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Manny Pacquiao. Pic: AP.

Pacquiao Watch: A race to history

By Wed, Dec 17, 2014 8:13AM UTC Comments Off Manny Pacquiao. Pic: AP.

Manny Pacquiao turns 36 today, perhaps reflecting on the little time that is left of his boxing career....

Philippines declares Christmas truce with rebels

By Tue, Dec 16, 2014 12:34PM UTC Comments Off Philippine military chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang. Pic: AP

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief has declared a monthlong suspension of military and police offensives against communist guerrillas in observance of the Christmas holidays, but added that assaults against hard-line Muslim militants would continue....

US Marine charged with murder of Filipino transgender

By Mon, Dec 15, 2014 4:40PM UTC Comments Off A protester holds a lit candle in front of a portrait of slain Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude during a rally at the University of the Philippines campus in October. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine government prosecutor says a detained U.S. Marine has been charged with murder in the killing of a Filipino transgender....

UN: No evidence of Islamic State militants in Philippines

By Fri, Dec 12, 2014 11:40AM UTC Comments Off UN: No evidence of Islamic State militants in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.N. counterterrorism official says there is no evidence that Islamic State militants have gained a foothold in the Philippines but that the country can take more steps to help fight a group that has vowed to expand its reach. Filipino militants belonging to two small but violent Muslim insurgent groups...

Philippine congressman wounded, 3 killed in attack

By Thu, Dec 11, 2014 6:05PM UTC Comments Off Philippine congressman wounded, 3 killed in attack

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police say a congressman from the southern Philippines has been wounded in an attack by gunmen that left at least two of his aides and a police officer dead. Police chief Brian Inojaldo said five other bodyguards and aides of Rep. Vicente Belmonte were wounded in the ambush Thursday in Misamis...

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