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Philippines nabs accused coup plotter

(Reuters) – A fugitive former colonel and senator accused of masterminding a coup plot against Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was arrested on Wednesday, authorities said. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan, implicated in nearly every coup bid hatched in the Philippines in the past 20 years, was caught a couple of hours Read more »

Philippines to deploy 7,000 policemen for ASEAN summit

The Philippines will deploy some 7, 000 policemen for the Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) Summit to be held in Cebu City, the police chief said on Tuesday. Police forces will secure the arrival and the departure of all the delegates of the summit in December, Philippine National Police (PNP) Read more »

Magnitude 4.4 quake shakes Manila, no damage reported

(AP) – A 4.4-magnitude earthquake shook the Philippine capital Tuesday but no damage or casualties were reported. “We expect possible aftershocks but no damage,” Renato Solidum, director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, told Radio DZBB.

Manila police try to arrest reporter in Palace

(Reuters) – Manila police sought to arrest a newspaper reporter in the media room of the presidential palace on Monday over a libel complaint filed by the husband of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Romina “Mia” Gonzales, a reporter for Business Mirror, was not in the press centre at the time. Read more »

Philippine Idol – 7th Elimination

(The best show ever according to our source of all Philippine Idol – JoveFrancisco) Best.Results.Show.Ever! That’s how Rich (Ilustre) summed up the show last night, and the show wasn’t even in its climactic vote off announcement stage yet when he texted that comment. I agree. But it wasn’t great Read more »

Ronnie Alcano World Pool Champion

New World Pool Champion Philippines’ Ronato Alcano kisses his trophy after winning against Germany’s Ralf Souquet during the World Pool Championship finals in Manila, Philippines, on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006. Alcano beat Souquet 17-10. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)