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    Filipino women raped by Japanese troops demand compensation

    MANILA, Philippines – A group of elderly Filipino women raped by Japanese troops during World War II called for compensation from Japan on Wednesday, following Tokyo’s pledge of $8.3 million for South Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during the war. The women’s lawyers said they were also exploring the possibility of filing cases

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    Ten killed in Philippines, thousands flee as typhoon strikes

    Ten people were killed while thousands fled to higher ground as powerful typhoon Goni brought torrential rains to the northern Philippines, triggering landslides and floods, officials said Saturday. Nine people died in Mountain Province and Benguet in the northern highlands after their houses were buried in rocks and mud. A man was killed in nearby

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  • A view of a destroyed church belfry on a roadside in Tubigon, Bohol, a day after an earthquake hit central Philippines on Oct 16, 2013. Photo: Reuters
    Philippine capital holds drill to prepare for killer quake

    MANILA (Philippines) — Officials in the Philippines, which has been hit by large natural disasters in recent years, expect a large number of people to join a drill to prepare Manila for a feared 7.2-magnitude earthquake from an active fault that could kill 30,000 people and displace millions. Dr Renato Solidum, who heads the Philippine

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    Dengue cases rise in several provinces

    Metro Manila — The number of dengue cases continue to increase in some provinces in the country. The City Health Office (CHO) in Zamboanga said that there already 71 dengue cases in the city for the first week of July, based on the partial report submitted by health personnel from data submitted by hospitals in

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    Philippines to host 2019 SEA Games after Brunei, Vietnam decline

    MANILA: The Philippines has agreed to host the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after the two other countries next in line, Brunei and Vietnam, declined, a sports official said on Sunday (Jul 12). This was agreed upon during a SEA Games Federation executive meeting in Singapore in June when Brunei, which was scheduled for the

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  • Philippines confirms second MERS case

    MANILA — The Philippines confirmed a second case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) corona virus today (July 6) in a 36-year-old foreigner who showed symptoms of the disease after arriving in Manila on June 19 from Dubai. The man was admitted to a government hospital on July 4 and was under observation,

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  • Ferry capsizes in Philippines; 36 dead, 26 missing

    MANILA — A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized today (July 2) minutes after it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving at least 36 dead and 26 others missing, coast guard officials said. They said at least 127 people from the M/B Kim Nirvana were rescued by nearby fishing boats and coast guard

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  • A muddied girl, donning a cape made of dried banana leaves, makes the rounds of the streets to collect candles prior to attending a mass to celebrate the Feast Day of St John the Baptist at the village of Bibiclat, Aliaga township, Nueva Ecija province in northern Philippines, June 24, 2015. Photo: AP
    Philippines ‘mud people’ festival honours saint

    BIBICLAT (Philippines) — At dawn every June 24th, people from Bibiclat village in the northern Philippines’ Nueva Ecija province pay homage to their patron saint, John the Baptist, by gathering in silence in a swampy field to cover themselves in mud, donning mud-drenched capes made of dried banana leaves. The village’s “Taong Putik”, or “mud

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