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Tag Archives: Philippines

Manila ‘hails more’ US forces to counter China

MANILA, Jan 13, (AFP): The Philippine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a security accord with the United States was legal, allowing more US forces into the former American colony as it seeks to counter Chinese expansion in the South China Sea. The 10-year agreement, signed in 2014 but not implemented due …

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Huge Catholic parade held under heavy security in Manila

More than a million Filipino Roman Catholic devotees jammed Manila’s streets Saturday for an annual procession of a centuries-old statue of Christ that was held under extra heavy security following the Paris attacks. About 5,000 police and soldiers were deployed to secure the daylong procession of the Black Nazarene in …

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Dead still being dug up, 2 yrs after Haiyan

 MANILA, Philippines, Nov 8, (AP): Villagers who perished when Typhoon Haiyan devastated the central Philippines two years ago continue to be dug up, including the skeletal remains of six people found over the weekend, an official said Sunday. Regarded as the most powerful storm on record to hit land, Haiyan …

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Foreigners, Filipino kidnapped in Philippines – Muslim militants demand govt to stop attacks

MANILA, Oct 14, (AP): Suspected Muslim militants have posted a video purportedly showing for the first time two Canadians, a Norwegian and a Filipino who were abducted from a southern Philippine resort last month and demanded that government forces stop their artillery attacks. Army Brig Gen Alan Arrojado said Wednesday …

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Italian priest kidnapping raises militant alarm; Philippine police kill man who took fellow bus passenger hostage

MANILA, Oct 8, (AFP): Gunmen seized a retired Italian priest in the strife-torn southern Philippines, authorities said Thursday, the latest abduction blamed on an infamous Islamic militant group that specialises in kidnappings-for-ransom. Rolando del Torchio, 56, was the fourth foreigner kidnapped in the region in three weeks, and brings to …

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