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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. October 26, 2009

    Philippine military moves into politics

    Military officers accused of planning coups against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of the Philippines yesterday launched...

  5. October 25, 2009

    Philippine military moves into politics

    Military officers accused of planning coups against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of the Philippines on Sunday launched...

  6. September 10, 2009

    Aquino's son joins election race for president

    Benigno Aquino III, the son of the former Philippine president Corazon Aquino, announced yesterday he would run for...

  7. September 10, 2009

    Aquino's son joins the race for president

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

  8. 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...

  9. July 31, 2009

    Estrada limbers up for next act as leader

    Joseph Estrada, the ousted Philippine president and former action film hero, is relaunching his acting career just as...

  10. April 11, 2009

    A fairly British scandal

    A British political scandal comes cheap. In the Philippines, former president Joseph Estrada was jailed for taking the...

  11. April 10, 2009

    A fairly British scandal

    A British political scandal comes cheap. In the Philippines, former president Joseph Estrada was jailed for taking the...

  12. 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...

  13. January 30, 2008

    Court rules Estrada can keep assets

    The Philippines' anti-graft court has ruled that Joseph Estrada, the country's former president, can keep assets worth...

  14. January 30, 2008

    Court rules Estrada can keep assets

    The Philippines’ anti-graft court has ruled that Joseph Estrada, the country’s former president, can keep assets worth...

  15. November 8, 2007

    An exit strategy for crooks and dictators

    Joseph Estrada is lucky to be Filipino. In September, he was jailed for life for plundering the Philippines when he was...

  16. November 8, 2007

    Battle for Estrada assets

    Authorities in the Philippines are braced for a battle to seize the assets of Joseph Estrada, the former president, after...

  17. November 8, 2007

    Battle for Estrada assets

    Authorities in the Philippines are braced for a battle to seize the assets of Joseph Estrada, the former president, after...

  18. November 7, 2007

    An exit strategy for crooks and dictators

    Joseph Estrada is lucky to be Filipino. In September, he was jailed for life for plundering the Philippines when he was...

  19. November 7, 2007

    Battle looms over Estrada assets

    Philippines authorities are bracing for a battle to seize the assets of former president Joseph Estrada after he was granted...

  20. October 22, 2007

    Estrada to seek pardon

    Joseph Estrada, the former Philippines president, has decided not to appeal a recent corruption conviction and will instead...

  21. September 12, 2007

    Ex-Philippine leader gets life for graft

    Joseph Estrada, the 70-year-old former president of the Philippines, was sentenced to life imprisonment after an anti-graft...

  22. July 26, 2007

    Justice for all

    The call this week by Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the Philippine president, for new laws to curb extra-judicial killings by the...

  23. July 16, 2007

    Estrada unfazed by prospect of jail

    Joseph Estrada, the former Philippines president, faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison when the...

  24. May 10, 2007

    Independents complicate poll choices as Filipinos weary of politics

    Satur Ocampo, a leftist member of Congress, is one of the harshest critics of Philippines president Gloria Macapagal...

  25. May 9, 2007

    Filipinos weary of politics

    Satur Ocampo, a leftwing member of Congress, is one of the harshest critics of Philippines president Gloria Macapagal...

  26. June 26, 2006

    Philippines bans death penalty

    Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the Philippines president, on Saturday signed a law abolishing the death penalty, winning both...

  27. May 31, 2006

    Philippines? first quarter growth beats forecast

    The Philippine economy grew a stronger-than-expected 5.5 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter as strong farm and...

  28. March 22, 2006

    Estrada takes stand in graft trial

    Joseph Estrada, the former Philippines leader ousted in January 2001, is to take the witness stand today for the first time...

  29. March 21, 2006

    Estrada to take stand for first time in graft trial

    Joseph Estrada, the former Philippines leader ousted in January 2001, is to take the witness stand on Wednesday for the...

  30. February 25, 2006

    TROUBLED HISTORY

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

  31. 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...

  32. February 24, 2006

    Philippines declares state of emergency

    Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared a state of emergency on Friday, hours after top armed forces officials...

  33. 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...

  34. January 9, 2006

    Banco de Oro courts Equitable PCI Bank

    Banco de Oro, a medium-sized bank owned by retail magnate Henry Sy, yesterday offered to merge with Equitable PCI Bank, the...

  35. November 18, 2005

    Observer: Locked in

    High School buddies of former Philippines president Joseph Estrada were sorely disappointed that their most famous classmate...

  36. November 17, 2005

    Observer - Asia

    Locked in High School buddies of former Philippines president Joseph Estrada were sorely disappointed that their most...

  37. 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...

  38. September 6, 2005

    Former Philippine leader Aquino joins protest rally

    Corazon Aquino, the former Philippine president and leader of past mass demonstrations that have ousted two presidents, will...

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