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ISIS gaining grip in Philippines after being driven out of the Middle East

Herald Sun - ‎16 hours ago‎
“I think from what we are already seeing in the Philippines it's obvious there is an ISIS presence,” said Mr Singh.
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The Philippines' New Strongman

Jacobin magazine - ‎14 hours ago‎
Philippine capitalism is controlled by a ruling class Alfred W. McCoy has described as an “oligarchy” made up of “a cluster of families, knitted together by ties of blood and marriage,” who combine “political power and economic assets to direct the ...
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Philippines rips Thailand late to become 2016 SEABA Cup champs

Rappler - ‎17 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - The Philippines banked on a crucial surge in the fourth quarter to pull away from the dangerous Thailand for good and win the 2016 SEABA Stankovic Cup championship, 97-80, on Saturday, May 28 at Stadium 29 in ...

Hot new beach spot you need to see - ‎May 27, 2016‎
With more than 7500 islands you will never run out of exotic beaches to explore in the Philippines. There is everything from secluded white sand beaches and celebrity-approved resorts to 24-hour party islands.

SES to provide satellite channels for West Africa and Philippines

Space Daily - ‎2 hours ago‎
SES has strengthened its partnership with K-NET, an ICT and Telecoms platform services company based in Ghana, to create a joint venture.

The Philippines has 1.8 million abandoned children. Here's what keeps many from adoption

Los Angeles Times - ‎17 hours ago‎
The Philippines has an abandoned children problem. About 1.8 million children in the country, more than 1% of its entire population, are “abandoned or neglected,” according to the United Nations' Children's Rights & Emergency Relief Organization.
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Philippine arrests 10 Chinese fishermen in latest sea spat

Reuters - ‎May 27, 2016‎
China and the Philippines are locked in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea, a strategic waterway where $5 trillion worth of ship-borne trade passes every year.
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Philippines' Sabah claim a non-issue, says Najib

The Straits Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
In February 2013, some 200 armed men from the Philippines' Sulu archipelago landed in Lahad Datu, a town and district on the east of Sabah, in a move seen as laying an old Sulu claim over Sabah.
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Philippines: Teachers fight for electoral justice

Green Left Weekly - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Supporters of the Ating Guro (Teachers Dignity) partylist held a three-night vigil outside the offices of the Philippines Commission on Election (Comelec) on May 24, to protest apparent irregularities in counting votes after the May 9 general election.
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LPA spotted; rains seen over west Philippines

Philippine Star - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Rene Paciente, senior weather forecaster at the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said the low-pressure area has a high chance of developing into a tropical cyclone but it was not expected to hit ...
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The Philippine president-elect's shocking insult to Catholic bishops

Catholic News Agency - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Manila, Philippines, May 26, 2016 / 04:25 pm (CNA).- The president-elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, recently described the country's bishops as corrupt and “sons of whores” for allegedly resorting to seeking favors from politicians.

Philippines: 22 dead in 3 days of clashes with military

Anadolu Agency - ‎11 hours ago‎
The Philippines military says 22 members of a Daesh-linked group have been killed in a series of clashes with government troops in the predominantly Muslim south in the past three days.
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Journalist shot dead in Philippine capital: police

Yahoo7 News - ‎21 hours ago‎
Manila (AFP) - A crime journalist has been shot dead in Manila, police and colleagues said Saturday, the latest addition to a lengthening list of unsolved murders of media workers in the Philippines. Alex Balcoba, 56, was attacked in central Manila ...

Across the Philippines, Gawad Kalinga provides shelter from the storms

The Guardian - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The Sacred Heart of Jesus village, in the Philippines' Nueva Ecija province, is home to 17 families who live in colourful houses, each one edged by plants potted in bottles and plastic bags.

Philippines to Ride Out Fed Storm on Ample Buffers, Policy Space

Bloomberg - ‎May 27, 2016‎
"Healthy" external payments position, low and stable inflation and a strong consumption-driven economy differentiate the Philippines from its emerging market peers and may make investors think twice about pulling out of the Southeast Asian nation, he said.
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Philippines-Bahrain flight hits turbulence - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Bahrain's state carrier Gulf Air says severe turbulence on a flight from Manila to Manama caused some crew and passengers to suffer minor injuries.
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Philippines' gold dream fades as Pacquiao rules out Rio

Yahoo News - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Manila (AFP) - Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said Friday he would skip the Rio Olympics even if professionals were allowed to compete, knocking out the Philippines' best chance of winning its first gold medal. Pacquiao, who was this month elected to his ...

Palace: Lies on DAP must stop

Philippine Star - ‎11 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang scored yesterday the “lies and deception” being spread with regard to the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), saying only parts of the Supreme Court (SC) decision on the matter were being highlighted, apparently ...
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Noy: China reneged on Scarborough deal

Philippine Star - ‎May 27, 2016‎
MANILA, Philippines - China reneged on a United States-brokered agreement to resolve the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal standoff in 2012, President Aquino bared on Thursday.