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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    With prayers and tears, Philippines remembers the devastation of Haiyan

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:59am by AFP

    ... the Saavedras' laidback farming town of Tanauan. The storm displaced about four million people and turned a large swathe of densely populated communities into a wasteland. "I said 'I love ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1635236/prayers-and-tears-philippines-remembers-devastation-haiyan
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Five dead and 83,000 evacuated as Storm Fung-Wong hits Philippines

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:07am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Massive flooding as latest storm to hit the Philippines causes river in Manila to burst its banks, swamping heavily populated districts Three dead, 50,000 ... the disaster-prone country. Rescue workers in trucks and rubber dinghies plucked residents from the tops of flooded homes, after one of Manila's major rivers burst its banks, swamping heavily populated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595872/philippines-markets-schools-shut-heavy-rain-floods-manila
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Volcano spews lava in Philippines eruption

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 07:01pm by AP

    ... wiped out the municipality’s entire population in an 1897 eruption with its pyroclastic flows — superheated gas and volcanic debris that race down the slopes at high speeds, vaporizing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593960/volcano-spews-lava-philippines-eruption
  4. Property - International - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine developer Ayala Land banks on demographic dividend

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:01am by Bloomberg

    ... a "demographic sweet spot" from next year when a large portion of the population becomes employed, Philippine President Benigno Aquino said in February. "Ayala Land has a good lock ... of a country's population is in the 15-to-64 working-age range. This increases productivity if supported by policies that promote health, family, labour and financial and human capital. Developers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1589738/philippine-developer-ayala-land-banks-demographic-dividend
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Baby Jennalyn becomes 100,000,000th Philippine citizen (and sleeps through celebrations)

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 02:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippines celebrates population milestone with wary eye on the future One hundred million and counting A baby girl born early yesterday has officially pushed the population of the Philippines to 100 million, highlighting the challenge of providing for more people in the already-impoverished nation. The child, Jennalyn Sentino, was one of 100 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560429/one-hundred-million-philippines-welcomes-birth-100-millionth-citizen
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines braces for Tropical Storm Matmo as death toll from Typhoon Rammasun hits 77

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... was forecast to head northeast, skirting Luzon before hitting the sparsely populated Batan island group between Luzon and Taiwan early on Tuesday. The Philippines endures about 20 cyclones each year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556659/philippines-braces-tropical-storm-matmo-death-toll-typhoon-rammasun-hits
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Frustration in Philippines as death toll from Typhoon Rammasun doubles

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... a Thai word for "Thunder God", swept in off the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday night, causing wind gusts of up to 160km/h across land to Manila and other heavily populated northern regions. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555872/typhoon-rammasun-death-toll-doubles-38-philippines
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines evacuates coastal areas as Typhoon Rammasun approaches

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 06:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila, Philippines Thousands of people living in coastal areas of the Philippines were preparing on Monday to evacuate as the first major storm of the rainy season barrelled towards the archipelago. Typhoon Rammasun is expected to hit fishing communities in the eastern Philippines late on Tuesday and then bring heavy rain to Manila and other heavily populated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554134/philippines-braces-first-major-typhoon-season
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Listen more, condemn less, says Philippine church leader in latest sign of liberal shift

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:40am by AFP

    ... Court ruled against a church-backed legal challenge. The Catholic Church, which counts more than 80 per cent of the Philippines' 100 million population as members, led street protests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547619/listen-more-condemn-less-says-philippine-church-leader-latest-sign-liberal
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    ‘Amerasian’ children of war face poverty and stigma in Philippines

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 10:39pm by AFP

    ... at risk, highly stressed population" adding they were particularly vulnerable to drug use and prostitution. For Calaguas, life has been as brutal as it has been typical of many Filipino ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1541236/amerasian-children-war-face-poverty-and-stigma-philippines

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