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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    All's well at Philippines' innovative Iwahig prison in paradise

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:25am by AFP

    ... periodic prisoner transfers to ease the overcrowding. Instead of the squalid, sardine can-like cells of Bilibid, night quarters for most of Iwahig's inmates are lightly guarded buildings ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines vows to ‘build back better’ 100 days after typhoon

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 08:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila The Philippines vowed on Sunday to “build back better” 100 days after its deadliest typhoon left thousands dead and millions without homes. Acknowledging ... by adopting the principle of build back better” following the deadly storm. The need for durable shelter for millions of people whose homes were damaged or destroyed is critical Luiza Carvalho Haiyan ...

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    Philippine senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla faces music over graft charges

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:43pm by Reuters

    ... and beamed at supporters before entering the building to meet the court sheriff. Revilla is one of three senators to have been accused so far of participating in a years-long pork-barrel scam ...

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    Eight women padlocked in Manila warehouse die in blaze

    Posted May 30th 2014, 07:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Eight more women survive the blaze by climbing to the roof of the two-storey building and jumping off Eight women died in the Philippine capital on Friday as a fire engulfed a building in which they had been locked in by their employer, police said. Eight other women survived the blaze by climbing to the roof of the two-storey building and jumping ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine group protests against China's project on Spratly Islands

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 03:54pm by AP

    ... del Rosario said then that it was not clear what China would build on the reclaimed land, but that an airstrip was a possibility. "The increasing aggression of the Chinese government ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    23 hurt as fire and blasts rock Philippines army munitions depot

    Posted May 07th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... a burning building enveloped in black smoke, while three other victims sat on the pavement awaiting medical help. "I was a few metres away when the fire broke and caused a loud explosion," ... triggered explosions among munitions stored there, he added. The building is located a few minutes' drive from the Makati financial district in Manila. Detoyato said the army had ordered ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines struggle to rebuild their lives, six months on

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:02am by AP

    ... I have a good catch when the waters are polluted and still filled with garbage from all the objects that got washed out to sea?" he asked. Finding land to build houses that need ... said. "Building back better" has become the slogan of the government- an attempt to make devastated areas less vulnerable to new disasters. But this means the government must build ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    US and Philippines reach deal on larger US military presence

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 04:30pm by Associated Press

    ... superpower status has been put in doubt.” “China will become more careful but its determination to build its military will intensify because what’s at stake is something which it has publicly ...

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    Blast damages building in upscale Manila district

    Posted May 31st 2013, 09:52pm by AP

    ... that was teeming with passersby. Officials could not immediately confirm any casualties. TV footage showed a large hole in an apartment in a residential building and a wrecked vehicle nearby which ...

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    Indian firm in consortium to upgrade Cebu's airport

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:43am by AFP

    ... terminal, build a separate one for international flights, and then operate the improved facility with an expected annual turnover of eight million passengers. The existing terminal was built ...




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