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Philippine president defends cybercrime law
Philippine president defends cybercrime law

Philippine President Benigno Aquino defended a new cybercrime law Friday amid a storm of protests from critics who say it will severely curb Internet freedoms and intimidate netizens into self-censorship.

Philippine president defends cybercrime law
Women migrant workers. ©REUTERS/Beawiharta Beawiharta
Saudi to accept Philippine maid applications from Monday

Saudi Arabia will begin accepting applications for domestic workers from the Philippines on Monday after the two governments resolved a row over minimum pay that had prompted a ban.

Saudi to accept Philippine maid applications from Monday
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Outrage over Philippine cybercrime law

A new cybercrime law in the Philippines that could see people jailed for 12 years for posting defamatory comments on Facebook or Twitter is generating outrage among netizens and rights groups.

Outrage over Philippine cybercrime law
More nations issue security alerts in Philippine capital
More nations issue security alerts in Philippine capital

More Western nations called on their citizens to be cautious in the Philippine capital on Saturday following a US embassy warning a day earlier of an unspecified threat against Americans.

More nations issue security alerts in Philippine capital
"Miss Khan Shatyr-2012" winner Svetlana Rasshupkina. Photo courtesy of vk.com
PHOTO: Miss Khan Shatyr will represent Kazakhstan at Miss Earth-2012

20-y.o. Svetlana Rasshupkina will represent Kazakhstan at the international Miss Earth-2012beauty pageant.

PHOTO: Miss Khan Shatyr will represent Kazakhstan at Miss Earth-2012
Philippine Muslim rebels aim for peace plan
Philippine Muslim rebels aim for peace plan

Muslim rebels waging a decades-long insurgency in the southern Philippines in which more than 150,000 people have died are aiming to sign a roadmap for peace this year.

Philippine Muslim rebels aim for peace plan
Relief as storm leaves Philippines
Relief as storm leaves Philippines

Tropical Storm Kai-tak blew out of the Philippines on Thursday, offering some relief for millions of people struggling to recover from a brutal few weeks of monsoon rains that claimed 109 lives.

Relief as storm leaves Philippines
Asian economies most at risk from natural disasters
Asian economies most at risk from natural disasters

Asian countries dominate a league table of economies most at risk from earthquakes, floods, storms and other natural hazards, according to research published on Wednesday.

Asian economies most at risk from natural disasters
Philippines storm brings more floods, landslides
Philippines storm brings more floods, landslides

A tropical storm slammed into the Philippines Wednesday, dumping heavy rains and causing renewed flooding and landslides in a nation hit by weeks of destructive monsoon weather.

Philippines storm brings more floods, landslides
Philippines told to brace for more rains
Philippines told to brace for more rains

Philippine authorities warned Monday an approaching storm could bring more heavy rain to the capital and surrounding areas that are still reeling from devastating floods that have left 92 dead.

Philippines told to brace for more rains
Philippine flood deaths climb to 60
Philippine flood deaths climb to 60

Weary farmers in the Philippines' farming heartland struggled amid their worst floods in decades on Friday, as the death toll from torrential rains that also pounded the capital rose to 60.

Philippine flood deaths climb to 60
Appeal to help two million Phillipine flood victims
Appeal to help two million Phillipine flood victims

Philippine authorities appealed Thursday for volunteers to help deliver food, water and other relief goods to two million people affected by deadly floods in and around the Philippine capital.

Appeal to help two million Phillipine flood victims
Philippine capital battles deadly floods
Philippine capital battles deadly floods

More than 800,000 people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods Wednesday as more rain fell, with some slum dwellers stuck on shanty roofs and others wading through waist-deep water.

Philippine capital battles deadly floods
Floods bring Philippine capital to standstill
Floods bring Philippine capital to standstill

Torrential rains brought the Philippines capital to a standstill Tuesday, forcing at least 20,000 people to flee their homes as floodwaters covered half the sprawling city.

Floods bring Philippine capital to standstill
Bodyguards escort Esmael Mangudadatu (R). ©REUTERS/Erik de Castro
Philippine massacre witnesses live in fear

Hired assassins are stalking witnesses to a Philippine massacre in which a political warlord allegedly led the slaughter of 57 people, victims' relatives and a rights group said almost two years into a complex trial.

Philippine massacre witnesses live in fear
Property boom transforming Philippine skylines
Property boom transforming Philippine skylines

As a Philippine property boom gathers pace, even Paris Hilton, Donald Trump and high-fashion house Versace are getting a piece of the action.

Property boom transforming Philippine skylines
Guinness says Philippine croc world's largest
Guinness says Philippine croc world's largest

A saltwater crocodile weighing more than a tonne and suspected of killing two people in the Philippines has been declared the largest such reptile in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Guinness says Philippine croc world's largest
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The flood-tolerant rice to be grown in Bangladesh

It was developed by the University of California and the International Rice Research Center in the Philippines. Other crops are under research.

The flood-tolerant rice to be grown in Bangladesh