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  • Sep 23, 2014
  • Updated: 3:24pm


Aquino under pressure over typhoon aid as US carrier arrives

Philippine President Benigno Aquino was under growing pressure on Thursday to speed up the distribution of food, water and medicine to desperate survivors of Typhoon Haiyan and to revive paralysed local governments.

Thursday, 14 November, 2013, 6:14pm 2 comments

Abu Sayyaf militants abduct 2 workers in Philippines

Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf militants have abducted two employees of a telecommunications company in the southern Philippines, the latest captives by a ransom-seeking group that still holds other hostages, including two European tourists, officials said on Wednesday.

6 Nov 2013 - 4:13pm

Six more die as fighting drags on in Philippine city

Five rebels and a 71-year-old woman were killed on Saturday as fighting dragged on in a southern Philippine city between government troops and Muslim insurgents holding out with about 20 civilian hostages, officials said.

21 Sep 2013 - 7:28pm

Philippine military warns Muslim rebels to surrender

Philippine soldiers pursued heavily-armed Muslim rebels through the streets and homes of Zamboanga on Wednesday, warning they would be killed or captured unless they surrendered.

About 200 members of the Moro National Liberation Front sailed into the southern port city on September 9 to stake an independence claim and derail peace talks aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency.

18 Sep 2013 - 9:59pm

Philippines vice-president to discuss rebel truce as battles rage

The vice president of the Philippines arrived in the southern city of Zamboanga on Saturday to discuss a truce with Muslim rebels holding scores of civilian hostages, as the death toll from the standoff soared above 50.

14 Sep 2013 - 3:51pm

Dead whale shark washes ashore near Philippine capital

A dead young whale shark has washed ashore in Manila Bay near the Philippine capital, far from the endangered giant fish’s traditional feeding grounds, fishermen and a wildlife official said Thursday.

6 Sep 2013 - 11:14am

Philippine expats support fellow countrymen with call for action against corruption

Representatives of the Philippines community in Hong Kong called on the Philippine government on Monday to make a greater effort in the fight against “systemic graft and corruption” in their home country.

27 Aug 2013 - 5:30am 1 comment

Philippines launches offensive on rebel group

The Philippine military launched an offensive on Saturday against a breakaway Muslim rebel group that opposes a peace deal and has claimed responsibility for a recent bomb attack that wounded seven soldiers in the country’s volatile south.

10 Aug 2013 - 3:54pm

Car bombing kills at least 8 in south Philippines

A powerful bomb apparently rigged to a vehicle exploded on a busy main road in a volatile southern Philippine city, killing at least eight people and wounding more than 30 others, officials said

6 Aug 2013 - 1:01pm

Philippine troops kill 7 communist rebels in clash

The Philippine military says government forces have killed seven communist rebels in the latest blow to the insurgents who have suffered battle losses in recent clashes.

31 Jul 2013 - 2:42pm