Smoking Philippine Leader OKs Cigarette Warnings

The Philippine president, a known smoker, has signed a law that requires tobacco companies to put scary health warnings on cigarette packs in a country where tens of thousands of people die every year from tobacco-linked diseases. President Benigno Aquino III’s spokesman, Herminio Coloma Jr., said Sunday that the Philippine leader signed the law “to effectively instill health consciousness through gr read more...

Philippine typhoon death toll nears 100, new storm brings rains

MANILA (AFP) – The death toll from Typhoon Rammasun in the Philippines rose to 94 – with six missing – as another storm brought rains to the ravaged areas, authorities said on Sunday. The reports of fatalities came in as repairmen struggled to restore electricity to hundreds of thousands of households who have been without power since the storm hit last week. “The majority of the fatalities read more...

Storm Leaves Trail of Destruction in Philippines

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Downed flight prompts Philippine carriers to reconsider routes

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Philippines Military Goes on Shopping Spree

MANILA—Dozens of global defense companies showed off their latest weaponry on Thursday at the first major defense exhibition in 15 years in the Philippines, which is aiming to revamp its military amid territorial disputes with China. The Southeast Asia country has several open tenders for defense equipment, most of them relatively small. Manila aims to spend $1.8 billion on new equipment by 2017—a big increase read more...

Seventeen dead, thousands evacuated as Typhoon Rammasun / Glenda passes …

Updated July 16, 2014 22:57:52 Photo: Residents carry their belongings as Typhoon Rammasun (locally named Glenda) hit the town of Imus, southwest of Manila in the Philippines. A typhoon killed at least 17 people as it churned across the Philippines and hit the capital, prompting the evacuation of almost 150,000 people and shutting financial markets, government of read more...

Philippines Typhoon Veers Slightly

Typhoon Rammasun, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines since Haiyan, swept across the country packing sustained winds up to 140 kilometers per hour. The WSJ’s Ramy Inocencio talks with Rappler Executive Editor Maria Ressa on the latest. MANILA—Typhoon Rammasun veered slightly south early Wednesday, sparing the Philippine capital from the full brunt of the storm, whose howling winds, read more...

Strongest Philippine Storm of 2014 Kills 6, Threatens China

At least six people were killed as this year’s strongest storm to make landfall in the Philippines lashed Manila, shutting schools, offices and financial markets and knocking out power across most of the capital. Typhoon Rammasun, known locally as Glenda, is now over the South China Sea, packing maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour (87 mph) and gusts of as much as 170 kph, the weather bureau said i read more...

‘Dead’ girl wakes up at own funeral

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Philippine leader, high court clash on funds use

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that his administration would appeal a Supreme Court decision that declared his government’s enforcement of a major economic stimulus program partly unconstitutional. Aquino said in a nationally televised address that such decisions by the high court served to hamper his efforts to pursue reforms after succeeding a preside read more...

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