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Chris Brown asked to secure clearance before leaving Manila

By Wed, Jul 22, 2015 7:03PM UTC 0 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown's departure from Manila has been delayed because of fraud allegations against him and his promoter for a canceled concert last New Year's eve....

Teen hostage held since March escapes Philippine militants

By Tue, Jul 21, 2015 9:54AM UTC 0 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine military commander says a teenage store cashier kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants in March escaped during the confusion when government troops discovered her captors' jungle hideout....

US Pacific Fleet chief joins surveillance of South China Sea

By Mon, Jul 20, 2015 10:13AM UTC 0 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The new U.S. commander of the Pacific Fleet has joined a seven-hour surveillance flight over the South China Sea on board one of America's newest spy planes....

3 dead, 6 missing in coal mine collapse in Philippines

By Fri, Jul 17, 2015 10:46AM UTC 0 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A governor in the central Philippines says three workers have died and at least six others are missing after a wall of a coal mining pit collapsed after days of rains....

The potentially disastrous environmental cost of the South China Sea dispute

By Thu, Jul 16, 2015 10:14AM UTC 2 Comments

The centuries-old international dispute over islands in the South China Sea has taken on an environmental aspect, as biologists weigh in over activities including the building of artificial islands, land reclamation and dredging of the sea floor....