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Philippines' Aquino urges legislators to pursue reforms

27 July 2015

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Monday laid the groundwork for next year's polls, urging Congress to persist with reform efforts that targeted graft and led to a peace deal with Muslim rebels.

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.

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