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Stories with place: Manila
  • Malaysia reports first Asian death from MERS virus 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:04 am
  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Malaysian man who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.

  • 2 Abu Sayyaf militants killed in Philippine raid 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:07 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - Police commandos stormed a southern Philippine hideout of suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists blamed for kidnappings and extortion, triggering a firefight that led to the killing of two militants and the capture of six others, officials said.

  • 'Running priest' in Philippines campaigns for poor 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 3:46 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - As the band of protesters approached a red stoplight, a cry went up from the priest leading them: "Run! Run! Run!"

  • Safety ruling clears Philippines to add US flights 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:04 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - American aviation authorities cleared Philippine airlines to increase flights to the United States after safety standards improved and the European Union opened its skies to the Southeast Asian country's main budget carrier.

  • Pineda plans solo album, but not leaving Journey 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:46 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - Arnel Pineda says he's been putting together an album of his own compositions in his own voice to release this year, but he quashed rumors that he's gearing up to leave the American rock band Journey.

  • Philippine court rules family planning law legal 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:19 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a family planning law is constitutional, allowing the government to provide reproductive health care services primarily to the country's poor despite strong opposition to the law from the Roman Catholic Church.

  • Filipino rebels form party as they end rebellion 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:08 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - The largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines said Tuesday it had formed a political party as it turns away from a decades-long rebellion after signing a peace pact with the government.

  • Man wanted in Oklahoma arrested in Philippines 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:25 pm
  • GEARY, Oklahoma - A man wanted on child rape charges from Geary has been arrested in the Philippines and returned to Oklahoma.

  • Italian diplomat on abuse charge in Philippines 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 11:31 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - Philippine police said Monday they have detained a vacationing Italian diplomat and filed complaints of human trafficking and child abuse after he was allegedly found in the company of three underage boys at a resort.

  • Italian diplomat on abuse charge in Philippines 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 10:40 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - Philippine police said Monday they have detained a vacationing Italian diplomat and filed complaints of human trafficking and child abuse after he was allegedly found in the company of three underage boys at a resort.

  • Philippines says captives are on southern island 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:27 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - Gunmen who kidnapped a Chinese tourist and a Filipino worker from a Malaysian resort have brought their captives to an island township in the Philippines' southernmost province, authorities said Friday.

  • Narcotics officers say synthetics emerging in Asia 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:34 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - Methamphetamine is the drug of choice in Asia but new synthetic drugs have found their way in the region, with authorities always playing catch up with traffickers, international drug enforcers said Tuesday.

  • Old US ship home to Filipinos in China standoff 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 10:07 am
  • ABOARD BRP SIERRA MADRE, Spratly Islands - On board the crumbling carcass of this World War II-era warship, Filipino marine 1st Lt. Mike Pelotera and his eight men make their way to a mid-level deck to raise the Philippine flag up a leaning pole and then salute it. Across the calm, turquoise waters, two Chinese coast guard ships lurk, looking on.

  • Mitsubishi Motors buys Ford Philippine auto plant 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 12:52 am
  • TOKYO - Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Monday it is buying Ford's shuttered plant in the Philippines to grow in market where car ownership is on the rise.

  • Philippines files evidence against China's claims 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 8:44 pm
  • MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines presented evidence to an international tribunal against China's sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea, ignoring Beijing's warning that the case will damage ties.

  • Philippines signs contract to buy 12 fighter jets 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 7:26 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines on Friday signed contracts worth $527 million to buy 12 fighter jets from South Korea and four combat utility helicopters from Canada to boost the capability of its air force, one of the weakest in Southeast Asia.

  • Philippine tax collector guns for higher revenues 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:26 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - The sharp-shooting bureaucrat in charge of getting Filipinos to pay their fair share of taxes couldn't have chosen a higher profile target: Manny Pacquiao, the world champion boxer and hero to millions.

  • Philippines and Muslim rebel group sign peace deal 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 9:37 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine government signed a peace accord with the country's largest Muslim rebel group on Thursday, the culmination of years of negotiations and a significant political achievement for President Benigno Aquino III.

  • Malaysian leader takes break from plane crisis 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 9:30 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - Sharing the limelight with the Philippine president, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak smiled and clapped Thursday as he witnessed the signing of a historic peace deal between Manila and Muslim insurgents that his government brokered.

  • IMF raises Philippine growth forecast to 6.5 pct 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 8:52 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday raised its 2014 economic growth forecast for the Philippines to 6.5 percent, up from its January projection of 6.3 percent, with typhoon reconstruction expected to boost the economy.

  • After Haiyan, Philippines expands crop insurance 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 3:50 am
  • CALAMBA, Philippines - The aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has added urgency to finding a solution to a longstanding problem: less than 10 percent of farmers have crop insurance, and while its advantages are widely understood, few can afford it.

  • Philippines refuses to free 2 top communist rebels 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 8:52 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - Philippine officials said Sunday that they would not release two leaders of a violent rebel group fighting to overthrow the government, whose arrests were a serious blow to one of Asia's longest-running communist insurgencies.