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Lorenzana visits Pag-asa Island
by Bullit Marquez - April 21, 2017 - 3:42pm
The Philippine defense secretary and military chief of staff visited a Philippine-occupied island in the South China Sea on Friday to assert the country's claim to the heartland of a disputed area where China is...
Typhoon Nina kills at least 6, displaces 380,000
by Bullit Marquez - December 27, 2016 - 1:27pm
A powerful typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines on yesterday after killing at least six people and spoiling Christmas in several provinces, where more than 380,000 people abandoned celebrations at home to...
Duterte says he'll consider sticking with US weapons
by Bullit Marquez - November 3, 2016 - 8:23am
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he'll consider continuing to acquire weapons and defense equipment from treaty ally the United States if his military recommends so, despite offers from China and...
Emperor Akihito honors Japanese war dead in Philippines
by Bullit Marquez - January 28, 2016 - 11:47pm
With a mournful bow, Emperor Akihito paid his respects Friday at a hilltop war memorial near Manila to the largest number of Japanese invasion troops who died outside their homeland in World War II.
Typhoon Lando leaves 11 dead, villagers saved from flood
by Bullit Marquez - October 19, 2015 - 6:01am
Army, police and civilian volunteers rushed Monday to rescue hundreds of villagers trapped in their flooded homes and on rooftops in a northern Philippine province battered by slow-moving Typhoon Lando (international...
Filipino typhoon survivors cheer Pacquiao triumph
by Bullit Marquez - November 25, 2013 - 4:06am
Thousands of survivors of Typhoon Haiyan erupted into wild cheers yesterday to celebrate the victory of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, bringing back laughter and revelry briefly to a central Philippine region...
Typhoon survivors cheer Pacquiao triumph
by Bullit Marquez - November 24, 2013 - 5:00pm
Thousands of Filipino survivors of Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) erupted into wild cheers Sunday to celebrate their boxing icon Manny Pacquiao's victory that gave them a brief respite from the enormous destruction...
Troops retake most rebel-held villages; 78 hostages freed
by Bullit Marquez - September 17, 2013 - 9:11am
Troops have recaptured 70 percent of the coastal areas of the southern city occupied by Muslim rebels and on Tuesday rescued nearly 80 of more than 100 hostages, as the standoff dragged to its second week.
MNLF calls for international mediation
by Bullit Marquez - September 11, 2013 - 5:46pm
Muslim rebels holding scores of hostages in the southern Philippines are demanding international mediation, an official said Wednesday, as fresh rounds of fire broke out between government troops and the guerrillas...
Filipino rebels hold hostages as human shields
by Bullit Marquez - September 11, 2013 - 8:32am
The Philippine government rushed more troops and police to the south of the country Tuesday as a standoff between about 200 Muslim rebels and government forces dragged on for a second day with no solution in si...
(UPDATE) 34 dead, dozens missing in sunken ferry
by Bullit Marquez - August 18, 2013 - 4:00pm
Divers plucked two more bodies from a sunken passenger ferry today and scrambled to plug an oil leak in the wreckage after a collision with a cargo ship. The accident near the central Philippine port of Cebu that...
Divers search Philippine ferry for dozens missing
by Bullit Marquez - August 18, 2013 - 7:15am
Divers combed through a sunken ferry yesterday in search of dozens of people missing after a collision with a cargo vessel near the central Philippine port of Cebu that sent passengers jumping into the ocean and...
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