U.S. returns 'Bells of Balangiga' to Philippines a century after clash

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday formally returned church bells to the Philippines that were taken as war trophies over a century ago following gruesome clashes, seeking to close a contentious chapter in the two allies’ shared history. The decision to return the “Bells of Balangiga” to the Philippines ends a […]

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Philippines President Duterte does not have cancer, officials say

Talking points Philippine President’s biopsy was negative for cancer Duterte made disclosure at cabinet meeting Monday night Spokesman says president’s condition is not serious Manila: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte does not have cancer, the acting interior minister said on Tuesday, after the firebrand leader underwent tests in a private hospital. The public has been clamouring for information about Duterte's health […]

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'I just tried to protect my head': Goulding speaks after Philippines pile-up

Chris Goulding says he just tried to protect his head for what felt like a "hell of a long time" as Philippines' players and officials swarmed over him during the infamous World Cup qualifier brawl. The Boomers sharpshooter spoke publicly about his ordeal for the first time on Thursday and revealed he'd been concerned by worry for his family caused […]

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Longley puts blame for Boomers basketball brawl on Philippines coach

Replay Boomers assistant coach Luc Longley has unleashed on Philippines coach Chot Reyes, saying he helped incite the massive brawl in the FIBA World Cup qualifier in Bulacan and should be embarrassed for his role in the violence that erupted in the arena. The battered and bruised Boomers team members landed in cities around the country on Wednesday morning, with […]

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