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Ferry capsizes in Philippines, at least 38 dead (VIDEO)

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015 4:57PM UTC 0 Comment

A ferry with 173 passengers has capsized 100 meters (yards) from a pier in the central Philippines, and 36 people are confirmed dead....

Philippines: The alleged brains behind Ampatuan massacre is terminally ill

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015 8:11AM UTC 0 Comment

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines - The patriarch of the once powerful Ampatuan family that ruled the Mindanao province of Maguindanao for more than two decades has three to six months left to live, according to reports....

Top Philippine police chief dismissed for graft

By Wed, Jul 01, 2015 8:37AM UTC 0 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' anti-graft prosecutor has ordered the national police chief and 10 other officers dismissed from the service for approving a contract to deliver gun licenses with a courier company that had no track record....

Malaysia spares Filipina drugs convict from execution

By Tue, Jun 30, 2015 1:00PM UTC 0 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say Malaysia's pardons board has commuted to life imprisonment the death sentence on a Filipino woman convicted of smuggling 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of cocaine at Kuala Lumpur's airport....

Top Philippine rebel leader slain

By Sun, Jun 28, 2015 9:04PM UTC 2 Comments

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – The military here confirmed that top New People’s Army (NPA) commander Leoncio Pitao, a.k.a Ka Parago, was killed in an encounter in Barangay Pañalum, Paquibato District in Davao City Sunday afternoon, June 28. The encounter also resulted to the death of another NPA rebel, according to the same report. A...