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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    15 dead in Philippines after clashes with Islamic militants

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 12:36pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Colonel Ramon Zagala said in Manila. The military captured the Abu Sayyaf camp on Monday on the fringes of the small Muslim-populated town of Patikul, 950 kilometres south of Manila, a well-known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1500616/15-dead-philippines-after-clashes-islamic-militants
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Death toll in Philippine assault on militants rises to 26

    Posted May 01st 2014, 02:27pm by AFP

    ... military action against the Abu Sayyaf to rid the province of their kidnapping activities,” she said. The Abu Sayyaf camp on the fringes of the small Muslim-populated town of Patikul, 950 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1501576/death-toll-philippine-assault-militants-rises-26
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Two monster transport projects in Manila spell misery for commuters

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 10:56pm by Alan Robles

    ... Manila Development Authority, the capital has a daytime population of 15 million, but only 12 million at night, indicating that at least three million people are on the move on the roads. Only a fraction of the population actually drive- the rest suffer in dilapidated, poorly regulated public transport from tricycles to taxis, up to jeepneys and buses. The city has a cheap elevated rail ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1432198/two-monster-transport-projects-manila-spell-misery-commuters
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines President Aquino set to sign Muslim group peace deal

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 02:36pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... lives and condemned large parts of the fertile southern Philippines to violence-plagued poverty. The Philippines’ Muslim population of about five million people regard the south ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1436286/philippines-president-aquino-set-sign-muslim-group-peace-deal
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Five injured in attack on Philippine church

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 03:04pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... population. Despite the threats of violence, government and MILF negotiators on January 25 announced that they had successfully completed talks aimed at ending a decades-long Muslim insurgency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1419172/five-injured-attack-philippine-church

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