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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: 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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Gunmen kill 15 in the Philippines

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 6:55

At least 15 men are killed in the southern Philippines when gunmen open fire on three boats, in what military officials say was fishing turf rivalry.
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Historic trial in the Philippines

Monday, January 16th 2012, 7:20

The Philippines begins its first-ever impeachment trial of the chief judge of the Supreme Court.
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VIDEO: Clashes over Manila slum demolition

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, 21:47
related places: Manila

The demolition of a shanty town in Manila leads to violent clashes between residents and the police.
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Manila complains over China ships

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 10:45
related countries: China China, Spratly Islands Spratly Islands

The Philippines accuses China of intruding into its waters around the disputed Spratly islands after three ships are spotted in December.
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Search after Philippine landslide

Friday, January 6th 2012, 4:27

Rescue teams continue to search for up to 150 people thought to be missing after a landslide struck a mining village in the southern Philippines.
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Philippines landslide 'kills 25'

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 7:09

At least 25 people die and 150 more are missing after a landslide triggered by rains hits a mining village in the southern Philippines, officials say.
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Ransom sought for Australian man

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 3:32
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Kidnappers holding an Australian man in the southern Philippines demand $2m (£1.3m) in ransom for his release, in a video message sent to his wife.
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Disease in flood-hit Philippines

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 4:28

At least five people die of leptospirosis and dozens are diagnosed with the illness in the aftermath of Typhoon Washi in the southern Philippines, officials say.
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AUDIO: Children of the Philippines flood

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 15:38
related places: Mindanao

The Mindanao manager for Save The Children told Radio 5 live how they were helping children affected by the flood damage.
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Philippine flood toll rises again

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 12:26

A total of 1,249 people are now known to have died in the flash floods in the Philippines triggered by Typhoon Washi more than a week ago, officials say.
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VIDEO: Human cost of Philippines floods

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 14:19
related places: Mindanao

The Philippines government is trying to get to grips with the the human cost of massive floods that have devastated the southern island of Mindanao.
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Philippines missing 'over 1,000'

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 5:53

The Philippines government says 1,079 people are still missing in the wake of Typhoon Washi, already known to have killed more than 1,000.
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Philippines battles flood damage

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 23:32

Philippines authorities struggles to deal with the aftermath of devastating Typhoon Washi, as unidentified bodies are buried amid health concerns.
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VIDEO: Mass graves for Philippines dead

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 17:43

Mass graves are being used for those that died in the weekend's storm that hit the Philippines, killing nearly 1,000 people.
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Philippines floods are 'calamity'

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 9:45

Philippines President Benigno Aquino declares a national calamity as he visits areas devastated by storms that claimed nearly 1,000 lives.
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VIDEO: Thousands need aid in Philippines

Monday, December 19th 2011, 20:41
related places: Mindanao

Aid agencies in the Philippines are trying to reach more than 120,000 people affected by flash flooding on the island of Mindanao.
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Thousands need aid in Philippines

Monday, December 19th 2011, 17:23

Disaster agencies in the Philippines attempt to provide help to thousands of survivors of flash floods in which at least 972 people died.
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A Philippine Christmas to forget

Monday, December 19th 2011, 17:21

Filipinos struggle to attend to both living and dead in flood aftermath
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