Filipino govt, rebels discuss Muslim self-rule

2014-08-01 19:55

The Philippine government and rebel negotiators have began a new round of meetings to draft a Muslim self-rule law after falling behind a timetable laid out in a peace treaty.

Philippine President: A bomb couldn't stop reform

2014-07-28 17:54

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has called his opponents desperate and expressed confidence that many people will carry on his reforms even if he was stopped by a bomb.

Philippines and Muslim rebels sign peace deal

2014-03-27 13:41

The Philippine government has signed a peace accord with the country's largest Muslim rebel group, the culmination of years of negotiations.

Desperate survivors seek to flee typhoon zone

2013-11-12 07:29

Thousands of survivors have swarmed an airport in the Philippines city which bore the brunt of Typhoon Haiyan, but only a few hundred managed to leave the shattered, rain-lashed city.

Typhoon survivors beg for help as aid dwindles

2013-11-11 09:13

Dazed survivors of a super typhoon that swept through the central Philippines killing an estimated 10 000 people have been begging for help and scavenging for food, water and medicine.

Massive typhoon hits the Philippines

2013-11-08 07:27

One of the most intense typhoons ever recorded has torn into the Philippines, triggering flash floods and ripping down buildings as millions of people huddled indoors.

Massive devastation after Philippines quake

2013-10-16 12:34

Residents have told of the sheer terror and devastation of a 7.2 magnitude Philippine earthquake as blocked roads and destroyed bridges hinder the rescue efforts.

Filipino president snubbed by China

2013-08-29 12:01

The Philippines says that China has withdrawn an invitation to President Benigno Aquino to visit a trade fair in an apparent snub as the two countries are locked in a territorial dispute.

7 troops hurt in new Philippine bomb blast

2013-08-07 15:01

Two roadside bombs have exploded in the southern Philippines, one of which wounded seven soldiers, police say, in the latest attack to hit the restive region.

Philippines vows to defend territory

2013-06-12 14:04

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has vowed his country will not back down from any challenge to its sovereignty and territory amid a sea dispute with China.

Malay police open fire on Filipino clan

2013-03-01 14:26

A Filipino clan leader who occupied a Malaysian village with nearly 200 followers says Malaysian police opened fire in a bid to end the three-week standoff.

Philippine governor hits reporter

2012-07-09 09:03

A Philippine governor who whacked a broadcaster on the head with a microphone has been suspended for a month.

Philippines wants accord with rebels

2012-01-09 19:31

The Philippines wants a peace accord with the largest Muslim rebel group within 3 months.

Filipinos trapped; 59 dead in typhoons

2011-10-02 17:29

Philippine villagers are still marooned on rooftops after days as back-to-back typhoons leave 59 dead.

Condom battle in Philippine Congress

2011-05-18 17:08

Filipino President Benigno Aquino III says he is ready to be excommunicated from the Catholic Church for advocating free access to condoms.

Hong Kong cops inspect hostage bus

2010-08-30 14:24

Hong Kong forensic experts have inspected the bullet-peppered bus in which a hijacker killed eight tourists in Manila.

Philippines defends hostage handling

2010-08-24 08:48

Philippine authorities have defended their handling of a bus hostage crisis in which eight tourists were killed, but missteps point to security problems in the country.

Aquino: Fire officials

2010-08-04 16:10

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the sacking of government officials named by his scandal-tainted predecessor.

Philippine storm mayhem: 37 dead

2010-07-15 19:10

Typhoon Conson moved away from the Philippines after killing at least 37 people, plunging the main northern island into darkness and leaving the new president fuming.


Philippines plans $3bn effort for typhoon victims

2014-08-01 14:59

The Philippines will spend $3bn to rehouse some 200 000 families displaced by last year's super typhoon Haiyan that killed 6 100 people.

Philippine group protests Chinese reclamation

2014-06-12 10:40

Members of a political party allied with President Benigno Aquino III have marked Independence Day by protesting China's moves to reclaim land in in the South China Sea.

New cyclone hits victims of Typhoon Haiyan

2014-01-20 14:28

The United Nations has warned that more is needed to be done to help millions displaced by the Philippines's deadliest typhoon, after a new cyclone tore down flimsy shelters.

Typhoon survivors beg for help

2013-11-11 15:44

Dazed survivors of a super typhoon that swept through the central Philippines killing an estimated 10 000 people have been begging for help and scavenging for food, water and medicine.

Super typhoon forces millions to flee

2013-11-08 08:46

The strongest typhoon to hit this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land has battered the central Philippines, forcing millions of people to flee.

Thousands flee as typhoon nears Philippines

2013-11-07 14:02

Philippine officials have stated that thousands of villagers are being evacuated as one of Asia's most powerful typhoons this year approaches.

Fighting spreads as rebels besiege Philippine city

2013-09-12 15:02

Philippine forces are fighting Muslim rebels on two fronts as troops launched an offensive to retake parts of a key southern city besieged by guerrillas.

1000s of Filipinos in corruption protest

2013-08-26 11:56

Thousands of Filipinos have protested in a Manila park to call for the scrapping of a corruption-tainted development fund that allows lawmakers to allocate government money unfairly.

Philippines adds 2nd warship to fleet

2013-08-06 14:55

The Philippines has celebrated the arrival of a US Coast Guard cutter as its second major warship to challenge China's massive territorial claims, including potentially oil-rich seas.

Manila issues apology for Taiwan death

2013-05-16 09:04

The Philippine president has apologised to Taiwan for the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Philippine coast guard personnel.

Toll from typhoon rises to 420

2012-12-07 09:01

Authorities say the death toll from a strong typhoon that hit the Philippines has risen to about 420 people and nearly 400 are missing.

Philippine president visits quake site

2012-02-08 08:57

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has visited a central province damaged by a 6.9-magnitude earthquake that triggered landslides, collapsed houses and killed at least 48 people.

Arroyo in Philippine court showdown

2011-11-18 09:08

The Philippine government, the judiciary and ex-president Gloria Arroyo are set for a court showdown as she seeks to travel abroad for medical treatment while under investigation for corruption.

Aquino urges China to boost investment

2011-08-31 18:00

The Philippine president has urged Chinese companies to invest more in his country despite a territorial spat and pledged they would receive open and equal access.

Rebels kill 10 Filipino soldiers

2010-12-15 13:02

Suspected communist guerrillas have killed 10 army soldiers returning to their camp in the central Philippines ahead of a Christmas cease-fire, say officials.

Filipino hostage victims go home

2010-08-25 08:46

As most survivors of the Philippines hostage drama return to Hong Kong with the bodies of their fellow tourists, the country grapples with outrage over its handling of the saga.

Philippine weather boss axed

2010-08-06 16:20

President Benigno Aquino has fired the head of the Philippine weather service and blames him for failing to warn the public of a deadly typhoon.

China braces for typhoon

2010-07-16 16:01

Disaster prevention teams are fanning out across southern China in preparation for torrential rains and lashing winds as Typhoon Conson creeps toward land.

Aquino promises to deliver

2010-06-30 12:10

Benigno Aquino III, the son of two democracy heroes, has told hundreds of supporters that he will deliver on his promise to tackle corruption during his presidency.

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