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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

Philippine hostages 'treated well'

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 12:23

Three aid workers kidnapped in Philippines last month say they are being treated well by their captors.
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Kidnapped aid workers are 'alive'

Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 7:14

The Red Cross says three of its workers kidnapped in the southern Philippines last week are alive and well.
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Aid workers taken in Philippines

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 6:54
related countries: Italy Italy, Switzerland Switzerland

Three aid workers, including an Italian and a Swiss national, are kidnapped in southern Philippines, says the Philippine Red Cross.
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Philippines communists mark 40th

Friday, December 26th 2008, 10:47

The Philippines Communist Party marks its fourth decade with a call to achieve revolution through armed insurgency.
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South Philippines blasts kill two

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 15:40
related places: Iligan

Two people are killed and dozens hurt in twin blasts in shops packed with Christmas shoppers in Iligan, the southern Philippines.
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Deaths as Philippines ferry sinks

Monday, December 15th 2008, 3:22

A wooden ferry carrying 100 passengers capsizes in the northern Philippines, with 22 people reported drowned.
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Philippine gang shooting kills 16

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 10:50
related places: Manila

At least 16 people are killed in a shoot-out between gunmen and police in the Philippine capital Manila.
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Philippine rebels ambush soldiers

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 9:08
related countries: Norway Norway

Communist rebels in the Philippines ambushed and kill five soldiers, as informal peace efforts in Norway falter, officials say.
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Mindanao fears peace monitor exit

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 7:27

Both fighters and civilians in the Philippines express concern about the withdrawal of international peace monitors.
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Arroyo husband falls ill on plane

Friday, November 21st 2008, 16:50
related countries: Japan Japan

The husband of Philippines President Gloria Arroyo is taken ill on a plane, forcing a diversion to Japan.
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Philippines ferry captain held

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 15:34

The captain of a Philippines ferry that capsized killing 42 people is detained over allegations the vessel was overloaded.
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Philippine ferry sinking kills 39

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 12:41

A ferry overturns in strong winds in the central Philippines, leaving at least 39 people dead, police say.
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Philippines angry at Enfield show

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 12:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Enfield, London

The Philippine embassy in London complains over a sketch featuring a Filipina maid in Harry Enfield's BBC show.
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Philippine miners survive floods

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 6:37

Six miners trapped in a Philippine mine shaft when it flooded last week, are brought out alive.
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Philippines fighting 'kills 16'

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 7:58

The Philippines military says it has killed at least 16 Muslim guerillas in renewed fighting in the south of the country.
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Three die in Philippine typhoon

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 6:18
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Typhoon Hagupit has left three dead in the Philippines and 13 trapped in a mine, and is now heading towards Hong Kong.
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Mindanao fighting

Monday, September 8th 2008, 5:48

Have peace talks in the Philippines collapsed for good?
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Mudslides bury Philippines homes

Sunday, September 7th 2008, 11:56
related places: Mindanao

At least 11 people are killed as two landslides triggered by heavy rains bury several houses on Mindanao island in the Philippines.
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Philippines to scrap peace panel

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 6:56

The Philippine government scraps a panel holding peace talks with southern Muslim separatists, in the wake of deadly fighting.
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Deadly bus blast in Philippines

Monday, September 1st 2008, 9:09

A powerful explosion rips through a bus in the southern Philippines, killing at least four people.
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Manila ferry blast suspect held

Saturday, August 30th 2008, 10:03
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A leading suspect in the Philippines' worst militant attack - the 2004 Manila Bay ferry bombing - is arrested in Bahrain.
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Peacekeepers to stay in Mindanao

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 8:46
related places: Mindanao

Malaysia says its peace monitors will remain in the southern Philippines, after days of fierce fighting there left dozens dead.
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Philippine autonomy deal scrapped

Thursday, August 21st 2008, 8:17

The Philippine government pulls out of a controversial autonomy deal with Muslim separatist rebels, following days of fighting.
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Troops deploy in Philippine south

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 8:20

Extra troops deploy in the southern Philippines, a day after separatist rebel raids left about 30 people dead.
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Philippine rebels in new attacks

Monday, August 18th 2008, 9:05

Separatist rebels battle troops in a number of southern Philippine towns, amid unrest over an autonomy deal.
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Manila court mulls autonomy deal

Friday, August 15th 2008, 10:41

The Philippine Supreme Court opens a hearing on a controversial autonomy deal with southern Muslim separatists.
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Philippine displaced begin return

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 7:35

Troops defuse a bomb in the southern Philippines, as tens of thousands displaced by fighting begin to return home.
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Philippine troops retake villages

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 9:16

Rebels in the southern Philippines are said to be leaving occupied villages, after fighting which displaced 160,000 people.
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Thousands flee Philippine clashes

Monday, August 11th 2008, 10:58

Up to 130,000 people are displaced due to fighting between the army and rebels in the southern Philippines, reports say.
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