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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino says he may try to change constitution so he can run again

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila President says he could seek to change constitution so he can run again Aquino may shoot for a second term Philippine President Benigno Aquino has said he ... mean I will go after an additional term PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO Aquino insisted for many years he was against constitutional change and that he would step aside when his term ended in 2016, ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino faces impeachment action over economic stimulus fund

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:49pm by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Aquino faces impeachment threat over funds Political opponents of Philippine President Benigno Aquino have filed an impeachment complaint against him, alleging his ... members of the Catholic clergy, academics and other individuals. Lawyer Neri Colmenares of the left-wing Bayan Muna Party said the complaint had grounds because "President Aquino admitted he ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s approval ratings plunge to new low

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:28pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila Aquino approval ratings plunge to new low Philippine President Benigno Aquino's performance ratings have plunged to their lowest ever, two independent pollsters said yesterday, as a perception grew that he is not serious enough in efforts to fight corruption. Aquino won the presidency in 2010 on a promise of good governance and fighting graft, but has struggled ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino refuses resignation of aide over fund scandal

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila Aquino aide offers to quit over fund scandal Philippine President Benigno Aquino yesterday rejected a resignation offer from his budget secretary after the top court declared the government's discretionary fund illegal in the biggest test yet for its battle against graft. Aquino came to power in 2010 on the promise of transparency, good governance ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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