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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

Girl chooses Japan over parents

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 10:41
related countries: Japan Japan

A 13-year-old girl whose parents are being deported to the Philippines decides to stay in Japan with her aunt.
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OECD names and shames tax havens

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 14:47
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Malaysia Malaysia, Uruguay Uruguay

Costa Rica, Malaysia, the Philippines and Uruguay are on the OECD's blacklist of non-cooperative tax havens.
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Philippines rebels free hostage

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 15:11

Islamist militants release one of three hostages held for more than two months in the southern Philippines.
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Philippine hostage fate unknown

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 3:58

The Philippines Red Cross asks for proof of life for three hostages being held by Islamic rebels after a deadline passes.
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Philippines rebel charges dropped

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 12:51
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch prosecutors drop murder charges against Philippine Communist rebel leader Jose Maria Sison.
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Emergency declared on Philippine island

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 7:39

A state of emergency is declared on a southern Philippine island, where rebels have threatened to behead a captive aid worker.
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Bloody clash in south Philippines

Saturday, March 28th 2009, 5:47
related places: Mindanao

Seven Philippine soldiers and 20 Muslim rebels die in an eight-hour battle on Mindanao island, officials say.
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ICRC pleads for Philippines trio

Saturday, March 28th 2009, 0:07

The Red Cross head makes a rare public appeal on behalf of three ICRC staff being held hostage by rebels in the Philippines.
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Philippines hostage deal brokered

Thursday, March 19th 2009, 11:41

Philippine militants agree to release one of three kidnapped aid workers as government troops pull back, the Red Cross says.
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Philippine 'rape' victim recants

Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 12:53
related countries: United States United States

A Philippine woman who secured a high-profile rape conviction against a US marine has changed her story.
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Philippine clashes near hostages

Tuesday, March 17th 2009, 9:46

At least six people have been killed in the southern jungles of the Philippines, where three Red Cross hostages are being held.
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Elusive peace

Monday, March 16th 2009, 2:29

No relief for the victims of southern Philippines rebellion
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Grim struggle

Friday, March 13th 2009, 0:38

Life for villagers who fled fighting in the Philippines
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In pictures

Monday, March 9th 2009, 0:56

Refugees who fled fighting in southern Philippines
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Economy hit in Philippines

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 5:35

Global financial meltdown is directly affecting overseas workers' remittances to the Philippines.
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Tokyo flight turbulence hurts 47

Friday, February 20th 2009, 10:32
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Manila, Tokyo

Forty-seven people are injured as an airliner is hit by severe turbulence on a flight from Manila to Tokyo.
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Philippines hostage 'wants talks'

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 5:01

An interview apparently with a Red Cross worker held hostage in the Philippines calls for talks, not military action.
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Sri Lankan kidnapped in Philippines

Friday, February 13th 2009, 4:01
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan peace advocate is the latest victim of a wave of kidnapping in the southern Philippines.
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Militants arrested in Philippines

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 15:40
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Philippine troops arrest two men suspected of supporting the Indonesian militant group, Jemaah Islamiah.
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Dolphins rescued off Philippines

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 15:31

Fishermen rescue about 200 dolphins stranded in shallow waters off the Philippines.
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Philippine hostages make appeal

Friday, February 6th 2009, 6:39

Three aid workers kidnapped in the southern Philippines appeal on local radio for negotiations to secure their release.
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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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