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Indonesian, 2 Filipinos convicted over 2002 bombing

By Fri, Nov 28, 2014 12:43PM UTC Comments Off

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has convicted an Indonesian militant and two Filipino extremists for their role in a 2002 mall bombing that killed at least 12 people and signaled the start of the alliance of two of Southeast Asia’s most violent terrorist groups. Judge Leili Cruz-Suarez said in her ruling handed down...

Philippines unlikely to meet full-year growth goal

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014 12:42PM UTC Comments Off Philippines unlikely to meet full-year growth goal

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines is unlikely to meet its 2014 growth target after the economy’s expansion slowed to 5.3 percent in the third quarter. Growth was dragged down by a decline in agriculture and slower expansion in services and industry. The economy grew 6.4 percent in the previous quarter. Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio...

Could Davao’s ‘Dirty Harry’ become the next Philippines president?

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014 10:01AM UTC Comments Off Could Davao’s ‘Dirty Harry’ become the next Philippines president?

Those who are still belittling Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as a viable presidential contender in the Philippines should no longer second guess his political astuteness....

Philippines lifts ban on 9 Hong Kong journalists

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014 2:59PM UTC Comments Off Philippines President Benigno Aquino III. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has lifted a ban against nine Hong Kong-based journalists, following criticism from media and Hong Kong's government....

Filipino troops kill 5 Abu Sayyaf gunmen in clash

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014 9:57AM UTC Comments Off Filipino troops kill 5 Abu Sayyaf gunmen in clash

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine military spokeswoman says government forces killed at least five Abu Sayyaf gunmen and seized their camp after a clash in an ongoing offensive in the southern Philippines....

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