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De Lima pursues 'mass murderer' Duterte
by Allison Jackson - November 25, 2023 - 9:31am
Freed after nearly seven years behind bars, Philippine human rights campaigner Leila de Lima told AFP on Friday she prays for her safety as she seeks to bring "mass murderer" Rodrigo Duterte to justice.
Philippine 'Swifties' flock to Taylor Sheesh show
by Allison Jackson - July 8, 2023 - 9:30am
As fans across the region scrambled to get their hands on tickets for Taylor Swift's six shows in Singapore, one of only two stops in Asia, Filipino Swifties flocked to a mall to see the next best thing: Taylor...
Indonesia's Widodo says limited progress on Myanmar peace plan
by Allison Jackson - May 11, 2023 - 11:08am
Southeast Asian nations have made "no significant progress" on implementing a peace plan aimed at ending bloodshed in Myanmar, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Thursday, on the final day of a summit.
US backs another Marcos in tussle for Asia influence
by Allison Jackson - May 5, 2023 - 5:49pm
Nearly 40 years later, Marcos used his presidential jet to fly to Washington where he was given a red-carpet welcome and hailed by President Joe Biden as the best partner he could have.
Philippines holds bloody crucifixions, whippings on Good Friday
by Allison Jackson - April 7, 2023 - 2:33pm
Dozens of men wearing crowns made out of vines and cloth over their faces walked barefoot through narrow streets, flogging themselves non-stop with bamboo whips. 
Philippines' defense shift towards US risks China's fury
by Allison Jackson - April 5, 2023 - 5:39pm
The pivot appears to indicate Manila believes a robust partnership with Washington can help it stop China from trampling on its rights in the South China Sea, analysts said.
Philippines to expand US access to military bases: official
by Allison Jackson - February 2, 2023 - 8:47am
The United States and the Philippines are expected to announce a deal Thursday that will give US troops access to another four military bases in the Southeast Asian nation, as the longtime allies seek to...
Thousands of Filipinos march in reverence of Catholic icon
by Allison Jackson - January 8, 2023 - 9:19am
The "walk of faith," which church officials estimated attracted more than 80,000 people, began after a midnight mass for the so-called Black Nazarene statue.
US VP Harris visits Palawan island amid regional tensions
by Allison Jackson - November 22, 2022 - 1:06pm
US Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday visited a Philippine island near waters claimed by China to show support for the longtime US ally and counter Beijing's growing influence in the region.
US VP Harris vows 'unwavering' commitment to Philippines
by Allison Jackson - November 21, 2022 - 2:45pm
The United States has an “unwavering” commitment to the Philippines, US Vice President Kamala Harris told the country's president Monday during a visit aimed at countering China and rebuilding ties that...
Filipinos fishing on frontline of China's battle for disputed sea
by Allison Jackson - October 6, 2022 - 9:08am
Filipino fisherman Mariel Villamonte had spent years plying the turquoise waters of Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea for snapper and grouper -- until a Chinese coast guard vessel water cannoned his boat...
Duterte, infamous for deadly drug war, ends term
by Allison Jackson - June 28, 2022 - 10:30am
Rodrigo Duterte, who steps down as Philippine president Thursday, has earned international infamy for his deadly drug war and foul-mouthed tirades but remains hugely popular among Filipinos fed up with the country's...
Dream fulfilled for Imelda Marcos as family reclaims presidency
by Allison Jackson - May 27, 2022 - 1:10pm
Decades after fleeing the Philippines with bags and boxes stuffed with jewels, gold and cash, former first lady Imelda Marcos has achieved her ultimate ambition: her son winning the presidency. 
Philippines could revive nuclear plant if Marcos wins presidency
by Allison Jackson - May 5, 2022 - 8:32pm
A mothballed nuclear power plant built near a fault line and volcanoes in the Philippines during Ferdinand Marcos's dictatorship could be revived if his son wins next week's presidential election.
More than 90 reported dead due to 'Odette'
by Allison Jackson - December 19, 2021 - 11:15am
The storm knocked out communications and electricity in many areas, ripping off roofs, toppling concrete power poles and flooding villages.
Death toll from 'Odette' passes 20
by Allison Jackson - December 18, 2021 - 10:37am
At least 21 people have been killed in the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, officials said Saturday, with "alarming" reports of destruction on islands that bore the brunt of the storm.
Pacquiao says he was 'naive' drug user
by Allison Jackson - November 23, 2021 - 3:47pm
Philippines presidential hopeful Manny Pacquiao says he was "naive" and ignorant of the law when he took crystal meth in his youth, but argues offenders today know drugs are illegal and should be punished.
'Run Sara Run': Clamor grows for Duterte daughter presidential bid
by Allison Jackson - October 10, 2021 - 3:04pm
Philippines' "First Daughter" Sara Duterte has been in lockstep with her father, following him into law and succeeding him as a city mayor. Now, she's leading the race to replace Rodrigo Duterte as president.
'Burnt out': Nurses battle COVID-19, resignations in Philippines
by Allison Jackson - September 18, 2021 - 11:12am
Exhausted nurses in the Philippines are struggling to care for patients as colleagues contract Covid-19 or quit a profession that was dangerously understaffed even before the pandemic.
'A big help': Philippines hands out cash to poor during virus lockdown
by Allison Jackson - August 12, 2021 - 7:43am
About 80% of the more than 13 million people living in the sprawling national capital region are eligible for the one-off cash payment to ease the economic pain caused by the latest lockdown. 
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