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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

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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Monday, July 30th 2012, 16:47

After recent police raids on illegal gun workshops in the Philippines, many underground gunsmiths are now being hired by a local arms manufacturer.
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VIDEO: Tropical storm Saola hits Philippines

Monday, July 30th 2012, 12:31
related places: Manila

Heavy rains brought by tropical storm Saola cause extensive flooding in parts of the Philippines' capital Manila and force many riverside communities to evacuate their homes.
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Coders sought for island hacking

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 0:53

Programmers are being sought for a two-month hackathon that will be held on a remote tropical island in the Philippines
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Philippines' Arroyo free on bail

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 9:32

Former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo leaves a military hospital where she has been detained for eight months after being released on bail.
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China rescues stranded frigate

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 6:01
related countries: China China

A Chinese navy frigate stranded in disputed waters near the Philippines frees itself and is heading home, officials say, averting a potential stand-off.
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China quizzed on stranded frigate

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 14:04
related countries: China China

The Philippines asks China to explain how one of its naval vessels ran aground within its claimed territorial waters.
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Philippines credit rating raised

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 1:42

Standard & Poor's raises the Philippines' credit rating, taking it one step away from its aim to become an investment grade economy.
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Nursing dream turns sour in the Philippines

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 0:55

Nursing dreams turn sour in the Philippines
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Philippine massacre witness dead

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 5:41

Another potential witness in a trial over the massacre of 57 people in the Philippines has been killed, a prosecutor says.
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Pacquiao won fight, says review

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 18:04

A WBO review into Manny Pacquiao's controversial defeat by Timothy Bradley comes out in favour of the Philippines fighter.
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China hails Philippines' pullout

Monday, June 18th 2012, 11:09
related countries: China China

China welcomes the Philippines' decision to pull out from a disputed part of the South China Sea, saying it hopes that this will ease tensions.
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Filipinos gripped by judge's TV trial

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 0:54

A Philippine judge's trial looks more like a soap opera
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Philippine top judge faces sack

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 15:46

Senators in the Philippines find the country's top judge guilty of failing to declare millions of dollars in assets, paving the way for his removal from office.
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Man fined for eating rare eagle

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 12:00

Conservationists in the Philippines express outrage over what they say is a lenient punishment for a farmer who shot and ate a rare eagle.
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China 'increasing ships at shoal'

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 9:55
related countries: China China

The Philippines says that more Chinese ships are at the disputed Scarborough Shoal, despite ongoing talks on the stand-off.
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VIDEO: Filipinos protest at Lady Gaga gigs

Monday, May 21st 2012, 5:22
related places: Manila

Filipino Christians have protested against Lady Gaga's planned concerts in Manila.
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Tech powers Philippines call centre success

Monday, May 14th 2012, 23:00

The technology powering the Philippines call centre revolution
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Philippine protest over China row

Friday, May 11th 2012, 7:25
related countries: China China
related places: Manila

Several hundred protesters wave flags and placards at the Chinese embassy in the Philippine capital over a month-long maritime stand-off with China.
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China bangs the war drum over South China Sea

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 12:49
related countries: China China

What lies behind China's dispute with the Philippines
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China suspends Philippine tours

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 8:19
related countries: China China

Most travel agencies in China are suspending tours to the Philippines amid tension over a stand-off in the South China Sea, Chinese state media say.
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Philippines fire leaves 17 dead

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 6:09

A fire sweeps through a department store in the southern Philippines, killing 17 employees who were sleeping in the shop.
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China warns Philippines over spat

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 8:46
related countries: China China

China warns the Philippines over 'serious mistakes' in the stand-off in the South China Sea and says it is prepared for "any escalation".
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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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