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Amnesty International criticized the Philippine government Wednesday for allegedly failing to crack down on torture committed by the security forces against detained persons.
 

The Philippines plans to vaccinate seven million dogs within two years to end its status as one of the world's most rabies-prone nations, the health department said Monday.
 

The Philippines is to upgrade a navy base facing disputed South China Sea waters to serve the extra ships being acquired to protect its territory, the military said Thursday.
 

A Philippine mayor who forced a man to walk in public with a sign saying he stole fish was denounced by the government's rights body Wednesday amid online outrage.
 

Power was restored in the southern Philippines Friday after a massive blackout left millions without electricity for hours, but officials warned of more outages due to ageing equipment.
 

Police clashed briefly in the Philippine capital Tuesday with about 300 protesters opposed to a planned visit by U.S. President Barack Obama and continued U.S. military presence in the country.
Anti-Obama protesters in Manila clash with police

 

Philippine security forces arrested a key member of the country's main Muslim rebel group, officials said Monday, potentially undermining a peace deal aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency that has left tens of thousands dead.
 

Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Wednesday defended a controversial cybercrime law penalizing online libel, a day after the top court upheld its legality in a setback for campaigners who argue it could curb Internet freedom.
 

Ugly people with a sense of humor appear to trump their good-looking but dull peers in the Philippines' dating game, according to a pre-Valentine's Day poll published Thursday.
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A star witness in a corruption scandal implicating powerful Philippine lawmakers publicly acknowledged her role Thursday in deals that defrauded the government of large amounts of anti-poverty funds and pledged to return nearly US$1 million in kickbacks she received from corrupt deals.
 
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