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The Philippines dismisses China’s concerns over South China Sea military repairs
Pope tells Philippines leaders to end corruption, hear the cries of the poor
Philippines condemns Beijing’s use of water cannon on fishermen in South China Sea

The Philippines protested strongly on Tuesday against Beijing's use of a water cannon on Filipino fishermen in the disputed waters of the Scarborough Shoal, warning the incident would escalate tensions.

25 Feb 2014 - 6:20PM

The Philippines protested strongly on Tuesday against Beijing's use of a water cannon on Filipino fishermen in the disputed waters of the Scarborough Shoal, warning the incident would escalate tensions.

Philippines condemns Beijing’s use of water cannon on fishermen in South China Sea
Liang Wenchong edges Thai rival in play-off at Manila Masters
Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes off coast of southern Philippines

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off the coast of the southern Philippines on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

14 Jul 2014 - 5:16PM

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off the coast of the southern Philippines on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes off coast of southern Philippines
Philippines detains ex-president Arroyo on plunder charges

Former Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was detained on Thursday on charges of plunder, a crime that carries a maximum penalty of life in jail, in one of a series of corruption cases brought against her. Less than three months after she was released on bail following about eight months in detention on charges of election fraud, the latest charge against the ailing Arroyo involves the more serious offence of misusing state lottery funds.

4 Oct 2012 - 7:55PM

Former Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was detained on Thursday on charges of plunder, a crime that carries a maximum penalty of life in jail, in one of a series of corruption cases brought against her. Less than three months after she was released on bail following about eight months in detention on charges of election fraud, the latest charge against the ailing Arroyo involves the more serious offence of misusing state lottery funds.

Philippines detains ex-president Arroyo on plunder charges