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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

Taiwan rejects Philippines apology

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 18:14
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Manila

Taiwan imposes more sanctions on the Philippines despite an apology from President Benigno Aquino for the death of a Taiwanese fisherman in disputed waters.
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Estrada elected mayor of Manila

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 11:51
related places: Manila

Joseph Estrada, the former president of the Philippines overthrown 12 years ago in a popular uprising, is elected mayor of the capital, Manila.
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Taiwan demands Philippines apology

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 6:21
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan gives the Philippines until Wednesday to apologise for the death of a fisherman whose vessel was fired on by the Philippines' coastguard.
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Philippines eyes Golan UN withdrawal

Friday, May 10th 2013, 8:23

The Philippines' foreign minister says he wants to withdraw its peacekeepers from the UN force in the Golan Heights, after a series of abductions by rebels.
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Taiwan protest after fisherman shot

Friday, May 10th 2013, 5:59
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Manila, Taipei

Taiwan demands an explanation from Manila after a fisherman was shot and killed in disputed waters by the Philippine coastguard.
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Mayon volcano in deadly eruption

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 10:50

The Philippines' volatile Mount Mayon volcano blasts ash and rocks into the air, killing five climbers and injuring at least seven others.
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Philippine mayor in deadly ambush

Friday, April 26th 2013, 5:05

Gunmen kill at least 10 people in an ambush on a local mayor in the southern Philippines, police say, ahead of polls in May.
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VIDEO: Campaigners call for elephant 'retirement'

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 15:27
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A campaign group is urging a zoo in the Philippines to move a 39-year-old elephant into a sanctuary in Thailand as they are concerned over the animal's mental and physical health.
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Charlie does surf

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 8:12

How Apocalypse Now inspired surfers in the Philippines
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'Rare pangolins found' on China boat

Monday, April 15th 2013, 12:01
related countries: China China

Hundreds of dead pangolins, a protected species of anteater, were found on a Chinese fishing boat that ran aground on a reef in the Philippines, officials say.
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AUDIO: Apocalypse Now's 'surfing legacy'

Monday, April 15th 2013, 6:42

The BBC's Kate McGeown explains how surfing has transformed the culture and industry in the Philippines
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Chinese fishermen face reef charges

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 10:11
related countries: China China

The Philippines charges 12 Chinese fishermen with poaching after their boat ran aground on a protected coral reef, reports say.
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US reassigns reef crash sailors

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 11:03
related countries: United States United States

Four navy officers of a US minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef in the Philippines have been relieved of their duties, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'I paid captors to free my husband'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 13:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

The wife of an Australian man kidnapped by an al-Qaeda-linked group in the Philippines has revealed that she paid a ransom of four million pesos (US$98,000) to secure his release.
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Abu Sayyaf release Australia hostage

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 2:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Warren Rodwell, an Australian man kidnapped 15 months ago by an al-Qaeda-linked group in the Philippines, is released.
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VIDEO: Philippines firearms industry booms

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 3:44

Owning a firearm is not illegal in the Philippines and manufacturing guns has become a lucrative job for many locals.
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Philippines delays contraception law

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 9:47

The Philippines' top court delays implementation of a controversial law providing free access to contraception and family planning.
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Syria UN hostages talks continue

Friday, March 8th 2013, 12:07
related countries: Syria Syria

Negotiations to free 21 Filipino peacekeepers held hostage by Syrian rebels are continuing, despite earlier hopes the group would be released by Friday morning, the Philippines says.
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VIDEO: Peacekeepers taken hostage in Syria

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 10:04
related countries: Syria Syria

The Philippines has demanded the immediate release of 21 of its nationals working as UN observers who have been kidnapped by rebels in Syria.
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Filipinos taken hostage in Syria

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 4:31
related countries: Syria Syria

The Philippines calls for the immediate release of 21 of its UN observers who were taken hostage by Syrian rebels near the Golan Heights.
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Malaysia boosts security in Sabah

Monday, March 4th 2013, 13:00

Malaysia sends additional troops to Sabah state amid an increasingly violent confrontation with a Philippines clan claiming territory there.
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Philippines clan urged to surrender

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 10:08
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Philippine President Benigno Aquino calls on members of a clan occupying a Malaysian village to surrender to avoid further bloodshed.
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'14 dead' in Sabah stand-off clashes

Friday, March 1st 2013, 12:57
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

At least 14 people are reported to have died in clashes to end a siege at a village in Malaysia's Sabah province by a Philippines clan, police say.
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'Two dead as shots fired' in Sabah

Friday, March 1st 2013, 10:35
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

At least two Malaysian policemen are reportedly killed in clashes at a village in Sabah province occupied by a clan from the Philippines.
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Aquino urges end to Sabah stand-off

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 6:13
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Philippines President Aquino tells a sultan whose supporters are occupying part of Malaysia's Sabah province to end the stand-off or risk legal action.
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Philippines money for Marcos victims

Monday, February 25th 2013, 8:05
related places: Marcos

The Philippine president signs a law to give compensation to victims of the country's former leader, Ferdinand Marcos.
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VIDEO: Filipino workers speak of abuse

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 2:00

Many people faced with limited job options and grinding poverty in the Philippines have decided to look for work overseas - but they risk being forced into slave labour.
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Sabah stand-off with Filipino group

Friday, February 15th 2013, 8:44
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian troops are negotiating with about 100 men from the Philippines holed up in a remote part of Sabah on Borneo island, officials say.
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