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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines police tortured suspects, says human rights official

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:11am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Officers south of Manila spun a wheel to decide what form of violence they would use on detainees, human rights officials say Police use 'torture wheel' ... Manny Pacquiao, human rights officials said yesterday. Edgar De Luna, special investigator for the Philippine Commission on Human Rights, said the group had discovered a wheel hanging from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1416126/philippines-police-tortured-suspects-says-human-rights-official
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine police accuse Italian ambassador of human trafficking and child abuse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:44pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Manila Italian envoy accused of child abuse Philippine police have detained a vacationing Italian ambassador and filed complaints of human trafficking and child abuse after he ... from a local child rights group. Catherine Scerri of child rights group Bahay Tuluyan said she and her colleagues saw the foreigner at the resort with three young children aged nine to 12 who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1467863/philippine-police-accuse-italian-ambassador-human-trafficking-and-child
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Former Philippines' first lady Imelda Marcos, at 85, eyes return to palace

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:15am by AFP

    ... accused of looting state coffers and whose martial law rule was marked by human rights abuses. While the rest of the country wallowed in poverty and thousands of activists were killed or went ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545085/former-philippines-first-lady-imelda-marcos-85-eyes-return-palace
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Humans to blame for scale of devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, say experts

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 11:28pm by AP

    ... disaster in the Philippines, the lion's share of blame belongs to the human factor. Poverty, shoddy construction, a booming population, and perhaps to a lesser degree climate change, all ... on hurricanes SCIENTIST KERRY EMANUEL But humans probably played a bigger role than nature in the making of the catastrophe, meteorologists said. University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1354758/human-factors-played-part-haiyan-tragedy-philippines-say-experts
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine rebels seize gold miners to use as 'human shields' against army troops

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Rebels seize prospectors at gold site Communist rebels seized dozens of prospectors in a remote Philippine gold-rush site and used them as "human ... it is believed around a dozen are still being held at the site. "It's a desperate move," Logico said. "They are using them as human shields. They know without the civilians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1504254/philippine-rebels-seize-gold-miners-use-human-shields-against-army-troops
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Aquino explains why he denied actress national award over drug conviction

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:45pm by AFP

    ... and was punished for it... By making her a national artist are we putting out the right message?" Aquino told a news conference broadcast on national television. "I respect her and I recognise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544469/aquino-explains-why-he-denied-actress-national-award-over-drug-conviction
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Eight women padlocked in Manila warehouse die in blaze

    Posted May 30th 2014, 07:35pm by AFP

    ... to the warehouse when the fire started just after midnight. He said the cause of the fire was unknown but police had arrested the owner of the building, charging him with human trafficking, negligence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1522034/eight-women-locked-building-die-philippine-fire
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila probes diplomat charged in Canada with trafficking nanny

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:02am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Manila probes trafficking case envoy The Philippine government said yesterday it was investigating one of its diplomats, charged in Canada for alleged human ... nanny's identification documents and human trafficking. It said the suspects had left the country and that the 26-year-old nanny, who worked at the couple's Ottawa home between 2009 and last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1509325/manila-probes-diplomat-charged-canada-trafficking-nanny
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    'I am a thief': Mayor forces man who stole fish to wear sign taped to his shirt

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... at and taunted the bound man, forcing him to kneel in front of a fishmonger to ask for her forgiveness. "There is a clear, gross violation of human rights here," said Commission on Human Rights ... other than shaming him," Halili added. The controversy came just days after the United States criticised the Philippines for failing to curb human rights abuses, which it said included ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1441375/i-am-thief-mayor-forces-man-who-stole-fish-wear-sign-taped-his-shirt
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine police doctoring number of media deaths, says journalists’ union

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 11:19pm by Raissa Robles

    ... The killing of Filipino journalists continues unabated despite an international outcry, journalists and human rights groups say. They say 26 journalists have lost their lives since President Benigno ... by the police and those compiled by human rights groups. By narrowing the definition, police say only 43 work-related killings are considered attacks on press freedom" from 2001 to November last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1440513/philippine-police-doctoring-number-media-deaths-says-journalists-union

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