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Philippines: Republic in Southeast Asia
The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Japan to the northeast, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.

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Philippine vice president blasts 'reckless' Duterte over China deal

The vice president of the Philippines on Thursday rebuked the country's leader for being "reckless" in suggesting he would consider ignoring an arbitration ruling in its favor over a territorial..
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Philippines to allow China-backed telco to build towers on military bases

The Philippine military agreed on Wednesday to allow a new cellphone network powered by a Chinese state telecoms giant to install communications equipment on its army bases, despite concerns among some..
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Videos for Philippines

A Philippine village exchanges plastic for rice [Video]A Philippine village exchanges plastic for rice

A village outside the Philippine capital Manila launched a program that will allow villagers to trade a kilogram of plastic waste for half its weight in rice, in an attempt to motivate people to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

US Coast Guard hosts crew to safety [Video]US Coast Guard hosts crew to safety

Video shot late Sunday night shows a Coast Guard helicopter aircrew hoisting crewmembers from the stricken cargo vessel, Golden Ray as it listed in waters off the Georgia coast. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Philippines: Churches being rebuilt 6 years after earthquake [Video]Philippines: Churches being rebuilt 6 years after earthquake

Nearly six years ago, at least 10 Catholic churches dating back to Spanish colonial times were destroyed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

Philippine court case: Opposition denies plot against government [Video]Philippine court case: Opposition denies plot against government

The government has accused more than 30 people of committing acts of sedition - inciting people to rebel against it - and other criminal offenses.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

US Woman Arrested For Trying To Smuggle Tiny Baby Out Of Philippines [Video]US Woman Arrested For Trying To Smuggle Tiny Baby Out Of Philippines

An American woman has been charged with human trafficking--of an infant. According to CNN, 43-year-old Jennifer Talbot allegedly tried to smuggle a six-day-old baby out of the Philippines. Airport..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

South China Sea dispute to dominate Duterte’s China visit [Video]South China Sea dispute to dominate Duterte’s China visit

Philippine president is facing pressure over what critics say is an increasingly close relationship with China.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:55Published

French 'Spiderman' hangs peace banner in Hong Kong [Video]French 'Spiderman' hangs peace banner in Hong Kong

French "Spiderman" climber Alain Robert on Friday scaled up Hong Kong's Cheung Kong Center and unfurled a banner with "a message of peace", as the territory geared up for further mass pro-democracy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Pompeo blasts Chinese 'coercion' in South China Sea [Video]Pompeo blasts Chinese 'coercion' in South China Sea

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday criticized Chinese "coercion" in the disputed South China Sea, at a meeting of Southeast Asian nations with world powers. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Philippines: People protest against Duterte's address to nation [Video]Philippines: People protest against Duterte's address to nation

Police estimate more than 30,000 protesters marched in Manila to denounce President Duterte's state of the nation speech.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:50Published

Iran to execute alleged CIA spy ring members [Video]Iran to execute alleged CIA spy ring members

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is dismissing claims by Tehran that it has captured 17 spies working for the Central Intelligence Agency. Meanwhile, the first images emerge of the crew of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

 

Who let the villains out? Philippines crime-busting president red-faced

The early release of hundreds of convicted rapists, murderers and drug criminals has acutely embarrassed Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, with his justice minister saying they were ineligible to..
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'Not a chance' - Philippine minister says no access for U.N. drugs war probe

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Philippines' Duterte says Xi offering gas deal if arbitration case ignored

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his Chinese counterpart has offered Manila a controlling stake in a joint energy venture in the South China Sea, if it sets aside an international arbitral..
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Shoot them? Hang them? - Filipino heavyweights hanker for death penalty return

If he gets his way, Filipino senator and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao would have drug criminals executed by firing squad.
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Suspected woman suicide bomber killed in Philippines explosion: army

A woman suspected of being a suicide bomber was killed in an explosion near a military detachment in the southern Philippines on Sunday, but there were no other casualties, the army said.
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Islamic State claims responsibility for market blast in Philippines

The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for an explosion at a public market in the southern Philippines that wounded at least seven people early on Saturday.
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Iran seizes ship for alleged fuel smuggling in Gulf, holds 12 Filipino crew

