A transport plane filled with heavy duty vehicles and medical supplies has left an RAF base as part of Britain's response to the disaster
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Friday 11 March 2011
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.
Wednesday 09 February 2011
A former Philippine military chief apparently committed suicide yesterday at his mother's grave, after facing accusations of skimming money from the army.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
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.
Sunday 31 October 2010
A police investigation was under way today after a British woman was stabbed to death in the Philippines, sources said.
Monday 18 October 2010
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.
Monday 13 September 2010
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.
Monday 30 August 2010
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.
Saturday 28 August 2010
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.
Wednesday 25 August 2010
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.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
Two survivors of the Philippines hostage drama were British nationals, the Foreign Office said today.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
A day of high drama in the Philippine capital, Manila, ended in bloodshed after a disgruntled former policeman shot dead eight Hong Kong tourists and was himself killed by police commandos who stormed the bus he had commandeered.
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