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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

In pictures: Philippine flood devastation

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 10:21

Villages flattened by flash floods in southern Philippines
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Philippines storm kills hundreds

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 17:19

A tropical storm kills at least 430 people in the Philippines, as night-time flash floods catch many people in their beds.
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VIDEO: Hundreds dead in Philippines floods

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 15:42
related places: Mindanao

More than 400 people have been killed and hundreds more are missing after a tropical storm caused devastating floods on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao.
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VIDEO: Philippines steps up flood rescue

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 8:31

Rescuers are continuing the search for survivors after floods killed more than 400 people and left many others missing in the southern Philippines.
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VIDEO: Inside a Philippines maternity ward

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 5:01
related places: Manila

As the Philippines government moves to provide free contraception to those who want it, BBC News takes a look at a busy maternity ward in Manila.
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VIDEO: Philippine contraception bill debate

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 4:12

The BBC's Kate McGeown reports from the Philippines, where a family-planning bill is pitting church against state.
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Fierce debate over Philippine contraception bill

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 0:10

Philippines contraception law divides the country
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Philippines sees fall in exports

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 3:38

Philippines exports fall by 14.6% in October as shipments of electronic goods, the country's biggest export, plunge.
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Philippines top judge impeached

Monday, December 12th 2011, 18:36

The Philippine Congress impeaches the country's Chief Justice Renato Corona for allegedly betraying public trust.
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VIDEO: Philippines shanty town hit by plane

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 16:45

A small plane has crashed into a school building in the Philippines, leaving at last 13 people dead.
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US teenager 'free' in Philippines

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 15:35
related countries: United States United States

Kevin Lunsmann, a 14-year-old US citizen, captured by suspected Muslim rebels five months ago is now free, say reports.
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Philippines plane in school crash

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 13:08
related places: Manila, Paranaque

A small plane crashes in the Philippines into a school in Paranaque near the capital, Manila, killing at least 13 people - including two children.
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VIDEO: Deadly blast at Philippines hotel

Monday, November 28th 2011, 7:13

An explosion has ripped through a small hotel in the southern Philippines, killing three people and injuring at least 27 more.
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Deadly blast at Philippines hotel

Monday, November 28th 2011, 6:04

An explosion hits a hotel in the southern Philippines, killing two people and injuring several more, most of whom are said to be wedding guests.
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Gloria Arroyo 'can quit hospital'

Friday, November 25th 2011, 7:17

Philippines former President Gloria Arroyo, under arrest for election fraud, is healthy enough to leave hospital, her doctors tell court.
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Arroyo arrested on fraud charges

Friday, November 18th 2011, 11:57

Philippines former President Gloria Arroyo is arrested on her hospital bed in Manila, accused of electoral fraud.
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VIDEO: Clinton targeted in Philippines protest

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 12:46
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been targeted by anti-US protesters during a visit to the Philippines.
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Arroyo halted at Manila airport

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 14:57
related places: Manila

Former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo is stopped from boarding a plane out of Manila, despite a court overturning her travel ban.
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Philippines in worker country ban

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 15:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India

The Philippines orders a ban on the deployment of its workers to 41 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq and India.
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Glee star's dad dies in stabbing

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 16:51

Charice Pempengco, Sunshine from Glee, has pulled out of gigs after her dad was killed in the Philippines.
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Thousands flee Philippine bombing

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 13:46

Thousands of Filipinos are fleeing a military offensive against Muslim rebels and criminal gangs in the south, on a second day of air strikes, reports say.
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Philippine military bombs rebels

Monday, October 24th 2011, 22:19

Military forces in the Philippines have carried out their first air strikes for three years on Muslim separatist rebels in the south.
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Philippines row over sex tourism

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 9:42
related countries: United States United States

The US ambassador to the Philippines, Harry Thomas, apologises for saying that 40% of male tourists visit the country for sex.
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VIDEO: Filipinos trapped by floods

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 11:53

Rescuers battle to reach areas affected by floods in the Philippines, which have left people are trapped on rooftops.
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Philippine kidnap victim is freed

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 7:09
related countries: United States United States

A Filipino-American woman, seized in the southern Philippines in July, is released, but her son and nephew are still being held.
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Recovery in storm-hit Philippines

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 7:21

The Philippines begins to recover from two typhoons in a week, amid a threat of more flash floods and landslides from the second, Typhoon Nalgae.
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VIDEO: Second typhoon in days hits Philippines

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 1:29

Typhoon Nalgae has brought devastation to the Philippines, killing one person and bringing fresh misery for more than a million people trapped by earlier storm floods.
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Philippines hit by second typhoon

Saturday, October 1st 2011, 14:26

The second typhoon to hit the Philippines in less than a week slams into the north of the country with many areas still flooded by the earlier storm.
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Hong Kong maid wins landmark case

Friday, September 30th 2011, 11:32
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong's High Court rules that a domestic helper from the Philippines should be allowed to apply for permanent residency.
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