Updated Monday, September 15, 2014 0:00 am TWN
Philippine communities on Sunday prepared for flashfloods, landslides and possible storm surges as Typhoon Kalmaegi rushed toward the country, bearing powerful winds and heavy rains, authorities said.
Survivors from a ferry that sank after encountering steering problems in the central Philippines said Sunday that they were tossed about by the churning sea in darkness for six hours while praying and clinging to an overturned life raft before a passing ship rescued them.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
China has warned its citizens not to travel to the Philippines after a Chinese teenager who worked in a family-run store was kidnapped and after government agents arrested a group of men who said they planned to attack the Chinese embassy in Manila.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
A pre-trial hearing for nine Chinese fishermen charged with poaching sea turtles at a disputed South China Sea shoal in a case likely to further strain relations with Beijing has been postponed again because of problems finding a qualified interpreter, Philippine court and diplomatic officials said Monday.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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Friday, August 22, 2014
Philippine world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has won a Supreme Court reprieve in his battle to avoid paying tens of millions of dollars in extra taxes, authorities said Thursday.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Peace negotiators for the Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim rebel group said Sunday they had "reached agreement on substantial portions" of a draft self-rule law aimed at ending years of bloody rebellion.
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