Iran's coast guard has seized a vessel for allegedly smuggling fuel in the Gulf and detained its 12 crew members from the Philippines, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported.
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Blast wounds seven people at public market in southern Philippines

An explosion at a public market in the southern Philippines wounded at least seven people early on Saturday, the fourth blast in that area in 13 months, the military said.
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American held in Philippines for trying to smuggle baby out of airport

An American woman is facing human trafficking and kidnapping charges in the Philippines, authorities said, after she was caught trying to smuggle a newborn baby out of Manila's main airport on a flight..
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Philippines' Duterte wants 1,700 freed inmates locked up

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday 1,700 convicts who were freed early for good behavior should be sent back to prison after questions were raised over the legality of their..
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Slave to sachets: How poverty worsens the plastics crisis in the Philippines

Armed with gloves, rubber boots and a rake, "Mangrove Warrior" Willer Gualva, 68, comes to Freedom Island in the Philippines almost every day to stop it being engulfed by trash.
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China's Xi sees bigger role for joint energy exploration with Philippines

Chinese President Xi Jinping said China and the Philippines could take a "bigger step" in the joint development of oil and gas resources in the South China Sea if they can properly handle their dispute..
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China's Xi says 'bigger step' possible in offshore oil, gas development with Philippines

Chinese President Xi Jinping said China and the Philippines could take a "bigger step" in the joint development of oil and gas resources in the South China Sea if they can "properly" handle their..
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Philippine lawmakers want a 'Designated Survivor' in case of leadership crisis

Philippine lawmakers have introduced legislation based loosely on a popular Netflix political thriller called the "Designated Survivor" to ensure the country has a president in the case of a..
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As maritime rows resurface, Duterte readies to raise ruling with China

When Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte visits China this week, he'll need to salvage something from a "pivot" to Beijing that has left him empty-handed, and exposed his neighbors to a new level of..
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Philippines to study economic impact of halting online gambling

The Philippines' anti-money laundering body is studying the scope of the country's online gambling industry to determine the impact on the economy if it stopped operating, its chairman said on Tuesday.
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China urges Philippines to ban online gambling

China has said it hopes the Philippines will ban online gaming to support its crackdown on cross-border gambling, which it said foreign criminals had used to embezzle funds and illegally recruit..
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Philippines' Duterte warns of 'unfriendly' greeting for uninvited warships

President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Tuesday foreign ships faced "unfriendly" treatment if they ventured into Philippines' territorial waters without permission, in a swipe at China's deployment of..
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Philippines to protest Chinese ships presence amid troubled ties

The Philippines will lodge a protest over the unannounced presence of two Chinese research vessels in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), one of at least three diplomatic challenges in recent weeks amid..
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Philippines' Duterte to meet China's Xi over South China Sea arbitration win

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will meet Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping soon to discuss a 2016 arbitration case over the South China Sea, an aide said on Tuesday, as domestic pressure builds for..
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Philippines' Duterte plans China visit to discuss South China Sea ruling

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will soon meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to discuss a 2016 arbitration case over the South China Sea, his spokesman said on Tuesday, as domestic pressure..
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Death toll in capsized Philippine ferries climbs to 31

The death toll from the capsize of three Philippine ferries in bad weather rose to 31 on Sunday as rescuers found more bodies, a coast guard official said.
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Crew of oil tanker seized by Iran in good health: owners

The owners of Stena Impero, a British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran this month, said on Saturday that Indian, Russian and Philippine embassy officials met crew members from their respective..
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Eight killed in quake, aftershocks in Philippines, 60 injured: agency

An earthquake and aftershocks struck islands off the north of the Philippines on Saturday killing eight people and injuring 60, disaster officials said.
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Broken promise: Philippines Duterte vetoes bill on short-term contracts

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed a measure that would have ended companies' practice of hiring workers on short-term contracts, his spokesman said on Friday, reneging on a campaign..
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UAE jails Filipino for 10 years for joining Islamic State: media

A man from the Philippines has been sentenced to 10 years in jail in the United Arab Emirates for being a member of Islamic State and promoting its ideology on social media, Emirati media reported on..
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Indonesia says militant's arrest reveals plots, new Islamic State links

