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Stories with place: Philippines
  • ADB ready to boost lending to Philippines by 66 percent 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 7:22 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Asian Development Bank said Tuesday it is ready to boost lending to the Philippines by 66 percent to about $3 billion to support the country's infrastructure and development needs.

  • Philippine leader seeks laws to end rebellion, dynasties story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 10:22 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine president asked Congress on Monday to pass a troubled Muslim autonomy bill at the heart of efforts to end a bloody rebellion in the country's south and legislation that aims to lessen the stranglehold on power of entrenched political families, which include his.

  • Philippine church accusing Chris Brown faces own legal probe story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 9:34 pm

    MANILA, Philippines - A politically influential and secretive Christian church involved in a legal dispute with American R&B singer Chris Brown has been caught in a rising tide of its own troubles, including allegations of abductions and misuse of funds.

  • Chris Brown leaves Philippines after ordeal over legal issue story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-24-15 8:58 pm

    MANILA, Philippines - Chris Brown finally left the Philippines and performed at a night club in Macau, but not without last-minute complications at the end of a three-day ordeal.

  • Pacquiao joins bid to help Philippines land FIBA World Cup 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 9:29 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao will travel to Japan next month to lend a hand as the Philippines bids against China to host the 2019 basketball World Cup.

  • Bomb kills 1, wounds 8 others in Philippines 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 9:44 pm

    MANILA, Philippines - A bomb packed with nails for more lethal effect has exploded in a massage parlor in the southern Philippines, killing one person and leaving at least eight wounded, officials said Friday.

  • Feds: 2 men traveled to Philippines for murder-for-hire plot 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 7:50 pm

    NEW YORK - Two North Carolina men were arrested Wednesday on charges that they carried out a contract killing, allegedly leaving a woman dead on a garbage pile in the Philippines before each collected a portion of their $35,000 fee.

  • Teen hostage held since March escapes Philippine militants 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 11:34 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A teenager who was kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf gunmen in March escaped her captors Monday when government troops discovered the militants' jungle hideout in the southern Philippines, the military said.

  • US Pacific Fleet chief joins surveillance of South China Sea 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 8:50 am

    MANILA, Philippines - In a move likely to irk China, the new U.S. commander of the Pacific Fleet joined a seven-hour surveillance flight over the disputed South China Sea over the weekend on board one of America's newest spy planes.

  • Main suspect in 2009 Philippine massacre dies in hospital 
    Updated: Jul-18-15 3:46 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Andal Ampatuan Sr., a former Philippine governor and one of the main suspects accused of ordering the killings of 58 people in the Philippines' worst massacre, has died of a heart attack in a government hospital, his lawyer said Saturday.

  • 5 die, 4 missing in collapse of coal pit wall in Philippines 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 6:08 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A wall in a vast coal pit collapsed in the central Philippines early Friday, killing five workers and leaving at least four others missing at a site where a similar deadly accident occurred two years ago, a governor said Friday.

  • Philippine festival expands screenings for Asian films 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 8:19 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines' leading independent film festival is adding a section showcasing Asian films, offering a venue for filmmakers facing censorship in other parts of Asia.

  • Philippine police kill 7 suspects in daylong anti-crime raid 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 10:42 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Nearly 500 policemen launched simultaneous raids on drug dens and other criminal hideouts in a southern Philippine city on Wednesday, killing seven suspects and arresting 39 others in one of the largest single-day anti-crime operations this year, police said.

  • Feds seek $12.5M in California assets in corruption case 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 8:13 pm

    LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Department of Justice took action on Tuesday to seize $12.5 million in California property and assets from a businesswoman who is at the heart of a massive corruption scandal in the Philippines.

  • Candy sickens 1,080 students in southern Philippines 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 8:52 am

    MANILA, Philippines - More than 1,000 students in a southern Philippine province fell ill Friday after eating fruit-flavored candy sold by vendors during their school recess, officials said.

  • Foreigner with MERS in Philippines now free of the virus 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 6:46 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A 36-year-old foreigner who tested positive for MERS after arriving in the Philippines from the Middle East is now free of the virus and will leave the hospital this weekend, officials said Friday.

  • Pacquiao seeks mercy for Filipino on death row in Indonesia 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 4:57 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao prayed with a Filipino woman on death row in Indonesia and promised to appeal for clemency in the latest bid from her country to save her.

  • SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China's island-building almost done story has photos
    Updated: Jul-10-15 4:28 am

    The dispute over the strategic waterways of the South China Sea has intensified, pitting a rising China against its smaller and militarily weaker neighbors who all lay claim to a string of isles, coral reefs and lagoons mostly in the Spratly and the Paracel islands. Only about 45 of them are occupied. The area is one of the world's busiest shipping routes, rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves, but it has now emerged as a possible flashpoint involving world powers and regional claimants.

  • WHO says too few countries taxing tobacco products enough 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 6:31 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Taxing cigarettes up to 75 percent of their retail price is among the most effective ways to reduce tobacco use, but too few governments levy high enough taxes, according to a World Health Organization global report released Tuesday.

  • Storm causes floods, knocks out power in north Philippines 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 8:16 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A tropical storm blew across the northern Philippines on Sunday, causing floods and power outages in several towns and prompting rescue teams to scramble to evacuate villagers in low-lying communities.

  • Murder complaints filed over capsized Philippine ferry story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 8:10 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Police in a central Philippine city said Saturday that they have filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port, leaving more than 50 people dead.

  • The Latest on Philippines: Deaths revised to 35; 20 missing story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 8:35 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The latest on the ferry sinking in the Philippines (all times local):

  • Top Philippine police chief ordered dismissed over contract 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 7:52 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines' anti-graft prosecutor on Tuesday ordered the national police chief and 10 other officers dismissed from the service for approving a contract to deliver gun licenses with a courier company that had no track record.