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  1. June 28, 2013

    The list: women on banknotes and other currency controversies

    With Sir Winston Churchill replacing Elizabeth Fry as the new face of the £5 note, the Queen will now be the only woman to...

  2. December 27, 2012

    A delayed take-off

    For years, the Philippines has been the economic laggard of southeast Asia. Blessed with a large English-speaking population...

  1. October 4, 2012

    Former Philippine president arrested

    Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo was arrested while undergoing treatment at a military hospital on Thursday on...

  2. November 18, 2011

    Philippine police arrest ex-president

    The former Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has been arrested on charges of election rigging, according to the...

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    May 30, 2011

    Corruption in the Philippines, and the cost of fighting it

    If there’s a cost to corruption, there’s also a price to pay for fighting it. That is one way of looking at why 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. September 10, 2010

    Justice grinds slowly for massacre families

    Ten months after the massacre of 57 people in the southern Philippines, the families of the victims thought they had heard...

  7. 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...

  8. May 13, 2010

    Arroyo attacked over chief justice move

    Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, outgoing Philippine president, appointed a former aide as chief justice of the Supreme Court...

  9. May 12, 2010

    Arroyo attacked over chief justice move

    Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, outgoing Philippine president, appointed a former aide as chief justice of the Supreme Court on...

  10. May 12, 2010

    Aquino set for Philippine landslide

    Senator Benigno Aquino promised yesterday to fulfil his campaign promise to fight corruption as he headed for a landslide...

  11. May 11, 2010

    Aquino heir on course to win Philippine poll

    Senator Benigno Aquino, the son of Corazon Aquino, the former Philippine president, was on course to win presidential...

  12. May 10, 2010

    Aquino set for Philippine landslide

    Senator Benigno Aquino promised on Tuesday to fulfil his campaign promise to fight corruption as he headed for a landslide...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. May 5, 2010

    Manila reverses ruling on massacre charges

    The Philippines justice department on Wednesday reversed a decision to clear two members of a powerful political clan of...

  16. 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...

  17. April 27, 2010

    Arroyo pursues post-presidential role

    Gloria Macapagal Arroyo turned 63 this month but the youthful-looking grandmother of four is not thinking about retiring,...

  18. April 26, 2010

    Arroyo campaigns for post-presidential role

    Gloria Macapagal Arroyo turned 63 this month but the youthful-looking grandmother of four is not thinking about retiring,...

  19. March 30, 2010

    Manila to appeal on massacre ruling

    A Philippine trial court yesterday dismissed rebellion charges against Andal Ampatuan senior, the powerful provincial...

  20. March 29, 2010

    Rebellion case dropped against Macapagal ally

    A Philippine trial court on Monday dismissed rebellion charges against Andal Ampatuan senior, the powerful provincial...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. December 14, 2009

    Arroyo lifts martial law

    Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, president of the Philippines, this weekend lifted martial law in the southern province of...

  24. December 13, 2009

    Arroyo lifts martial law in southern Philippines

    Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, president of the Philippines, lifted martial law in the southern province of Maguindanao eight days...

  25. December 7, 2009

    Philippine fears over martial law

    Opposition leaders and legal experts have voiced concern over President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's imposition of martial law...

  26. December 7, 2009

    Fears over Arroyo crackdown

    Opposition leaders and legal experts have voiced concern over President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's imposition of martial law...

  27. December 1, 2009

    Arroyo to run for Congress

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

  28. 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,...

  29. November 28, 2009

    Arroyo calls on army to restore order in south

    The Philippine president yesterday sought to restore order in a southern province reeling from a political attack that left...

  30. November 27, 2009

    Arroyo calls on army to restore order

    The Philippine president on Friday sought to restore order in a southern province reeling from a political attack that left...

  31. November 27, 2009

    Philippine violence

    Rachman Blog (Victor Mallet): The Philippines has had a reputation as a violent archipelago ever since Ferdinand Magellan...

  32. November 27, 2009

    Clan leader's son held overpoll killings

    The Philippines detained the son of a powerful provincial governor in the troubled Muslim south yesterday on suspicion of...

  33. November 26, 2009

    Philippine clan leader’s son held on killings

    Andal Ampatuan Jr, a mayor in Maguindanao province and the governor’s son, in detention in the capital. He is proclaiming...

  34. November 25, 2009

    Philippines declares state of emergency

    The killing of at least 46 people in the southern Philippines province of Maguindanao on Monday could herald a surge in...

  35. November 24, 2009

    Philippine carnage

    The Philippines is often said to have one of the most democratic systems in Asia. If so, God help the rest of the region....

  36. November 24, 2009

    Manila declares state of emergency

    Protesters near Manila demonstrate against the Maguindanao killings. Security forces tried to restrict mobility to prevent...

  37. November 24, 2009

    Murder of 21 in Philippines test resolve of Arroyo*s government

    At least 21 people were killed in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao yesterday, in what the authorities...

  38. November 24, 2009

    Arroyo urged to declare state of emergency after political killings

    At least 21 people were killed in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao yesterday, in what the authorities...

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