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Patronage politics

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 0:28

Philippine massacre exposes political underworld
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Witness describes Philippine killings

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 10:14

The first eyewitness to testify against the chief suspect in a Philippines massacre describes the horror of the scene.
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Security boosted in Philippines

Sunday, January 10th 2010, 6:06

More than 100,000 police and soldiers are being deployed in the Philippines to prevent political violence ahead of May elections.
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Philippines suspect denies murder

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 5:47

The chief suspect in the massacre of 57 people in the southern Philippines pleads not guilty to 41 counts of murder.
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Philippines suspect denies murder

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 5:47

The chief suspect in the massacre of 57 people in the southern Philippines pleads not guilty to 41 counts of murder.
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Philippines orders piracy classes

Monday, January 4th 2010, 11:58

The Philippines is to start mandatory anti-piracy classes for its many sailors deployed internationally.
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Fresh ferry disaster hits Philippines

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 5:23

Three people are dead and 22 missing after the second ferry disaster to hit the Philippines in days, coast guards say.
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Philippine vessels collide at sea

Thursday, December 24th 2009, 5:49

At least 27 people are missing after a passenger ferry collided with a fishing boat in the Philippines, officials say.
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In pictures

Monday, December 21st 2009, 12:39

Fears of Philippine eruption spark evacuation
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Mayon volcano 'may erupt within days'

Monday, December 21st 2009, 7:19

Philippine scientists have raised the alert level for the volatile volcano Mount Mayon, amid fears of an imminent eruption.
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Massacre suspect in Manila court

Friday, December 18th 2009, 14:09
related places: Manila

The chief suspect in the massacre of 57 people in the Philippines - the country's worst political killing - appears in court.
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Philippine volcano 'still a danger'

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 11:20

A major eruption of the volatile Mount Mayon in the Philippines is still likely, and could be just weeks away, scientists warn.
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Filipinos in volcano evacuation

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 17:11

More than 20,000 people are evacuated from around Mt Mayon in the Philippines, amid fears of a big eruption from the volcano.
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'Ten killed' in Philippines clash

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 12:21
related places: Mindanao

At least nine rebels and one soldier are killed in fighting on southern Mindanao island, an army spokesman says.
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Jailbreak frees 31 in Philippines

Sunday, December 13th 2009, 10:36

Suspected Islamist militants storm a jail in the southern Philippines freeing 31 prisoners, including two rebel commanders.
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Tribesmen free Filipino hostages

Sunday, December 13th 2009, 10:28

Gunmen have released more than 40 hostages held for three days in a jungle hideout in the southern Philippines, officials say.
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Islamists flee after Philippines jailbreak

Sunday, December 13th 2009, 6:22

A group of suspected Islamic militants storm a jail in the southern Philippines, freeing 31 prisoners.
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Philippines martial rule lifted

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 14:54

Philippines President Gloria Arroyo lifts martial law in a southern province where 57 people were killed in political violence.
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Philippine hostage talks continue

Friday, December 11th 2009, 8:30

Talks are continuing in an attempt to free dozens of hostages held by an armed group in the southern Philippines.
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Gunmen hold Philippines hostages

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 14:02

An armed group holds dozens of hostages in the southern Philippines despite earlier reports they had been released.
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Philippines martial law criticised

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 4:03

The Philippine human rights head criticises the imposition of martial law in a province that witnessed a political massacre.
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Charges over Philippines massacre

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 13:30
related places: Mindanao

Philippines prosecutors charge 24 people with rebellion, after a massacre last month on the island of Mindanao.
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Philippines peace deal 'in 2010'

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 11:13
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The Philippine government and Muslim separatist rebels hope to reach a peace deal by April next year, a Malaysian facilitator says.
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Philippines seeks clan suspects

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 5:25

Police in the Philippines seek 161 people over the election-related massacre of 57 people in Maguindanao province.
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Philippine rebels in peace talks

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 5:07
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Kuala Lumpur

The Philippine government and a Muslim rebel group re-open peace talks in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.
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Manila pursues 3,000 clan rebels

Monday, December 7th 2009, 10:53

Philippine forces say they are pursuing at least 3,000 armed clansmen in a province now under martial law.
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Philippines arrests in crackdown

Sunday, December 6th 2009, 8:34

Philippines police arrest more than 60 people and find a major arms cache, in raids after a massacre in the south.
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Martial law in Philippine province

Saturday, December 5th 2009, 8:37

A Philippines province is under martial law after the election-related massacre of 57 people, the first such move in decades.
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Philippine forces raid clan homes

Friday, December 4th 2009, 12:25

Philippines investigators backed by soldiers raid the compound of a clan suspected in last week's mass political killings.
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Philippines massacre watch list

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 11:19

The Philippines justice department issues a watch list naming 19 suspects in last week's mass political killing.
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Manila pulls police from massacre area

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 15:39

The Philippine government moves to replace the entire police force of a southern province where 57 people were massacred.
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Marcos to run in Philippine poll

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 10:44

The former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos, registers as a candidate for congress in next year's elections.
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