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30 years after Marcos' downfall, his son aims for the No. 2 job
Three decades after a "people power" revolt ousted his dictator father, Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was wooing voters on the campaign trail this week in his bid to become the Philippines' next vice president.
 
Muslim militants attacked an army camp in the southern Philippines, sparking three days of sporadic clashes that left three soldiers and up to 20 attackers dead, the military said Tuesday.
 
One Philippine presidential candidate warned of a bloody presidency, promising to take down criminals and the corrupt in six months. Others pledged to lift many from poverty and offered a way out of daily miseries, ...............
 
Philippine police said Saturday that they stand by their statement their anti-terror commandos killed an elusive Malaysian terror suspect wanted by the U.S. after a group claimed that it was the militant's aide who shot him to death early last year.
 
Despite their staunch opposition to contraceptives, Philippine Roman Catholic bishops say they fully support Pope Francis' remarks suggesting artificial contraception can be used by women threatened by the Zika virus.
 
Nike drops Manny Pacquiao amid anti-gay comments
Manny Pacquiao's latest disparaging comments about gays have cost him a contract with Nike.
 
Philippines set to sell Marcos jewelry valued at US$21 mil.
The Philippine government has approved the public exhibit and auction of the jewelry collection of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' widow Imelda which international experts have appraised to be now worth at least 1 billion pesos (US$21 million), officials said Monday.
 
The Philippine Congress has run out of time under the current president to pass a Muslim autonomy bill that aims to peacefully settle a decades-long Muslim rebellion in the south, sparking concerns the setback may ignite new fighting, officials said.
 
Emperor Akihito honors Japanese war dead in Philippines
With a mournful bow, Emperor Akihito paid his respects in the Philippines Friday to the largest number of Japanese invasion troops who died outside their homeland in World War II.
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Philippine leader welcomes Japan emperor as ties blossom
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III gave a red-carpet welcome to Japan's emperor Wednesday in a sign of blossoming ties between the two nations, both mired in territorial disputes with China, ................
 
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