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Philippine House rejects Aquino impeachment

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014 5:20PM UTC Comments Off Philippines President Benigno Aquino III. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine House of Representatives' justice committee has rejected three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III....

Philippines: Anti-China group arrested for attempted firebombing

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014 5:13PM UTC Comments Off Philippines: Anti-China group arrested for attempted firebombing

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities have arrested three men linked to a group that allegedly planned to set off firebombs at the Manila airport and a mall to protest the government’s alleged “soft” stance in its territorial dispute with China. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Tuesday that the alleged leader of the group...

Filipino forces in Golan Heights defied UN commander

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014 11:35AM UTC Comments Off Philippine military chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. answers questions from reporters about the situation of Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in Quezon city, Philippines on Sunday. Pic: AP

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief says a U.N. peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for allegedly asking Filipino troops to surrender to Syrian rebels who attacked their camp. ...

Philippine cocaine trafficker sentenced to death in Vietnam

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014 11:48AM UTC Comments Off

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — State media say a court in Hanoi has sentenced a Philippine man to death for cocaine trafficking. The Law and Society newspaper says that Emmanuel Sillo Camacho, 39, was convicted of trafficking 3.4 kilograms (7.5 pounds) of cocaine from Brazil to Vietnam at a one-day trial Thursday. Camacho was arrested in...

Philippine leader Aquino says Supreme Court meddling too much

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014 11:34AM UTC Comments Off Philippines President Benigno Aquino. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says the Supreme Court meddles too much in political issues, reiterating his openness to amend the constitution to clip judiciary power. ...

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