US Marine in transgender murder gets charged

2014-12-15 18:57

Philippine prosecutors have filed murder charges against a US Marine accused of killing a Filipino transgender woman, in a case that has fanned anti-American sentiment.

US, Philippine ties above transgender murder

2014-10-20 16:39

Philippine President Benigno Aquino says the murder of a Filipino transgender prostitute allegedly by a US Marine should not sour ties with the United States.

Philippines thanks world for typhoon aid

2014-02-08 09:03

The Philippines have taken to social media and bought ad space in the world's most prominent strips to thank the global community for its help three months after typhoon Haiyan.

Philippine military says 17 Muslim rebels killed

2014-01-28 09:33

The Philippine military says it has killed 17 militants opposed to a peace deal between the government and the country's main Muslim rebel group, as fighting raged for a second day.

Destruction hampers rescue efforts after Haiyan

2013-11-11 00:30

Rescue workers are struggling to reach ravaged towns and villages in the central Philippines to deliver aid to survivors of a powerful typhoon that killed an estimated 10 000 people.

Church fights birth control in Phillipines

2013-07-09 11:00

A relentless Catholic Church campaign to derail a birth control law in the Philippines has started its final phase at the Supreme Court, the verdict will impact millions of poor Filipinos.

5 killed in Philippines mine attack

2013-05-04 16:06

Communist insurgents has attacked a major mining company in the central Philippines, killing five soldiers and burning equipment and buildings.

7 killed in clashes in Malaysian Borneo

2013-03-03 10:00

Five Malaysian policemen and two gunmen have died in a fresh clash on Borneo as fears mounted that violence had spread to other areas, police say.

Philippine leader criticises gunmen

2013-02-21 15:51

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has criticised gunmen who entered a Malaysian state in a bizarre effort to stake a territorial claim, warning their actions could lead to conflict.

Philippines declares state of calamity

2012-12-08 11:03

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has declared a state of national calamity, four days after this year's strongest typhoon left nearly 1 000 people dead or missing.

Philippines to sign peace plan with rebels

2012-10-15 09:00

The biggest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines is set to sign a landmark peace plan with the government aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency in which 150 000 people have died.

250 000 flee as floods paralyse Manila

2012-08-07 14:05

Half of Manila is under water and 250 000 people have fled their homes as torrential rain paralysed the city, sweeping away houses, stranding residents on rooftops and triggering a landslide.

Philippines alert after bin Laden death

2011-05-02 12:04

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has ordered stepped up security around the country following the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Philippines to restart talks with rebels

2011-01-14 14:32

The Philippines says it will restart peace talks next month with Muslim separatist rebels in an effort to end a decades-long insurgency that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.

Strict Twitter crackdown on officials

2010-11-09 14:30

Twitter jokes about Vietnam by one of Philippine president Benigno Aquino's speechwriters has led to a social media crackdown on government officials.

Philippine police admit blunders

2010-08-24 22:09

Philippine police have conceded they blundered ending a bus hijacking that was played out on live television and left eight Hong Kong tourists dead.

Aquino checks finances

2010-07-01 16:18

Philippines President Benigno Aquino and his team have spent their first full day in office inspecting state coffers.

Aquino ready to lead Philippines

2010-04-29 15:01

With the Philippine elections less than two weeks away, Benigno Aquino appears passionate in wanting to be president and more comfortable with the hopes so many have for him as the country's saviour.


Philippines reviews blacklisting of Hong Kong journos

2014-11-24 12:14

The Philippines is set to review its entry ban on nine Hong Kong journalists who shouted questions at President Benigno Aquino during a summit in Indonesia last year, an official says.

Obama warns China, backs Philippines

2014-04-29 10:03

US President Barack Obama has ended an Asian tour with a warning to China against using force to resolve territorial disputes, and an "ironclad" promise of military support for the Philippines.

China, Philippines trade insults over territory

2014-02-07 18:36

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has brushed off a barrage of Chinese insults that were triggered by him comparing China's rulers with the Nazis.

Imelda Marcos ordered to hand over jewels

2014-01-14 14:43

A Philippine court decision ordering the widow of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to relinquish more than $100 000 in jewellery is a victory for Filipinos, an official says.

Kerry reassures Asia amid US shutdown

2013-10-10 14:24

Secretary of State John Kerry has assured Asian nations that the US is committed to resolving a fiscal impasse as some leaders, expressed anxiety over the lingering.

Six killed in Manila blast

2013-06-01 09:00

Six people have been killed when a powerful explosion tore through a luxury apartment block in the Philippine capital, officials say.

Golan fears as rebels hold peacekeepers

2013-03-07 16:00

Syrian rebels are keeping 21 UN peacekeepers hostage on the Golan Heights despite world condemnation of the spillover of Syria's conflict onto the sensitive armistice line with Israel.

Compensation for martial law victims

2013-02-25 08:13

Victims of human rights violations under the leadership of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos are to receive compensation under a law signed by President Benigno Aquino III.

US salvage should not damage reef: Aquino

2013-01-21 14:04

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has given instructions not to allow the US to salvage its grounded minesweeper without Philippine involvement, in order to minimise damage to coral reefs.

Arroyo enters no plea in plunder case

2012-10-29 10:00

A Philippine court has entered a not guilty plea for former president Gloria Arroyo on a plunder charge, a case that will be a test of the government's ability to tackle corruption.

Philippines cyber law slammed

2012-10-03 15:01

The Philippine government is facing a barrage of protests as a cybercrime law goes into effect that critics say has imposed dictator-style monitoring and policing of the internet.

Vote rigging: Philippines' Arroyo charged

2011-11-18 14:22

Philippine authorities have ordered ex-president Gloria Arroyo to be arrested on charges of conspiring with a feared warlord to rig an election, an offence that could lead to life in jail.

Revolution: Philippine lessons for Mideast

2011-02-23 11:06

The Philippines is marking 25 years since a revolution ousted its dictator, a "people power" uprising that has provided one template for the revolts now sweeping the Arab world.

Philippines tourism campaign bombs

2010-11-22 10:13

The Philippines says it has killed off a controversial new tourism campaign after President Benigno Aquino added his voice to widespread criticism of the project.

'Too early' for foreign rescue aid

2010-10-27 10:45

Indonesia's foreign minister says he does not yet see a need for foreign rescue aid after natural disasters have left at least 179 people dead.

Filipinos vent on Facebook

2010-08-24 18:04

Philippine President Benigno Aquino's Facebook account has been flooded with insults and criticism over the botched hostage rescue in Manila than left eight Hong Kong tourists dead.

Philippines set for change

2010-06-09 10:29

Benigno Aquino is set to be proclaimed the next president of the Philippines after he achieved one of the most emphatic election wins in the country.

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