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2006-09-04 04:13:36

MANILA (Reuters) - Imelda Marcos, the Philippines' former first lady, may return to politics next year and run for mayor of the capital Manila, her eldest daughter Imee said on Monday. The widow of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, famous for owning 1,200 pairs of shoes and a vast collection of jewelry that the cash-strapped government is trying to auction, was a one-term member of the lower house of Congress from 1995 to 1998. "My mother has a solid vote in the depressed areas of...

2006-07-24 01:19:09

By Rosemarie Francisco MANILA (Reuters) - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will sing the praises of her government's economic achievements and plans for the Philippines in her annual speech to the nation on Monday, more politically secure than she was a year ago. Police and soldiers were out in force around the Congress building and in the streets of Manila before the address starting at 4 p.m. (0800 GMT) as thousands of protesters began assembling. But the potential for unrest...

2006-05-04 18:54:20

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nearly 10,000 victims of human rights abuses by former Philippines ruler Ferdinand Marcos' government should share the $30 million to $40 million that heirs of a treasure hunter imprisoned by Marcos had sought for themselves, a U.S. court ruled on Thursday. Roger Roxas, a locksmith turned treasure hunter, found gold he claimed to be part of the so-called Yamashita treasure, named for a Japanese general who during World War Two allegedly stashed booty from...

2006-03-13 04:44:58

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Rogue soldiers face tough action by the Philippine government to discourage coup plots after moves to rehabilitate "habitual delinquents" failed, Defense Secretary Avelino Cruz said on Monday. Cruz, a corporate lawyer before his appointment by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in August 2004, said reforms were also being made to insulate the military from politics, including a proposal to stop soldiers from counting ballots during elections. "This...

2006-03-01 11:30:00

By Manny Mogato GUIMBA, Philippines (Reuters) - Gregorio Concepcion did not hesitate in 2004 when he was chosen to plant hybrid rice on his small farm in a northern province known as the rice bowl of the Philippines. It looked like a good deal to Concepcion, one of millions of farmers still waiting for the benefits of a land reform program, funded by money seized from late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, that is caught up in political warfare in Manila. He would be paying just half price for the...

2006-02-28 02:32:17

By Manny Mogato and John O'Callaghan MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine government said on Tuesday it may lift emergency rule within days, but police geared up for more arrests of suspected plotters as fears lingered of an attempt to topple President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. A string of petitions seeking to halt the state of emergency stumbled in the Supreme Court as the justices put off a hearing on whether Arroyo's move was constitutional until next Tuesday. Arroyo imposed her...

2006-02-25 03:27:16

By John O'Callaghan MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines marked 20 years of freedom from dictator Ferdinand Marcos on Saturday as President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo used a state of emergency to weed out opponents she blames for an alleged plot to oust her. Manila's streets were calm after officials banned celebration rallies, contrasting with the chaotic scenes of 1986 when 1 million people stood up to tanks on the EDSA highway, forcing Marcos to flee after a two-decade rule marked by...

2006-02-25 00:40:00

By John O'Callaghan MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines marked 20 years of freedom from dictator Ferdinand Marcos on Saturday under a state of emergency as President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo confronted an alleged plot by communists, soldiers and politicians to oust her. Marcos was chased from the country by a "people power" revolt after a two-decade rule that included nine years of martial law used to jail opponents and close down the free press. Arroyo, who survived a crisis last year over...

2006-02-24 07:48:59

By Manny Mogato and John O'Callaghan MANILA (Reuters) - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared emergency rule in the Philippines on Friday after the military said it foiled a coup attempt, but analysts criticized the move as unwarranted and potentially damaging to the economy. Talk of plots against Arroyo, who survived a crisis last year over allegations of vote-rigging and corruption, has been running high around this week's anniversary of the 1986 "people power" revolt that...

2006-02-24 05:03:43

By Manny Mogato and John O'Callaghan MANILA (Reuters) - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared emergency rule in the Philippines on Friday after the military said it foiled a coup attempt, but analysts criticized the move as unwarranted and potentially damaging to the economy. Talk of plots against Arroyo, who survived a crisis last year over allegations of vote-rigging and graft, has been running high around this week's anniversary of the 1986 "people power" revolt that...


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