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Philippines remembers Marcos era

MANILA, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Philippines legislature has approved a bill that would authorize the teaching of atrocities committed under former President Ferdinand Marcos.

Police among dead in gambling shootout

MANILA, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Three police officers and three soldiers are among 13 armed people killed during a shootout with security forces in a street in Quezon City.

Typhoon death toll at 647 in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Rescuers said they were searching for hundreds of people, missing since Typhoon Bopha devastated the Philippines. The death toll stood at 647.

Pres. Aquino visits typhoon-ravaged towns

NEW BATAAN, Philippines, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Filipino President Benigno Aquino III was to declare a state of national calamity Friday after visiting towns destroyed by killer Typhoon Bopha, officials said.

Typhoon death toll at 327 in Philippines

NEW BATAAN, Philippines, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Typhoon Bopha moved northwest of the Philippines Thursday one day after ravaging the island nation, leaving 327 dead and 380 missing, officials said.

Rebels and Philippines gov't OK peace pact

MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Muslim rebel leaders in the southern Philippines signed a peace agreement with the government Monday that brings to an end years of violence, negotiators said.

Muslim region created in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The Philippine government has reached a preliminary agreement to create an autonomous Muslim region after decades of militant insurgency, officials said.

Divers locate plane engine in sea

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Philippine coast guard divers said they located the engine of the plane that crashed into the sea killing Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, 54, and two others.

Rains devastate Manila

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The rains that deluged Manila appeared to be easing Wednesday, but not before leaving several dead in the already typhoon-crippled Philippine capital.

At least eight die in Philippine flooding

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Monsoon rains that triggered massive flooding in the Philippines are being blamed for the deaths of at least eight people in metro Manila, officials said.

Scores injured in Manila protests

MANILA, Philippines, July 23 (UPI) -- Thousands protested the government's perceived failure to help laborers, and scores were injured in Manila, Philippines, officials said Monday.

Philippines' China may have sunk boat

MANILA, Philippines, June 25 (UPI) -- Tensions between China and the Philippines over disputed areas in the South China Sea have been rising following the sinking of a fishing vessel.
Obama, Aquino to sustain countries' bond

Obama, Aquino to sustain countries' bond

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- The United States and the Philippines plan to maintain their long relationship on economic and strategic issues of mutual interest, President Obama said Friday.

China on 'high alert' in island dispute

BEIJING, May 18 (UPI) -- China was on "high alert" because a group of Philippine citizens planned to sail to China's Huangyan Island and plant a flag, an official said Friday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 10, 2012.
By United Press International

Journalist fatally shot in Philippines

MATI CITY, Philippines, May 9 (UPI) -- A reporter for a Catholic Church-run radio station in the Philippines was fatally shot, the third journalist killed in the country in 15 days, officials said.

U.S. and Philippines begin war games

MANILA, Philippines, April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. and Filipino military exercises near disputed territory in the South China Sea aren't meant to provoke the Chinese, a Philippines spokeswoman said.

Filipino group Bayan says U.S. bigger nuclear threat than North Korea

MANILA, Philippines, April 11 (UPI) -- The Filipino Bayan party says that the U.S. is a bigger nuclear threat than North Korea.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.
By United Press International

Philippines pushes renewable energy

MANILA, Philippines, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III called for boosting renewable energy to tackle climate change.

Chinese to execute Filipino

MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- China's Supreme People's Court upheld the death sentence of a Filipino man convicted of drug trafficking, the Philippine government said Wednesday.

Calls for TV coverage of Arroyo trial

MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Politicians are pressing for the vote-rigging trial of former Philippines President Gloria Arroyo be conducted under the glare of television lights.

Report: Arroyo's health is worsening

MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The medical condition of arrested former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was deteriorating Sunday, her lawyer said in Manila.
No hero's burial for Filipino dictator

No hero's burial for Filipino dictator

MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has rejected a recommendation that former dictator Ferdinand Marcos be given a Filipino hero's burial.

Three Filipinos executed in China

BEIJING, March 30 (UPI) -- Three Filipino workers convicted of drug trafficking were executed by lethal injection in China Wednesday, officials said.
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