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Duterte fulfills promise and gives Muslim Mindanao wider autonomy

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on July 26 signed an autonomy law covering wider self-rule for Muslims in the south and was fulfilling is election...
Sea kidnappings at 10-year high, Southern Philippines new ‘hotspot’

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The number of maritime kidnappings hit a ten-year high last year, with waters off the southern Philippines, particularly the Sulu Sea, becoming increasingly dangerous,...
World Bank, IFC commit $4.2 billion to Philippines

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The World Bank said on July 15 that it and its private sector arm have committed concessional loans of up to $4.2 billion to...
Mindanao crisis displaces 100,000

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In another blow to the people on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao, and with them investors, the current violent crisis between government troops...
ASEAN foreign ministers meet in Hua Hin

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In another step to discuss the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will gather...
Counter-insurgency begins in the southern Philippines

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On Saturday, the Philippine military launched a full scale assault on a separatist rebel group, known as the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM), in...
Snowfall in the Philippines: It didn’t happen (video)video

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A video that went viral on social networking sites on July 24 showing a bizarre weather phenomenon of snowfall in Southern Philippines is actually...
World Bank: $300m to reduce Philippine poverty

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The World Bank has released a $300 million development loan to the Philippines to support the government's poverty reduction efforts, the bank said in...
Philippine polls feature rogue candidates

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The Philippine mid-term elections being held on May 13 are seen as a mandate for President Benigno Aquino's reform agenda. Voters are choosing more...