News Over a thousand protesters drove gathered to show their dissatisfaction with Manila administrator's decisions

Local government legislation is seeking to curtail many of the rights enjoyed by motorcyclists

Justin Bieber vomits at Philippines show

Justin Bieber vomited during a live performance in the Philippines on Tuesday.

Philippine city holds mass circumcision for youths

Hundreds of boys in a Philippine city turned today for a daylong "circumcision party" to provide a safe, free procedure for a rite of passage that most local males undergo as preteens.

Workers unite for May Day

Originally a day to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket Massacre in Chicago, in which a number of civilians demonstrating for an eight-hour working day were killed by police, May Day now witnesses rallies around the world in celebration of the international labour movement. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets around the world yesterday, including in Manila, Havana, Baghdad, Vladivostok (4), Istanbul (5), and Tunis (7).

Business Diary: Cable's message fails to attract

In response to today's CBI call for the Government to bolster the UK's attractiveness, Vince Cable claims: "The UK inward investment regime is among the most welcoming in the world." He clearly hasn't got that message across to Britain's businesses.Yesterday Bendicks said it will move production from Winchester to Germany with the loss of 84 jobs, while Orange told workers at a Darlington call centre that they would have to relocate to Manila if they wanted to keep their jobs.

Orange denies Manila move

Orange has apologised to 40 UK call centre staff who were wrongly told their jobs were being outsourced to the Philippines, blaming the scare on "human error".

Philippines attempts to bury the past

It may be more than 20 years since the former Filipino president Ferdinand Marcos died in exile in Hawaii, but now his family are likely to be granted their wish that he be buried with honours in a cemetery in Manila reserved specially for former political leaders.

Former Philippine army chief 'commits suicide'

A former Philippine military chief apparently committed suicide yesterday at his mother's grave, after facing accusations of skimming money from the army.

Philippine victim took picture of killer

Police investigating the New Year's Eve shooting of a town councillor did not have to look further than the last photograph the victim took.

British woman stabbed to death in Philippines

A police investigation was under way today after a British woman was stabbed to death in the Philippines, sources said.

Super typhoon Megi slams the Philippines

Super Typhoon Megi slammed ashore along the Philippines' north-eastern coast today with ferocious winds of 140mph - the strongest cyclone to hit the country in years.

New-born boy dumped among airplane rubbish

As rubbish was carried from a plane that had just landed at Manila's airport, a security officer spied something moving in one of the bags. He opened it, sifted through the rubbish and found a newborn baby wrapped with tissue paper and covered in blood.

Hong Kong in bitter mourning for Manila bus killer's victims

Grief and anger at the killing of eight Hong Kong tourists in a bus siege in Manila spilled over yesterday at a march where demonstrators condemned the Philippines authorities for bungling the rescue operation.

Fury at national flag on Manila hijacker's coffin

China expressed outrage yesterday at the sight of the Philippine flag on the coffin of a former policeman who killed eight Hong Kong tourists, as recriminations mounted over the bungled operation to rescue hostages trapped inside a bus in Manila.

Anger grows over Manila hostage deaths

The Philippines acknowledged "inadequacies" in handling a hostage crisis that killed eight Hong Kong tourists, as anger over the botched negotiations erupted yesterday in Hong Kong with demonstrations and harsh words.

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