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Gunmen opened fire outside Manila international airport Friday, officials said, killing four people including the mayor of a town in the southern Philippines, where political violence is endemic.
Philippine mayor, family killed at airport


A stunned Secretary of State John Kerry toured a typhoon-devastated Philippine city on Wednesday, pledging more U.S. aid as its Asian ally appealed for international help to fund an US$8.17 billion rebuilding plan.
Kerry reaffirms US commitment to Philippines


The Philippine economy should grow 7.0 percent this year and between 6.5 and 7.5 percent next year despite the devastation caused by a killer typhoon and an earthquake, the government said Tuesday.

A passenger bus plunged off a wet, elevated highway in suburban Manila and fell onto a van passing below Monday morning, killing at least 17 people and injuring some 16 others, police, hospital and mortuary staff said, revising higher tolls.
17 killed as bus falls from Manila highway onto van


The Philippine government and the main Muslim rebel group on Sunday signed a crucial power-sharing accord, paving the way for a final peace agreement, government statements said.

A raggedy cloth banner in a Philippine town torn apart by one of the most powerful typhoons on record declares that its residents are “roofless, homeless, but not hopeless.”
Philippines typhoon survivors determined to hope


A Jordanian TV reporter on Thursday described escaping captivity by Islamic militants in the southern Philippine jungle following an 18-month kidnap ordeal that saw him lose a third of his body weight.
Jordanian reporter recovering after Philippine kidnap ordeal


Gunmen shot dead an outspoken radio broadcaster in the Philippines, worsening the country's record as one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, press and human rights groups said on Saturday.

Philippines authorities demanded Wednesday that boxing great Manny Pacquiao pay a US$50 million tax bill or risk having assets seized, but the national hero vowed to take the fight to court.

Thousands of Filipino survivors of Typhoon Haiyan erupted into wild cheers Sunday to celebrate their boxing icon Manny Pacquiao's victory, which gave them a brief respite from the enormous destruction and rebuilding that lies ahead.
Filipino typhoon survivors bask in euphoria of Pacquiao triumph

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