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Crime casts shadow over Philippines image makeover

SWAT members of the Philippine National Police make the rounds of business establishments as they go on patrol in Pasay City. AP

Even by the usual standards in the Philippines, where crime is an accepted part of life, the brazen evening robbery of a jewelry store in one of the world’s largest malls shocked residents of Manila.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New law points to Philippine church’s waning sway

Philippines Contraceptives

Twenty-six years after Roman Catholic leaders helped his mother marshal millions of Filipinos in an uprising that ousted a dictator, President Benigno Aquino III picked a fight with the church over contraceptives and won a victory that bared the bishops’ worst nightmare: They no longer sway the masses.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »