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Past articles by Manuel:

Philippines to deport American Catholic priest wanted for sex crimes

MANILA - Philippine law enforcement agents have arrested a 77-year-old American Catholic priest on a warrant for sex crimes issued by a court in the United States, a spokeswoman for immigration authorities said on Thursday. → Read More

China calls for open world economy but work remains on landmark trade pact

China will further open its economy in the face of rising protectionism, Premier Li Keqiang said as he arrived in Singapore on Monday for meetings with Asia-Pacific leaders that will focus on speeding up work on a major new trade pact. → Read More

As Duterte starts to flag, his daughter reaches out to a Marcos

President Rodrigo Duterte thinks political dynasties are bad. But the way the prevailing political winds are blowing, it looks like a dynasty of his own might be taking shape. → Read More

Southeast Asia seek cybersecurity deal with Russia after series of hacks

Southeast Asian nations hope to strike a joint agreement on cybersecurity in the coming days with Russia, accused by the United States of meddling in its elections, after a series of high-profile hacks in the region. → Read More

Islamic State claims Basilan blast that killed 10

A bomb exploded in a van in the restive southern Philippines on Tuesday, killing 10 people at a military checkpoint in what militant group Islamic State called a suicide attack for which it claimed responsibility. → Read More

Islamic State claims Basilan blast that killed 11

In a statement carried by its Amaq news agency, Islamic State claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing attack, which it called 'a martyrdom operation'. → Read More

Philippines could breach US sanctions if Russia arms deal proceeds

The Philippines is at risk of breaching sanctions imposed by the United States if it proceeds with the purchase of grenade launchers from a blacklisted Russian firm, a deal that could test its longtime security alliance with Washington. → Read More

Philippines takes 'appropriate action' after Beijing landed nuclear-capable bombers in the South China Sea

China's air force said bombers such as the H-6K had landed and taken off from islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of training exercises last week, drawing angry reactions from opposition lawmakers in Manila. The United States also sent ships to the disputed areas. → Read More

Philippines boosts sea deterrent with first ever navy missiles

MANILA - The Philippine has completed the purchase of its first-ever ship-borne missile systems, boosting its maritime deterrent as part of a military modernization program, defense and navy officials said on Wednesday. → Read More

Indonesia investigates reports top Islamic State commander killed

Indonesia is investigating reports from Islamic State supporters that the most senior Southeast Asian commander of the militant group was killed by US air strikes in eastern Syria last week, counter-terrorism officials said. → Read More

Philippines seeks 'terrorist' tag vs UN special rapporteur, 600 suspected Reds

MANILA - A U.N. special rapporteur, a former Philippine lawmaker and four former Catholic priests are among more than 600 alleged communist guerrillas the Philippines wants declared 'terrorists', according to a government petition filed in court. → Read More

Foreign fighters may be planning to take Iligan, Cotabato, says MILF chief

Foreign Islamic State fighters forced out of Syria and Iraq have been arriving in the Philippines with the intent of recruiting, and they have plans to attack two Philippine towns, the head of the country's largest Muslim rebel group said on Tuesday. → Read More

Philippines' Duterte flips on China deal, bans foreign research ships from country's coast

The area is roughly the size of Greece and believed to be rich in biodiversity and tuna. Scientists from the United States and Japan have surveyed. → Read More

Vinta death toll rises to 230; Vietnam braces for typhoon

Authorities in Vietnam prepared to move a million people from low-lying areas along the south coast on Monday as a typhoon approached after it battered the Philippines with floods and landslides that killed more than 230 people. → Read More

Australian yachtsman dies after Philippine fishermen rescue 3 adrift for days

MANILA - Philippine fishermen rescued three Australians adrift at sea for days after their yacht capsized in the country's south, but one died on the way to hospital, police said on Tuesday. → Read More

Southeast Asian nations not taking S. China Sea thaw for granted

Southeast Asian nations will not take a relative calm in the dispute over the South China Sea for granted, according to a draft of a statement to be issued during a summit meeting in Manila on Monday. → Read More

Human rights skirted at Asia summit

MANILA - Leaders of Asian nations meeting in Manila on Monday skirted around the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims triggered by Myanmar's military crackdown, disappointing human rights groups who were hoping for a tough stand on the humanitarian crisis. → Read More

Philippines' Duterte says 'it's about time' Beijing clarified its intentions in the South China Sea

The Philippines has an court ruling in its favor over South China Sea claims, but Duterte has said he will not be confrontational with China over it. → Read More

The Philippines is hunting a possible new ISIS 'emir' who survived the battle in Marawi

Philippine authorities say he escaped the battle and may have become the de facto leader or ISIS in the region → Read More

Duterte orders Army to recruit 10 new battalions

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered the new army commander to recruit and organize 10 new infantry battalions to crush remnants of pro-Islamic State militants, days after they were defeated in a southern city. → Read More