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World NowAccused of diverting nearly $9 million from a government office that raises money for charity, the former president of the Philippines refused to enter a plea Monday in a Quezon City courtroom. It was a small act of defiance from Gloria Macapagal Arroyo...
World NowTwo Philippines presidents are battling it out over the right of travel. Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has sought to leave the Philippines for urgent medical care. But President Benigno Aquino III is trying to prevent yet another tarnished...
Corazon C. Aquino, the unassuming housewife who toppled a dictator and restored democracy to the Philippines as its 11th president, has died. She was 76. Sen. Benigno Aquino III said his mother died of heart failure at 3:18 a.m. Saturday, Manila time...
KTLA NewsMANILA, Philippines -- Rescuers pulled more bodies from swollen rivers Monday as residents started to dig out their homes from under carpets of mud after flooding left 240 people dead in the Philippine capital and surrounding towns. Overwhelmed officials...
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L.A. UnleashedA Philippine wildlife officer is suspected of stealing more than 1,500 pounds (700 kilograms) of smuggled elephant tusks seized last year, an embarrassing setback for the country's anti-poaching efforts, an official said Wednesday. The ivory worth $65,000...
Times Staff WriterThey nurse the sick in California, drive fuel trucks in Iraq, sail cargo ships through the Panama Canal and cruise ships through the Gulf of Alaska. They pour sake for Japanese salarymen and raise the children of Saudi businessmen. They are the...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterManila -- Sometimes on the hottest nights, when the air inside her shanty barely stirs, Mellie Soliman lays her head on the cool, black marble surface of the living-room crypt and finds relief. Yet the nights are not always restful in this place called...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPhilippines police on Thursday arrested three men suspected of links to al-Qaida terrorist network. They also seized a ton of explosives. The police were acting on a tip from authorities in Singapore who recently broke up a terror ring there. The...
Times Staff WriterA decade after the Philippines kicked the United States military out of the country, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said Monday that the international fight against terrorism has turned the two countries into close allies again. Arroyo, who visited...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt's called "Balikatan," or "Shoulder to Shoulder," and it will soon be the biggest U.S. military operation in a combat zone outside Afghanistan since the war on terror began. The Pentagon has committed 650 soldiers, including 160 Special Forces troops,...
Tags: Crimes, Politics, Civil Unrest, Al-Qaeda, Terrorism
Chicago Tribune foreign correspondentThe Abu Sayyaf guerrillas of the southern Philippines, the newest target of U.S. troops, are a brutal lot. They lock their hostages in windowless huts, decapitate those for whom ransom is not paid and mutilate the bodies of Filipino soldiers. President...
Times Staff WriterMANILA — Baclaran Redemptorist Church is a cavernous, seven-story structure with a vaulted ceiling and hundreds of pews. Throughout the day Wednesday, 120,000 Catholics came to worship, as they do every Wednesday. Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass...
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