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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

Philippine rebels kill soldiers

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 9:13

At least 10 Philippine soldiers have been killed in an ambush by communist rebels in the north of the country, officials say.
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VIDEO: Mass military drill in South China Sea

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 8:31
related countries: United States United States

Annual joint military exercises involving thousands of US and Philippine troops are taking place in the South China Sea.
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China 'needs consistency' on sea

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 6:41
related countries: China China

A report says China needs a "consistent policy" on the South China Sea if it is to resolve disputes, amid rising tensions with the Philippines and others.
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VIDEO: Manila tries 'purifying paint'

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 2:34
related places: Manila

In the Philippines capital, Manila, which is one of the most polluted cities in the world, a paint which it is claimed can purify the air is being used.
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Philippines and China in new spat

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 14:19
related countries: China China

The Philippines and China accuse each other of further maritime intrusions in disputed waters following a stand-off last week.
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US and Philippines in sea drills

Monday, April 16th 2012, 5:39
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Manila

Joint US-Philippine military exercises get under way in the South China Sea, with Manila locked in a stand-off with Beijing over a disputed shoal.
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Bomb hits Philippines cock-fight

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 14:58

Three people are killed and dozens are wounded after a grenade is thrown into a cock-fighting arena in the southern Philippines.
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Philippines 'pulls warship back'

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 11:39
related countries: China China

The Philippines sends a second ship to join its largest warship in a stand-off with two Chinese ships, even as both sides commit to diplomacy.
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Philippine navy in China impasse

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 7:47
related countries: China China

The Philippines says its largest warship is engaged in a stand-off with two Chinese surveillance ships in the South China Sea.
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Philippines bus bomb 'kills two'

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 5:40
related places: Mindanao

At least two people are thought to have died in a bus bombing on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.
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Fire-hit ship docks in Malaysia

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 17:37
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A cruise ship with 1,000 people on board that was disabled by a fire off the Philippines arrives in Malaysia after repairs.
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Fire-hit ship sails for Malaysia

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 14:28

A cruise ship disabled by a fire has been repaired and is sailing slowly from Philippines waters to Malaysia, its operator says.
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Eating your way to happiness in the Philippines

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 3:00
related places: Manila

The Manila restaurant which promises to lift your spirits
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US warning on North Korea rocket

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 13:54
related countries: Australia Australia, North Korea North Korea, United States United States

A senior US official says a North Korean rocket launch may affect an area between Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines, an Australian newspaper reports.
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Arrest warrants for Arroyo couple

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 9:33

A Philippine court issues arrest warrants for former President Gloria Arroyo and her husband Jose Miguel Arroyo over corruption, reports say.
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US-Philippine drills in Palawan

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 4:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Palawan

The Philippines confirms that it is holding an annual military drill with the United States next month in Palawan, near disputed South China Sea territory.
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US 'busts major smuggling rings'

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 0:23
related countries: China China, United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan

The US authorities say they have smashed several major smuggling rings bringing fake goods to the US from China, Taiwan and the Philippines.
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China, Manila trade words on sea

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 7:45
related countries: China China

China and the Philippines trade barbs amid a rumbling row over exploration in disputed areas in the South China Sea.
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VIDEO: Philippines' overcrowded bat cave

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 17:20

The number of bats living in a sanctuary in the Philippines has increased so much that many are being forced out of their habitat.
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Arroyo pleads not guilty to fraud

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 4:13
related places: Manila

Former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo pleads not guilty to electoral fraud before a court in Manila.
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Gunmen storm Philippine city jail

Monday, February 20th 2012, 7:00

At least three people are killed after dozens of gunmen attack a jail in the southern Philippines in a bid to free a prisoner, police say.
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Logging blamed for Philippine flood deaths

Monday, February 20th 2012, 2:47

How logging led to tragedy in storm-hit Philippines
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VIDEO: Logging blamed for Philippine deaths

Monday, February 20th 2012, 2:38
related places: Mindanao

Kate McGeown reports from Mindanao in the southern Philippines, where illegal logging and a tropical storm combined with deadly consequences.
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Search on for Philippine missing

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 12:12

Search and rescue teams look for survivors of a 6.7 magnitude quake that shook the central Philippines on Monday, leaving dozens dead or missing.
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Deadly quake hits the Philippines

Monday, February 6th 2012, 16:07

At least 15 people die and 29 are missing after a 6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes islands in the central Philippines.
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Close encounters with Philippine witches

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 12:00

Searching for witches on a tropical island
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Philippines seeks militant's body

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 10:28

Troops in the Philippines are still searching for the body of top militant Marwan who was reported killed on Thursday, a military spokesman says.
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'Militants killed' in Philippines

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 11:20

The Philippine military says it has killed three senior militants from al-Qaeda-linked groups in a raid in the south of the country.
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Philippines seeks US defence ties

Friday, January 27th 2012, 12:31
related countries: United States United States

The Philippines confirms that it is discussing ways to "maximise" defence ties with the US amid territorial disputes in the region.
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