Troops deploy after Philippine militants threaten German hostages

A military statement said an army brigade was flown to the remote Sulu island group, where the Abu Sayyaf militants are believed to be holding the two German tourists. ― Reuters picMANILA, Sept 28 — The Philippines dispatched an estimated 1,000-plus extra soldiers to its troubled south today to strengthen security after Islamic militants threatened to kill one of two German hostages, the military said. A mi read more...

US and Philippines Hold Joint Military Exercises

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Philippine Muslim rebels start giving up arms under peace deal

Philippine President Benigno Aquino (right) hands over the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law to MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal (left) ahead of the turnover ceremony of the law at the presidential palace in Manila, Sept 10, 2014. The difficult process of disarming Philippine Muslim rebels after a decades-long insurgency has begun, say negotiators. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 — The difficult process of di read more...

Philippine Muslim rebels start difficult disarming process

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – The difficult process of disarming Philippine Muslim rebels after a decades-long insurgency has started, negotiators said on Sunday, with the decommissioning of a first batch of firearms expected before year-end. Philippine government and Muslim rebel negotiators started meeting in Malaysia on Saturday to discuss the disarmament process, key to ending the insurgency in the country’s read more...

Philippines offers help in US war against ISIS

CONDEMNING ISIS. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says the Philippines is willing to help the US in its fight against ISIS. In this photo, Aquino visits Columbia University in New York for the World Leaders Forum on September 23, 2014. Photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau MANILA, Philippines – Facing potential threats from the Islamic State (ISIS), the Philippines offered to help the United States i read more...

How Much Do Philippine Politicians Earn?

With all the recent brouhaha about corruption and “lifestyle checks”, you might be wondering, “How much do these public servants actually make? Surely the salary must be amazing if so many people want to become politicians, right?” Well, not really. The highest elected position in the land, President, has a salary of P120,000 gross a month. Which might sound like a lot, but when you figure that CEOs of co read more...

Philippines Says Local Terrorist Group Is Not Linked to ISIS

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Philippine Mall Operator Pulls T-Shirt That Calls Rape a ‘Snuggle With a Struggle’

SM Supermalls called the shirt “malicious” and said it was investigating The Philippines’ largest mall operator said on Tuesday that a T-shirt promoting rape as a “snuggle with a struggle” had been removed from its racks, after a photo of the offensive garment went viral. “We have immediately pulled out all the T-shirts of the consignor that distributes them, and we are investigating why it wa read more...

Mayport-based USS Philippine Sea part of airstrikes in Syria

The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and the guided missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) transit westward in the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group. The Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group is completing its deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jonathan Pankau (Released)(Photo: MCSN J read more...

Philippines Concerned About China, Leader Says

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