More Philippines Articles

  • President Obama's theoretical 'pivot' to Asia

    President Obama departs late Tuesday for a trip to Asia, the region of the world he's wanted to focus on for years but never seems to get around to doing so. The trip — his fifth since taking office — represents "an important opportunity to underscore our continued focus on the...

  • Manila mayor off to Hong Kong to apologize

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The mayor of Manila flew to Hong Kong Tuesday to apologize to the families of eight Hong Kong tourists who were killed in a mishandled hostage taking in 2010 which soured relations between the Philippines and Hong Kong. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada said other...

  • Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ

    SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic...

  • Filipino positive for MERS virus home from UAE

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino health worker who tested positive for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus has arrived home from the United Arab Emirates, Philippine officials said Wednesday. It's the first known case of the deadly virus in the country. Health Secretary...

  • Italian diplomat on abuse charge in Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police said Monday they have detained a vacationing Italian diplomat and filed complaints of human trafficking and child abuse after he was allegedly found in the company of three underage boys at a resort. The Italian foreign ministry identified the...

  • Philippines says captives are on southern island

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Gunmen who kidnapped a Chinese tourist and a Filipino worker from a Malaysian resort have brought their captives to an island township in the Philippines' southernmost province, authorities said Friday. The kidnappers, believed to be Abu Sayyaf militants, brought...

  • Mitsubishi Motors buys Ford Philippine auto plant

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Monday it is buying Ford's shuttered plant in the Philippines to grow in market where car ownership is on the rise. Mitsubishi Motors said it was acquiring the plant in Laguna, south of Manila, from Ford Motor Co. to boost...

  • Philippines files evidence against China's claims

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines presented evidence to an international tribunal against China's sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea, ignoring Beijing's warning that the case will damage ties. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario told a news conference Sunday that the...

  • Philippine supply ship evades Chinese vessel

    SECOND THOMAS SHOAL, South China Sea (AP) — A Philippine government ship slipped past a Chinese coast guard vessel and brought food and fresh troops to a marooned navy ship used as a base by Filipino troops to bolster the country's territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea....

  • Philippines and Muslim rebel group sign peace deal

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government signed a peace accord with the country's largest Muslim rebel group on Thursday, the culmination of years of negotiations and a significant political achievement for President Benigno Aquino III. The deal grants largely Muslim areas of the...

  • Large cocaine stash uncovered at Philippines wharf

    DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — A large stash of high-grade cocaine was uncovered in the Philippines when several hidden packets tumbled from the ceiling of a shipping container in a private wharf, officials said Monday. The find made Saturday totaled more than 50 kilograms (110 pounds) and an...



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