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  • Philippine leader hit with impeachment complaint

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Twenty-eight people, including activists and a retired Catholic bishop, filed an impeachment complaint Monday against Philippine President Benigno Aquino III for his implementation of a major economic stimulus program that the Supreme Court has declared partly...

  • Smoking Philippine leader OKs cigarette warnings

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, a known smoker, has signed a law requiring tobacco companies to put graphic health warnings on cigarette packs in a country where tens of thousands of people die every year from tobacco-linked diseases, an official said...

  • Typhoon kills 38 in Philippines, spares Manila

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A typhoon that barreled through the northern Philippines left at least 38 people dead and knocked out power in entire provinces and forced more than half a million people to flee its lethal wind and rains, officials said Thursday. Most businesses, malls and banks in...

  • Typhoon shifts slightly from Manila, leaves 1 dead

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Rammasun strengthened overnight, leaving at least one person dead and knocking out power in many areas, but its fierce wind shifted slightly Wednesday to spare the Philippine capital, Manila, and densely populated northern provinces from being directly...

  • Philippines braces for floods, slides from typhoon

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm strengthened into a typhoon Tuesday as it hurtled toward the northeastern Philippines, prompting disaster-response authorities to evacuate thousands of people from villages prone to floods and landslides. Typhoon Rammasun, packing winds of 120...

  • Philippines nabs Taiwanese, Chinese linked to scam

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police arrested 44 foreigners who allegedly ran an online blackmail syndicate that defrauded victims in China and Taiwan by duping them into believing that their bank accounts have been used by money launderers or terrorists, police said Thursday. The...

  • Philippine court gives not guilty plea for senator

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine anti-graft court entered a not guilty plea Monday for the second of three prominent senators arraigned in the country's biggest corruption trial in more than a decade. Senator Jinggoy Estrada, son of former president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada,...

  • Filipinos to receive disaster alerts on cellphones

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has passed a law that requires cellphone companies to send warnings to millions of people in the path of deadly typhoons, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in an effort to reduce the high number of fatalities that occur almost every year. The...

  • APNewsBreak: US ends Philippines anti-terror force

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — After more than a decade of helping fight Islamic militants, the United States is disbanding an anti-terror contingent of hundreds of elite American troops in the southern Philippines where armed groups such as Abu Sayyaf have largely been crippled, officials said...

  • Filipino ex-sex slaves demand justice from Japan

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipino women forced into prostitution by the Japanese military during World War II marched Wednesday to the Japanese Embassy to demand justice and to criticize Philippine President Benigno Aquino III's silence on the issue during his visit to Japan. Six women in...



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