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Asia Pacific

Philippines: Vaccine scare blamed for deadly measles outbreak

Over 70 people die in outbreak blamed by officials on scandal that eroded public confidence in immunisation programmes.

Philippines: Vaccine scare blamed for deadly measles outbreak

Philippines

Attacks undermine peace hopes in Philippines after historic vote

Mindanao voters gave emphatic support to autonomy to end decades-old conflict, but bombings risk return to violence.

Attacks undermine peace hopes in Philippines after historic vote

Asia Pacific

Philippines' Muslim region votes on new autonomy law

Proposed new Bangsamoro envisions a more powerful and possibly larger political unit for country's Muslim minority.

Philippines' Muslim region votes on new autonomy law

Philippines

117 years on, US returns war-trophy bells to Philippines

Balangiga bells, taken by US troops from burning town after 1901 clash, arrive back in the Philippines on Tuesday.

117 years on, US returns war-trophy bells to Philippines

Asia Pacific

Philippines: Ex-senator acquitted in high-profile plunder case

Resolution of his plunder case allowed Ramon Revilla Jr to post bail and be released from detention.

Philippines: Ex-senator acquitted in high-profile plunder case

Philippines

Philippines: The trouble with the second landslide

Filipinos angered by haphazard approach to safeguarding their lives after a mountain quarry collapsed.

Philippines: The trouble with the second landslide

Philippines

Philippines landslide: 'At least he was in one piece'

Death toll from landslide caused by Typhoon Mangkhut rises to 81, three days after it battered northern Luzon island.

Philippines landslide: 'At least he was in one piece'

Philippines

Philippines: Duterte to approve autonomous 'Bangsamoro' proposal

The law proposes the creation of a regional parliament and incorporation of Islamic law into the area's justice system.

Philippines: Duterte to approve autonomous 'Bangsamoro' proposal

Asia Pacific

Thousands of street loiterers arrested in The Philippines

More than 10,000 'idlers' locked up in crowded police jail cells in order to avoid 'potential trouble for the public'.

Thousands of street loiterers arrested in The Philippines

Philippines

Philippines: Maranao people oppose Marawi rehabilitation plan

Representatives of the indigenous people native to Marawi speak out against government's plans for war-torn city.

Philippines: Maranao people oppose Marawi rehabilitation plan

South China Sea

Philippines' lacklustre fight in the South China Sea

Amid South China Sea dispute, President Rodrigo Duterte balks at pushing back after landmark maritime rights ruling.

Philippines' lacklustre fight in the South China Sea

Philippines

Philippine museum traces war to lost tribal kinship

Descendants of Mindanao's Moro Muslims, Christian settlers and Lumad reminded to keep the promise to remain brothers.

Philippine museum traces war to lost tribal kinship