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Philippine sultan infuriates two countries
Philippine sultan infuriates two countries

From a dirty plastic chair in a rundown district of the Philippine capital, an ailing man claiming to be the head of an ancient Muslim dynasty whispers defiant decrees that infuriate a president.

Philippine sultan infuriates two countries
Philippines hopes law will avert launder blacklisting
Philippines hopes law will avert launder blacklisting

The Philippines hopes to avoid being put on a blacklist of money-laundering havens after President Benigno Aquino signed a new law boosting safeguards against such crimes.

Philippines hopes law will avert launder blacklisting
World's largest crocodile dies in Philippines
World's largest crocodile dies in Philippines

The world's largest saltwater crocodile in captivity has died in the Philippines, 17 months after the suspected man-eater was hunted down and put on display for tourists.

World's largest crocodile dies in Philippines
Philippine leader keeps gun despite outcry
Philippine leader keeps gun despite outcry

Philippine President Benigno Aquino may continue to carry a gun despite an impending ban on bearing firearms in the run-up to polls.

Philippine leader keeps gun despite outcry
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Philippines seeks unity after birth control law signed

President Benigno Aquino's government called for reconciliation on Saturday after a "divisive" birth control act was signed into law despite bitter opposition from the influential Catholic church.

Philippines seeks unity after birth control law signed
Storm leaves five dead in Philippines
Storm leaves five dead in Philippines

Tropical Storm Wukong left five people dead and three missing as it cut through the central Philippines, following devastating Typhoon Bopha that killed hundreds earlier this month.

Storm leaves five dead in Philippines
Philippines to buy three naval helicopters
Philippines to buy three naval helicopters

The Philippines said Thursday it would buy three naval helicopters from an Anglo-Italian manufacturer as part of its military modernisation programme amid a territorial dispute with China.

Philippines to buy three naval helicopters
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Coca-Cola FEMSA to acquire Philippine bottler

Coca-Cola FEMSA of Mexico is to take control of the US soft drink firm's bottling operations in the Philippines in a $688.5 million cash deal.

Coca-Cola FEMSA to acquire Philippine bottler
Philippines typhoon toll tops 700, hundreds missing
Philippines typhoon toll tops 700, hundreds missing

The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has climbed above 700 with hundreds more missing, many of them tuna fishermen feared lost at sea.

Philippines typhoon toll tops 700, hundreds missing
Philippine typhoon survivors 'loot' shops: offficial
Philippine typhoon survivors 'loot' shops: offficial

Hungry survivors of a deadly Philippine typhoon looted shops and warehouses in a hard-hit town in a bid to stay alive amid stalled aid deliveries.

Philippine typhoon survivors 'loot' shops: offficial
Philippine leader pledges action on typhoon disasters
Philippine leader pledges action on typhoon disasters

Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday visited communities devastated by a deadly typhoon, and vowed to work to find ways to prevent storm disasters.

Philippine leader pledges action on typhoon disasters
475 dead, many homeless in Philippines typhoon
475 dead, many homeless in Philippines typhoon

Nearly 200,000 people were homeless and 475 confirmed dead after the Philippines' worst typhoon this year, officials said Thursday, as the government appealed for international help.

475 dead, many homeless in Philippines typhoon
US offers aid after deadly Typhoon Bopha
US offers aid after deadly Typhoon Bopha

The United States offered disaster relief and sent condolences Wednesday to the Philippines and Palau in the wake of Typhoon Bopha.

US offers aid after deadly Typhoon Bopha
115 killed in Philippines typhoon
115 killed in Philippines typhoon

The death toll from a powerful typhoon that struck the Philippines has risen to 115, as confirmation of more victims filtered in from isolated areas.

115 killed in Philippines typhoon
Evacuations as powerful typhoon nears Philippines
Evacuations as powerful typhoon nears Philippines

A powerful typhoon barrelled towards the Philippines Monday, prompting authorities to order the immediate evacuation of thousands of people from coastal and low-lying areas.

Evacuations as powerful typhoon nears Philippines
Philippines says 146 Marcos paintings missing
Philippines says 146 Marcos paintings missing

More than 140 paintings by Picasso, Van Gogh and other masters which were bought with stolen funds by former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos remain missing.

Philippines says 146 Marcos paintings missing
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Philippine leader ignores call to quit smoking

Philippine President Benigno Aquino will not quit smoking despite the country's top medical body publicly appealing for him to lead by example and kick the habit.

Philippine leader ignores call to quit smoking
Philippine communists kill four soldiers: military
Philippine communists kill four soldiers: military

The Philippine military said Monday communist rebels killed four unarmed soldiers in an ambush, further hurting efforts to revive stalled talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running rebellions.

Philippine communists kill four soldiers: military
Millions across Philippines visit their dead
Millions across Philippines visit their dead

Millions across the Philippines visited cemeteries Thursday to pay respects to their dead, in an annual tradition that combines Catholic religious rites with the country's penchant for festivity.

Millions across Philippines visit their dead
Audit finds Philippines lost $2.46 bn to anomalies
Audit finds Philippines lost $2.46 bn to anomalies

The Philippines lost $2.46 billion through misuse of state funds and assets during the latter years of graft-tainted ex-president Gloria Arroyo's rule.

Audit finds Philippines lost $2.46 bn to anomalies