Aug 25, 2014

Japanese man gunned down in Philippines

Motorcycle-riding gunmen on Monday shot dead a 66-year-old Japanese man who was waiting for a ride in Antipolo City, east of Manila, police said. They said Kazuaki Tsuya was standing under a footbridge in front of a mall when he was shot in the ...

Mar 14, 2014

Ship slams into fishing boat in Manila Bay; one dead

A cargo ship slammed into a small fishing boat in Manila Bay, causing the fishing boat to sink and leaving one of its 23 crew members dead and 10 others missing, Philippine authorities said Thursday. The incident occurred late Wednesday off Cavite province, south ...

Philippines to grant amnesty to Muslim rebels

Jan 26, 2014

Philippines to grant amnesty to Muslim rebels

The Philippine government will grant amnesty to Muslim guerrillas who are facing or have been convicted on rebellion-related charges under a newly signed peace pact, which calls for the 11,000-strong rebel force to be deactivated, an official said Sunday. Presidential peace adviser Teresita Deles ...

Jan 1, 2014

Bomb attack kills 6, wounds 15 in southern Philippines

At least six people have been killed and 15 others wounded in separate bomb attacks in the Philippines’ southern region, the military and police said. A homemade bomb exploded at a kiosk in Basilan province’s Sumisip township, killing six people and wounding 10 others ...

Jan 14, 2013

Manila to relocate 100,000 squatters

The Philippine government plans to move about 100,000 squatters from their homes on crucial waterways in Manila by June as a flood control measure and for their own safety, an official said Saturday. The plan is to clear six major waterways in the sprawling ...