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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

World's largest captive croc dies

Monday, February 11th 2013, 2:48

Lolong, a six metre-long saltwater crocodile weighing over 1,000kg, dies in an eco-park in the Philippines.
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Two Philippines hostages released

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 3:56
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Islamist militants release two Filipino hostages, believed to have been kidnapped last June while working for Jordanian TV, in the southern Philippines.
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VIDEO: US Navy to dismantle stricken ship

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 15:03
related countries: United States United States

The US Navy plans to dismantle a minesweeper that ran aground on a coral reef in Philippine waters.
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Philippines beats growth target

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 6:17

The Philippines posts better-than-expected growth boosted by a strong performance of the country's services sector.
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Manila church protester sentenced

Monday, January 28th 2013, 17:10

A pro-contraception activist who interrupted a church service in the Philippines in 2010 has been sentenced to up to 13 months in prison.
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Stuck US ship 'taking in water'

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 8:11
related countries: United States United States

A US Navy minesweeper which ran aground on a coral reef in a Unesco heritage site off the Philippines is badly damaged and taking in water, officials say.
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China anger at Philippine UN move

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 12:41
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China reiterates its claims to territory in the South China Sea, after the Philippines said it would take Beijing to a UN tribunal to settle the dispute.
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Manila 'taking sea row to court'

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 12:17
related countries: China China

The Philippines says it will challenge Chinese claims in the South China Sea at a UN tribunal, after diplomatic efforts to resolve the row fail.
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Gun attack in Philippine court

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 11:38
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian man opens fire in a Philippine court, killing two people and wounding another, reports say.
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US ship stuck on Philippine reef

Friday, January 18th 2013, 7:54
related countries: United States United States

A US Navy minesweeper is stuck on a coral reef off the Philippines, in a Unesco heritage site, after running aground early on Thursday.
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Philippine gun 'accomplice' held

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 11:50
related places: Manila

A man accused of reloading the gun used to kill seven people in a rampage south of the Philippine capital, Manila, on Friday is arrested.
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Deadly gun attack in Philippines

Friday, January 4th 2013, 11:10
related places: Kawit, Manila

A gunman opens fire in the Philippine town of Kawit, south of Manila, killing at least seven people before being shot dead by police.
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Aquino signs contraception bill

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 8:20

Philippines President Benigno Aquino signs into law a family planning bill that took 14 years to pass amid opposition from the Catholic Church.
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Video shows kidnapped Australian

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 17:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian national Warren Rodwell, held hostage for more than year by Philippine Islamists, is shown alive in a video posted on social media.
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Riot after Philippine slum fire

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 9:35

Residents of a Philippine shanty town clash with firefighters and beat one person to death, as a Christmas day blaze left hundreds homeless.
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Philippines signs new rights law

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 9:45

The President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino signs a new human rights law on the forced disappearance of individuals by state officials.
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Philippine MPs back contraception

Monday, December 17th 2012, 16:24

Legislators in the Philippines defy the powerful Roman Catholic Church to vote in favour of state-funded contraception.
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Philippine storm toll tops 1,000

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 4:49

The number of people killed when Typhoon Bopha struck the southern Philippines earlier this month climbs to more than 1,000.
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Many still missing in Philippines

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 16:17

The number of people missing after Typhoon Bopha swept through the Philippines rises sharply.
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VIDEO: Philippines death toll 'still rising'

Friday, December 7th 2012, 11:50

The president of the Philippines has travelled to areas devastated by Typhoon Bopha as the death toll continues to rise.
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Aquino sees typhoon devastation

Friday, December 7th 2012, 6:05

President Benigno Aquino visits typhoon-hit areas in the southern Philippines, as official figures show more than 400 people were killed.
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VIDEO: Young boy pulled from typhoon mud

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 6:51

The number of dead from typhoon Bopha that battered the southern Philippines has risen to at least 325. Nearly 400 people are missing.
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Philippine storm toll passes 300

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 6:22

More than 300 die and hundreds are missing after Typhoon Bopha cut a swathe of devastation across the southern Philippines, officials say.
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VIDEO: Philippines typhoon toll rises

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 15:19

The death toll from a powerful storm battering the southern Philippines has risen to about 200, as rescue teams head for affected areas.
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VIDEO: Typhoon death toll rises rapidly

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 10:44

The death toll from a powerful storm battering the southern Philippines has risen to about 200, as rescue teams head for affected areas.
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Philippines typhoon toll rises

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 10:30

The death toll from a powerful storm battering the southern Philippines rises to about 200, as rescue teams head for affected areas.
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VIDEO: Philippine typhoon death toll rises

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 5:27

A powerful typhoon has battered the Philippines destroying homes, disrupting travel and cutting power lines.
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Philippines storm 'kills dozens'

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 16:05

More than 40 people are reported killed as a powerful typhoon sweeps across the southern Philippines, forcing thousands to be evacuated.
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VIDEO: Philippines hit by Typhoon Bopha

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 15:22

More than 40,000 people have been moved into shelter as a powerful typhoon hits the southern Philippines.
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VIDEO: Typhoon Bopha hits Philippines

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 6:33

A powerful typhoon has struck the southern Philippines causing flooding and power cuts and forcing tens of thousands of people to leave their homes.
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