By Staff The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Charice Pempengco, a Filipino singer who played an exchange student in “Glee,” says she’s a lesbian and has apologized to her family in an emotional TV interview. The 21-year-old said on a talk show June 9 on ABS-CBN TV that she wants to apologize to those […]
By Oliver Teves The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president on Saturday, March 2 urged members of a Muslim royal clan from the southern Philippines who occupied a village in eastern Malaysia three weeks ago to surrender, one day after a shootout left 14 people dead.
By Teresa Cerojano The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Angelica Nino, a 22-year-old manager of a Manila restaurant, was preparing to assign shifts to her crew last week when she got a big surprise from her Filipino boyfriend who has been in Italy for a year on business.
By Jim Gomez The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — After years of fighting the government from hidden jungle bases in the southern Philippines, an Al-Qaida-linked militant group is facing a new adversary, fellow Muslim insurgents who can match their guerrilla battle tactics and are eager to regain their lost stature by fighting the widely […]
By Jim Gomez The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf gunmen have freed two Filipino members of a Jordanian TV journalist’s crew who were kidnapped by the al-Qaida-linked militants last year, as they set out to interview the extremists in their jungle lairs in the southern Philippines, police said Sunday, Jan. 31.
By Jim Gomez The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine marines who were searching for long-held hostages battled al-Qaida-linked militants in a fierce clash that killed four marines and at least two insurgents in the country’s south, officials said. The fighting erupted in the mountainous hinterlands of Patikul town in Sulu province, where the Abu Sayyaf […]
The Associated Press staff MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials have opened a small kindergarten on a South China Sea island that is also claimed by five other governments.
By Staff THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Pop singer Lady Gaga arrived in the Philippines on Saturday to cheers from fans and protests from young Christians calling for the cancellation of her upcoming concerts. About 200 Christian young people marched in Manila for a second straight day, holding placards urging the singer to […]
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the Philippines has apologized for his recent statement that 40 percent of male tourists visit the country for sex, a government spokesman said Saturday, Oct. 8. Ambassador Harry Thomas sent a cell phone text message to Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, who was on a visit […]
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Some 3 billion Asians could rise to affluent status by 2050 if Asia sustains its present growth momentum and avoids