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

Typhoon slams into northern Philippines

A powerful typhoon slammed into the northeastern tip of the Philippines today, tearing roofs off houses and uprooting trees, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

'He saved us, and then he was gone'

18-year-old rescues 30 people in Manila floods, then disappears in torrent

Philippines hit over aid delay after storm kills 140

Philippine officials scampered to send relief aid on Monday to hundreds of thousands hit by weekend floods in and around Manila, while anger mounted over what was seen as an inadequate response from the government.

Floods kill more than 100 in Philippines

Government appeals for international aid after worst deluge in four decades

Death toll rises after Philippines flooding

Philippine officials said the number of dead or missing from Tropical Storm Ketsana climbed to at least 72 people.

Cory Aquino: President of the Philippines who brought democracy to the islands

When Cory Aquino stepped down after six years as the first woman president of the Philippines, she was widely viewed as having made little impact on her country's deep-rooted social and economic problems.

Cory Aquino, the woman who beat a dictator, dies

Philippines to honour adored homemaker who toppled the Ferdinand Marcos regime

Angel of the dump: making a difference in Manila

A British single mother has made it her life's mission to help hundreds of children living amid mountains of stinking rubbish in Manila

Philippine police kill 7 kidnappers and rescue victim

Philippine police killed seven members of a kidnap gang and rescued a captive unharmed less than 24 hours after his abduction near Manila, officials said today.

Tough justice: On the trail of Philippine death squads

They came to kill her children one by one. First was Richard in 2001, then his brother Christopher. Bobby was taken from her the following year, and Fernando in 2007. Now Clarita Alia lives in fear that Arnold, her remaining son, is next. And far from protecting her shattered family, it is the police who are behind the killings, she says.

Philippine ferry sinks, killing 12

Philippine police say 12 people died when a ferry sank as it headed for a resort town south of Manila.

Don King: Monarch of mayhem is loud and proud as lord of the rings

The razzmatazz of fight game's greatest showman is still keenly felt after 35 years and 400 world title fights. Alan Hubbard speaks to Don King

Learning to cook in Lombardy

Kitchen-shy Rob Crossan learns a new skill

Independent Appeal: Co-operative brings hope to waterless poor

Two or three times a week the residents of Maharlika, one of many urban poor communities in Bagong Silang, a suburb in the Philippines capital, wait along the main street for the city government tankers to deliver water. There is no fixed time. People often wait for hours at the five delivery points because failing to do so will mean losing the opportunity to get free water.

Sport on TV: Ali gets under Frazier's skin, and Tull fights for recognition

Smokin' Joe is still fuming. As the US civil rights movement reaches its zenith, 'Thriller in Manila' (More 4, Tuesday) laid bare a festering hatred between two of the country's greatest black heroes, Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali.

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