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  1. News - Hong Kong - MANILA HOSTAGE ROW

    CY Leung threatens 'substantial' sanctions against Philippines in hostage row

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 10:53am by Tanna Chong, Raissa Robles

    ... Tanna Chong and Raissa Robles in Manila Chief executive gives the Philippines one month to make progress in compensation talks Leung threatens sanctions over hostage payouts Hong Kong has ... who lost loved ones in the tragedy. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said his government would "go on striving for progress" in talks with the Philippine government but delivered ...

  2. Arroyo's choice of economic chiefs draws heavy criticism

    Posted Jan 31st 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... that she had first consulted business groups before nominating former trade secretary Cesar Purisima to her cabinet's finance post, retired Nestle Philippines chief executive Juan Santos ... Raissa Robles in Manila Lawmakers claim executives do not have the country's interests at heart The presidential palace and business figures have been forced to defend Philippine ...

  3. Poor take to the streets over tax increase

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... billion pesos revenue target. The American Chamber of Commerce had cautioned against the passage of the VAT increase by the House of Representatives. A group of chief executives from US firms told ... the windfall tax on telecommunications firms. Mrs Arroyo agreed to do so after dining with top chief executives of these profitable firms. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HOSTAGE TRAGEDY

    Manila mayor Estrada plans visit to Hong Kong to apologise

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 04:32am by Raissa Robles

    ... informed about his planned visit, a spokesman said. Estrada did not say if a meeting with any of the 14 Hong Kong survivors, the bereaved or Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was on the agenda, ...

  5. Arroyo's husband accused of laundering $19m in payoffs

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... in contributions from supporters and people seeking favours, Senator Lacson claimed, adding that 'the nation was suffering from widespread corruption, no less perpetrated by its chief executive ... of the senior officers involved in an operation against the suspects, in which police claimed the victims were killed while resisting arrest. The senator went on to become chief of the national police ...

  6. Reyes steps down as Arroyo's defence chief

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... attempt. Mrs Arroyo did not announce any replacement for Mr Reyes but assumed the defence portfolio in a 'concurrent capacity', her spokesman Ignacio Bunye said. The last chief executive ... destabilisation plot. Brigadier General Victor Corpus earlier resigned as military intelligence chief. The nation's security forces remained on alert yesterday to thwart any attempts to grab power ...

  7. Philippines denied aid over graft failings

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... to fight corruption, and will closely monitor the country's performance,' the corporation's chief executive, Ambassador John Danilovich, said. 'MCC will not sign a compact [with ... it improves its anti-corruption scorecard. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's top aide, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, said Mrs Arroyo 'was aware of the context of the MCC's ...

  8. Church launches crusade to scrap mining legislation

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... a mess,' Lafayette chief executive Andrew McIlwain said. ... formidable challenge mining companies face,' Mr Wallace said. Former president Fidel Ramos told mining executives at last week's forum that 'mining is a politically sensitive ...

  9. Spy agency lists church, journalists as enemies

    Posted Apr 07th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... in the countryside. Armed Forces chief General Efren Abu denied any knowledge of the briefing paper. The military's civil relations chief, Brigadier-General Jose Honrado, admitted it existed in the form ... briefing paper was an embarrassment to its commander-in-chief, Mrs Arroyo, who recently backed 'a strong, free and independent media'. 'It would be laughable, if not for the fact ...

  10. Presidential candidate calls Arroyo corrupt

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... On October 7, the Supreme Court turned down Lacson's final request to quash charges against him for reportedly ordering the execution of 11 members of a kidnap-robbery gang as a senior police ... and outside the rotten justice system.' 'I hope and pray this temptation will not get the better of me,' said Lacson, who served as national police chief under then-president Joseph ...




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