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Japan aids Philippines’ transport infrastructure upgrade

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Japan aids Philippines’ transport infrastructure upgrade

The Adviser of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Hiroto Izumi, visited the Philippines on November 21 to discuss with the country’s Government officials on a 156 billion JPY (1.38 billion USD) aid to help upgrade transport infrastructure in Manila capital.

Three Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines

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Three Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines

Three Indonesian fishermen abducted by members of an Islamist group have been freed 18 months after they were abducted in waters off the southern Philippines, the Philippine military said on September 16.

Typhoon Tembin: Death toll rises to 208

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Typhoon Tembin: Death toll rises to 208

Mudslides and flooding triggered by typhoon Tembin killed 208 people and left 164 missing in southern Philippines as of afternoon of December 24, two days after the storm swept through Mindanao island.

Philippines arrests Abu Sayyaf bomber

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Philippines arrests Abu Sayyaf bomber

Military and police of the Philippines arrested Rahim Abdul, a suspected Abu Sayyaf bomb expert with a bounty of 1.3 million PHP (26,000 USD) on his head, said Philippine military on November 30.

Philippine police kill one mayor in drug raid

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Philippine police kill one mayor in drug raid

Mayor of the Philippines’ Ozamiz city on Mindanao island Reynaldo Parojinog, who was accused of being linked with the illegal drug trade, was shot dead in a police raid on July 30, Philippines authorities announced.