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Philippines works to contain huge diesel spill
Philippines works to contain huge diesel spill

Philippine authorities said they were working Saturday to contain a huge diesel spill that shut down parts of Manila Bay's vital fishing industry.

Philippines works to contain huge diesel spill
Philippine oil spill turns Manila Bay red
Philippine oil spill turns Manila Bay red

A diesel oil spill spread a large reddish stain over Manila Bay in the Philippines' capital on Friday, posing potential health and environmental hazards.

Philippine oil spill turns Manila Bay red
Philippines acquiring French vessel for South China Sea
Philippines acquiring French vessel for South China Sea

The Philippines said Saturday it is purchasing a surplus French Navy vessel to boost its forces in the South China Sea where it has an ongoing territorial dispute with China.

Philippines acquiring French vessel for South China Sea
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Six dead in Philippines restaurant blast

Six people were killed and more than two dozen wounded when a bomb exploded at a restaurant in the southern Philippines.

Six dead in Philippines restaurant blast
San Miguel Corporation President Ramon Ang. ©REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo
Philippines' San Miguel reaps $400 mn in power sale

Philippine conglomerate San Miguel Corp. said Friday it sold part of its minority stake in the country's main electricity retailer for nearly $400 million.

Philippines' San Miguel reaps $400 mn in power sale
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Church begins final Philippine birth control battle

A relentless Catholic Church campaign to derail a birth control law in the Philippines begins its final phase at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, with the verdict to have monumental impacts for millions of poor Filipinos.

Church begins final Philippine birth control battle
US takes up gaps on Syria, sea disputes at Asia forum
US takes up gaps on Syria, sea disputes at Asia forum

Asia-Pacific security talks opened Tuesday with Beijing under pressure over its South China Sea claims.

US takes up gaps on Syria, sea disputes at Asia forum
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Philippine hacker publishes president's 'personal mobile numbers'

A Philippine hacker has posted online what he claimed to be the president's personal mobile telephone numbers, with Benigno Aquino's spokesman Saturday denouncing the act as "cyber vandalism".

Philippine hacker publishes president's 'personal mobile numbers'
Group opens up offshore bank account database online
Group opens up offshore bank account database online

A massive database of private offshore banking entities that could be used for tax evasion was posted online for public use Friday by the muckraking group that first reported the files.

Group opens up offshore bank account database online
US reaffirms defence treaty with Philippines
US reaffirms defence treaty with Philippines

The United States on Saturday reaffirmed its commitment to a defence treaty with the Philippines, which is currently embroiled in a territorial dispute with Beijing over the South China Sea.

US reaffirms defence treaty with Philippines
Taiwanese fishermen burn Filipino flags in protest
Taiwanese fishermen burn Filipino flags in protest

Angry Taiwanese fishermen burned Filipino flags in protest Monday after the Philippine coastguard fired on a Taiwan fishing boat killing a crew member.

Taiwanese fishermen burn Filipino flags in protest
Philippine holds elections vital for Aquino reforms
Philippine holds elections vital for Aquino reforms

The Philippines held elections Monday seen as crucial for President Benigno Aquino's bold reform agenda, as deadly violence and graft-tainted candidates underlined the nation's deep-rooted problems.

Philippine holds elections vital for Aquino reforms
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Salt-tolerant rice bred at Philippines institute

Scientists have successfully bred a rice variety that is salt-tolerant, which could enable farmers to reclaim coastal areas rendered useless by sea water.

Salt-tolerant rice bred at Philippines institute
Manila offers US its military bases in case of N.Korea war
Manila offers US its military bases in case of N.Korea war

The US would be allowed to station forces at military bases in the Philippines if it went to war with North Korea, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Saturday citing a treaty between the allies.

Manila offers US its military bases in case of N.Korea war
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Shun pro-choice candidates, Philippine Catholics told

The Philippines' powerful Catholic Church is to ask Filipinos to vote candidates who support birth control out of office in the May elections.

Shun pro-choice candidates, Philippine Catholics told
Philippines asking $1.4 mn from US for reef damage
Philippines asking $1.4 mn from US for reef damage

The Philippines will ask the United States to pay 58 million pesos ($1.4 million) in compensation for damage caused by a US warship to a protected coral reef.

Philippines asking $1.4 mn from US for reef damage
Philippines marks Easter with bloody mock crucifixions
Philippines marks Easter with bloody mock crucifixions

Catholic zealots in the Philippines re-enacted the last hours of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, whipping their backs and nailing themselves to crosses in a grisly Easter ritual that persists despite Church disapproval.

Philippines marks Easter with bloody mock crucifixions
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Boxing: Kazakhstan is first in Asian Boxing Championship’ overall ranking

Kazakhstan’s boxing team is ahead of the Philippines and Uzbekistan teams in the overall ranking of the Youth Boxing Championship.

Boxing: Kazakhstan is first in Asian Boxing Championship’ overall ranking
Philippines bets on joining gaming elite with mega casino
Philippines bets on joining gaming elite with mega casino

The Philippines was set to open a $1.2 billion giant casino on Saturday in a high-stakes bid to join the world's elite gaming destinations.

Philippines bets on joining gaming elite with mega casino
Philippine 'sultan' calls for ceasefire with Malaysia
Philippine 'sultan' calls for ceasefire with Malaysia

A self-proclaimed Philippine sultan whose followers launched a deadly incursion into Malaysia last month called Thursday for a ceasefire, following a major offensive by Malaysian troops.

Philippine 'sultan' calls for ceasefire with Malaysia