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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine coconut oil exports fall 35pc after super typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:28pm

    ... if we replant what has been lost during the typhoon. “We are, of course, projecting a reduction in volume this year, and that would lead to increased prices in the world market.” Agustin said ... the Indonesia-based Asian and Pacific Coconut Community reported on its website that coconut oil sold for US$810 a tonne in June last year. ...

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    Manila calls China action in disputed South China Sea an ‘urgent threat’

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 06:16pm by Reuters

    ... is one of several possible flashpoints in the South China Sea that could prompt the United States to intervene in defence of its Southeast Asian allies. In 2010, Manila awarded an Anglo-Filipino ...

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    Opong villagers believe their faith is what saved them from Typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... when her work as a market vendor brings in most of her family's only income. Indi's husband, Roel, has not worked for six years because of severe diabetes, while three of her children ...

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    Philippines 'rejects China deal on disputed shoal'- as China denies making any such offer

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:40am by Raissa Robles, Teddy Ng

    ... economic zone, where Scarborough is located," he said. Zhang Mingliang, a specialist in Southeast Asian affairs at Jinan University, said China feared that the Philippines' bid ...

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    Philippines condemns Beijing’s use of water cannon on fishermen in South China Sea

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:11pm by Reuters in Manila

    ... Affairs said there were nine harassment incidents in the same area last year. Manila has urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to conclude a binding code of conduct with Beijing ...

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    Beckham raises cheer for Philippines typhoon survivors – but not everyone recognises him

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 04:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tacloban Football superstar David Beckham visited the Philippines on Thursday to give comfort to survivors of the Asian country’s deadliest ever typhoon – although not everyone was sure of his identity. Hundreds of survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan rushed out of their tent shelters to welcome the global celebrity, who is nevertheless unfamiliar to many citizens ...

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    Manila bus plunges off motorway, killing 17 and injuring another 16

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 11:51am by AP

    ... traffic safety record, as well as for its serious traffic congestion in major cities. In 2011, the Asian Development Bank said nearly 1,900 people had died in 85,000 road accidents ...

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    John Kerry promises US aid to help Philippines protect maritime borders

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

    ... pro-US sentiment to blunt China’s muscle-flexing in the region. Ian Storey, a senior fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, said Washington’s humanitarian response could ...

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    Hope springs eternal amid Philippines typhoon ruins

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 04:52am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tacloban Hope springs eternal amid typhoon ruins The government is back at work and markets are laden with fruits, pork, fish and bread. Shredded trees are sprouting new leaves. Above all, the sounds of a city getting back on its feet fill the air: the roar of trucks hauling debris, the scrape of shovel along pavement, the ping of hammer on nails. One ...

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    President Benigno Aquino vows to stay in typhoon-hit Tacloban

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:16am by Reuters

    ... (Asian Development Bank) is also promising to provide us,” he said. Video: Philippines buries dead as survivors beg for help "I'm thirsty and hungry. I'm worried- no food, ...




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