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‘French spiderman’ arrested after scaling Manila skyscraper

French urban free-climber Alain Robert was arrested on Tuesday, police said, after he scaled one of Manila’s tallest towers in his latest high-risk ascent.
Voters delivered a convincing result of about 1.7 million in favour and some 254,600 against to ratify the new law [Bogie Calupitan-AP Photo]

Philippine voters back Muslim self-rule on Mindanao

Voters have decisively approved an expanded Muslim-led region in the Philippines' south, which is hoped will bring a measure of peace after decades of fighting has killed thousands and mired the area in poverty.
At least 22 people have died after heavy rains brought about by a tropical weather system that hit the Philippines on Saturday, causing flash floods and landslides.

Death toll from Philippines storm, landslides climbs to 126

The death toll from a storm that devastated the Philippines shortly after Christmas rose to 126, authorities said on Sunday, adding that landslides caused by torrential rain were the top cause.
Each year the Philippines is hit by an average of 20 cyclones [Simvale Sayat-AFP]

Philippines death toll jumps to 75 after floods and landslides

At least 75 people have been killed in landslides and floods caused by a tropical depression in the eastern Philippines as rescue teams continued to search for other victims, according to officials.
Miss Philippines Catriona Gray reacts after being crowned Miss Universe during the final round of the Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok, Thailand, December 17, 2018. Reuters

Miss Philippines Catriona Gray crowned 2018 Miss Universe

Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants.
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US returns Church bells taken from Philippines 117 years ago

After 117 years, the U.S. returned the three original church bells taken by American soldiers as war booty during the Philippine-American war in 1901.

Court jails three policemen for drugs war murder

A Philippine court on Thursday sentenced three police officers to up to 40 years in jail for murdered a 17-year-old student during a crackdown on narcotics in a slum neighbourhood in 2017.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 29, 2015, boxer Manny Pacquiao (L) talks with his trainer Freddie Roach during a news conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Roach has agreed to reunite with Pacquiao for the Filipino fighter's bout with Adrien Broner in January, it was reported on November 21, 2018. A Sports Illustrated report, citing a text message from Roach, said he had agreed to work with Pacquiao again following late-night talks with the fighter on November 20. "Manny reached out directly," Roach was quoted as saying. "We sat together one-on-one. I'll be in his corner Jan 19." (Photo by Ethan Miller / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Manny Pacquiao says trainer Roach ‘never left’ his team

Manny Pacquiao said Tuesday that veteran trainer Freddie Roach never left his orbit, despite a public split, and was helping the Filipino boxing legend get ready for his upcoming bout in Las Vegas.
China's President Xi Jinping (R) and Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte waves to members of the media after inspecting the honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Malacanang palace grounds in Manila on November 20, 2018. - Chinese President Xi Jinping called his visit on November 20 to long-time US ally the Philippines a "milestone", as he aimed to boost blossoming ties on the promise of billions of dollars in backing for mega-projects. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

Xi Jinping visits Philippines to cosy up to historical US ally

Chinese President Xi Jinping called his visit Tuesday to long-time US ally the Philippines a "milestone", as he aimed to boost blossoming ties on the promise of billions of dollars in backing for mega-projects.
Xi Jinping walks past a guard of honour on his arrival in Manila, the first state visit by a Chinese president to the Philippines in 13 years [Erik De Castro-Reuters]

China’s Xi Jinping arrives in Philippines with focus on infrastructure pledges

Xi Jinping arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday for the first state visit by a Chinese president in 13 years, with the administration of Rodrigo Duterte under pressure to show there is value in its "pivot" to China.
The arrest warrant may not be executed immediately because Imelda Marcos can appeal against the ruling. Romeo Ranoco-Reuters

Court orders arrest of ex-first lady for graft

The Philippines’ anti-corruption court on Friday ordered the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos after finding her guilty on seven counts of graft during the two-decade rule of her husband Ferdinand Marcos.

Australian nun Patricia Fox to leave Philippines after battle with Rodrigo Duterte

An Australian nun who battled a government bid to expel her from the Philippines after she angered President Rodrigo Duterte, said Wednesday she will leave rather than face certain arrest and deportation.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the 120th Philippine navy anniversary celebration in Manila on May 22, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - TED ALJIBE

Philippine judge rejects Rodrigo Duterte push for critic’s arrest

A Philippine judge rejected on Monday an effort by President Rodrigo Duterte to arrest one of his fiercest critics, a decision hailed by opponents as a check on the leader and a victory for the rule of law.
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Dollar rally moves to Asia after US data but stocks tumble

The dollar continued to brush aside other currencies Thursday after further proof of the booming US economy sent Treasury yields surging, but Asian equities sank with more Federal Reserve rate hikes looking certain.
Antonio Trillanes IV talks to the media outside his office in the Senate on Tuesday after a regional trial court order for his arrest. Photograph- Bullit Marquez-AP

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte critic arrested in Manila

A Philippine opposition senator who is a vocal critic of President Rodrigo Duterte has been detained in a move which has been condemned as persecution of the government's opponents.
Philippine Police

Police arrest 34 moviegoers for not standing up for national anthem

Philippines police have arrested 34 Filipino moviegoers for sitting out when the Philippine national anthem was played in a cinema, an official report on Friday said.
The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte looks on as he signs the guest book next to his daughter (L) on September 3, 2018 during his visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem commemorating the six million Jews killed by the German Nazis and their collaborators during World War II. / AFP PHOTO / GALI TIBBON

Philippines’ President Duterte orders arrest of critical lawmaker

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered the arrest of a lawmaker fiercely critical of his deadly drug war, the second presidential critic from the Senate to be threatened with detention.
Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte salutes during a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the National Heroes' Day at the Heroes Cemetery in Manila on August 27, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - TED ALJIBE

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrives Sunday for a visit to Israel and Jordan, pursuing a pivot away from his nation's long-time reliance on American military hardware and backing.

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