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Stories with place: Philippines
  • Filipino wins Magsaysay award for work to save ancient dance story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 11:09 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Amid the chimes of gongs, Ligaya Fernando Amilbangsa teaches a group of women and children the mystical moves of a centuries-old dance form she has struggled to save from oblivion in the Philippines' restive south.

  • 5 Filipinos die in creek accident while on charity mission 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 9:43 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Five people on a charity mission drowned and another went missing after they were swept away by a sudden current while crossing a creek in the northern Philippines, officials said Monday.

  • Influential Christian sect ends protests in Philippines story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 6:58 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Thousands of members of a politically influential Christian sect on Monday ended five days of street protests that set off huge traffic jams in the Philippine capital and sparked outrage from motorists.

  • 3 militants killed, 10 Philippine marines wounded in clash 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 7:43 am

    MANILA, Philippines - At least three Abu Sayyaf extremists were killed and 10 Philippine marines were wounded in a clash Friday with about 300 of the militants in a remote southern village, the military said.

  • Philippine economy grew 5.6 pct in the second quarter 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 3:13 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine economy grew by 5.6 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, slightly below the government's target, officials said Thursday.

  • Forbes: Mall tycoon Henry Sy tops Philippines' rich list 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 11:48 pm

    MANILA, Philippines - Property, retail and banking tycoon Henry Sy whose conglomerate owns the chain of SM Supermalls in his country and China has retained the title of the Philippines' richest person for the eight consecutive year, with his net worth up $1.7 billion from last year to $14.4 billion.

  • Ex-US Marine murder suspect dies in Philippine jail 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 11:01 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A former U.S. Marine facing double murder charges in the Philippines has died of a heart attack in a northern city jail, police said Wednesday.

  • Philippines seeks US help to protect troops in disputed sea story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 9:11 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine defense chief said he asked the visiting U.S. Pacific commander on Wednesday to help protect the transport of Filipino troops and supplies to Philippine-occupied reefs in the disputed South China Sea by deploying American patrol planes to discourage Chinese moves to block the resupply missions.

  • Typhoon Goni damages buildings, drenches western Japan story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 12:46 am

    TOKYO - A powerful typhoon damaged buildings, tossed around cars and flooded streets in southwestern Japan on Tuesday before heading out to the Sea of Japan.

  • US Marine admits choking transgender Filipino, denies murder 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 10:46 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A U.S. Marine charged with murder testified in court Monday that he choked a Filipino unconscious during a fight that started when he discovered that she was a transgender woman in a Philippine motel but stressed that he didn't kill her, his lawyer said.

  • LeBron visits Manila to mentor Filipino street ball talents story has photos
    Updated: Aug-20-15 9:03 am

    MANILA, Philippines - LeBron James hopes his story can inspire young Filipinos to rise from adversity through basketball.

  • 2 Filipino coast guard men escape from Abu Sayyaf extremists 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 2:07 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Two Philippine coast guard personnel who were threatened with beheading escaped from their Abu Sayyaf extremist captors when hundreds of troops stormed the militants' jungle base in the country's south, military officials said Thursday.

  • Thai blast strikes blow to tourism, pillar of ailing economy 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 10:58 am

    BANGKOK - The bomb blast that ripped through a Bangkok shrine, killing 20 and injuring dozens, is also certain to take its toll on tourism, the one bright spot in Thailand's sputtering economy.

  • Newspaper publisher killed in Philippines 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 9:22 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A motorcycle-riding gunman has killed the publisher of a small newspaper in the southern Philippines, police said Wednesday.

  • Thai blast strikes blow to tourism, pillar of ailing economy story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 5:37 am

    BANGKOK - The bomb blast that ripped through a Bangkok shrine, killing 20 and injuring dozens, is also certain to take its toll on tourism, the one bright spot in Thailand's sputtering economy.

  • Asia's 'infrastructure gap' threatens to hamper growth story has photos
    Updated: Aug-18-15 3:05 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Looking out at bumper-to-bumper Monday morning traffic crawling along the Philippine capital's main avenue, taxi driver Ranilo Banez shook his head in frustration.

  • American couple found dead in central Philippines 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 9:43 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A 58-year-old American and his Filipino-American wife have been killed and their decomposing bodies were found in a well in the central Philippines in a case suspected to be linked to robbery, police said Monday.

  • Hit maker David Foster: Asia looking to dominate world music story has photos
    Updated: Aug-17-15 8:37 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Music hit maker David Foster said Monday he's always on the lookout for fresh talent, and Asia seems to have a lot of it.

  • SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China rejects island building freeze story has photos
    Updated: Aug-16-15 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.

  • Fire engulfs Philippine ship with 544; only 2 minor injuries story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-15-15 12:49 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A two-story ferry with 544 passengers caught fire after docking in the central Philippines on Saturday and people jumped into the sea and clambered down the roof deck to escape black smoke. All passengers were safe and only two crew suffered bruises and cuts, officials said.

  • Philippines to open base near disputed sea even without US 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 10:37 am

    SUBIC, Philippines - The Philippines will go ahead with a plan to open military camps at Subic Bay facing the disputed South China Sea even if a proposed American military presence doesn't happen, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said Friday.

  • From bananas to phones: How cheaper yuan could reverberate 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 6:55 am

    HONG KONG - China's unexpected move this week to lower the value of its tightly-leashed currency, the yuan, sent shockwaves through global financial markets. The impact on consumers around the world and China's neighbors will take longer to play out but possible winners and losers are already emerging.

  • 'Inside Out' co-director thrilled to bring film to Filipinos story has photos
    Updated: Aug-07-15 12:32 pm

    MANILA, Philippines - The Filipino-American co-director of the box-office hit "Inside Out" says it's a dream come true for him to be sharing with Filipinos the animated film he helped create.

  • Homemade bomb kills 2 soldiers in southern Philippines 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 7:44 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A homemade bomb believed to have been set off by Abu Sayyaf militants killed two soldiers on Friday in a restive southern province, the military said.

  • China wins right to host 2019 Basketball World Cup 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 6:44 am

    TOKYO - With the help of Yao Ming, China won the right to host the 2019 Basketball World Cup.