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Benigno Aquino III sworn in as Philippines’ president


June 30th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Manila, June 30 (DPA) Benigno Aquino III was sworn in Wednesday as the Philippines' 15th president before hundreds of thousands of cheering supporters. Aquino, 50, took his oath of office shortly before noon ... Read more...

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Aquino headed for landslide victory in the Philippines


May 12th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 12 (DPA) Philippine Senator Benigno Aquino III Wednesday headed for a landslide victory in the presidential race as the incumbent prepared to turn over the government to him. The 50-year-old bachelor ... Read more...

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11 plead not guilty to Philippines massacre


April 21st, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, April 21 (IANS/AKI) Eleven people including nine police officers Wednesday pleaded not guilty to 57 counts of murder in the Philippines' worst political massacre in Muslim-majority Maguindanao province in November last ... Read more...

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Preneet Kaur’s Manila visit for interfaith dialogue for cooperation in peace


March 19th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Mar 19(ANI): Union Minister of State (MOS) for External Affairs Preneet Kaur visited Manila, Philippines, as the leader of the Indian delegation to the Special NAM Ministerial Meeting (SNAMMM) on ... Read more...

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Opposition senator flees double murder charges in Philippines


February 3rd, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Feb 3 (DPA) An opposition senator accused of masterminding the killings of a publicist and his driver almost a decade ago admitted Wednesday that he had fled the Philippines. Senator Panfilo Lacson ... Read more...

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Arroyo lifts martial law in Philippine province


December 12th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 12 (DPA) Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Saturday ordered an end to eight days of martial law imposed on a southern province where 57 people were massacred last month. Executive secretary ... Read more...

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Philippine massacre highlights increasing risks for media


December 10th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Ampatuan (Philippines), Dec 10 (DPA) When President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo placed the restive southern Philippine province of Maguindanao under martial law, Freddie Solinap was at a loss on how to report on ... Read more...

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Philippine police identify 161 suspects in massacre of 57


December 9th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 9 (DPA) Philippine police said Wednesday they have identified 161 suspects in last month's politically motivated massacre of 57 people in a southern province, a police official said. Chief Superintendent Raul ... Read more...

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Philippine troops seize more weapons tied to massacre


December 6th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Shariff Aguak (Philippines), Dec 6 (DPA) Security forces Sunday unearthed dozens of high-powered firearms and ammunition from a sprawling farm in a southern province of the Philippines two weeks after 57 people ... Read more...

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Martial law declared in Filipino province where 57 were murdered


December 5th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Shariff Aguak (Philippines), Dec 5 (DPA) Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Saturday declared martial law in a southern province where 57 people were murdered and security forces rounded up at least eight ... Read more...

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Philippine leader vows justice for massacre victims


December 3rd, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
General Santos City (Philippines), Dec 3 (DPA) Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Thursday vowed justice for the victims of a massacre allegedly perpetrated by her political allies in which 57 people were ... Read more...

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Media groups, activists protest massacre in the Philippines


November 30th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Nov 30 (DPA) Local and foreign activists and journalists marched Monday in the Philippine capital to protest the massacre of 57 civilians allegedly perpetrated by political allies of President Gloria Macapagal ... Read more...

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Philippine massacre suspect blames Muslim rebels for carnage


November 27th, 2009 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Nov 27 (DPA) A scion of a powerful political family detained for allegedly masterminding a gruesome massacre of 57 civilians in the southern Philippines Friday blamed Muslim separatist rebels for the ... Read more...

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Main suspect in southern Philippine massacre surrenders


November 26th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Nov 26 (DPA) The main suspect in the grisly killing of at least 57 people in the southern Philippines surrendered Thursday to a senior aide of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Datu Andal ... Read more...

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Toll in Philippine political massacre reaches 57 (Lead)


November 25th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Nov 25 (DPA) Philippine security forces Wednesday dug up three vehicles and 10 more bodies from the site of a massacre linked to a political rivalry in the country's troubled south, ... Read more...

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Philippines rules out immediate arrests in political massacre


November 25th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Nov 25 (DPA) The Philippine government on Wednesday rejected mounting calls for the immediate arrest of members of a prominent political family allegedly behind the massacre of 46 people. Presidential spokesman Cerge ... Read more...

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Emergency declared in Philippines province after massacre


November 24th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Nov 24 (DPA) The Philippines Tuesday declared emergency rule and dispatched additional security forces to a southern province where gunmen killed at least 24 people in the worst-ever election-related violence in ... Read more...

