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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    It's pointless to bully Philippine President Benigno Aquino into apologising

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:32am by PERRY LAM

    ... at all. That makes sense. We want an apology from Philippine President Benigno Aquino only if it is given in good faith. Trying to make him do so under duress, even if it turns out ... Perry Lam Not only is it futile, it's also hypocritical given Hong Kong's treatment of its foreign maids Bullying Benigno to apologise is pointless Be careful when you demand ...

  2. News - China

    Chinese insults show Philippines is right, says Benigno Aquino

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 08:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Benigno Aquino dismisses insults over his comparison of China with Nazi Germany in staking claims to disputed territory in the South China Sea Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday brushed off a barrage of Chinese insults that were triggered by him comparing China’s rulers with the Nazis, as the two sides traded further angry accusations over ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Beijing slams Benigno Aquino for ‘ignorant’ Nazi Germany comparisons

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 05:15pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Beijing launched a scathing attack on Benigno Aquino after the Philippine president compared China with Nazi Germany in staking claims to disputed territory in the South China Sea. A commentary ... of history and reality". [Aquino] has never been a great candidate for a wise statesman XINHUA COMMENTARY "Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III, who has taken an inflammatory ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Benigno Aquino's the only sane voice amid the madness

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 02:11am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Aquino's sane voice amid the madness Many Hong Kong people despise Philippine President Benigno Aquino over the 2010 Manila hostage crisis. But by promising ... and professional than those belligerent airheads in our own legislature. Why should Aquino worsen a diplomatic spat that makes no sense in the first place, especially when he is already embroiled ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila seals historic peace pact with Muslim rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:38pm by AFP

    ... of fighting that has claimed tens of thousands of lives, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed the peace deal with President Benigno Aquino's government at a high-profile ceremony ... by mid-2016. "What is being presented before us now is a path that can lead to a permanent change in Muslim Mindanao," Aquino said at the ceremony, attended by more than 1,000 people. ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    President Benigno Aquino vows to stay in typhoon-hit Tacloban

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

    ... Reuters in Manila President says he will live among typhoon victims in hard-hit city until aid effort improves, amid a lack of clean water, food, shelter and power Aquino in Tacloban, vows to stay The United Nations expressed fear on Monday that some Philippine islands hit by a giant typhoon have not been reached 10 days after disaster struck and President Benigno Aquino said ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    'I am not a thief', says Philippines President Benigno Aquino

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 02:40am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Amid accusations of corruption, president elected on anti-graft platform says his critics are the criminals who are out to sow confusion Aquino declares: 'I am not a thief' Philippine President Benigno Aquino appeared on national television yesterday to publicly declare that he was "not a thief" in an attempt to head off ...


    Followers of Filipino sultan at point of no return: Benigno Aquino

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Manila President Aquino tells Filipinos occupying part of Malaysia that unless they withdraw peaceably they will face legal action – or worse Sultan’s followers ‘at point of no return’ President Benigno Aquino asked a royal clan leader in the southern Philippines to order his followers to withdraw as soon as possible from Malaysian land they claim ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Aquino apologises – for forgetting Hong Kong chief executive’s name

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 10:39pm by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Aquino sorry about what's-his-name Philippine President Benigno Aquino finally said sorry to Hong Kong yesterday- not for the Manila hostage bloodbath but for forgetting the name of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, whom he met earlier this month. Aquino stuck to his refusal to apologise to the hostage victims and their families, and admitted that fears ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino turns on ally over police guns deal

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... over guns deal Philippine President Benigno Aquino has revealed that he scrapped a 392-million peso (HK$72.9 million) police arms deal after he went online and found, at half the price, guns ... of the gun deal in June was only revealed late last week, when a government report linking Puno to a conflict of interest over the deal was leaked. Aquino, a gun enthusiast, said at the Asia-Pacific ...




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