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  • Philippine leader: Supreme Court meddling too much

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Thursday that the Supreme Court meddles too much in political issues, reiterating he was open to amend the constitution to clip the judiciary's power. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, an appointee of...

  • Philippine train rolls onto busy street, hurts 34

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine commuter train rammed through a concrete barrier at the end of the rail line and rolled into a busy intersection on Wednesday, injuring at least 34 people and damaging two vehicles on the street. Rescuers removed injured passengers from the train's front...

  • Arrested Filipino militant: Terror suspect alive

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A captured Abu Sayyaf commander told investigators that a top Southeast Asian terror suspect, who the military reported was killed in a U.S.-backed airstrike two years ago, is alive and being harbored by a hardline Muslim rebel group in the southern Philippines, a...

  • Monsoon rains flood farms in northern Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong typhoon that has worsened seasonal monsoon rains in the Philippines will linger offshore until Thursday, raising fears of more flooding. Forecasters said, however, that Typhoon Halong was too far off at sea to hit the country directly. The rains have flooded...

  • US immigration activist's movie premiers in Manila

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An autobiographical documentary by one of America's best known immigrants living in the U.S. illegally has opened an independent film festival in his home country of the Philippines to applause, laughter and tears. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and now immigration...

  • Pope to visit Sri Lanka, Philippines Jan. 12-19

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has confirmed the dates for Pope Francis' second trip to Asia, a weeklong visit Jan. 12-19 to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Francis had already announced his intention to visit Sri Lanka and meet with victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which killed some 6,300 people,...



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