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Obama sends letter to Philippines Muslim rebel leader


November 14th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Nov 14 (DPA) US President Barack Obama has sent a letter to the leader of the main Muslim rebel group in the Philippines, an official of the group said Saturday. The ... Read more...

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Kidnapped Irish priest released in Philippines (Lead)


November 12th, 2009 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Nov 12 (DPA) An abducted Irish Catholic priest was freed unharmed Thursday after one month in captivity in the southern Philippines, officials said. Father Michael Sinnott, 79, was turned over to authorities ... Read more...

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Kidnapped principal beheaded in the Philippines


November 9th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Zamboanga City (The Philippines), Nov 9 (DPA) A kidnapped state school principal was beheaded by his abductors on a southern Philippine island, a regional military spokesman said Monday. The head of Gabriel Canizares, ... Read more...

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16 people killed in Philippine fire (Lead)


November 2nd, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Nov 2 (DPA) Sixteen people were killed Monday in a fire that gutted 58 houses in a central Philippine city, police and fire officials said. The fire occurred before dawn in a ... Read more...

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Ukraine PM Yulia Tymoshenko named World’s Hottest Leader


October 15th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has grabbed the first place in a list of 172 heads of States with the hottest appearance.According to blogging site Hottest Heads ... Read more...

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Philippine toll in floods, landslides rises to 300


October 11th, 2009 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Oct 11 (Xinhua) The toll in floods and landslides caused by the tropical storm Parma in the Philippines last week has risen to 300 after more bodies were recovered by the ... Read more...

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Philippines braces for new storms, death toll rises to 246 (Lead)


September 29th, 2009 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Sep 29 (DPA) The Philippines Tuesday braced for new storms as the death toll in devastating floods brought by tropical storm Ketsana rose to at least 246 with 38 people still ... Read more...

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Former Philippine President Cory Aquino Passes Away At 76


August 1st, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by GD
The very sad news of the former President of Philippines, Corazon Aquino's death is greeting everyone this morning.Aquino, is said to have lost the long drawn battle with colon cancer, a ... Read more...

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Cory Aquino dies, Philippines declares 10-day mourning (Second Lead)


August 1st, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 1 (DPA) Philippine democracy icon and former president Corazon Aquino, who led a "people power" revolt that toppled one of the world's most corrupt dictators, died Saturday after battling colon ... Read more...

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Philippine democracy icon Corazon Aquino dies at 76 (Lead)


August 1st, 2009 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 1 (DPA) Philippine democracy icon and former president Corazon Aquino died Saturday after battling colon cancer for more than a year, her family said. She was 76. Cory, as people fondly ... Read more...

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Twelve bombs found aboard Philippine ferry


July 26th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, July 26 (DPA) Twelve homemade bombs were found aboard a passenger ferry in the Philippines just before it left port with more than 300 passengers, the coast guard said Sunday. The explosives ... Read more...

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15th NAM summit opens


July 15th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sharm-el-Sheikh, July 15 (IANS) Amid doubts over its relevance in an increasingly unipolar world, the 15th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) opened Wednesday with leaders from 118 member countries gathering ... Read more...

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Looks, lies and a president’s dwindling credibility


July 10th, 2009 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
By John Grafilo Manila, July 10 (DPA) A failed effort by a spokesman to cover up the real reasons behind last week's hospitalisation of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has further eroded her ... Read more...

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Israel greatest nuclear threat: Egypt


May 5th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, May 5 (ANI): Egypt has warned Western countries that their nuclear policies, which include pressuring Iran to give up its nuclear program, will fail as long as they ignore Israeli nuclear ... Read more...

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Philippines celebrates Pacquiao’s victory over Hatton


May 3rd, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 3 (DPA) The Philippines erupted in euphoria Sunday as Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao knocked out Britain's Ricky Hatton in the second round, making history as one of the world's ... Read more...

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Wreckage of missing chopper in Philippines found, three dead (Lead)


April 8th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, April 8 (DPA) Philippine rescuers Wednesday found the wreckage of a helicopter carrying senior staff of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo that crashed in a northern mountainous village, killing at least three ... Read more...

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Search on for missing chopper carrying Philippine president’s staff


April 8th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, April 8 (DPA) The Philippines Wednesday mounted search and rescue operations for a missing air force helicopter carrying senior staff of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo amid reports that the chopper could ... Read more...

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EU announces more aid for displaced in Philippines


December 21st, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 21 (DPA) The European Union (EU) Sunday announced an additional 2.5-million-euro (about $3 million) assistance to thousands of civilians displaced by hostilities in southern Philippines.The new funding is in addition ... Read more...

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