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Stories with place: Philippines
  • Searchers find no sign of kidnapped Italian in Philippines 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 6:52 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Philippine forces searched on land and sea Thursday but were unable to find any sign of a former Italian Roman Catholic missionary who was abducted by gunmen in the south, where he has lived for years despite a history of violent attacks on fellow Italian priests, officials said.

  • Dictator's son says Filipinos care less about Marcos abuses story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 7:16 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The son of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos said Wednesday that Filipinos are no longer concerned about human rights abuses committed under his father's rule, angering activists who said he wants people to forget his father's dictatorship, which a popular revolt ended 29 years ago.

  • Yacht missing with 2 Britons, American, Canadian, Filipino 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 10:19 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A yacht carrying two Britons, an American, a Canadian and a Filipino disappeared while sailing in waters that were lashed by a storm last week, the Philippine coast guard said Tuesday.

  • Late Philippine dictator's son to run for vice president 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 11:52 pm

    MANILA, Philippines - The son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has announced that he will run for vice president in next year's elections in a new gauge of his family's political clout nearly three decades after they were ousted in a "people power" revolt.

  • Philippines sees big growth in outsourced medical services 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 9:56 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Leaders of the Philippine outsourcing industry said Monday they expect a big increase in business as the result of a new, highly detailed medical diagnosis coding system adopted by the U.S. for insurance claims.

  • China beats Philippines 78-67 to win FIBA Asia title story has photos
    Updated: Oct-03-15 12:57 pm

    CHANGSHA, China - Yi Jianlian combined with youngsters Guo Ailun and Zhou Qi to lead China to a 78-67 win over the Philippines in the FIBA Asia basketball final on Saturday, helping the host nation secure an Olympic slot and finish the continental tournament unbeaten.

  • Bomb in southern Philippines kills 4, hits vice mayor convoy 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 9:13 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A powerful bomb hidden in a parked motorcycle taxi exploded and hit the passing convoy of a vice mayor in the southern Philippines on Thursday, killing four people and wounding at least six others, the police and military said.

  • US, Philippine marines hold annual amphibious exercises 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 8:55 am

    MANILA, Philippines - More than 1,500 U.S. and Filipino marines on Thursday began annual exercises to improve combat readiness and better respond to humanitarian crises in the Philippines, which is frequently hit by powerful typhoons and is locked in a territorial dispute with China.

  • Rights group: Filipino child miners risk lives in gold mines 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 10:23 pm

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine government has failed to protect thousands of children, some as young as 9 years old, who risk their lives by working in illegal, small-scale gold mines under terrifying conditions, a human rights group said Wednesday.

  • Court grants Filipino general reprieve from removal from US 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 8:50 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A Filipino general accused of trying to overthrow the Philippine government in the late 1980s won a reprieve Tuesday from an immigration board's order that he be removed from the United States.

  • Conflicts, guns and misery foster Philippine kidnappings story has photos
    Updated: Sep-24-15 9:00 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The recent abductions of three Westerners and a Filipino woman from a southern Philippine resort are the latest reminder of the long-running security problems that have hounded a region with bountiful resources and promises, but hamstrung by stark poverty and an array of insurgents and outlaws.

  • Gunmen abduct 3 foreigners, Filipino from Philippine resort 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 2:08 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Unidentified gunmen have abducted a Norwegian resort manager, two Canadians and a Filipino woman from a southern Philippine island, the military and police said Tuesday.

  • Filipino troops stage raids on foreign and local militants 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 12:52 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Hundreds of Philippine troops launched an offensive Tuesday to capture at least six foreign Islamic militants and their Abu Sayyaf rebel allies in their latest attempt to crush al-Qaida-linked extremists, a military commander said.

  • Philippine ex-governor, brother arrested in Thailand 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 4:19 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A former Philippine provincial governor and his brother, who are among the country's most-wanted crime suspects for the 2011 murder of a radio anchor and prominent environmentalist, have been arrested in Thailand, officials said Monday.

  • Head of Filipino sultanate that invaded Malaysian state dies story has photos
    Updated: Sep-20-15 6:22 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The leader of a sultanate in the southern Philippines that staged a 2013 invasion of a bustling Malaysian state and sparked a deadly security crisis has died of kidney failure, his family and followers said Sunday.

  • Philippine rebels reject changes in proposed autonomy law story has photos
    Updated: Sep-18-15 10:06 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A Muslim rebel leader said Friday that changes that would water down a proposed Muslim autonomy law under a peace deal with the Philippine government are unacceptable and that insurgents are appealing to lawmakers to pass legislation that would help end a decades-old rebellion in the country's south.

  • Turbulence on Hawaii-Philippines flight hurts 15 slightly 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 9:37 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Fifteen passengers suffered minor injuries from turbulence on a Philippine Airlines flight from Hawaii on Friday and were helped by medical and airline personnel after the plane landed safely at Manila's airport.

  • Turbulence on Hawaii-Philippines flight hurts 15 slightly 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 7:40 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Fifteen passengers suffered minor injuries from turbulence on a Philippine Airlines flight from Hawaii on Friday and were helped by medical and airline personnel after the plane landed safely at Manila's airport.

  • Bomb explosion on bus in Philippines kills 1, wounds 32 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 6:13 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A homemade bomb exploding under a bus seat killed an 11-year-old girl and wounded 32 other people Friday in a southern Philippine city where Abu Sayyaf militants operate, police said.

  • Pacquiao says Street View will help Philippine tourism story has photos
    Updated: Sep-16-15 11:45 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and tourism officials said Wednesday images of the Philippine capital and the country's main tourist spots on Google's Street View could help attract more visitors to the country.

  • Pacquiao is OK with no rematch with Mayweather 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 10:20 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao doubts he will have a rematch with Floyd Mayweather because the American says he's retiring. And besides, boxing is not his priority these days.

  • Popular Philippine senator announces bid for presidency story has photos
    Updated: Sep-16-15 10:13 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A popular Philippine senator and daughter of one of the country's most famous movie couples announced Wednesday her candidacy in next year's presidential election, promising to defend disputed territories in the South China Sea and speed up Internet connections.

  • Metro Manila traffic costing Philippines $64 million a day 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 6:42 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Metropolitan Manila's notorious traffic jams are costing the Philippine economy at least 3 billion pesos ($64 million) a day and infrastructure projects need to be fast-tracked to address the problem, the country's chief economic planner said Wednesday.

  • SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China seen building 3rd airstrip 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 2:36 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.

  • Filipino troops rescue 9 road workers seized by militants 
    Updated: Sep-14-15 10:59 pm

    MANILA, Philippines - Philippine troops rescued nine road construction workers, who were abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants, when hundreds of them closed in and forced the gunmen to abandon their captives in a jungle in the country's south, military officials said Tuesday.