Local government legislation is seeking to curtail many of the rights enjoyed by motorcyclists
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Friday 15 June 2012
A veteran Middle Eastern TV reporter who had interviewed Osama bin Laden months before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has disappeared with four other people on a restive southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, officials said today.
Friday 11 May 2012
Officials say a fire that swept through a sprawling squatters' colony on Manila Bay's rim has left two people missing and some 10,000 others homeless.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
The Roman Catholic Church and a media watchdog called for justice today after an anchorman of a Catholic-run radio station was killed by motorcycle-riding gunmen in the southern Philippines.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
A fire at a clothing store in the southern Philippines has killed 17 employees, most of whom were women who were asleep and trapped on the top floor, officials said.
Sunday 06 May 2012
A grenade explosion has killed two people and wounded at least 30 others outside a crowded bar in the southern Philippines.
Saturday 31 March 2012
A cruise ship with reportedly up to 60 Britons on board was drifting in seas south of the Philippines today after a fire in one of the ship's engine rooms.
Tuesday 27 December 2011
Those thank-you letters won’t write themselves... Make the chore bearable with charming paper and cards
Tuesday 20 December 2011
The Philippines government shipped more than 400 coffins today to two flood-stricken cities in the south where the death toll neared 1,000 as President Benigno Aquino III declared a state of national calamity and relief agencies rushed to help.
Monday 07 November 2011
Former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali today said he was praying for Joe Frazier following the news of his great rival's battle against cancer.
Tuesday 01 November 2011
UN marks landmark day by designating several newborns across the globe with symbolic status
Thursday 01 September 2011
Police clashed with squatters yesterday as bulldozers moved in to demolish 350 shacks built on private land in Quezon City, east of the capital Manila.
Wednesday 10 August 2011
An art exhibition in Manila has been shut down after it provoked heated debate for combining Christian symbols with phallic objects.
Saturday 25 June 2011
A tropical storm left 15 people missing in the northern Philippines after flooding a wide swath of metropolitan Manila and forcing more than 75,000 people to flee their homes in the capital and nearby provinces.
Monday 30 May 2011
More than 800 tonnes of fish have died and rotted on fish farms in a lake near the Taal volcano south of Manila, which authorities blame on a sudden temperature drop.
Sunday 29 May 2011
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