeting cybercrime, following protests by critics who say it stifles free speech.
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Philippine rebels in peace deal

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 9:01

The Philippine president announces a framework deal that he says can lead to "final and enduring" peace with the country's largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
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VIDEO: Philippine rebels agree peace deal

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 8:20

The Philippine president announces a framework peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
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Ex-Philippine president arrested

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 11:51

Former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo is arrested in hospital on plunder charges for allegedly misusing state funds while in office.
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Philippine cyber law takes effect

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 6:31

A controversial law targeting cybercrime in the Philippines comes into effect, fuelling online protests amid censorship fears.
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Philippines priest in ivory probe

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 15:09

A priest in the Philippines is to be investigated over possible links to illegal trade in ivory, authorities say.
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VIDEO: Manila slum residents evicted

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 14:30
related places: Manila

One hundred families in a shanty town in eastern Manila, in the Philippines have been evicted to make way for a commercial development.
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Law bans cybersex in Philippines

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 10:44

The Philippines outlaws cybersex and online sex video chat, as part of the new Cybercrime Prevention Act
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Making Philippine food more mainstream

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 21:33

Philippines struggles to improve its culinary image
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'Mystery' stick insect discovered

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 3:04

A mysterious and bizarre multicoloured, smelly new species of stick insect is discovered in The Philippines.
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Big quake strikes off Philippines

Friday, August 31st 2012, 16:20

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake strikes off the Philippine island of Samar, causing tsunami evacuations and power cuts.
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Philippines sees growth rate slow

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 4:11

The Philippines economic growth rate slowed in the second quarter as a fall in global demand hurts its exports and industrial output.
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Funeral for Philippine minister

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 7:49

The Philippines holds a state funeral for Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, who died in a plane crash, after six days of national mourning.
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Philippine minister's body found

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 6:50

The body of Philippine Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo is recovered from the sea after the plane he was travelling in crashed on Saturday.
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Philippine official in air crash

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 16:12

Philippine Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo is missing after a light aircraft he was travelling in crashed into the sea, officials say.
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Asia faces biggest disaster risk

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 6:54
related countries: India India
related places: Asia

Emerging economies in Asia, including India and the Philippines, face the greatest financial risk from natural disaster, analysis suggests.
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Rise in Philippines flood deaths

Friday, August 10th 2012, 12:28

At least 60 people are now known to have died in rain and floods that paralysed the Philippines this week, the country's disaster agency says.
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VIDEO: Manila counts cost of floods

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 13:07

Filipinos face the massive task of cleaning up the damage the floods have caused
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Philippines ramps up flood relief

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 12:07
related places: Manila

Efforts are under way to help hundreds of thousands of people displaced by deadly floods in the Philippine capital, Manila, and nearby areas.
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VIDEO: More deaths in Philippine floods

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 5:54
related places: Manila

At least 19 people have died and more than 80,000 are being looked after in emergency shelters after torrential rain left many parts of the Philippine capital Manila underwater.
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More deaths in Philippine floods

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 12:33
related places: Manila

Nineteen people are now known to have died in severe floods in the Philippines, as officials warn heavy rain will continue to fall.
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VIDEO: 'Twitter saved me from the floods'

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 6:39

Resident Kassy Pajarillo describes how she used Twitter to help rescue her mother and grandmother from severe flooding in the Philippines, where 16 people are known to have died.
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Philippine capital hit by floods

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 12:19
related places: Manila

At least nine people are reported dead as torrential rain causes flooding that has paralysed most parts of the Philippine capital, Manila.
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VIDEO: Floods paralyse Philippine capital

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 9:15
related places: Manila

Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes as torrential rain causes heavy flooding in parts of the Philippine capital Manila.
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UN backs Philippine contraception

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 10:45

The United Nations urges the Philippines to pass a bill that will allow the government to provide free contraception, amid concern over maternal mortality rates.
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Philippines to auction sea blocks

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 4:49
related countries: China China

The Philippine government is set to auction off three areas in the South China Sea for oil and gas exploration that China also claims.
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