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    1. FT Photo Diary

      October 18, 2013

      Earthquake drill in Manila

      Noel Celis/AFP Students from President Corazon Aquino elementary school use notebooks to cover their heads as they take part...

    2. June 8, 2012

      Philippines faces infrastructure crunch

      Hours after the Philippines announced that the economy expanded by 6.4 per cent in the first quarter, defying expectations...

    1. beyondbrics

      May 31, 2012

      Philippines growth: too much for grid

      Hours after the Philippines announced that its economy grew by 6.4 per cent in the first quarter, beating expectations of...

    2. April 25, 2012

      Court orders Aquino plantation break-up

      Philippines president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino is facing what could be one of the biggest tests of his leadership after the...

    3. April 4, 2011

      ‘Reluctant’ Philippine president plays down challenges

      A boy is vaccinated against measles in Manila: poor health, poverty, rampant corruption and spiralling costs are among the...

    4. April 4, 2011

      Philippines steps up anti-corruption drive

      The Philippine government will sharply step up convictions of tax evaders, corrupt officials and other criminals in order to...

    5. April 4, 2011

      Philippines steps up anti-corruption drive

      The Philippine government will sharply step up convictions of tax evaders, corrupt officials and other criminals in order to...

    6. June 30, 2010

      New Philippine leader pledges accountability

      Benigno “Noy Noy” Aquino III, whose family enjoys vast wealth and landholdings, vowed to be a more accountable and caring...

    7. June 30, 2010

      Philippines' president faces deficit dilemma

      Just before his inauguration today as the Philippines' 15th president, Benigno "Noy Noy" Aquino III still had not decided...

    8. June 29, 2010

      Aquino to face jobs and deficit challenges

      Just before his inauguration on Wednesday as the Philippines’ 15th president, Benigno “Noy Noy” Aquino III still hadn’t...

    9. May 11, 2010

      Philippines rallies round Aquino

      Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, scion of the Philippines’ most famous political family, is set to become 15th president of the...

    10. May 9, 2010

      Philippines prepares for the polls

      Up to 50m people in the Philippines are voting on Monday, in elections seens as a way for the Filipinos to renew their trust...

    11. May 8, 2010

      Philippine democracy under fire

      Soldiers at the site of the massacre in Maguindanao By the time I visited in mid-March, there was almost nothing left to...

    12. May 6, 2010

      'CEO' means business in fight with the 'saint'

      Standing on 6,000 square metres of prime urban property beside an exclusive golf club, the three-storey mansion is an...

    13. May 5, 2010

      ‘CEO’ versus ‘saint’ in Philippine vote

      Open-handed approach: Manuel Villar on the campaign trail Standing on 6,000 square metres of prime urban property beside an...

    14. December 19, 2009

      Clans rule region's oldest democracy with the gun

      The discovery of the bodies of 57 people in mass graves in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao last month jolted...

    15. December 18, 2009

      Clans rule Philippine democracy with guns

      The discovery of the bodies of 57 people in mass graves in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao last month jolted...

    16. November 30, 2009

      Arroyo to run for congress after term ends

      Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the Philippines’ president who is stepping down next year after more than nine years in power,...

    17. September 17, 2009

      Philippine party picks presidential hopeful

      The Philippine ruling party led by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has named the country's 45-year-old defence secretary,...

    18. September 16, 2009

      Arroyo’s alliance names presidential hopeful

      The Philippine ruling party led by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has named the country’s 45-year-old defence secretary,...

    19. September 9, 2009

      ‘Noynoy’ to enter Philippine president race

      Benigno Aquino III, the son of the late Philippine president Corazon Aquino, announced on Wednesday that he would run for...

    20. August 6, 2009

      Philippine democracy still awaits its redeemer

      At midnight on Tuesday, as monsoon rains lashed the shoddy pavements, tens of thousands of ordinary Filipinos waited...

    21. August 5, 2009

      Philippines stronger, but challenges remain

      For the tens of thousands of Filipinos who queued for as long as seven hours amid torrential rains on Wednesday to catch a...

    22. August 5, 2009

      Philippine democracy still awaits its redeemer

      At midnight on Tuesday, as monsoon rains lashed the shoddy pavements, tens of thousands of ordinary Filipinos waited...

    23. August 5, 2009

      Thousands gather for Aquino’s funeral

      The casket of former president Corazon Aquino is carried away from Manila Cathedral Former Philippines president Corazon...

    24. The World

      August 4, 2009

      Further reading

      Nothing stirs the blood of the British more than the idea of being unfairly arrested by foreigners. London’s mayor Boris...

    25. August 3, 2009

      Former Philippine president Corazon Aquino dies

    26. June 15, 2009

      Marcos and her gems to be reunited

      She was famous for her shoes and lavish lifestyle. Now, 23 years after her husband was deposed as leader of the Philippines,...

    27. March 1, 2008

      Protesters call for Macapagal to quit

      Two former presidents joined thousands of protesters on Friday in Manila’s financial district to demand the resignation of...

    28. November 15, 2006

      Philippine police capture top coup plotter

      The police captured Gregorio Honasan, a fugitive former senator and army colonel accused of plotting coups against...

    29. February 26, 2006

      Philippine marines end five-hour stand-off

      A potential threat to Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s leadership ended peacefully on Sunday night after...

    30. February 25, 2006

      TROUBLED HISTORY

      February 1986 Popular revolt forces President Ferdinand Marcos to call elections. Opposition leader Corazon Aquino declared...

    31. February 25, 2006

      Business troubled more by Macapagal clampdown than the spectre of political plot

      An alleged military plot to oust Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo caused concern in Manila yesterday, but many...

    32. February 25, 2006

      People power is back

      A decade on, it is a struggle to recall the excitement in the mid-1990s over south-east Asia's "tiger" economies. Their...

    33. February 24, 2006

      Timeline: Twenty years of political turmoil

      The Philippines has seen a dozen coup attempts over the past twenty years since the popular uprising which ousted...

    34. February 24, 2006

      The fires of revolution in the Philippines lose their heat

      A sombre mood marks the celebration in the Philippines this week of the people-power revolt that ousted Ferdinand Marcos 20...

    35. December 13, 2005

      Philippine sugar dispute ends

      Striking workers at Hacienda Luisita, the Philippines' largest sugar plantation and refinery, owned by the family of former...

    36. September 21, 2005

      New anti-Macapagal rally suffers low turn-out

      Organisers of the first major anti-government protest after Philippines’ Congress quashed an impeachment bid against...

    37. September 7, 2005

      Macapagal defeats impeachment bid

      Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has finally defeated attempts to impeach her after the lower house of Congress...

    38. September 6, 2005

      Macapagal defeats impeachment attempts

      Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo finally defeated attempts to impeach her when the lower house of Congress on...

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