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Nike sprinting and riding bikes on skyscrapers? Naturally! Special

Benjamin Von Wong is a photographic artist, famous for doing the unexpected. Sometimes, however, he does things even he doesn’t expect himself.

Tight security planned for 5-day Papal visit to the Philippines

Manila - On January 15, Pope Francis begins his visit to the Philippines. A huge security operation is planned with an estimated 37,000 police and military personnel deployed to ensure there are no attacks on the Pope.

New species of beetle discovered

Manila - Biology students, studying in Manila, have discovered a new species of beetle. The discovery was, ironically, made in their own city.

Metro Manila flooding forces thousands of residents to evacuate

More than 200,000 people have been evacuated from flooded areas of Metro Manila and brought to temporary shelters as tropical storm "Maring" dropped more than 45 centimeters of rain, turning many streets into rivers during heavy downpours Tuesday morning.

Basketball fans gear up for FIBA Asia championship games in Phl

Basketball fans from the Philippines and participating countries in Asia are all set to watch the opening of the 27th FIBA Asia championship games on Aug.1 at the Mall of Asia Arena (MOA) in Pasay City Philippines.

Filipino man's home doubles as public library

Hernando Guanlao - an older, albeit high-spirited man - opened up his home as a library to the public in the Filipino province of Manila 12 years ago. Now, he is looking to expand his successful endeavor beyond Manila toward other parts of the country.

Death toll of Manila floods at 60

Torrential monsoon rains in Manila, Philippines have left at least 60 people dead. Rescue operations are now turning into clean-up operations.

At least 12 people killed in landslides in the Philippines

Manila - Torrential rains triggered a landslide in the Philippine capital of Manila on Tuesday, killing eight people. One report states 51 dead. Four were buried by a mudslide in Zamboanga del Sur.

Toronto blogger aims to inspire Filipino caregivers Special

Toronto - For Cordi Villa, a Toronto resident originally from the Philippines, blogging offers a great opportunity to send a message of hope.

Animal rights group rescues 300 pitbulls from dog-fighting ring

Police operatives assisted by an animal rights group have busted a dog-fighting syndicate operating in San Pablo City, south of Metro Manila Sunday. Rescued were about 300 pit bulls in a two-hectare farm reportedly operated by South Koreans.

U.S offers assistance to flood-ravaged areas in Philippines

Manila - As the death toll rises in the storm-induced floodings in the southern Philippines' Mindanao island, the White House says it stands ready to help in humanitarian relief.

Typhoon 'Pedring' in Metro Manila kills 8 people

Typhoon "Pedring" (international code name: Nesat) left Metro Manila with at least eight people dead and dislocated hundreds of families living in low lying areas as strong wind and rising floodwater engulfed their homes.

Scores of youth attend Philippine mass circumcision

Manila - Scores of boys in Philippines showed up for what has been described as a ‘circumcision party’ providing a safe but free procedure for this rite of passage common to local males in the area.

Op-Ed: Mass genital mutilation in world record attempt

Saturday, 7 May 2011, the city of Manila in the Philippines has attempted to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records by circumcising as many boys as possible.

Thousands gather at Manila's largest mall to welcome 2011 Special 

Manila - Hundreds of thousands of people from all parts of Metro Manila converged at the SM Mall of Asia to take part in the festivities at the annual New Year countdown party last night.

2 dead, 5 injured in Manila Skyway accident

Manila - Two people died and five others are left injured when an ambulance collided onto a portion of one of the northbound lane toll booths on the Skyway early this morning.

How Global City is redefining tourism in the Philippines

Manila - There is a new kingpin when it comes to partying in Asia. The location may surprise you, but this little town overlooking the Chinese sea is redefining Philippine tourism and overshadowing Manila, Tokyo, and Hong Kong as traditional hubs of amusement.

Foot race for Pasig River rehabilitation sets new world record

The fun run for the rehabilitation of Metro Manilas' heavily polluted river which organizers refer to as "10.10.10., A Run for Pasig River" , was joined by 116,086 participants, according to Gina Lopez of ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.

Manny Pacquiao leads 175,000 people on foot race to save river

Close to 175,000 people have joined Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and former Philippine president Fidel Ramos in a foot race around Metro Manila Sunday to raise funds for the rehabilitation of Pasig River.

Hong Kong criticizes Manila for poor handling of hostage crises

Hong Kong authorities have expressed dismay on the handling of Monday's hostage-taking incident by Manila officials which caused the death of eight Hong Kong tourists and injured 15 others in Manila's tourist district

Manila bus hijacker shot, seven Hong Kong tourists killed

The former Manila police officer who hijacked a tourist bus Monday was shot and killed by members of the Manila police swat team after almost 12 hours of negotiations for his surrender and for the release of more than 20 hostages.

Al Gore in Manila on climate change talks

Former US vice-president Al Gore arrived Tuesday in Manila to deliver a talk on climate change at the SMX convention center Tuesday night.

Church Resorts to Prayer as Gov’t Takes Stock of El Niño Damage Special

MANILA – Alarmed by the lengthening list of damage the El Niño phenomenon has done on farmlands across the archipelago, a Catholic bishop has issued a circular letter with the Oratio Imperata calling for divine intervention.

Manila aftermath: Mud, money, misery and criticism

Manila is covered in mud. Food aid is under strain, and business has come to an almost total standstill. Deaths are estimated at 240. Volunteers have been sifting through a soggy wasteland trying to clean up. Now a second storm is expected to hit Luzon.

Manila ‘80 per cent under water’

Huge floods caused by Tropical Storm Ketsana have devastated the capital of the Philippines, a city of 12 million people. Videos are showing people stuck on debris swept along by fast moving flood waters. Twenty-five provinces are also believed affected.

Children Hostages On A Bus in Manila

Children on holiday,on a bus, in Manila were held hostage, in order for one man to make a statement against corruption and the condition of impoverished children.

Judge defies Manila, keeps U.S. Marine in jail

Philippine's Judge defies earlier agreement that the US Marine will be in US Embassy Custody until appeal ends, will be in Philippine prison instead.

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Police assisting flood victims in Manila
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Filipino President Benigno Aquino standing with Hillary Clinton
Filipino President Benigno Aquino standing with Hillary Clinton
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Myanmar President Thein Sein delivers his speech to the media during his visit at the Malacanang Pre...
Myanmar President Thein Sein delivers his speech to the media during his visit at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila
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A replica firing squad in Manila
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A skyline of Manila
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A young boy sits near a house damaged by Typhoon Rammasun in Batangas, southwest of Manila on July 17, 2014
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Manila police surround a bus, where a former police officer took hostages and demanded his job back
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A village official leads a child as he is evacuated from his home in a shanty town as Typhoon Rammas...
A village official leads a child as he is evacuated from his home in a shanty town as Typhoon Rammasun barrels across Manila on July 16, 2014
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