Philippines


Muslim rebels caution Philippine military

2014-04-15 13:31

A leader of the Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group has urged the military to take precautions after a clash in which 20 people were killed, exposing the fragile nature of a landmark peace accord.

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.

Manila supplies island after China blockade

2014-03-12 16:19

The Philippines has air-dropped food and water to soldiers stationed on a grounded transport ship on the disputed Second Thomas Shoal, after China blocked two Filipino supply ships from reaching the troops.

Filipino rebels detonate mines, 16 hurt

2014-03-03 09:51

Philippine communist rebels using land mines have wounded 11 troops and five civilians in the south of the country, military officials say.

Exotic animals seized in Philippines

2014-02-25 22:40

Wildlife authorities have seized nearly 100 exotic animals that had been smuggled into the southern Philippines in the second such haul in just two weeks.

Filipino police kill 7 'drug' dealers in shootout

2014-02-22 05:30

Philippine authorities killed at least seven alleged drug traffickers and arrested dozens of others in raids in a southern city, police say.

Philippine school raided over child porn

2014-02-18 13:00

Government agents have raided an Internet child porn operation based in a Philippine school and arrested its president and eight other people, investigators say.

Aid short 100 days after Philippine typhoon

2014-02-15 16:02

An enormous need for assistance remains unmet 100 days since one of the most powerful typhoons on record devastated the eastern 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.

Filipino diplomat to lead climate change fast

2014-01-31 09:40

A Philippine diplomat who went without food for 14 days last year will lead another fast in a bid to pressure world leaders over climate change.

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.

Horror tale of child sex abuse village unfolds

2014-01-26 08:51

In a remote Philippine village, toddlers played oblivious at a nursery as the house next door became part of a horrifying child pornography ring, with live footage of children performing sex acts being streamed online to paedophiles around the world.

Hong Kong to destroy massive ivory stockpile

2014-01-24 08:13

Authorities in Hong Kong will destroy most of its huge stockpile of confiscated illegal ivory in a process that could take up to two years, officials say.

Philippines - 'source' for child cybersex

2014-01-17 23:00

The Philippines has rapidly become a key hub of the billion-dollar global child cybersex industry, with operators aided by widespread poverty and legal loopholes.

Police crack Filipino live-stream paedophile ring

2014-01-16 16:55

Police around the world say they have dismantled a paedophile ring that streamed live sexual abuse of Filipino children as young as six over the Internet.

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.

 

Gunmen abduct China tourist from Borneo resort

2014-04-03 13:22

Gunmen have abducted a Chinese tourist and a Filipino worker from a dive resort on Malaysia's Borneo island, a report says.

UN: 2013 extreme events due to climate change

2014-03-25 10:25

The head of the UN weather agency has blamed extreme weather on human-induced climate change, citing key events that wreaked havoc in Asia, Europe, the US and Pacific region last year.

12 dead in rebel attacks in Philippines

2014-03-10 12:40

Communist rebels have launched a series of attacks in southern Davao del Sur province's Matanao township, killing 10 government troops and wounding nine, officials say.

Two detained in online child abuse raid

2014-02-26 18:24

Four minors have been rescued and two suspects detained in the Philippines following a raid on an apartment where children were made to disrobe for Internet cameras.

Philippines: China water cannoned fishermen

2014-02-24 13:05

The Philippines' military chief has accused China's coast guard of firing water cannon at Filipino fishermen for the first time to drive them away from a disputed sea shoal.

Filipino sisters free after 8 months captivity

2014-02-21 10:13

Two Filipino sisters kidnapped by Muslim extremists eight months ago have escaped their captors in the jungles of the southern Philippines and told authorities they were kept in a hut.

Philippine capital's traffic nightmare

2014-02-17 10:29

Residents of the Philippine capital got the first taste of a traffic nightmare that will likely worsen and drag on for four years, say city officials.

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.

10 Koreans arrested over gambling site

2014-02-05 11:02

Philippine police anti-cybercrime agents have arrested 10 South Koreans for allegedly operating an illegal online gambling site in a posh apartment in Manila, an official says.

Violence in Philippines as peace deal nears

2014-01-28 16:59

Philippine troops have killed various members of a Muslim rebel faction, officials say, underscoring volatility as the government and the main rebel group enter the final stage of a peace process.

Filipino troops battle rebels opposing peace deal

2014-01-27 08:03

Philippine troops have clashed with hardline Muslim rebels opposed to the government's newly concluded peace deal with a main insurgent group and wounded at least two militants.

Manila police seize drugs worth $30m

2014-01-24 22:00

Reports from Manila say Philippine police have seized huge quantities of methamphetamine worth about $30m and arrested four men.

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.

Philippines a ‘source country’ for trafficking

2014-01-17 13:22

A UK-based children's charity says it will expand an anti-human trafficking project in the Philippines, as fears grow that young survivors of deadly typhoon Haiyan are becoming easy prey.

Philippines arrest linked to Mexican cartel

2014-01-16 14:07

Philippine anti-narcotics agents have arrested four Canadians for allegedly trafficking illegal drugs from Mexico.

Baby shot during Philippine new year party

2014-01-02 14:49

A three-month old baby boy has died after being accidentally shot during raucous new year celebrations in the Philippines, police say.

 
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