Local government legislation is seeking to curtail many of the rights enjoyed by motorcyclists
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Saturday 03 October 2009
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.
Tuesday 29 September 2009
Monday 28 September 2009
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.
Monday 28 September 2009
Sunday 27 September 2009
Philippine officials said the number of dead or missing from Tropical Storm Ketsana climbed to at least 72 people.
Tuesday 04 August 2009
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.
Sunday 02 August 2009
Monday 13 July 2009
Saturday 11 July 2009
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.
Monday 01 June 2009
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.
Saturday 23 May 2009
Philippine police say 12 people died when a ferry sank as it headed for a resort town south of Manila.
Sunday 08 March 2009
Saturday 24 January 2009
Wednesday 07 January 2009
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.
Sunday 16 November 2008
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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