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Philippines official says police may have shot hostages
China warned travelers over travel to the Philippines and demanded answers Tuesday over how eight Hong Kong tourists were killed in a hostage stand-off in Manila following a day of botched negotiations.
A 12-hour hostage drama aboard a Philippine bus ended in bloodshed Monday, with at eight Hong Kong tourists dead along with the disgruntled ex-policeman who hijacked the vehicle and demanded his job back, officials said.
A 12-hour hostage drama aboard a Philippine bus ended in bloodshed Monday, with at least seven Chinese tourists dead along with the disgruntled ex-policeman who hijacked the vehicle and demanded his job back, officials said.
Not even presidents are spared cell phone text scams.
The first typhoon to lash the Philippines this year flooded parts of the capital, toppled power lines and killed at least 26 people Wednesday, many of them trying to scramble to safety as the storm changed course.
Basket-case countries rarely get unambiguous opportunities for real reform. That's what the Philippines has now with the presidency of Benigno Aquino III, who was sworn in on June 30. The stakes are high for Asia's oldest democracy, which long has been mired in civil war, debt, poverty and corruption.
Filipino coup suspect extols new president