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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit opens in Philippine capital Manila amid anti-US protests

November 13, 2017 12:07 am
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit opens in Philippine capital Manila amid anti-US protests

Leaders of the ASEAN summit pose for a picture at the opening ceremony of the summit in Manila, Philippines, on November 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are taking part in a two-day summit in the Philippine capital, Manila, amid tight security […]

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Philippine capital Manila hosts high-level talks on North Korea

August 7, 2017 12:40 pm
Philippine capital  Manila hosts high-level talks on North Korea

Foreign ministers of North and South Korea have briefly met on the sidelines of a regional summit in the Philippines amid international pressure on Pyongyang to stop its nuclear and missile programs. The South’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha shook hands with her Northern counterpart, Ri Yong-ho, ahead of an ASEAN […]

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Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte orders boosting of defenses in disputed territory, ‘not militarizing it’

April 10, 2017 2:58 pm
Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte orders boosting of defenses in disputed territory, ‘not militarizing it’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech during the 120th anniversary ceremony of the Philippine Army at Fort Bonifacio camp, in the capital, Manila, April 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered military reinforcements in South China Sea territory disputed with regional power China, reassuring […]

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3,000 families displaced as huge fire hits shantytown in Philippine capital, Manila

February 8, 2017 5:30 pm
3,000 families displaced as huge fire hits shantytown in Philippine capital, Manila

Residents look on as a fire destroys hundreds of houses at a community of informal settlers in Tondo, Manila on February 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of people have been displaced after a huge fire ripped through a crowded shantytown in the Philippine capital, Manila. The incident happened on […]

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Hundreds of Filipinos protest Trump’s presidency at US embassy in Manila

January 20, 2017 5:20 pm
Hundreds of Filipinos protest Trump’s presidency at US embassy in Manila

Hundreds of protesters, including Muslim activists, have staged a rally at the US embassy in Philippine capital of Manila against soon-to-be US President Donald Trump, censuring him as racist and xenophobic. During the noisy Friday protest event, which came just hours before Trump is set to be inaugurated into office […]

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South Korean, Philippine hostages released by militants: Manila

January 14, 2017 9:30 pm
South Korean, Philippine hostages released by militants: Manila

Captain Chul Hong Park (L), a South Korean national, and 2nd officer Filipino Glenn Alindajao (2 L), two hostages released in Jolo Sulu, arrive in Davao City with Philippine Peace Adviser Secretary Jesus Dureza (2nd R) on January 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Philippines has announced the release of […]

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Typhoon Nock-Ten kills 4, disrupts holiday celebrations in Philippines

December 26, 2016 3:46 pm
Typhoon Nock-Ten kills 4, disrupts holiday celebrations in Philippines

This December 25, 2016 NASA satellite images shows Super Typhoon Nock-ten (30W) over the Philippines. (Via AFP) Typhoon Nock-Ten has killed at least four people in the Philippines’ east and is moving toward more-heavily populated regions near the country’s capital, Manila. The typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines on Sunday […]

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Bomb neutralized near US Embassy in Manila: Police

November 28, 2016 5:40 pm
Bomb neutralized near US Embassy in Manila: Police

A member of the police bomb disposal unit places a water bomb disruptor at the site where a suspicious package was found to have it detonated, along Roxas Boulevard near the US Embassy in the Philippine’s capital, Manila, November 28, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Police in the Philippines say they […]

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Police van rams into anti-US protesters in Philippine capital, Manila

October 19, 2016 9:30 pm
Police van rams into anti-US protesters in Philippine capital, Manila

Protesters lie on the ground after being hit by a police van during a rally in front of the US embassy in Manila, the Philippines, October 19, 2016. (Photo by AFP) A police van has plowed through a crowd of anti-US protesters outside the American embassy in the Philippine capital, […]

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Philippino FM says Manila will remain in UN

August 22, 2016 9:09 am
Philippino FM says Manila will remain in UN

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay. (AFP Photo) The Philippines plays down President Rodrigo Duterte’s threats to leave the United Nations while it reiterates the country’s “profound disappointment and frustration” with the world body. The climbdown came a day after Duterte threatened to withdraw the Philippines from the UN for criticizing his bloody war on crime, including […]

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