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Bomb defused near US embassy in Philippines: police

Manila - Police defused a bomb near the US embassy in the Philippine capital Monday, with militants who had declared allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group likely behind the attempted terror attack, authorities said.

Philippine troops fire artillery at Islamic militants in south

Malalis - Troops on Sunday fired artillery at positions held by an Islamic militant faction in the southern Philippines as more soldiers deployed against the group, which staged a deadly bombing in President Rodrigo Duterte's home city.

Marcos critics strip, parade coffins in Philippines

Manila - Critics of the Ferdinand Marcos regime staged a naked protest Friday, while others marched through the streets with a mock coffin to denounce the late dictator's burial at the Philippines' cemetery for heroes.

Albert Pagara aims to bounce back after lone loss to Cesar Juarez

After his eighth round knockout loss to Cesar Juarez of Mexico, Filipino boxing sensation Albert Pagara aims to bounce back in a 12-rounder fight against Raymond Commey of Ghana on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City, Philippines.

Body politics: famous preserved corpses

Manila - Filipinos paying their respects to the preserved body of dictator Ferdinand Marcos were looking at a wax mask, his mortician has told AFP.

Mortician to Philippines' Marcos reveals trade secrets

Manila - A wax mask covered the face of Ferdinand Marcos for the 23 years his corpse was on show, but the body on display was no fake, the Philippine dictator's mortician told AFP in an interview.

Op-Ed: Why Magdaleno-Donaire rematch would still sell

A rematch between Jessie Magdaleno and Nonito Donaire would still be one of the fights that fans would possibly watch for the second time because the first fight was competitive and action-packed that the crowd enjoyed watching.

Alarm over proposed Philippine law to jail 9-year-olds

Manila - Children as young as nine could be jailed in the Philippines for certain crimes under a proposed law backed by the president, sparking concern Monday from the United Nations and rights groups.

Exhume Marcos, Philippine court asked after hero burial

Manila - Campaigners launched legal action Monday to exhume the body of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, just three days after his burial in a national heroes' cemetery triggered street protests.

Mayweather starts gym work, spars with Thomas Dulorme

Retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has dismissed the idea of a possible ring return after staying retired for over a year but speculations continue on his comeback fight against Manny Pacquiao which could happen as early as May 2017.

Pacquiao meets with suspected drug lord

Neophyte Philippine senator Manny Paquiao met with Kerwin Espinosa, a suspected drug lord Friday at the headquarters of the Philippine National Police a few hours after Esoinosa arrived from Abu Dhabi where he sought refuge for several weeks.

Protests as Philippine dictator Marcos given hero's burial

Manila - Ex-Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos was buried in a secretive ceremony at the national heroes' cemetery Friday, triggering street protests as opponents denounced what they said was the whitewashing of his brutal and corrupt rule.

Mayweather still undecided on Pacquiao rematch

After gracing the recent Pacquiao-Vargas fight at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, retired boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has refuted claims that he is about to announce his ring return to face Manny Pacquiao in a rematch on May 6, 2017

Award-winning Philippine filmmaker backs Duterte drug war

Manila - Award-winning Philippine director Brillante Mendoza has turned his cinematic skills to promoting someone many in the West would see as an unlikely hero -- President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly drug war.

Philippines' Duterte threatens to copy Russia ICC exit

Davao - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to follow in Russia's footsteps Thursday and pull his country out of the International Criminal Court, incensed at foreign criticism of his deadly drug war.

Milan Melindo in crucial 3rd attempt to win a world title fight

Filipino flyweight challenger Milan Melindo is leaving no stone upturned in his third attempt to win a major world title on Nov. 26 at the Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City, Philippines for the interim IBF World light flyweight title.

Op-Ed: Why Juan Manuel Marquez can't resist talking about Manny Pacquiao

Mexican boxing legend Juan Manuel Marquez can't resist talking about longtime foe Manny Pacquiao every time he makes plans for his next fight. The reason is obvious: he want's to know if another fight would still sell on pay-per-view (PPV)

Marquez advises Pacquiao not to pursue rematch with Mayweather

Mexican counter-puncher Juan Manuel Marquez is giving WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao an unsolicited advise by asking him to forget the proposed Mayweather rematch because the unbeaten American will beat him for the second time.

Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch possible in May next year

Manny Pacquiao could be on his way to the much-awaited rematch against Floyd Mayweather following Freddie Roach's disclosure that talks have started between Pacquiao and Mayweather for a possible fight in May next year.

Pacquiao back in hometown after Vargas fight, senate session

One week after his fight against Jessie Vargas at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has finally landed in his hometown of General Santos City to the rousing welcome of his local constituents.
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