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Deal to target drug network, not the mule, saved Filipina's life

29 April 2015

MANILA/JAKARTA (Reuters) - As the clocked ticked on Tuesday towards midnight, the hour when nine drug traffickers were expected to be executed on a high-security prison island in Indonesia, mandarins in the Philippines waited nervously for some word from Jakarta.

Deal to target drug network, not the mule, saved Filipina's life

29 April 2015

MANILA/JAKARTA (Reuters) - As the clocked ticked on Tuesday towards midnight, the hour when nine drug traffickers were expected to be executed on a high-security prison island in Indonesia, mandarins in the Philippines waited nervously for some word from Jakarta.

Retailers make a killing ahead of Pacquiao-Mayweather megafight

25 April 2015

MANILA (Reuters) - Sales of Manny Pacquiao boxing gear and effects have soared as much as 10 times ahead of his May 2 megafight with Floyd Mayweather, with Philippine retailers struggling to cope with demand from fans snapping up any paraphernalia they could find.

Philippines' Aquino urges legislators to persevere on Muslim peace plan

28 January 2015

MANILA/CAMP DARAPANAN, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino urged legislators on Wednesday not to abandon a plan for autonomy for Muslims to end a decades-old insurgency after a clash in which dozens of people were killed, saying doing so would dash hopes for peace.

Doubts arise over crucial Philippine autonomy law after rebel clash

28 January 2015

MANILA (Reuters) - Work to set up an autonomous Muslim region in the Philippines to end a 45-year insurgency has been suspended and may be abandoned altogether because of a clash in which more than 50 people were killed, legislators said on Wednesday.

Pope arrives in Philippines amid massive security operation

15 January 2015

MANILA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Manila on Thursday, cheering Pope Francis as he began his first visit to Asia's largest Catholic nation amid one of the biggest security operations in Philippine history.

Homes flattened as typhoon roars through Philippines

7 December 2014

MANILA (Reuters) - A powerful, slow-moving typhoon ripped through the central Philippines on Sunday, bringing howling winds that flattened houses and toppled trees and power lines in areas still scarred from a deadly super-storm just over a year ago.

Typhoon slams into Philippines, one million evacuated

6 December 2014

MANILA (Reuters) - A powerful typhoon roared into the eastern Philippines on Saturday, bringing lashing rain and strong winds that felled trees, ripped off tin roofs and toppled power lines in areas still bearing the scars of a super typhoon 13 months ago.

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