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Philippines on alert after bin Laden death?

MANILA, May 2, 2011 (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Monday ordered stepped up security around the country following the killing of Osama bin Laden, while hailing his death as a triumph over terrorism.

Humiliation by Trillanes triggered suicide, says ex-PMA head

By Cynthia Balana Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines—It all begins and ends with the warrior code. The public humiliation of Angelo Reyes by a junior Cavalier may have driven Angelo Reyes to fire a bullet through his heart, according to retired Maj. Gen. Leopoldo Maligalig, a former superintendent of Read more »

Philippine gov’t asked to apologize to Taiwan to save OFW jobs

By Jerome Aning Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines—Recruitment groups called on the Aquino government, on Thursday, to apologize to Taiwan over the issue of the deportation of alleged Taiwanese criminals to China, saying the diplomatic row with Taipei has started to adversely affect Filipinos working in Taiwan and those Read more »

Philippines boycotts Nobel Prize

By Jason Gutierrez (AFP) MANILA — The Philippines confirmed on Thursday it would skip the Nobel peace prize ceremony for Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo following pressure from China, triggering anger from human rights advocates. The decision by one of Asia’s most vibrant democracies to stay away from Friday’s event Read more »

Aquino, Binay proclaimed

Sitting jointly as the National Board of Canvassers, the Senate and the House of Representatives proclaimed on Wednesday Sen. Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Cojuangco Aquino III and Makati City Mayor Jejomar Cabauatan Binay as the duly elected president and vice president, respectively.

Alec Baldwin banned from RP despite apology

By KIMBERLY JANE TAN MANILA, Philippines – After receiving flak from Filipinos worldwide, 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin on Wednesday apologized for joking that he was interested in buying himself a Filipina wife.