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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

Marcos musical set for London stage

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 15:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical about ex-Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos is to be staged at London's National Theatre, the show's director says.
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US-Philippine military drills begin

Monday, May 5th 2014, 7:26
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Manila

About 5,500 troops from the United States and the Philippines begin an annual military exercise, amid tensions between Manila and China.
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Arrests over Philippine 'sextortion'

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 7:42

Police in the Philippines say they have arrested dozens of suspects linked to an online cybersex blackmail syndicate.
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Philippine clashes leave 15 dead

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 7:17

Heavy fighting in the southern Philippines results in the deaths of 14 militants and one soldier, military officials say.
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VIDEO: Protests flare at Obama's Asia pact

Monday, April 28th 2014, 23:56
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Asia

US President Barack Obama says the US is not trying to contain, or counter China, just hours after he agreed a new defence agreement with the Philippines.
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Obama hails Philippines defence pact

Monday, April 28th 2014, 9:58
related countries: United States United States

Obama says a Philippine military pact expanding US troop presence will promote stability - and says the US is not trying to contain China.
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Manila and HK resolve hostage row

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 12:17
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Manila

The Philippines and Hong Kong agree to resolve a row over a 2010 bus hijacking in Manila that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead.
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British man shot dead in Philippines

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 9:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man who opened a scuba diving business in the Philippines is shot dead.
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Philippine court backs birth control

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 11:12

The Supreme Court in the Philippines approves a birth control law, despite a fierce fight by the influential Catholic Church.
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Case filed against China sea claims

Monday, March 31st 2014, 4:08
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The Philippines submits evidence to a UN tribunal hearing its case against China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, despite warnings from Beijing.
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China sea spat captured on camera

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 6:27
related countries: China China

A Chinese navy vessel harasses a Philippine supply boat off a disputed island, in a spat witnessed by Western journalists on board.
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Philippines landmark accord signed

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 10:44
related places: Asia

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebel group in the Philippines signs a peace deal with the government, ending one of Asia's longest conflicts.
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Manila in China blockade protest

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 10:38
related countries: China China

The Philippines lodges a protest with China, accusing its coastguard of preventing two civilian vessels reaching sailors on a disputed shoal.
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Manila in China water cannon protest

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 11:31
related countries: China China

The Philippines lodges a protest with China over reports Chinese coast guard fired a water cannon at Filipino fishermen near disputed territory.
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China accused of firing water canon

Monday, February 24th 2014, 12:12
related countries: China China

A Chinese vessel fired a water cannon at Filipino fishermen near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, the top Philippine military chief says.
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Philippines thanks world for aid

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 8:54

The Philippines commissions billboards in some of the world's prime advertising sites to thank people for their help after Typhoon Haiyan.
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Philippines bus crash kills 13

Friday, February 7th 2014, 6:48

At least 13 people have been killed and several more hurt after a bus plunged into a ravine in the northern Philippines, officials say.
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VIDEO: Typhoon Haiyan's devastating legacy

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 23:23

Three months after Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm to ever hit the Philippines, many people who fled their devastated homes have still been unable to return.
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China media slams Hitler comparison

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 15:15
related countries: China China

Chinese state media reacts angrily to remarks made by the Philippine president, who warned against appeasing China like Europe appeased Hitler.
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VIDEO: How to make a beauty queen

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 22:00

Jonas Gaffud is credited with helping Megan Young win the first Miss World crown for the Philippines. The BBC went along to find out how he did it.
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VIDEO: Philippines typhoons inspire musical

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 13:50
related places: Manila

A musical about the devastating effects of flooding in the Philippines has opened in Manila.
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Manila rejects HK apology demand

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 9:55
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The Philippines says it will not apologise for a hostage crisis which killed eight Hong Kong tourists, after the territory initiated sanctions.
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Philippines offensive 'kills 37'

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 10:55

A two-day military offensive kills at least 37 Philippine rebels who opposed a recent peace deal aimed at ending the long-running insurgency, the military says.
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Filipino police 'used torture wheel'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 8:37

Human rights groups criticise police in the Philippines for the alleged use of a 'torture wheel' at a detention facility.
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Philippines and rebels reach deal

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 14:38

The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front reach agreement on the final section of a deal to end a long-running insurgency.
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VIDEO: Villages under water in Philippines

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 3:48

The Philippines has been facing another tropical storm only two months after the deadliest typhoon ever to hit the country.
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Philippines web abuse ring smashed

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 3:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A paedophile ring which streamed live child abuse from the Philippines over the internet is broken up by a UK-led international police operation.
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Britons pay to see webcam sex abuse

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 17:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British paedophiles are among those paying to watch the abuse of children in the Philippines via webcams, a BBC investigation finds.
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Philippine pilgrims in mass parade

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 5:10
related places: Manila

Roman Catholics fill the streets of the Philippine capital Manila in a procession intended partly to pray for victims of last year's typhoon.
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