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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.
 

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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Emperor Akihito honors Japanese war dead in Philippines

 

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, ................
Philippine leader welcomes Japan emperor as ties blossom

 

Japan's aging Emperor Akihito travels to the Philippines this week to visit World War II memorials, his latest pacifist pilgrimage which appears increasingly at odds with the government's rightward drift.
 

Web designer Maria Zurbano kisses her 3-year-old daughter goodbye and sets out in the pre-dawn darkness for a torturous commute through the Philippine capital.
 

The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday declared as constitutional a defense pact that allows American forces, warships and planes to temporarily base in local military camps, in a boost to U.S. efforts to reassert its presence in Asia as China rises to regional dominance.
Philippine court approves pact with US military

 

A group of elderly Filipino women raped by Japanese troops during World War II called for compensation from Japan on Wednesday, following Tokyo's pledge of US$8.3 million for South Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during the war.
Filipinos raped by Japanese in WWII demand compensation

 

Elderly Filipino women raped by Japanese troops during World War II are calling for compensation from Japan after Tokyo pledged $8.3 million for South Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during the war.
Filipino wartime sex slaves demand compensation from Japan

 

New Year's firecrackers left at least one man dead and 380 others injured, and caused a fire that gutted 1,000 shanties in the Philippines despite rain and a government warning campaign, officials said Friday.
Philippine firecrackers leave 1 dead, 380 injured

 

Stray bullets and exploding firecrackers have killed two and injured hundreds in the Philippines, authorities said Friday, amid the country's traditional riotous New Year celebrations.
Philippine New Year mayhem kills two, injures hundreds

 

The Philippine Catholic Church has apologized after a priest was filmed riding a hoverboard in church while celebrating Christmas Eve Mass.
 

A Filipino murder convict was publicly beheaded in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday after failing to meet the demand of the Sudanese
 

most 50 young Filipinos are camping on a remote Philippine-held island in the South China Sea in a symbolic stand against China's claim to most of the waterway, officials said Sunday.
Anti-China group sails to Philippine-held island

 

Wading through knee-deep floods, 12-year-old Joana Yambao pushes her infant sister in a black wash basin along the surface of the filthy water in a typhoon-hit Philippine village where residents have little to celebrate this Christmas.
Santa Claus absent this year in typhoon-stricken Philippines

 
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