Indonesian police said on Tuesday a suspected militant arrested last week was plotting Independence Day bomb attacks and they suspect he was part of a network behind violence in the Philippines that..
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Philippines mulls tourists for Thitu, bolstering South China Sea claims

The Philippines is considering inviting tourists to its biggest and most strategically important outpost in the South China Sea, part of efforts to assert its claim to sovereignty over some of the..
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Philippines' Duterte defends China gambit in annual address

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched a spirited defense of his relationship with China on Monday, insisting that his refusal to challenge its maritime assertiveness was not capitulation, but..
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Duterte foes cry foul as Philippine police push sedition charges

Opponents of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed shock and outrage on Friday at police moves to charge dozens of them with sedition, calling it persecution aimed at stamping out scrutiny of..
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War on numbers: Philippines targets drug killing data

Facing a U.N. human rights investigation into its bloody war on drugs, the Philippines presented a new death toll on Thursday to counter much higher numbers given by critics.
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'You must be stupid': Duterte says he won't be tried by international court

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared he will never be tried by an international court for mass killings in his war on drugs, and vowed no let up in a crackdown that he said he was winning..
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Philippines' top senator chides Iceland for abortion, U.N. drugs war probe

The Philippines' highest-ranking lawmaker said on Monday a U.N. resolution to probe the country's bloody war on drugs should be ignored, and its chief backer Iceland be investigated instead for human..
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Duterte mocks 'ice-eating' Iceland over U.N. vote on Philippine war on drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took a swipe at Iceland on Friday for spearheading a U.N. resolution to investigate his bloody war on drugs, saying it was a nation made entirely of ice, with no..
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Philippine drug war critics hope U.N. probe can dent Duterte's deadly campaign

When Jocelyn Marquez found her missing son, he was in a Manila morgue, his body riddled with bullet wounds.
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U.N. to probe Philippines drug war deaths

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into mass killings during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's so-called 'war on drugs', a step that activists said was long..
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U.N. launches investigation into Philippines drug war deaths

The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Thursday to set up a preliminary U.N. investigation into thousands of killings in the Philippines so-called 'war on drugs'.
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Calls for justice, intervention as Philippines buries drug war's youngest known victim

One by one, a mother and her children splash holy water over a white coffin barely a meter long. On the dirt floor beneath it lies a pair of tiny pink slippers.
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Executions 'rampant' in Philippine drug war, U.N. probe needed: Amnesty

Impunity and unlawful killings are going on unabated in the Philippines, three years into a war on drugs, with a pattern of executions under the guise of police sting operations and a state unwilling..
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Enforcer of Philippine drug war defends police killing of toddler

A former police general who oversaw the bloodiest years of the Philippines' war on drugs shrugged off the killing by police of a 3-year-old girl in a sting operation, saying on Thursday the world was..
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Philippines faces call for U.N. investigation into war on drugs killings

More than two dozen countries formally called on Thursday for a United Nations investigation into thousands of killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, activists said.
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Unhappy returns: Imelda Marcos' 90th birthday bash ruined as 261 hospitalized

Chaos erupted at a huge party to celebrate the 90th birthday of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos on Wednesday, with 261 friends and supporters rushed to Manila hospitals with suspected food..
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Duterte son mulls run for top spot in Philippine Congress

The son of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday he might seek the speakership of the lower house of Congress, heating up a race for leadership of a legislature dominated by his father's..
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Ship carrying waste arrives back in Canada from the Philippines

A ship carrying 69 containers of waste mislabeled as plastic recyclables returned to Canada on Saturday from the Philippines, closing a chapter on a dispute that started in 2013 and sparked a..
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Philippine army says attack on base likely a suicide bombing

A bomb attack that killed eight people at a military base in the southern Philippines was likely a suicide bombing, the army said on Saturday, another blow to government efforts to rein in militants..
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Philippine army camp blast kills five; Islamic State claims responsibility

An explosion at a military base in the restive southern Philippines on Friday killed five people, including three soldiers, and wounded nine others in what Islamic State said was an attack by its..
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Blast at Philippine military camp kills three soldiers

An explosion at a military base in the Philippines killed three soldiers and wounded nine on Friday, in a region of the country plagued by Islamist violence.
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