Philippines, 10 others agree to joint MH17 prosecution

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Death toll rises to 23 in Philippine road attack

MANILA, Philippines — A 3-year-old boy and his father died from wounds suffered in a brazen attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on Filipinos celebrating the end of Ramadan, raising the toll Tuesday to 23 dead, officials said. About 40 to 50 Abu Sayyaf militants armed with assault rifles opened fire Monday on some 50 villagers as they traveled on a southern road to visit relatives during the holiday en read more...

Philippines welcomes its 100 millionth citizen

JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images Born Sunday, Chonalyn is the 100 millionth Filipino, helping to push the population of the Southeast Asian nation. MANILA — Philippine officials welcomed the birth Sunday of their country’s 100 millionth citizen with a cake, hope and concerns about how their poor Southeast Asian nation can help ensure a decent life for its swelling population. A baby girl named Chonaly read more...

Philippine President Aquino Upbeat on Economy

MANILA—Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said his country is further opening to business and the economy is strengthening, in his penultimate State of the Nation address Monday to Congress, while he glossed over impeachment attempts and his waning popularity. “Our economy is about to take off,” Mr. Aquino told lawmakers. “No doubt, the Philippines is now more-open for business.” As M read more...

Islamist militants accused of ambush in Philippines

28 July 2014 Last updated at 10:55 The military has a strong presence on Jolo, where Abu Sayyaf maintain jungle camps Gunmen have attacked two vehicles in the southern Philippines, killing at least 18 people. The military blamed Islamist militants of the Abu Sayyaf group for the attack. They said as many as 50 men armed with assault rifles opened fire on two vans in an ambush before dawn in the town read more...

Philippines’ worst commercial flight disasters

MANILA, Philippines – With the Philippines as an archipelago, traveling from one place would usually entail crossing bodies of water, and while the nation has suffered some of the world’s worst maritime disasters, it also has its share of aviation accidents. Here we list down commercial flight disasters with fatalities of at least 10 persons in the Philippines (data from www.aviation-safety.net): 1. PI- read more...

Philippine Lawmakers Near Deal on Muslim Autonomous Region

MANILA—Legislation to establish an autonomous Muslim region in the Philippines’ war-torn south could be ready to go before Congress within the next two weeks, the Philippine government’s chief negotiator said Friday, boosting hopes of realizing lasting peace on the resource-rich island of Mindanao. Concerns have mounted recently that a historic peace deal signed by President Benigno Aquino III and Mor read more...

Philippine Soldiers Clash With Militants; 5 Dead

Philippine troops attacked a Muslim militant hideout on southern Basilan island, triggering a clash that killed three Abu Sayyaf members believed to have been involved in the 2011 kidnapping of an American woman and her teenage son, a military report said Friday. Two government militiamen were killed and two others were wounded. The report said the operation Thursday in Ungkaya Pukan township targeted Abu Sayyaf read more...

Improved weather seen as Henry exits Phl

MANILA, Philippines – The weather is expected to improve today as tropical storm Henry (international name Matmo) left the Philippine area of responsibility yesterday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Henry weakened into a tropical storm after crossing Taiwan yesterday morning. The provinces of Zambales, Bataan and Pangasinan will continue to exper read more...

Philippine army warned against "meddling" as coup rumours swirl

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