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Beggars taken off the streets for Philippines papal visit

The Philippines government came under fire Friday after admitting that hundreds of homeless people were taken off Manila`s streets and put into luxury accommodation during Pope Francis`s recent visit, when he preached compassion for the poor.

Ship slams into boat in Manila Bay, 9 missing

Philippine authorities say a cargo ship smashed into a small fishing boat in Manila Bay, causing the fishing boat to sink and leaving nine of its 21 crew members missing.

Helicopter crashes in Philippines

A private helicopter in the Philippines carrying relief goods for typhoon-affected people crashed into the Manila Bay Sunday, a media report said.

Half million litres of oil spill in Manila Bay

Half a million litres of diesel leaked into Manila Bay, the busiest waterway in Northern Philippines, raising environmental and health concerns, the media reported Friday.