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Prison sex, drugs and bribery scandal shocks Philippines

Manila - A sex, drugs and bribery scandal at the Philippines' main prison, where a raid uncovered drug lords "living like kings" in luxury cells with stripper bars and jacuzzis, has shocked a country inured to tales of official corruption.

Philippine prosecutors charge US Marine with murder

Manila - Philippine prosecutors on Monday charged a US Marine with murder over the death of a Filipino transgender woman, in a case that has fanned anti-American sentiment and tested close military ties.

Philippine prosecutors charge U.S. Marine with murder

Manila - Philippine prosecutors on Monday filed murder charges against a U.S. Marine accused of killing a Filipino transgender woman, in a case that has fanned anti-American sentiment.

Philippine politician injured, 4 aides killed in ambush

Manila - A member of the Philippines parliament was wounded in an ambush Thursday that left four of his aides dead, he said in a television interview.Vicente Belmonte Jr.

Philippines bus bombing 'kills 11'

Davao - Eleven people including many high school students were killed when a bomb exploded aboard a bus in the southern Philippines on Tuesday, military spokesmen said.

Philippines bus bombing 'kills 11'

Davao - Eleven people including many high school students were killed when a bomb exploded aboard a bus in the southern Philippines on Tuesday, military spokesmen said.

Philippine storm kills 27, spares Manila

Ando - A giant storm left the Philippines Tuesday after killing at least 27 people and devastating remote coastal towns, but the government won praise for unprecedented preparations that were credited for saving lives.

Storm churns towards Philippine capital after killing 23

Manila - Millions of people in the Philippine capital hunkered down on Monday as a major storm churned towards the megacity, after claiming at least 23 lives while ripping apart homes in remote island communities.

Typhoon Hagupit claims victims after landing in the Philippines

Manila - Al Jazeera reports that Typhoon Hagupit has claimed at least three lives so far after making landfall on the east coast of Samar island on Saturday night.

Typhoon tears down homes in disaster-weary Philippines

Tacloban - Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and dumped fierce rains across the eastern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least two people while creating more misery for millions after a barrage of deadly disasters.

Typhoon Hagupit smashes into Philippines

Tacloban - Terrifying winds and intense rains pounded the eastern Philippines Saturday as millions sheltered from a giant storm that threatened more devastation for a nation battling to recover from a catastrophic super typhoon.

Swiss escapes Philippine militant kidnappers

Manila - A Swiss man kidnapped by Islamic militants in the Philippines nearly three years ago escaped on Saturday after a fierce struggle with one of his captors over a machete and a frantic run to freedom under gunfire, the military said.

Millions evacuate as typhoon bears down on Philippines

Tacloban - Millions of people in the Philippines began seeking shelter in churches, schools and other makeshift evacuation centres on Friday as a monster typhoon bore down on the disaster-weary nation.

Super Typhoon Hagupit intensifies as it threatens Philippines

Manila - A super typhoon gained strength on Thursday as it tracked towards the Philippines, threatening more devastation for mostly poor communities where thousands of people have died in an annual tirade of mega-storms.

Five years after Philippine massacre, anger at slow justice

Manila - Five years after 58 people were killed in the Philippines' worst political massacre, anger among victims' relatives is building, with no one yet convicted and the alleged masterminds still enjoying power.

Philippines probes 'prison'-like children's centre

Manila - Top Philippines officials said Monday they had launched investigations into a Manila children's centre overseen by a former president, after months of complaints about the "prison"-like conditions.

Prayers, tears in Philippines one year after super typhoon

Tacloban - Survivors of the strongest typhoon ever to hit land wept at mass graves on Saturday during ceremonies to mark one year since the storm devastated the central Philippines and condemned millions to deeper poverty.

Philippine sin city was magnet for Briton charged in Hong Kong

Angeles City - A wealthy British banker charged over grisly twin murders in Hong Kong was a regular in a shabby red-light district of the Philippines where he liked to flash his cash and was treated like a king.

Australian convicted in child sex sting using virtual girl

Sydney - An Australian man caught in a global sting which used a virtual girl to trap child sex predators has become the first person convicted from the operation, the child rights group behind it said Wednesday.

US Marine accused of murder moved to Philippine military HQ

Manila - A US Marine accused of murdering a transgender woman was moved to the Philippines' military headquarters Wednesday, authorities said, following huge public pressure for him to be taken off an American warship.

U.S. marine charged with murder of transgender Filipino woman

Olongapo City - Jeffrey Laude, aka Jenny, a transgender woman, was murdered in Olongapo City in the Philippines on October 11th. Olongapo City is near Subic Bay where US forces are stationed.

Hostages arrive at German embassy after Philippine ordeal

Manila - A German couple kidnapped by Islamic militants were handed over to their embassy Saturday after a six-month ordeal marked by constant threats of beheading, as the Philippines confronted a security threat it thought it had overcome.

Victim's family demand jail for U.S. Marine in Philippines murder

Manila - Relatives of a transgender Filipino allegedly murdered by a U.S. Marine angrily demanded Thursday that the accused be thrown in a Philippine prison.

Fresh lava spews out of Philippine volcano, stoking eruption fears

Manila - Lava is again flowing out of Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, raising fears an eruption could be imminent, authorities said Sunday.The government has already evacuated around 63,000 people living inside a six-kilometre (3.

Philippines' Aquino criticises UN for mission 'impossible'

Manila - Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Wednesday criticised the United Nations for refusing to better arm Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights, saying this made their mission "impossible".

One dead as tropical storm flooding paralyses Philippine capital

Manila - Tens of thousands of people fled roof-high floods and one girl drowned in the Philippine capital on Friday as another vicious storm swept across the disaster-plagued country.

Rushed evacuations as Philippine volcano spews lava

Manila - Lava cascaded down the Philippines' most active volcano on Wednesday as authorities rushed to evacuate thousands ahead of a possible deadly eruption.

Powerful Typhoon Kalmaegi hits northern Philippines

Manila - Typhoon Kalmaegi slammed into the northern Philippines on Sunday, causing flash floods and widespread heavy rains as communities braced for landslides and possible storm surges.

Search for missing as three die in Philippine ferry sinking

Manila - Three people were killed as rescuers searched for at least three others still missing with more than a hundred rescued after a ferry sank in waters off the central Philippines, the government said on Sunday.

29 missing after ferry mishap in Philippines: govt

Manila - At least 29 people are missing after a ferry lost control of its steering and was hit by huge waves in waters off the central Philippines on Saturday night, the government's civil defence office said.
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