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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino refuses resignation of aide over fund scandal

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila Aquino aide offers to quit over fund scandal Philippine President Benigno Aquino yesterday rejected a resignation offer from his budget secretary after the top court declared the government's discretionary fund illegal in the biggest test yet for its battle against graft. Aquino came to power in 2010 on the promise of transparency, good governance ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines says 'thank you' to the world for Typhoon Haiyan aid

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tacloban, Philippines Billboards in major cities spell out message of gratitude for relief efforts in Haiyan aftermath Typhoon-ravaged country says thanks to world The Philippines said "thank you" on billboards around the ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Aid group fears children sex-trafficked in Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:23am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Aid group fears children sex-trafficked after Haiyan A UK-based children's charity has asked the Philippines to investigate the suspected trafficking of children to work as sex workers in a region devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan, an aid official said yesterday. Plan International said it was concerned about five high school girls recruited ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    UN urges more aid for Philippine typhoon recovery

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 03:08pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community Sunday to ramp up aid for the Philippines’ typhoon reconstruction, saying “we must not allow this to be another forgotten crisis.” Ban met with key ambassadors stationed in Manila at the end of his three-day visit and urged donor countries to provide more aid in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    John Kerry promises US aid to help Philippines protect maritime borders

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 05:24pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... has been the greatest contributor of aid following the typhoon that left nearly 8,000 dead or missing, and four million people homeless. Washington deployed an aircraft carrier group ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Aquino under pressure over typhoon aid as US carrier arrives

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 11:27am by Reuters in Tacloban

    ... Reuters in Tacloban Infrastructure remained paralysed in the central Philippines on Thursday denying help to many victims of Typhoon Haiyan, despite a pick up in international aid ... but survivors from worst-affected areas say they had little warning of a tsunami-like wall of water. Video: Chaos in stricken Philippine city amid wait for aid The Philippines formally asked Washington ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine storm victims plead for help as they wait for aid

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 04:52pm by Reuters in Henani

    ... Philippines, said they were still waiting for aid. The Philippines is facing an enormous rebuilding task from Typhoon Haiyan, which killed at least 3,974 people and left 1,186 missing, with many isolated communities yet to receive significant aid despite a massive international relief effort. In ravaged villages along the coast of Eastern Samar, heart-breaking, hand-written banners plead ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Japan to send up to 1,000 troops to Philippines to help with aid effort

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 11:01pm by AFP and Nick Edwards

    ... to provide evacuees with emergency shelters and other help through aid organisations. The government of Kuwait also committed US$10 million to the relief effort yesterday, a source with direct ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine aid convoy ambushed as troops quell looting

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 08:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tacloban Philippine troops killed two communist insurgents who attacked an aid convoy en route to typhoon-devastated Tacloban on Tuesday, the military said, ... established checkpoints to try to restore order and allow much-needed aid to percolate through. Some of that aid fell victim to one of the Philippines’ long-running insurgencies when 15 communist ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Confusion over Haiyan body count, but rescuers focusing on aid

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 11:03pm by AP

    ... Philippine city amid wait for aid On Sunday, two days after the typhoon in the Philippines, a regional police official told reporters that the death toll was estimated at 10,000, based on reports ... 2,500, is the number we are working on as far as deaths are concerned," he said. But some aid workers expressed scepticism at Aquino's dramatically lower death toll. "Probably ...




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