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Philippines to join China-backed Asian infrastructure bank

Manila (AFP) – The Philippines said Wednesday it will join the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, despite being engaged in a dispute with Beijing over its claims in the South…

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Image of Asia: Ringing in the new year with round fruit

In this photo by Aaron Favila, Filipinos buy round fruit at food stalls in downtown Manila, Philippines. Many Filipinos believe that having 12 different kinds of round fruit on the…

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Breakaway Muslim rebels kill nine people in southern Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) – A breakaway Muslim rebel group killed nine civilians in the southern Philippines in a series of attacks on Christmas eve, officials said on Saturday, in a reminder…

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Philippines gets $500 million World Bank credit line to reduce disaster risk

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines has secured a $500 million credit line from the World Bank to support efforts to manage risks posed by natural disasters. The Southeast Asian country…

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Philippines vice president top contender for president: opinion poll

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay has overtaken Senator Grace Poe as the top contender to win presidential elections next year in an opinion poll published on Tuesday….

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Philippines is first Asian country to approve dengue vaccine

Paris (AFP) – The Philippines became the first Asian country on Tuesday to approve the sale of the world's first-ever dengue vaccine. Dengvaxia, manufactured by French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi, secured…

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Philippine court puts off ruling on U.S. military pact

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippine Supreme Court on Wednesday put off for a second time a decision on the legality of a new security agreement with the United States, raising…

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Filipino's poor childhood inspires 500K-light Christmas show

CAINTA, Philippines (AP) — As a child from a poor family, Alexander Cruz marveled at the huge houses adorned with Christmas lights near his Philippine neighborhood, yet the gates were…

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Philippine crime-fighting mayor tops opinion polls for president

MANILA (Reuters) – A tough-talking, seven-term mayor, who has built a reputation for fighting crime in the insurgency-plagued southern Philippines, has become favorite to succeed President Benigno Aquino in May…

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Philippines takes up complaint of human rights violations by oil firms

By Laurie Goering PARIS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Responding to a complaint filed by typhoon victims, a Philippines human rights commission agreed Friday to look into whether large international fossil…

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